Home Inspections…do or die!

Since I began selling real estate nearly a decade ago, the home inspection industry has completely changed! Buyers used to have a friend or a trusted carpenter come along and let them know if they had any serious concerns before they bought. These friends and trusted advisers weren’t licensed or fully trained. Some were better […]

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Knowledge is everything!

I am getting ready to head over to the convention center for my final day here at the National Association of REALTORS® National Convention. For some reason, I am always surprised at how much information and knowledge I am able to compile at an event like this. It is refreshing to see Realtors from all […]

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Moving across state lines…

A quick note to those of you getting ready to make a cross-state transfer: check with your local BMV to verify the laws reguarding a change in address. A friend of mine recently moved here from Georgia and found out the hard way that hanging on to those “Peachy Plates” from Georgia was a bad […]

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Moving with Kids

Planning for a move is half of the battle–moving can be an incredible adventure or an incredible disaster if you are a kid (Or let’s face it, for us adults as well)! Since I was a teenager, I have moved literally dozens of times. Joel and I are getting ready to move for the ninth […]

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Finding the perfect home

For a home buyer, the most important part of purchasing a home is finding the right match for your needs. How on earth does someone even begin to look for that right home? We, as Realtors, have so many different tools available to help you find the right home for your budget and needs. If […]

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Some preapprovals worthless

New national research shows that many buyers and homesellers are kidding themselves when it comes to a very important step in the home buying or selling process: loan preapprovals! Be aware of the fact that many preapproval letters are not worth the paper they are printed on! Kenneth Harney, a syndicated columnist,writes “More than half […]

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Stage your home for sale

Now that spring is here and you are ready to put your house on the market you are probably wondering if your house needs a quick pick-me-up. And it probably does. The question of how to prepare your home for sale is one that happens at every consultation appointment we do at Spoon Real Estate. […]

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