Worlds Most Expensive House

Growing up the idea of living in a “million” dollar home was a stretch in imagination. With 8 billion people on this earth, only a small percentage of that 8 billion will be able to live/afford [...]

Which American City Is the Perfect Match for Your Personality?

1. Protector: San Antonio, TX Annual career income (national average): $48,000 Median home price: $275,000 This is the most common personality type in the American population (13.8%), according to Myers-Briggs. And yeah, it makes sense: Loyal and compassionate caretakers are [...]

How to Renovate a House

The process of renovation can be mind-bending. Here is one suggested whole house renovation timeline. 1. Design and Planning Whether it's a sketch on a cocktail napkin or full-blown architectural plans, some type of planning and design always comes [...]

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

Election Years Are Steeped in Markets’ Least Favorite Thing: Uncertainty Mergers and acquisitions activity is down. Initial public offerings are practically dead. Companies are cutting spending. The stock market is increasingly volatile. Gross domestic product is [...]

Silly Season in Real Estate

Silly Season in Real Estate They said it would happen but I was skeptical. After six months in the real estate business, I hadn’t had a drop of activity save for a couple of showings. I [...]

The Importance of a Good Handyman

The Importance of a Good Handyman We have all been there: the drain in the basement backs up, the toilet stops working or the garbage disposal is on the fritz. Who do we call? If we [...]

St. Louis County Real Estate Market Update

Spring Market In St. Louis Came Early! Due in part to a mild winter, the booming "Spring Market" season has arrived early this year. As many people will tell you, more homes are sold in the [...]

Just Be Yourself

Just Be Yourself When I first started in real estate a little over seven months ago, I had no idea what it meant to be a real estate agent. I had some inkling from the classes [...]

Time for Open Houses

Time for Open Houses   The birds were chirping and the sun was shining last week as I pulled up to a gorgeous rehab in the Shaw Park neighborhood. For February, you couldn’t have asked for a [...]

Changing Brokers

Changing Brokers I wasn’t in the real estate game long before I decided to change brokers. The decision was a surprisingly easy one. I didn’t toss and turn all night or bite all my nails off [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:23+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Doing the Little Things

Doing the Little Things Deciding whether or not to become a real estate agent can be a difficult decision. Many agents don’t start out in real estate but come to the profession after attempts at other careers [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:23+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

What A Listing Agent Can Do For You

For my last blog entry, I looked at what a buyer’s agent can do for you. This time, I will look at what a listing, or selling, agent can do for you:   Set expectations for [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:23+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Ten Things I Have Learned in My First Five Months in Real Estate

Ten Things I Have Learned in My First Five Months in Real Estate Five months does not a long time make but it seems like a long time when you are bombarded with new information every [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:23+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

What a Buyer’s Agent Can Do for You

What a Buyer's Agent Can Do for You There are many ways to buy and sell real estate and the ultimate decision on how you want to proceed is up to you. But there is a reason [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:23+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Moving Your Pets

Moving Your Pet After A Home Purchase  Moving to a new house can be a stressful experience for all involved. Packing things up, going through the contract process and saying goodbye to a home can be [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Winterize Your St. Louis Home

Winterize Your Home To Protect Your Investment The winter is upon us, meaning chapped lips, wind burnt noses and tongues stuck to flag poles. But while the winter weather is hard on us, it is also [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Selling Your Home Over The Holidays In St. Louis

Don't Wait To List - Selling Your Home Over The Holidays Can Yield Results For many in the real estate business, the winter is a time to strengthen your relationships and plant some seeds for the [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Can Cutting Commission Hurt Your Home Sale?

Agents Willing To Lower Their Commission Might Not Be Best To Sell Your Home Have you ever heard the phrase “You get what you pay for?” Well, this doesn’t just account for material things, like clothes [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

How The Mehlville School Tax Hike Will Help Homeowners

Mehlville Passes First Tax Rate Hike Request in 29 Years November 3 was a happy day for the schools and homeowners of Mehlville. It marked the first time in 29 years that a rate-hike request was [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

How To Fix Your Credit Score To Buy A Home

How do you buy a home when your credit score isn't that great? Don't be afraid to start looking into home ownership just because you've had some credit troubles in the past. If you are now [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:24+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

What To Do With Pets During House Showings

What do we sell a home with pets? Our pets are part of the family, we're used to having them and all their blankets, toys and food dishes around the house. When it come time to [...]

When my parents move to assisted living, should we rent or sell their home?

What do we do with the house? Many adult children are faced with the emotional task of helping their parents move to a retirement or assisted living facility and then having to figure out what to [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:25+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Categories: 1. STL Real Estate, Blog, Homeowner Tips, Real Estate Agents, Sell House Fast|Tags: , , , , , |

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Real Estate Agent?

Types Of People That Make Great Agents When you think of sales people, you typically think of outgoing people who are very driven and focused. These are great skills that will help any sales person succeed [...]

What are the benefits to purchasing a home warranty?

What is a home warranty?   A home warranty is like an insurance plan for the appliances and systems in your house. It includes details that aren't usually covered under your general home owners insurance. If [...]

Are These We Buy Houses Companies Legit?

Are "We Buy Houses" Companies Legit?   You've seen the ads - usually bright yellow, written in sharpie "We buy houses, get cash for your home now!" Or maybe you've gotten a letter in the mail, [...]

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