Make Decluttering Easy and Profitable

By Kim Shaw | January 11, 2023

How to Quickly Lighten Your Moving Load As you are packing to move, we have a secret for you . . . move less stuff! It’s obvious, but it’s true. You can save time, money, and the anxiety of finding the right place for extra stuff if you take the time before your big day […]

Tips to Hosting a Successful Open House

By Kim Shaw | December 23, 2022

Are you getting ready to put your home up for sale? Open Houses are a great way to attract potential buyers, and there’s no better time than now to start planning. A well-planned open house can help get your property off the market quickly and create a positive impression on everyone who enters your door. […]

Market vs. Assessed Value: What’s it all Mean?

By Kim Shaw | November 17, 2022

If you’re a homeowner, at some point, you’ve probably wondered what your home is worth. And if you’ve ever sold a home, you’ve likely heard of the terms “market value” and “assessed value.” But what’s the difference? And which one matters more? Here’s a breakdown of each term and why it matters when selling your […]

Deciding How to Stage Your Home: Virtual or Real?

By Kim Shaw | October 25, 2022

When marketing and selling a home, staging can be a powerful tool. Staging helps a home sell faster in numerous cases, and it can boost the buyer’s desire for a home. In this world of incredible technology, there is an alternative to standard staging. Virtual staging uses computer imaging technology to create realistic listing photos […]

Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

By Kim Shaw | September 19, 2022

Rising mortgage rates have defined the 2022 housing market. With increasing rates, purchasing a home has become more costly. “Compared to one year ago, the monthly mortgage payment rose to $1,944 from $1,265, an increase of 53.7%” (National Association of Realtors). Is this causing you to put your home-buying plans on hold? You may want to […]

Buyers Beware of these Home Buying Hazards

By Kim Shaw | August 18, 2022

When you’re ready to buy a home, you must know the potential hazards that can pop up and kill your deal. Fortunately, a little attention to detail and thorough planning can save you from the heartbreak of a bad buy. Here are seven of the most common: Last-minute shopping sprees: It’s not uncommon for buyers to […]

Going Beyond the Numbers to Help My Buyers Win

By Kim Shaw | July 11, 2022

How to Woo Sellers with Personalized Offers If you’re home hunting in a competitive market, you’ve probably had the heartbreaking experience of losing out on the perfect house. It can be incredibly frustrating to find out the seller rejected your offer in favor of another buyer. How can you do your best to ensure it […]

7 Home Staging Mistakes When Selling Your Home

By Kim Shaw | June 14, 2022

Staging Mistakes to Avoid When you’re staging your home to sell, you want to do everything possible to make it look its best. But sometimes, good intentions can lead to embarrassing mistakes that could hurt your home’s value. Here are seven of the most common home staging mistakes to avoid: 1. Personal Photos Mementos You […]

Remote Employment Offers Housing Benefits

By Kim Shaw | May 10, 2022

The increase in people working remotely has been a game-changer in many ways. Remote jobs offer the ability to live and work from anywhere. And for people who are looking to buy a home, this trend opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re […]