What is an appraiser?

When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in. What is the role of an appraiser? An appraiser’s job is to determine the current value of a property for the potential buyer. Most of the work to determine the value of a real estate appraisal is done during an on-site...

Winter house sale

Why selling a house in the winter may be the best decision ever

Spring is generally the most popular time of year to sell a house, with hordes of buyers looking to move into a new place before the school year begins. But if you decide to sell your home during the winter, it just might be the best decision ever. 1. Low inventory = less competition Since spring is the most popular home-selling season, the housing market is ultracrowded with options at that time of...

Fall Cleaning

Cleaning checklist for fall

As leaves start to fly, it's time to update your spring cleaning list and add a few seasonal extras to prepare your house with a cleaning checklist for fall.   Inside Your House Wash all windows. Use glass cleaner, or one squirt of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle filled with water, and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Pick a cloudy day so you can better see any streaks. Vacuum dusty...

Tips For Fall

Smart tips to get your home ready for fall

Smart tips to get your home ready for fall when cooler temperatures and pretty soon falling leaves serve as a reminder that the fall season is fast approaching. As the seasons change, so do our activities and home needs. Even though summer is not quite over yet, it’s a good time to do some seasonal maintenance to keep your home running smoothly. The weather can change quickly, especially if you live in a...

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