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Huge Influx of Rookie Agents – Hire With Caution

With strong growth in real estate values over the recent years comes quite a bit of hype in the real estate industry. We’ve seen a flurry of new real estate licensees getting into the business believing they can make an easy buck, and I applaud anybody with the entrepreneurial spirt to start any sort of Read More

Negotiate Better – Think Like Your Opposition

Often buyers and sellers think a little one-sided when it comes to a real estate transaction.  However, the truth of the matter is; every real estate transaction needs to benefit both the buyer and the seller for a sale to happen. A seller won’t sell if it doesn’t make sense from their side of the Read More

3d Scanning and Drone Pictures – The Next Big Thing In Real Estate Marketing

We always tell people that professional photography is a must when listing a home. It is imperative that your home look its best online because that is where most searches start these days. Well, now there’s something even better than photos – 3D scanning and aerial drone images! Our favorite real estate photographer recently purchased Read More

How To Knock Out Your Opponent When There Are Competing Offers

    In the current housing market, competing offers are not uncommon. We’ve had to turn away some very strong offers on our listings because other offers have better terms. We’ve also worked with several buyers who have recently had to compete for the home they really want. Here’s a few tips to help your Read More

8 Characteristics of Real Estate Agents to Avoid

Recently I wrote a post about 7 traits of a great listing agent.  I recently realized that Kinsey and I have run across some pretty terrible agents in the real estate business, and I thought it would be good to post some things to watch out for. Desperate Agents: An agent who is desperate for Read More

Income Property Analysis – Cashflowing Duplex

Have you ever considered rental property as an investment? An income producing property can be a great long term investment by providing a little bit of cashflow, monthly equity gains, and hopefully appreciation and tax savings (though there’s no garauntee to those two). At the same time it helps protect you from inflation. You see, Read More

Hot New Listing – 2702 Wentworth Dr. Madison, WI

This listing just hit the market today and is hot! With 6 showings scheduled in less than 10 hours this one is going to go fast! Don’t miss out. This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home conveniently located on Madison’s west side, is in great condition and ready for you to move in. You’ll love the private backyard, Read More

Open House – 11/11/12 – Amazing Deal In Verona!

JUST REDUCED! 504 Enterprise dr. Verona, WI $122,900 Great location! Close to schools, restaurants, Badger Prairie Park, this 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 1425 SF  townhouse condo is a steal at this price. This condo features a master bath, walk in closet, and huge bedrooms. This one is nicer and less expensive then the last couple that sold! To make things Read More

How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent For You

After you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home, your next step in the home buying process is choosing a buyer’s agent to work with. What questions should you ask when hiring a real estate agent to know if they are right for you? How long have you been practicing and working in real estate? Read More

Deciding to Buy a House – When Are You Ready?

A couple weeks ago, we wrote a step by step guide to home buying, and step one is making the decision to buy. So, you’ve been thinking about buying a home, but aren’t quite sure if you’re ready. It’s a big decision, and now is an amazing time to buy. Prices are still low, the Read More

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