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What are iBuyers? Are they really the future of Real Estate?

iBuyers have been making headlines all over the nation recently. An iBuyer is a real estate investment company that will make an immediate offer on your home. They make offers in days, hours, or even minutes, without looking at your house based on automated valuation tools. There are several big players that have gotten into Read More

Should I Sell My House Now Or Wait Until Spring?

Should I sell my house now, or wait until spring? This is a question I get frequently this time of year. It’s true that the real estate sales in Wisconsin slow down in the fall and winter months. The bulk of sales happen during the spring and summer months. However, that doesn’t mean that homes don’t Read More

3D Floor Plans – Another Tool In Real Estate Marketing

Technology has evolved drastically over the last several years for all forms of business and marketing. New tech tools are always becoming available and more affordable. In the past, I have posted about about 3D scanned homes, aerial drone photography, virtual staging, and geo-targeting  Now we are adding another tool to our marketing arsenal, 3D floor plans. Read More

Listing Discount – September Thru Christmas

It’s hard to believe Summer is coming to an end and Fall is almost here. Before you know it the holiday season will arrive.  We have already achieved our best sales year ever in real estate, but this is the time of year when home sales tend to taper off. Kids are back in school Read More

Dane County Housing Inventory Update

Back in March, I wrote about what makes a Buyer’s Market vs a Seller’s Market and the current housing inventory at that time. It appears the market has calmed significantly since that time and that prompted me to check the stats on current inventory. Inventory is calculated as the number of homes available on the market divided Read More

Should I sell my home FSBO (For Sale By Owner)?

In a solid Seller’s market, some may sellers think, “Every property is selling, I should just save the commissions and sell on my own. How hard can it be?” The truth is, your home will probably sell eventually if you do it yourself, but your outcome will probably be better if you have an agent Read More

Buyer’s Market Vs Seller’s Market – Inventory Around Dane County

Think back to your high school economics class about supply and demand. A buyer’s market is when there are more sellers than buyers, in other words there is a larger supply of homes for sale than there are buyers for those homes. This results in good deals for buyers, and more time to be choosy. Read More

New Real Estate Marketing Trends – Geo-targeting and Virtual Staging

As real estate agents we are always trying to utilize technology to our advantage to market a home, and technology is ever-changing. Gone are the days of listing houses for sale in newspaper and have buyers come into the brokerage to look through MLS books.  Almost all buyers these days look at houses online prior to Read More

2017 Dane County Home Sales Statistics

2017 was a great year to own real estate! Here’s a first look at the 2017 numbers. Zillow reports that nationwide property values were up 6.7%. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) as of January 1, median prices in Wisconsin were up 5.8% and Dane county prices were 7.3% over 2016. The number of Read More

6 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Winter can be rough on your house. Here’s a few tips to keep your home safe, more efficient, and protected from damage. Disconnect your exterior hoses – Leaving a hose connected can trap water in the stem of your hose bib which will eventually freeze and crack. Yes, this even happens with frost -proof faucets, Read More

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