How does a home inspection work?

A home inspection is an important part of purchasing a home.  This is where your intention should be to identify defects in the property that you are intending to purchase. When a seller decides to list their home on the market they are required to completed  Real Estate Condition Report.  On this report they are […]

Why Can’t I Search for Homes on My Own?

We have all been drawn in from time to time with the romanticized version of what it is like to buy a home.  We have seen it played out on tv or imagined it as we peruse Realtor.com.  Expanding our search so broadly not for realistic searching but now it has become fun!  What is […]

First Time Homebuyer FAQ

If you’re thinking about buying a home there are a few questions we get all of the time.  How do I get a mortgage?  Do I find a Realtor first? How do I find out about homes on the market? Here is a brief overview of what to expect and how the process works.

Answering your COVID Questions

If you had asked me in 2019 what we were anticipating in the real estate market I would not have been able to foresee what we are experiencing now!  In 2019 my 2020 market forecast was a transition into a neutral market.  This means buyer demand and listing inventory coming to a neutral point where […]

The 2020 Spring Market

Despite the recent February snowfalls, the Spring Market is heating up quickly!  We are seeing new listings hitting the MLS daily with many listings receiving offers in the first few days.  The remainder of the listings are taking several days, a few weeks, or a few price drops to attract that qualified buyer.  Here are […]

Top 5 Seller FAQ

Top 5 FAQ From Prospective Sellers If you have been on the fence in regards to potentially selling your home, now would be a great time to hop off and get that sign in the yard! Here are the top 5 questions I receive from sellers, along with my best advice. 1) When is the […]

Choosing a Realtor in this Seller’s Market

You have probably heard that the real estate market is hot, right? Properties are getting multiple offers, often selling over the asking price. But did you know that home sales are actually down this year? It’s true! Due to tight inventory (lack of homes on the market available to buyers) home sales are actually down. […]

Common Mistakes

Yep! It’s a seller’s market! But lets not misinterpret what that means. The term “seller’s market” refers to a market where there is low inventory, and high buyer demand. Interest rates are low and buyers are ready to buy! But they are frustrated because there are not a lot of homes to choose from that […]

Discount Realtors : Fact vs Fiction

How can we discount our rate? We charge less because our costs are low. We are local, we keep our overhead low, and we are not part of a national franchise that would require payments for services that don’t add value for our clients. Myth: Our discount commission rate means that buyer agents will not […]

MLS Market Update

Metro MLS has supplied the following market information: New Listings in the Milwaukee region decreased 3.0 percent to 1,622. Pending Sales were down 33.8 percent to 608. Inventory levels fell 1.9 percent to 6,234 units. Prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 3.2 percent to $160,000. Days on Market was up 1.6 […]

New Year – New Market

It was great to have saved so many clients money and help them achieve their dreams in 2014! 2015 is showing to be a very busy market! Rates are down and more buyers are entering the market place with new conventional loan programs with only a 3% down payment! More sellers are willing to put […]

Fall and Winter Market

Selling a home this time of year can be challenging. I often hear from sellers who are thinking about listing their home but think they will wait until spring when things are busier. There are good things and bad things about doing that. Obviously when you list your home in spring there will be more […]

The market has really picked up.

The market has really picked up the last few weeks! Multiple offers on multiple listings. Properties selling over the asking price. Great for sellers. But there are definitely some frustrated buyers out there waiting for more inventory to come on the market . Just not enough to choose from. If you’re thinking about putting your […]

10 Years of business.

We have been in business for 10 years. To celebrate we joined the Realtor’s Home and Garden Show this year! What a great experience. We met so many great people and it really is awesome to get our message out and let people know that there is an option and you don’t have to pay […]

Sellers often ask me.

Sellers often ask me how to prepare their home prior to closing. I hear questions like “Do I need to paint?” “Do I need to spackle the holes?” “Can I take the mirror above my bathroom vanity?” My general rule of thumb is not to spackle holes where you removed photos or other hangings from […]

The market so far this year.

The market so far this year seems to be off to a strong start as usual! Typically right after the Christmas holiday we see a big surge in calls and this year has been no different. I am often asked when a good time to put a home on the market is. A lot of […]