Couples Buying Homes – O’fallon Area

Couples Buying Homes

Today we are going to be Discussing:   How to help couples buying a home together get on the same page when it comes to what they want in a home. You can only make progress if everyone shares the vision. When a couple agrees it’s time to move, does that mean the couple has the same house in mind? Here’s a simple exercise for making sure you and your partner share the same … Continue reading...

Bidding Burnout When Buying a Home

bidding burnout

Bidding Burnout When Buying a Home | O'fallon Real Estate Show The pitfalls of home shopping prior to taking the big picture into consideration. As real estate markets continue to improve, and the neighborhood you’ve had your eye on is suddenly the “hot spot” on the map, there’s a real risk you could end up paying too much for your next house. One of the major culprits? A … 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...

Think Before You Shop For a New O’fallon Home

young family keys buying O'fallon Home

Today we are going to be discussing: The pitfalls of home shopping prior to taking the big picture into consideration. Why is looking at homes before you’ve thought about what you want to buy dangerous? It starts innocently enough... you pass a house in a neighborhood you like, you hear someone is selling their home, you happen to look up home prices online. Before you … 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...

Evaluating Your Local Schools

Evaluating Schools

Today we are going to discuss Evaluating Schools Schools are a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, your next buyer might, and they might base their decision to buy on the school district which serves your home. The question remains: How do you evaluate schools? What’s the best approach for understanding if your local schools … Continue reading...

Tips For Saving Power

Energy Savings

Today we are going to discuss Quick tip to lower your power bill Did you know 75% of the power consumed by our electronics happens when they’re off? Just posted a new tip to save on your power bill: Does it seem like your power bill has gone up year after year? While elevated energy costs are certainly part of the problem, there’s a “phantom menace” that’s also been … Continue reading...

Cutting Cost With Space Heaters

space heaters

Today we are going to discuss Can You Cut Costs & Be Safe with a Space Heater? Many people write-off space heaters as dangerous, expensive, inefficient appliances for keeping warm. In truth, they can be a good idea from time to time when used well. The humble space heater gets a bad rap, but when used correctly it can actually represent a good option for taking the … Continue reading...

Senior Home Transitions

senior home transititions

Today we are going to discuss some Common Questions Regarding Senior Home Transitions Recently I’ve spoken to a number of clients who have concerns about their home as they age. You (or someone close to you) may be facing similar questions. As we all age, our thoughts inevitably turn to the question of the quality of our lives in the future. Where we live is an important … Continue reading...