location

Creating an effective house-hunting search

The most common mistake that consumers make when setting up an MLS search is to limit their search too much or too little. The ideal search yields properties that are closer and closer to the goal. Bad searches yield either too few options or properties that don’t work, in the same way, over and over.

By | 2017-01-23T08:46:52+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: buying process, House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Choosing location, location, location

Some houses only sell in seller’s markets. That is when buyers are willing to do their deepest compromises. Buyers who are considering entering the market need to know that we are still in a seller’s market. When buyers get desperate, they look at seriously location-impaired houses. I am talking really impaired! Stuff like a house

By | 2016-12-28T14:01:08+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Categories: House Hunting, Schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Smarter house searches

I started working in real estate in the Stone Age. Well, actually, it was the Paper Age. In 1991, I was the only agent I knew who read the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data at home from my computer. Now, everyone has MLS on their home computer, agents and the public. The access to listings

By | 2016-12-28T14:01:09+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Categories: House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , |