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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

What is my property worth?

I’m sure you’ve seen the automated valuation tools that you can find on Zillow, Realtor.com, and even a few agent’s websites. These tools are okay if you want to get a rough ball park idea of your house value. However, they are only as good as an algorithm can calculate based on property records data. Read More

We’ve Got Buyers! Are You Thinking of Selling Your House?

This Spring is starting out wild and crazy in the real estate business. There is a shortage of good housing inventory. Six out of the last seven buyers we’ve written offers for have been in competing offer situations, and three out of the last 5 listings we’ve done have had multiple offers within a couple Read More

When is the best time to list my house?

January and February aren’t normally busy real estate months in our area, but we are off to a record start this year. We’ve seen higher than average buyer activity for the time of year. We’ve also seen many multiple offer scenarios, which are definitely rarer during the winter. Normally this kind of activity happens in Read More

Verona Home Sales Statistics – October 2015

It was a strong summer for Verona housing, but it was somewhat week for the higher end homes. However, September  and especially October turned that around! October posted a $100,000 increase in average price over the same time period last year! That is not to say the market went up that much, the Verona market is Read More

How Radon Can Affect Your Home

In the last several years Radon testing has become more common when buying or selling a home, but many buyers and sellers don’t know anything about it. It sometimes catches a buyer off guard when we ask if they want a Radon testing contingency; or a seller maybe hesitant to accept an offer with a Read More

Listing Discounts!

Good homes, appropriately priced, are moving fast. This is good news for sellers, but for us it means we can’t keep an inventory of available homes for sale. Our shortage of inventory is your gain! We will offer 1/2% reduction in our listing fee now through May 15, 2015. If you are considering selling your Read More

Dane County Housing Statistics – Things Are Looking Up

Almost 6 months ago I posted that I thought we were transitioning towards a seller’s market. It turns out, I was right. I don’t think I’ve posted much since then about market statistics (or even informational blogs).  Why, because we’ve been swamped, and these statistics will show you that. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association Read More

Radon Testing When Buying a Home

In the last several years, radon testing has become a bit more common when buying or selling a home. I am far from a radon expert, but I often get drilled with questions about radon from buyers or sellers. Here’s what I know… Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms from Read More

Closet Upgrade – Adding Value On A Budget

When I wrote about building our home, I mentioned we were finishing the closets ourselves. The reason for this was to save some money and to make a better organized space. We didn’t want the standard builder shelf and rod, but we also didn’t want to pay thousands for a custom closet system. Believe it Read More

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