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Ask The Realtor: Is It Really Still a Sellers Market?

Ask The Realtor: Is It Really Still a Sellers Market?

There’s no doubt that it was a “sellers market” in the busy spring months of 2016, as fierce competition among buyers drove up home prices and gave sellers full control. But is that still the case? While we’re not ready to call it a buyer’s market just yet, the pendulum is shifting back toward the…

Seller Alert: Keeping Your Home Safe During Showings

Seller Alert: Keeping Your Home Safe During Showings

Thankfully, it’s exceedingly rare to experience any issues during showings or open houses, but it’s always a good idea to take precautions when new people are touring your home.  Here are a few tips for keeping your home protected:   Be sure to keep all valuables locked up and hidden prior to listing your home.  In addition…

Is This the Magic Number for Pricing Your Home?

Is This the Magic Number for Pricing Your Home?

When it comes to sticking a price tag on your home, there are two different schools of thought.  Some real estate experts believe that a round number, like $300,000, is best because the home shows up in more home searches.  Think of it this way: If a prospective buyer is browsing for homes on a…

Sellers Property Disclosure (SPD) 101

Sellers Property Disclosure (SPD) 101

A Sellers Property Disclosure (SPD) is a document that the seller fills out when their home hits the market.  It includes information about any defects or damages, as well as any upgrades that the buyer has made (such as a structural addition or replacing the hot water heater). Additionally, it may also provide some insight…

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Listing Contract

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Listing Contract

If you’re planning to list your home for sale soon, you may have seen a listing contract.   This contract is a binding agreement between the seller and their Realtor about how the home will be listed for sale, including the timeline and compensation. Most Realtors in Pennsylvania use a form called the “Exclusive Right to…

Home Staging with EveryHome Agent Colleen Whitlock

Home Staging with EveryHome Agent Colleen Whitlock

Prior to her career in real estate, EveryHome agent Colleen Whitlock enjoyed working in the home staging industry for ten years.  She was kind enough to chat with us about her experience and provide advice for sellers. We’d love to hear a little bit about your background in home staging.  Where did you work, and what was…

An EveryHome Agent’s First Home-Flipping Experience

An EveryHome Agent’s First Home-Flipping Experience

Have you ever dreamed of renovating and flipping homes? If so, you’re not alone – but the real estate investing world can be risky.  It takes creativity, skill, market knowledge, and even a bit of luck!  EveryHome agent and first-time flipper Heather Famularo was kind enough to sit down and share her story with us….

How to Prepare Your Home for a Showing in 15 Minutes or Less

How to Prepare Your Home for a Showing in 15 Minutes or Less

When you list your home for sale, you will likely be able to specify how much notice you’d like for showings.  Some sellers prefer three hours notice, while others need a full day to prepare.  Ultimately, though, it’s not uncommon to get a last-minute request from a serious buyer who is only in town for…

This is Why So Many Homes Are Selling in Just One Day

This is Why So Many Homes Are Selling in Just One Day

Homes are selling quickly in Greater Philadelphia, and it’s not uncommon to see homes go under contract within a day!  While we often see homes sell in less than a week during the springtime, we’re currently seeing even more competition among buyers than usual. Most real estate agents attribute rising home prices and quick sales…

Mortgage Update: Offset Your Home Loan With Rental Income

Mortgage Update: Offset Your Home Loan With Rental Income

Good news for homeowners who are underwater on their current home and unable to easily sell!  New conventional mortgage guidelines now allow borrowers to more easily rent (not sell) their current home and use the rental income to offset their new home loan.  Under these new rules, borrowers may count 75% of the rent from…

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent: Jason Higley

A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent: Jason Higley

Where should I begin? First, I would have to say that I wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of my family. I am a father to a great little girl and have had the pleasure of being a husband for almost 13 years. They help keep me focused on what I want…

EveryHome is Licensed in Maryland!

EveryHome is Licensed in Maryland!

On behalf of the owners and agents, we are pleased to announce that EveryHome Realtors is now officially licensed in Maryland! Whether you’re interested in purchasing a peaceful getaway along the Chesapeake, a family vacation spot in Ocean City, or a classic Colonial in the suburbs of Baltimore or DC, it would be our pleasure…

How Thermal Imaging is Being Used in Home Inspections

How Thermal Imaging is Being Used in Home Inspections

If you purchase a home this spring, you’ll likely obtain a home inspection from a certified inspector.  Arranging an inspection prior to settlement is a responsible way to ensure that there are no major structural or systems defects with your new home.   In recent years, the use of infrared camera technology for thermal imaging has…

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring For Real Estate Market

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring For Real Estate Market

The world’s favorite groundhog didn’t see his shadow on February 2nd, which means spring is just around the corner! While the popular marmot may not have actually extended this promising forecast to the real estate market (he can’t speak, after all), we’re pretty sure that the real estate market is already warming up.  In fact,…

Do You Really Need to Stage Your Vacant Home?

Do You Really Need to Stage Your Vacant Home?

If you’re planning on selling your vacant home this spring, you may have considered hiring a professional home stager to temporarily furnish your space.  While every home staging company operates a bit differently, most will provide furniture for some (or all!) vacant rooms in your home for a set period of time. The home staging…

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