The Pre-Inspection Power

I’ve heard that agreements on many homes have fallen through lately from home inspections – why is that?Our market has traditionally been one where buyers know they are buying old homes and allow the seller some leeway in not presenting a “perfect” home from an...

Highest is Not Always Best!

Is the highest offer always the best offer in a multiple offer situation?For those of you looking for a quick answer, the answer is a resounding no!  For those of you wondering why, read on!There are many important components to an offer, and price is only one of...

The High End Market

What is going on with the high-end market in Sewickley? Why don’t there seem to be many high-end sales? Our high-end market has been slower than normal for over a year now.  Speculation abounds as to why that is the case, but it doesn’t seem that we are alone – sales...

Selling With Pets!

What advice do you have for pet owners hoping to sell their homes?I am a dog lover. In fact, there are two canine members of my family.  60% of Americans own a pet, and 40% are dog owners.  As a dog lover and owner I am  aware that not everyone loves pets. If I am a...

New Homes & Taxes

April 15th always reminds me of taxes, and how high our taxes are here. Is this a disadvantage when it comes to selling homes in this area?I always counsel my new clients relocating here from other states that property taxes are something that need to be viewed as...