What we (real estate agents) don’t do to our homes

October 21, 2015 / About Aland, Buying, Selling

Making your home feel like your own is important.  But for real estate agents, there are certain things that we veer away from changing or renovating in our own homes, thinking ahead to potentially putting a home on the market.  Here are a few of them and you can read more in depth about them… Read more »

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What Home Inspectors May Miss

July 01, 2015 / Buying

Zillow’s blog highlights 4 areas that home inspectors could miss when inspecting a home.  These are: HVAC Deficiencies – Problems with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.  Home inspectors may not have time to run these systems long enough to discover problems. Water Damage/Leaks – Home inspectors may turn on the faucets, but not have… Read more »

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Does Moving Always Have to Be Stressful?

February 25, 2015 / Buying

No! Moving into your new home should be an exciting prospect, not a stressful one. Here a few tips to make the moving process a more efficient and dare I say…enjoyable experience! 1. Start Organizing I know it is hard to resist waiting until the last minute and throwing everything into the closest box….but taking… Read more »

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Has Technology Reduced the Need for Brokerage Services?

February 25, 2015 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

The real estate industry has seen some exciting advancements in technology over the past five years, especially in mobile applications. Housing data has become more sophisticated while at the same time becoming increasingly easier to access and digest. This has resulted in many real estate purchasers and sellers taking on a lot of the legwork… Read more »

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Try These Useful Real Estate Mobile Applications!

February 25, 2015 / Buying, Real Estate Trends, Selling

Recently, Inman News conducted a report on the best 100 mobile apps for the real estate sector. From our experience, here are a few from the list that we find most helpful: The first three apps listed below are ideal if you are driving around looking for housing on-the-go: 1. Zillow:The best real estate mobile… Read more »

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