Fun fact: There are over 100 common real estate terms that are synonymous with home buying and selling that are important. However, we have compiled a list of 10 terms that everyone in the real estate business should know to secure a smooth sale.
Cold weather invades our homes like a battlefront. Ice dams, heavy snow, condensation on windows. Generally, we are able to see and combat most of the attacks, but occasionally, there is one that sneaks by when we least expect it.
Bursting pipes happen when the temperatures fluctuate and then drop causing water to freeze in colder spots then expand and crack pipes. Then the unfrozen water gushes out. Continue reading to learn more!
While the term “snowbird” has been around as early as 1928, it took on a whole new meaning in the late ‘70s, when large numbers of retired people fled to warmer, southern states during the cold winter months. This term has now evolved into “winter visitors” and includes not only baby boomers, but also families with second homes in these areas.
One of the most common and immediately offensive challenges of selling or buying a home is smell. Pet, food or cigarette odors, can permeate into the foundation of a home and are hard to get rid of. One of the most difficult odors to remove is cigarette smell due to the tar and resins that hang on to all surfaces. Continue reading to find out an easy solution to remove bad home odors!
All homes have a wide variety of allergens that send us into tearing, sniffling, and hacking misery. What you may not know is how many of these culprits may be lurking inside your home right now.
Once bedbugs invade your home or building, they will spread quickly. Educate yourself on these tiny insects to help prevent them from future infestation, and learn how you can eradicate them completely.
Competition, it’s a dog-eat-dog world in the real estate industry! Becoming an elite broker is a way to show potential customers that you are able to back your success story. But what can you do to not become stagnant — and instead keep your edge and continue to retain your elite broker status?
Finding visual evidence of mold in your home is a problem, and it should be taken seriously, no matter what surface it appears on. If you spot mold in your home, use these steps as a guideline for your approach.
Skunks are legendary for powerful predator-deterrent, a hard-to-remove, horrible-smelling spray. Most who have been skunked say the smell is indescribably horrible, and many find it literally nauseating.
If you are reading this article, perhaps you have had the misfortune of a fire in your home. The good news is, you are reading this article. Depending on the severity of the damage, will determine the severity of clean-up needed. For the sake of this article, we will assume there is minimal damage to the home and belongings.