Spring technically begins in two and a half months, but here in Montana we know better. We are actually right in the middle of our winter with spring making a debut sometime around May if we're lucky. So, what do you do in the middle of a Bozeman winter? The obvious answer is of course to hit the slopes. However, not everyone here is a skier. Here's a list of some winter activities to take advantage of to get you through the rest of the season. (I'll still include skiing of cours... read more
#1. PRICINGThere is a lot of consideration that goes in to setting a home’s listing price. Many FSBO’s set the listing price high with the idea that if the home doesn’t sell they can simply knock the price down as they go, but real estate agents know that a “ballpark” listing price comes at a cost. The longer a home sits on the market, the less appeal it has. Potential buyers will start to wonder what’s wrong with the home and will bring low ball offers, if they offer at all. Sin... read more
If you are a homeowner, you likely can relate to the feeling that there is always something to be done around the house. Whether it is something you want to do, like trade out the dated tub in your guest bathroom for a classic claw foot tub, or something you know you need to do like replace damaged siding, it can be difficult to know for sure if the money spent on renovations will increase the value of your property or just be money down the drain.
Since I know a thing or two about real estate, I’ve compiled... read more
When buying your first home it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of it all. This can lead to making mistakes or overlooking certain things. I've broken down the five most common mistakes made by first time home buyers so you can avoid them during your home shopping process. 1. SPENDING TOO MUCH/NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU CAN AFFORDOften what the bank or mortgage company approve you for is not what you can actually afford. It's important to realize this difference and only pay what yo... read more
I've been working with Montana home sellers for a long time, so you can only imagine that I have seen my fair share of seamless selling transactions as well as never-ending selling nightmares. Here is a list of the top five mistakes that sellers make when selling their home. 1. PRICING YOUR HOME TO HIGH
Overpricing your home will help; but it won’t be helping you! Other sellers in your area will benefit from your high list price because their home will seem like a bargain. If your home is priced significantl... read more