Radon – Why It Matters

Radon Testing - Why

Radon – Why It Matters What is Radon? It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater. Radon released from the ground can build up to hazardous levels inside a home.   Why Test for Radon? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after … Continue reading...

Top 10 Prelisting Home Checklist

Prelisting checklist

The devil is really in the details when buyers look at a home. Lots of everyday wear and tear that you don’t even notice can ding your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Here’s my list of ten simple improvements you can do to help your home sell faster: Spruce up your baseboards: Pets, kids, and stumbling husbands in the dark can make a mess of your baseboards. … Continue reading...

3 Details Buyers Should Check During New Home Search

3 things home buyer forget to check

3 Things Buyers Forget to Check During a Home Search Think you’ve found the perfect home? Think again. There are three little details which can turn an ideal house into the world’s most annoying location. Before you make your offer, take into account these three small, but surprisingly important details: #1: “Let me call you back on my land-line.” Does your future dream … Continue reading...

6 Tips To Help A Home Inspector

6 tips to help home inspector

http://youtu.be/_phEuA8NEnw Are you sweating an upcoming home inspection? Coming up next are six tips that will make your home inspector happy and save time and money in the process. Everyone wants a smooth home inspection. Sellers, buyers, agents... everyone’s rooting that this high-stakes moment passes without a hitch. Add to that list the home inspector, too! Save … Continue reading...

Home Staging – Include Your Garage

Home Staging the Garage

If you want to make it shine, don’t forget to pay attention to the garage! Staging all your rooms can make a big difference. Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, … Continue reading...

Is A Pre-Listing Inspection A Good Move?

pre-listing inspection

Is a pre-listing inspection of your home a good move? It depends:  some thoughts on the pros and cons in just a second. Part of my job as a real estate agent is educating and protecting my clients. Many of my clients get nervous about home inspections. They often ask me if they should have a home inspection before they put my home on the market. Here’s my take on the … Continue reading...

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing O'fallon Real Estate Show Today’s topic is the Home Inspection - Everyone wants a real estate transaction to go as smoothly as possible. But what happens when a home inspection turns up concerns? Should you stipulate the repairs be completed before closing, or are there other alternatives? Answers are right around the corner. But … Continue reading...