Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, return as our guest blogger. Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. - The KCM Crew
If there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings!
So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown?
First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place.
Even though it may feel like they are just trying to make our lives difficult, there may be in their minds very good reasons for staying put.
Ask yourself these questions… Is it possible they: read more
When it comes to protecting your home, it’s not just about safeguarding against structural damage or theft. read more
A foreclosure is a legal process in which a property is taken from its owner by a lien holder or trustee because the owner has not fulfilled her obligation to the lien holder. Usually, this means the property owner has failed to make her mortgage payments. A short sale is a property sale in which the sales price is less than the amount owned on the property. An owner typically initiates a short sale to avoid foreclosure. read more
Window sill damage is common. Even if the window doesn’t leak, water condensation takes a toll on the sill. It can cause it to rot, warp or crack. Sun damage is also common. Even the best finishing products won’t protect it indefinitely, and the sun will bleach the sill or cause it to expand and contract, making it fit poorly, or effect the way the window closes or opens. If your sill is giving you problems, you can remove and replace it in about an hour. read more
Buying a first home can be a scary, confusing and stressful process. Many would-be buyers are understandably nervous at the prospect of making the largest purchase of their lives. Rather than diving in and hoping for the best, you should prepare carefully before you begin the house search. Following some useful tips will help you […] read more