How do you show your home to buyers when you have a pet? Pets are a part of the family for many home owners, and protecting Fido from running out the door when a buyer is walking through the property is of tantamount concern. Furthermore, some pets have annoying behaviors like incessant barking, or may even be aggressive and potentially harmful, so protecting the public from them is an issue. Let’s break this down from two perspectives: sensitivity to the pets and sensitivity to the buyers.
Many homeowners are under the impression that open houses are a powerful selling tactic but, according to the National Association of Realtors®, only one percent of homes sell this way. Let’s talk about potential pitfalls of open houses that may have you rethinking this option.
Our Market Ready Guide provides strategic advice and useful tips to get top dollar for your house when the time comes to sell.
Contributed by Teri LaBuwi, Agent with The Eric Stewart Group of Long & Foster One of the unique services offered by the Eric Stewart Group is a coaching service, which we call our “Quiet Listing.” Did you know that homeowners who use our Quiet Listing feature sell faster and for higher prices? Here’s how you can benefit from our strategy.
Contributed by Sara Foulkes, Realtor®, eric stewart group of Long & Foster When there are 100 reasons not to do something, what is it that compels you to go ahead and do it anyway? That’s right, I’m talking about the headache that is selling your home and moving to a new one. My name is Sara Foulkes, and this is how my family moved with three kids and a new puppy -- and why it was worth it.
Welcome to November! We hope you had a great Halloween and you're getting ready for colder temperatures to (finally) come next week. In this week's blog, we'll be listing out a few activities to look forward to this weekend and throughout the month November, including a Christmas Bazaar starting on the 10th!
Contributed by Teri LaBuwi, SRES, Eric Stewart Group Because of the very wet weather we experienced in the mid-Atlantic region during September, including the hurricane season, the real estate business has been flooded (pun intended) with homeowners who have suffered the devastation of water or moisture intrusion.
Solar panels have increasingly become more and more popular these days. We are becoming more “pro-environment” than ever before; and the installation of solar panels on our homes is a great way to show that support. There are many benefits of installing solar panels on your home, including that they provide a reliable source of energy, they potentially lower your energy bills, and they reduce your carbon footprint. But when it comes to buying or selling a home, solar panels can be problematic if the parties aren’t familiar with the process of transferring them.
Meet Eric Stewart, host of Pointing You Home and Seniors Solutions, at the upcoming Beacon 50+ Expos, taking place in Silver Spring, MD, on Sunday, October 14th at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Events will be held from 12pm – 4pm.
Think of your house as an oyster. Whether your oyster was built in 1942, 1972, or 2012, the kitchen in any home is the most important room, or the pearl inside the oyster. If you were out looking among the oysters for pearls, you'd discard those shells that had nothing to offer on the inside.
I’m often asked if there’s a fall real estate market and when it begins. I long assumed that there were two markets each year, the spring and the fall, as I'd been taught that for many years without stopping to challenge the assumption. The myth goes that there’s strong demand in the spring when the flowers come out; in the fall, after people are away and return after Labor Day, they will start looking for houses again.... but do they?