What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?

With all of the home shows coming up this is a very helpful article to read. You want your next contractor to have what it takes to do the job right the first time. Word of mouth referrals are always a great starting point. Finding someone to call in your neighborhood is key. Once you [...]

What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?2019-01-14T21:54:26+00:00

Moving Your Parents

  Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents’ Stuff Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms  The hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of your parents — not even you or your kids. Admittedly, that’s an exaggeration. But it’s not far off, due to changing [...]

Moving Your Parents2018-10-03T23:29:04+00:00

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area

Will the Bay Area economy remain strong in 2017? What’s in store for commercial and residential real estate? How will Trump’s election affect our region? The ‘Bay Area’ Defined What is the Bay Area exactly? Which housing markets are included in this forecast? For reporting purposes, we are using the “textbook” definition of the San [...]

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team

  With the economy on a slow rise back to normalcy, many are still unsure of whether they should be buying or selling a home. Despite the uneasiness you may feel, you don’t necessarily have to stay put. With low mortgage interest rates, it is the perfect time for first-time buyers, investors and existing homeowners [...]

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale

When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tricky to know which changes would make your home sell more quickly or boost the sale price — and which would just be a waste of your time and resources. Each home (and each homeowner) is different; that’s why we’ve come up with [...]

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Don’t Let Winter Put a Chill on Your Home Sale

While spring is traditionally thought to be the prime season for home buying, people buy and sell homes throughout the year. The need to relocate for a new career, health reasons or the urge for new life experiences can happen at any time. Selling a home can be stressful. Add in harsh weather conditions and [...]

Don’t Let Winter Put a Chill on Your Home Sale2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year

If you're considering selling your home, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now. Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt. The Internet is the new curb appeal Last month will likely be remembered for polar vortexes, widespread snow, and historic traffic jams. Lost in [...]

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Increase Your Chances of a High Appraisal

Many homeowners choose to get their properties appraised before selling a home. Having an appraisal can help sellers determine how to price their homes to avoid asking for too much or too little. Appraisers examine a variety of factors when valuing a home, including market conditions, the surrounding neighborhood and the home itself. So when [...]

Increase Your Chances of a High Appraisal2018-10-03T23:29:09+00:00

How a Real Estate Agent Helps Home Sellers

Given all the tools the Internet and modern innovation make available to consumers in general, some may wonder whether they truly need an agent to help sell their home. If having doubts, homeowners looking to sell should consider what a professional brings to the table. For starters, MSN Real Estate notes real estate agents are familiar with all [...]

How a Real Estate Agent Helps Home Sellers2018-10-03T23:29:09+00:00

Small Upgrades That Go A Long Way

No one wants to spend a fortune when it comes to selling a home, but most want to spruce up a few areas to make their property more appealing to potential buyers. There are several types of small improvements individuals can make that can transform the look of a home without forcing them to break [...]

Small Upgrades That Go A Long Way2018-10-03T23:29:10+00:00