By: Ricardo Medeiros

Selling when You’re Going to be Out-of-Town

Tags: SELLING, OUT-OF-TOWN, ONLINE REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

If you’re going to be out-of-town but need to sell you home, you might be concerned about listing your property while you’re away. After all, you won’t be around to show your property, schedule viewings, consider offers, etc. While it’s ideal that you be close to home when you’re selling, there’s no reason why you can’t list your property, even if you&rsq...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Start the Home Selling Process this Month

Tags: SPRING, SELLING, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

If you’re thinking about selling in the spring, don’t wait until the new year to start planning. In fact, you’ll save yourself a lot of work and get ahead of the game if you start planning now. What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in the spr...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

Tags: BUYING, HOME, REPAIRS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in!   However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a propert...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

Tags: SELL, PROPERTY, SEASONS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?   If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your home. Right? Not necessarily.   While it’s true ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How to Fix Common Floor Cracks and                                Stains

Tags: FIX, COMMON FLOOR, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best to buyers. Unfortunately, buyers are likely to notice any cracks or stains on your floor. Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself solutions to help make your floors look significantly better. Let’s start with stains. If you have carpeting, there are a number of spot cleaning products on the market. But before you try one of ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

       What’s the “Lifestyle” Score for your Home?

Tags: LIFESTYLE, ASSESSMENT, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost. When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays wi...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Dealing with Unsightly Flooring Issues when Selling

Tags: FLOORING, ISSUES, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

When you’re selling your home, you want it to look its best. You want buyers who view it to say, “Wow, I love this place!” However, what if you have a stubborn stain in the carpet, or a cracked floor tile? An unsightly issue like that can be distracting in your otherwise beautiful property. You have a few options. First, try to get the issue fixed. There are specialty cleaners ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

How to Find a Home that Has your “Big Three”

Tags: CORE CHARACTERISTICS, BIG THREE, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

How do you find the home of your dreams within a price range you can afford? Most buyers start by making a “wish list”. But, it’s easy to get frustrated when you have a long wish list and expect you’ll be able to find a home with every one of those features. You might, for example, have “mature backyard tree” as number 23 on your list, and become disappointed w...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Home Energy Saving Tips that Won't Leave You Shivering or Sweating

Tags: REDUCE, ENERGY COST, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

If you want to reduce your home energy costs, the easiest way is to turn the thermostat up or down. In fact, you probably won't notice a difference of 2 degrees either way — and the savings can be substantial.   However, if you want to lower your bill even further each month, here are some additional tips that are relatively easy to implement.   Plug or fix the drafts. Even ...Read More

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Need to Sell Quickly? Here's What to Do

Tags: SELL QUICKLY, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE AGENT, HOMES, AGENT

  There are many reasons why you might suddenly need to sell your home. It could be an unexpected work relocation, a change in family circumstances, or simply a desire to move.   Whatever the reason, selling quickly requires some fast action on your part. But that doesn't mean you need to get into panic mode. You can list and sell your property, quickly while still enjoying the proc...Read More