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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 Middleton Summer Home Sales Statistics

Home sales in Middleton have continued to be good through the summer and were right on pace (2 more) with last summer. The number of sales in Dane county is actually down compared to last year, so Middleton is exceeding the averages in the area. I would guess, like Verona this is primarily due to a higher Read More

Should I Buy an Existing House or Build New?

In the last 6 months, 7% of the homes sold in Dane County have been new construction, leading many buyers to debate buying an existing home or building new. It can be fun to think about all the personal touches you’d put into a new home, but it can also be daunting to think about Read More

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast

I hear so many people that talk like it’s impossible to pay off a house, or they expect to be in debt the rest of their lives. Well, quite the contrary, it’s entirely possible to have a paid for house. You just have to be really dedicated to getting out of debt and make it Read More

How to Generate Multiple Offers When Selling Your House.

Our last 10 listings have received a combined total of 47 offers! Not every home is getting multiple offers though. What can you as a seller do to spark this competition on your home? Price your home properly – Have a real estate agent do a comparative market analysis for you, and price it within Read More

Verona Home Sales Statistics – May 2017

It’s been a crazy Spring in the South Central Wisconsin real estate market. In Verona, there have actually been fewer home sales as compared to last May, but the number of days on market is down from 62 to 8! Both stats are a result of lower inventory. Inventory is at 2.9 months which is Read More

Agents! Give Yourself a Raise! Stop Paying Your Broker Too Much!

Are you an experienced real estate agent with an established business working for a big name brokerage? If so, how much of your commission is your broker keeping every year? How much are they charging you in fees every month? Yes, some of the big names have a few helpful services and software packages, but Read More

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