Sometimes it sound like Realtors have their own language. We forget that not everyone speaks “Realtor-ese”. Let’s review the basics and take away any confusion you may have. Realtor.com shared 9 common real estate terms in a recent post that might help. Appraisal Contingency: Having an appraisal contingency in your purchase agreement means you will buy […]
Buying a house is exciting. Moving to it? Not so much! Of course, hiring a professional mover to schlep your belongings from your old home to your new abode can make things a whole lot easier. Choosing the right mover, though, will require some careful vetting. While you probably know to ask certain questions—like […]
Living in Western New York brings the best of the four seasons, doesn’t it? And now that Spring is here, let’s look at our outdoor living space. There are number of ways to upgrade your patio or deck with inexpensive upgrades that won’t break the bank. Add a rolling bar cart or serving station Utilize mirrors […]
Moving be chaotic and overwhelming … where do you start? Here’s a few things to get you started. BEFORE YOU SELL [ ] Toss & Donate! You know the old adage – if you haven’t worn it or used it in the past year, it’s time to go. Plan a yard sale, donate to area […]
Cleaning our homes from clutter is not on the top of our list of fun things to do.
Responsible Adulting. Our list of chores are never done. But now that people are putting up their Halloween decorations, picking apples, and making holiday plans, it’s also time to face some fall chores. Wait, don’t go! I know no one likes doing this stuff, but some of it’s really important, and you can reward yourself with […]
Daydreaming about owning your own home is one of the most intoxicating practices known to modern man, especially now that HGTV and all the house flipping shows make it look like a cake walk. But when the time comes to actually put your money where your daydream is, it can be challenging for buyers especially […]
Think about it: Most of your guests (and if your home is on the market, many would-be buyers) see your home only in the evening, when its best features may be lost in the shadows. Well-executed outdoor lighting enhances architectural detail and plays up landscape features, casting your home in the best possible light and adding […]
It’s a chore not many of us enjoy, but once we get started, watch out! The freshness a clean home brings is the perfect start to a new season. Where to start? How about delegating certain spots for your family members to tackle! Kitchen 1. Empty the refrigerator and wash the shelves & drawers. Don’t […]
Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters – March 4, 2021 Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a […]
Many may consider a “boutique” firm to cater to high end only, or possibly too small to break into the competitive real estate market. In reality, these firms are extremely specialized businesses with a culture centered on customer service and professionalism. As a client of a Signature Real Estate Services, you can expect above average representation in any transaction from […]
Still Not Organized? Here’s Why—and What To Try in 2021 Courtesy of Realtor.com By Kimberly Dawn Neumann | Dec 23, 2020 Ever resolve to organize your closet or junk drawer, only to see your efforts devolve into a (slightly different) cluttered mess? Maybe it’s because you tried a method that doesn’t fit your personality. It turns out, people […]
You know that wonderful smell of cookies baking in the kitchen wafting through your home? Maybe it was when you visited Grandma’s house or your own childhood memories of cinnamon, cocoa powder, peppermint candies and vanilla. Cookie baking is one of the most enjoyed and anticipated traditions of the holidays. It’s also one of those […]
It’s November 2020. Is now a good time to put your house on the market – or wait until after the holiday season – or even Spring 2021? Typically, the housing market “cools” when the weather changes, however, with a pent-up buyer demand the real estate market continues to be brisk! Lawrence Yun, chief economist […]
Curb appeal is for all seasons. Temperatures are cooling as Autumn is upon us. Now is the time to take a look around the outside of your home with a critical eye. Early fall is a great time to plant grass seed filling in bare or damaged areas of your lawn. Overseeding is the process […]
We all know first impressions and staging a home go hand-in-hand … however, Halloween can bring out the silliness in all of us! Still have that blow-up kiddie pool handy? Stick a “mummy” or “skeleton” sitting in it & place in your front yard. Fill it with leaves, pumpkins, candy, juice boxes … use your […]
When was the last time you smiled with pride upon opening a cleaned-up junk drawer or closet? If you can’t recall ever having this feeling, it’s time to hit these hot spots! And you don’t need all weekend to make some progress. “Mini tasks make a big difference—like the ones you can accomplish during a […]
If you find yourself needing a backyard to star gaze, we have the tools available to help you in your search. Maybe you’re wishing on a star for a country get-away to go camping at. Or maybe that wish upon the star is for a home with a bigger yard.
Kids love to climb trees. And kids love to have a place to call their own. Remember having a tree house growing up – or wishing you had one? It’s a place kids can decorate with their own style. A place to sleep out; a place to giggle and tell secrets to one another. […]
One thing that can make an enormous difference in your career success as an agent is whether or not you have a high-quality mentor who can help you navigate the ins and outs of real estate. In fact, many agents discover that they operate very well if they have more than one mentor to tap for questions and advice.