Blog by Tomasz Wdowczyk

My strategy

April 17th, 2013


Selling your home in the real estate market we are currently in is a bit easier than during the past couple of years. Houses are going on the market and sellers are selling their homes quicker than they have in awhile. The average "days on the market" during the past 9 months has varied from a third of the houses selling in zero to 90 days and another 12% s ...

Selling Your Home

April 6th, 2013

When a homeowner asks, "What can I do to sell my house more quickly?" Tell them. For instance:

  • Price it right.
  • Keep it clean and picked up.
  • Reduce the number of personal items sitting around.
  • Get rid of things you don't need. That might mean renting a storage container.
  • Keep the yard clean and well landscaped
  • Don't take low offers personally.
  • Be ready to counter-offer. ...

Learn Your Market

April 4th, 2013

Learn your market

When you become a buyer or seller, especially for the first time, the most important thing you can do is learn your market. Talk to a savvy local agent, and don’t make assumptions based on what you think you know. Real estate is local. Every market is different, with its own customs. If you believe there are general rules for real estate strategy that apply everywhere, ...

3 Steps to Sell Your Home

April 2nd, 2013

Three easy steps for selling your house!

 Here are three easy steps to ensure that your house is one of those “hot” properties that everyone wants:

1) Price it correctly. In real estate many factors determine price. Location, schools, amenities and features all figure into the calculation. Don’t try to “test the market” by starting high and work your way down. Price your home at mar ...

Counter Offers

April 2nd, 2013

Is It Better to Reject or Counter a Low Offer on Your Home?

So you've got your home listed at, what you feel, is a reasonable price. Traffic is good and your agent has informed you that you should get a quick offer, without much haggling.. Low offers are not unheard of, even in a sellers market. As a seller, what should you do if you get one? Reject it or counter it?

My advice is to no ...