Brett offers 4 Tips on what you should know before you enter into a listing agreement as a seller. You should first know, however, all terms of a listing agreement are negotiable. Whether an agent says his broker will or will not allow it, if you really push back and they want your business, you may be able to reach...

The best strategy to sell a home while you have a tenant in it should be top of mind when leasing the property. Many sellers who held on to properties when the market was flat are now wondering how they should go about getting the home sold with their tenant still living in the property. Brett offers some ideas that...

What are Real Estate Open Houses really all about?   Learn the reasons why Realtors have them and how to shield yourself from their ulterior motives using fake information, ringtones and limited information. The best way to preview homes in the Cincinnati Real Estate Market is not to go through a bunch of random open houses but instead to call one...

Calling all wannabe first time homebuyers.  Have you been thinking for sometime, I want to buy a home but just can't seem to save enough money? Well your time may be now but you will have to move fast!  Effective March 1, the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) offers a grant of up to $5,000 that can be used toward...

Here’s an interesting tidbit; I was a Cincinnati Real Estate Agent going on 3 years before I bought my first home.*Gasp!* I understand the real estate transaction.  I know how to navigate through simple and complex issues.  I know how to close a deal.  However, when my husband and I bought our first home this summer, I realized there are still things I needed...

As a Cincinnati Real Estate Agent, I’ll be the first to admit,  I am a “do-it-yourselfer”.   I have been that way since I was born, it’s just a part of my personality.   I’m also a penny-pincher. Hey, I’m just being honest!   That I get from my father.   So have I always gone to a professional to get things done?  Heck...