Should sellers paint their homes before putting them on the market? If you google that question the answer is a strong and resounding YES. I also would be the first to say that there's no quicker way to ensure a higher return on investment than to paint a house before selling it. That said, as with ... » Learn More about Reasons to Paint Before Selling a House (And Reasons Not to)
Selling a Home
The real estate market in the Iowa City area is in great shape. Check out the market reports on this site and you'll see that home prices in the Iowa City area are going up, homes are spending less time on the market and buyers are plentiful. In fact there are more buyers than homes to buy... So how ... » Learn More about What Sellers Need to Know Before Putting a House on the Market
What is the difference between a home appraisal and a home inspection in a real estate transaction? Working with quite a few sellers new to the process of selling a home in Iowa City this year I've had this question come up more than once. To answer the question the simplest thing is to start at the ... » Learn More about How are an Appraisal & a Home Inspection Different?
Working with a Real Estate Agent vs. Going it Alone This is the second part in my series on Selling a home in Iowa City. Once you have prepared your home for sale it's time to move to the next step. Will you list your house or condo with a real estate company, or will you try selling the house on ... » Learn More about Selling a Home ~ Step 2: Choosing the Right Agent
This is the first in a series on Selling a Home in the Iowa City Area. It's not uncommon for sellers who work with me to call to ask for advice on what they need to do before listing their homes for sale. Often they are first time sellers who didn't know where to start, or alternatively had lived in ... » Learn More about Selling a Home ~ Step One: Preparing Your Home for Sale