Home selling

Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?

Home sellers often suggest to their agents that they should take their listings off the market during the winter holidays. Surely nothing happens between now and the end of the year, they ask? It’s best to wait for the spring selling season, right? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is: not necessarily. Conventional wisdom used to be

The Ins and Outs of Showing Property

Showing a property is essential to the home-selling process. Every market works differently, but buyers and sellers will quickly learn the ropes by working with a competent local agent. The last-minute call to show a property is par for the course. Should the listing agent and seller accommodate? Is it better to hold off a buyer

The Ins and Outs of Showing Property

Showing a property is essential to the home-selling process. Every market works differently, but buyers and sellers will quickly learn the ropes by working with a competent local agent. The last-minute call to show a property is par for the course. Should the listing agent and seller accommodate? Is it better to hold off a buyer

3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House

Hosting an open house can be a weird process. You invite in complete strangers who will look around, open your closets and make judgments – sometimes out loud. There is a psychological element to literally “letting people in.” It’s intrusive. You may feel exposed. Particularly for sellers who have owned for many years, it will be a tough experience.

3 Secrets to Holding a Painless Open House

Hosting an open house can be a weird process. You invite in complete strangers who will look around, open your closets and make judgments – sometimes out loud. There is a psychological element to literally “letting people in.” It’s intrusive. You may feel exposed. Particularly for sellers who have owned for many years, it will be a tough experience.

7 Tips for Hosting a Winning Open House

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that every flipper should know. The secret to selling the beautiful house that you just finished remodeling and rehabbing is … you guessed it, holding an open house. And not just any old open house, but one that will blow away potential buyers and have

7 Tips for Hosting a Winning Open House

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that every flipper should know. The secret to selling the beautiful house that you just finished remodeling and rehabbing is … you guessed it, holding an open house. And not just any old open house, but one that will blow away potential buyers and have

3 Ways to Host a Champagne Open House on a Beer Budget

On the first episode of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” I met with my event planner to discuss an extravagant open house with all the bells and whistles. And with each over-the-top detail comes an over-the-top price tag – in this case $25,000! While spending $25,000 isn’t in everyone’s budget (understandably), you can still have an amazing open

3 Ways to Host a Champagne Open House on a Beer Budget

On the first episode of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” I met with my event planner to discuss an extravagant open house with all the bells and whistles. And with each over-the-top detail comes an over-the-top price tag – in this case $25,000! While spending $25,000 isn’t in everyone’s budget (understandably), you can still have an amazing open

The Counteroffer: Negotiating a Real Estate Deal

Most Americans don’t have a lot of experience bartering for goods, but it’s one of the most important parts of the home-buying process. Buying a home is rarely as simple as making an offer and paying that offer out. Negotiations can go back and forth for weeks before the seller and buyer are both satisfied.