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Affordable Design Upgrades to Help Sell Your Home

By Kim Shaw | April 23, 2020

What is it about a home that catches a buyer’s eye? What makes a home “feel right”? When two home are comparable to one another, why will one edge the other out? The difference is in the details. Small little touches will give a home a major edge in the market. Below is a list […]

Essential Tips to Make an Efficient Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

By Kim Shaw | February 15, 2020

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.  It is important to pause and taking time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house, and increase […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Waiting Can Be Costly.

By Kim Shaw | January 15, 2020

Humans are impatient by nature, at times being patient and waiting pays off.  Other times, waiting can cost you money.  Surprisingly, individuals who wait too long to sell their homes can have a negative effect on the bottom line. Traditional thinking would suggest it may be best to wait to sell when there is a […]

Don’t Move It, Sell It!

By Kim Shaw | December 15, 2019

Getting ready to move to the Prescott area? Welcome to “Everybody’s Hometown”, we are excited to have you! You have picked a gorgeous town. Prescott truly has something for everyone.  There are plenty of things to do in the area, making it the perfect community for people of all ages.  Prescott is often rated as […]

Basics for Buying Your First Home

By Kim Shaw | November 15, 2019

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn your dream into a reality . . . own your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have. 1. What kind […]

Why Overpricing Hurts Sellers in the End

By Kim Shaw | October 18, 2019

I would consider this a factual statement:  All sellers would love their home to sell for the highest possible price.  Understandable.  Unfortunately, this strong desire and motivation is the reason why it’s so easy for agents to “buy” listings. If you’re not familiar with the concept, “buying” a listing is when an agent tells a […]

Supersizing Small Living Spaces

By Kim Shaw | September 15, 2019

Has your home started to feel a little small for your family? It happens to the best of us. The things we own gradually end up colonizing a lot of our free space, and the house which felt “just right” a few years ago can suddenly feel as tiny as a shoe closet. Fortunately, there […]

Should I Negotiate Repairs Before Closing?

By Kim Shaw | August 15, 2019

Even though I am a realtor with extensive experience in real estate, the word ‘inspection’ tends to make me, as well as many of my clients, uncomfortable.  This is truly understandable.  If you are the seller, you don’t want to lose the sale.  If you are the buyer, you don’t want to lose buying the […]

How to Respond to Lowball Offers

By Kim Shaw | July 15, 2019

Your agent is required to bring you any and all offers made on your home even if it is a ‘bad’ offer. Once and a while you’ll receive what’s known as a “lowball” offer. Lowball offers are buyer offers which far fall below your asking price. Sometimes they’re so low that they only serve to […]