Tag Archive | real-estate

Maybe you should try decluttering your house before listing it for sale

Years ago, I worked in a small real-estate office. One of the agents got a new listing, so she asked me to drop in and take photos. As I dropped in, my jaw dropped. Random junk sat atop every conceivable surface. It looked as if a tornado had struck a knickknack shop. There were dog […]

What your real-estate agent is really telling you

Real-estate professionals speak a language all their own. However, with the right training (and a couple of evening real-estate courses), you, too, can comprehend the baffling jargon agents use to confound their clients — as well as impress each other. “Today we’re going to be looking at a cozy bungalow that’s right in your price […]

If you want all those cool home features, you’ll have to pay extra

I wanted to go house-hunting, so I called my old friend, Rhonda the Realtor. “I want to look at houses,” I told her. “Are you serious about buying?” she asked. “Because the last time you called, you had no intention of buying. The only reason you wanted to look at homes was because you had […]

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This week on ‘Home Searchers’

Newlyweds Kyle and Melanie are shopping for their first home. “Unfortunately, their list of ‘must-haves’ reads longer than the Affordable Care Act,” says their agent, Roberta Marks, as she makes dramatic slicing motions across her wrists. “If I get through this ordeal with my sanity intact, it’ll be a miracle.”