Myth Monday: Buyer Real Estate Myths-Truth or Fiction?

  Myths are commonplace in our world, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between the truth and fiction with such established lore. Unfortunately, myths are profuse on both sides of the transaction when it comes to real estate. On Myth Mondays, we will be analyzing common real estate myths and using our experiences/knowledge to label them as truth, fiction, or somewhere in between.  This Monday, our real estate myths are buyer-focused:  The first step on the path to homeownership is to start looking.  Buying a new home means no repairs Buying a condo is just like buying a… Read More

2021 Market Review: Waukesha County Real Estate

2021 Market Review: Total # of Sales and Average Sales Price As we head into the new year, let’s take a moment to reflect on last year’s real estate market with a market review. To put it simply, the real estate market of 2021 was wild. The demand of 2020 carried into 2021, creating massive amounts of competition that kept prices high and overall inventory low. This environment left buyers scrambling to see houses the same day they hit the market, or loose out, and sellers with a wide variety of offers to choose from. The following graphics will seek… Read More

The Nose Knows: 5 Tips on How to Best Use Scent in Home Sales

When preparing to sell a home, the first step recommended to sellers is to stage and improve the property’s curb appeal. In essence, the emphasis is on appealing to the visual sense of potential buyers. However, many sellers could be missing the boat by not appealing to buyers’ other senses, specifically the sense of smell. This sense is managed by the olfactory nerve, which is intertwined with the same part of the brain that deals with memories and emotions. A study on the subject uncovered the following:  75% of all emotions generated every day are due to smell 40% improvement… Read More

9 Signs it Might Be Time to Move On.

Are you an empty nester? Now that your kids moved out, you may recognize that you have a big empty house that you still have to maintain, and that it might be time to downsize. Moving to a smaller house or a condo could help free up your time and money. Perks of the condo lifestyle may include having less maintenance, access to more amenities, and living in a unique location such as in a downtown area. Have a growing family? As your family expands and your kids grow older, you may start to acknowledge that you need more space…. Read More