Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Home Sale from Falling Apart

Finding a buyer for your home is just the first step on the homeselling path. Tread carefully in the weeks ahead because if you make one of these common seller mistakes, your deal may not close. Mistake #1: Ignore Contingencies If your contract requires you to do something before the sale, do it. If the.. read more →

If You Were Selling Today, Would You Have the Home That Buyers Want?

Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same. Privacy from neighbors remains at the top of the most-wanted list (important to 86% of buyers), according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® “2013 Community Preference Survey.” Privacy is no doubt the best.. read more →

5 Staging Props You Need to Stop Using … Now!

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency There is good staging. There is bad staging. I mean, like really bad staging. In an industry with no regulations, no standardized accreditation system, and tons of “hobbyist professionals”, one gets what one pays for. The problem here is not if that inexperienced or bargain basement.. read more →

🏠 Why Professional Photography Matters When Selling Your Home | Expert Real Estate Advice from NeilGortler.com

Hello, my name is Neil Gortler. During the year you have reached out to me via the internet for your real estate needs.  To follow are my most recent blog posts created to help homeowners and homebuyers who need may need a bit more insight into the particulars surrounding the industry. Please share and make sure to.. read more →

Outdated Real Estate Myths That Still Plague Buyers and Sellers

While there’s a prevailing belief that buying without a real estate agent will save you money, the truth is you’re almost always better off working with a pro.    Buying or selling a house is not something most of us do every day. You may do it once a decade, or even once in a.. read more →

[Announcement] Live Webcast Feb. 22: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

Reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose of enabling people to borrow against the equity in a property where they already live. Learn about when and for whom this tool may be appropriate in.. read more →

🏠 Welcome a New Year of Possibilities When Buying or Selling Your Home| Expert Real Estate Advice from NeilGortler.com

Welcome a New Year of Possibilities When Buying or Selling Your Home First, allow me the opportunity to wish you and your families a happy healthy and prosperous New Year! As we welcome in 2017, I am anticipating a strong Real Estate Market. Buyers, there is no time like the present to find that perfect home… read more →

Your Kitchen Countertop Doesn’t Have to Look So Sad — Here Are 6 DIY Solutions

1.  Modern Laminate Project time: 2 to 3 days Cost: From $30 per sheet Durability: 10 to 20 years, with proper care Forget what you think you know about laminate. Manufacturers have begun creating countertops that mimic high-end granite styles. “You can’t tell the difference until you touch it,” says Meredith Barclay, a countertops merchant for Home Depot… read more →

A New Year of Possibilities When Buying or Selling Your Home

Dear Friends, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy healthy and prosperous New Year! As we welcome in 2017, I am anticipating a strong Real Estate Market. Buyers, there is no time like the present to find that perfect home. Interest rates are still low, enabling you.. read more →

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