REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: Why (and how) do so many local sellers spend so much money getting their homes ready for sale?

Why (and how) do so many local sellers spend so much money getting their homes ready for sale? Sellers in our area routinely spend tens of thousands of dollars on work and staging in preparation for putting their home on the market. [...]

REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: Why should you pull a permit for work done on your home?

Why should you consider pulling a permit for work done on your home? The #1 reason you should get a permit if you’re having work done on your home that requires it is the obvious one: it’s required by law, and you [...]

REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: What can I do to make a dark room brighter?

Some people love a cozy, darker space, but for others (and for getting top dollar in a sale), bright, airy spaces are optimal.  How can you get this look in an existing home?  The obvious answer is with remodeling—adding windows or skylights [...]