Predicting Home Sales: More Quandary Than Certainty

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Even the least vigilant of Melbourne’s market-watchers had their antennae out last week, the traditional time of month when real estate statistics are released from the most authoritative sources. National trends in home sales frequently provide clues to the direction the Melbourne market is likely to take—and with the spring selling season already under way, […]

The Question: Is Now a Good Time to Sell a Melbourne Home?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

“Is now a good time to sell?” A Melbourne home is never put up for sale on a whim. Although outside events can conspire to control the timing of that kind of major real estate venture, in most cases, the sale or purchase of a home happens on a timetable the Melbourne buyer or seller […]

When a Home Doesn’t Sell, Two Rules before Listing Again

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Suppose you had done everything right: interviewed several Melbourne real estate agents and compared what they told you; prepped your property to near-perfection before the professional photographer’s arrival; confirmed all the descriptive details before they appeared in the Melbourne listings…yet six months later, the place still hadn’t sold. Your agent had done a reasonable job, […]

Ultimate Rainy Day Home Décor Inspiration Generator

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

  Even if you don’t pride yourself on your artistic flair, you probably have developed fairly firm ideas about what makes some Melbourne homes come across better than others. Without even consciously thinking about it, you know as soon as you walk through a front door whether that immediate impression is strongly positive, just so-so, […]

Selling a House in Melbourne Can Take a little ‘Plastic Surgery’

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Suppose you finally came to an important decision—that this fall is going to be the right time for selling your Melbourne house. If you had been biding your time, watching other Melbourne houses being listed and closed throughout the summer, you may also have been getting a head start on some major maintenance or remodeling […]

Knowledge is Power when it comes to Selling Your Melbourne Home

Friday, November 6th, 2015

When you read up on the dos and don’ts for selling your home, there is one piece of advice that’s universal when it comes to negotiating a successful deal: don’t let emotions get in the way. It does seem peculiar that something that is so obvious about any negotiation would have to be stated at […]

In Autumn, Selling Your House in Melbourne Takes Organization

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

It’s October­­­; a time of year that has a lot to recommend it. In many parts of the country, it’s the season when Mother Nature goes full throttle with the Technicolor. Sunsets can be outrageous. In some parts of the country, leaves can bid adieu with displays that put rainbows to shame. Fall weather turns […]

Think about Selling Your Melbourne Home Long Before it Happens

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

If you are at all typical, you probably won’t put even minimal thought into planning for selling your Melbourne home until there’s a good reason to do so. One of the best parts of being a homeowner is the comfort you feel from having a stable home base. For a lot of us, thinking about […]

Questions to get the Most from Melbourne Realtor® Interviews

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Everyone agrees that getting the right Melbourne Realtor® for your team is vital when you’re buying or selling a home­­. Defining ‘right’ isn’t hard, either: for some of us, that will be a Realtor with the kind of dynamic sales personality that seems to make obstacles just disappear; for others, the ‘right’ Realtor® is the […]

Selling your Melbourne Home…in the Distant Future!

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

This is actually a situation that’s very common, but not much remarked upon: you know you are going to be selling your Melbourne home—only not for a while…and perhaps not for a very long while! Is there anything you should be doing now, long before actual preparations are called for? There sure is! Let’s call […]