Selling a Home

It's Tax Season Yeahhhh!  If you are like me, you totally dread doing taxes because your accountant is going to come back and say you OWE x amount of dollars, please write a big check for me.  If you're lucky, you may get money back but there is one thing we can agree on; we either want to pay less or we want to get more money back.  The best way to do that with your taxes is by taking advantage of tax breaks that exist out there.  One of...

The early bird gets the worm. Works for Dan O’Toole who arrives at the office at 7am and for his sellers right now. There are a lot of buyers who have made a resolution to purchase a home in 2017 and they are currently in the market to purchase homes. However, there is just not a lot to choose from! We’ve held open houses on three consecutive weekends and at each open house we have had at least 20 buyers come through....

It’s 6:30 PM on a Tuesday night and I just walked in the door with my 15th month old JJ, who had a blow out in the car seat. He is in meltdown mode; crying, hungry and little does he know I haven’t ate since this morning when I grabbed a granola bar on the way out the door to the baby sitter. Patiently, I clean him up and then check to see who called me 4 times in a row on my cell. Just when I thought my day...

If your resolution is to lose weight, eat healthier, get a better job or something like that, we can't help you there, HOWEVER,if your resolution is to find a new home or sell your home, we can definitely help you there!   So I'm going to give you FIVE easy steps to insure that in 2017 you accomplish your resolution of either buying or selling a home.   FIVE STEPS FOR BUYING IN 2017 Talk to a mortgage lender.  Find out if you can be approved for a mortgage.  If you can, GREAT, move forward...

by Dan O'Toole You thought about selling this year, but real life got in the way.  2017, though, that will be the year – YOUR year to sell your house. Much of 2016 was the hottest sales market that we've seen in years, but what matters to you is how a whole bunch of over-analysis of this year's housing market will help you sell fast and for as much money as possible. So, much like the evening news covering a local election, we are just the team to provide the over-analysis that, surprisingly,...

  Back in 2003, a 13 year old girl named Casey was out for an evening run along the wooded hills of Cincinnati’s most well to do neighborhood, Indian Hill. As a flourishing cross country runner, this was a routine jog for Casey. With her father only a quarter mile behind on a bike, she saw a figure appear coming her direction, someone she recognized from her school bus named Ben White. Casey, in assuming that the 17 year old Ben wouldn’t even recognize her, began to run at an angle to...

It's currently like 35 degrees in the middle of May, but the real estate market here is getting crazy hot.  I thought I would share a quick little video on how to help buyers actually succeed in this crazy market.  At the moment it is a great great time to be a Seller, it is a very challenging time to be a Buyer.  So if you want to have success in this market, let me share with you three quick  tips on how you can actually succeed in finding a...

By Jay Gates - Have you ever Zillow’d yourself?  It is like googling yourself but substitute your home's address to get the zestimate of what it is “worth”.  If my clients relied on the Zestimate to list their home they could potentially miss out on a substantial amount of money.  For example; 6335 Birchdale Ct. in Anderson Twp, Ohio: “A beautifully maintained Tri-level on a Cul-De-Sac street. Enjoy skylights, newly remodeled master bath and a kitchen with a walkout patio.  Lovely wooded private back yard with mature trees.  New HVAC 2015, part...

by Nanette Parks - Normally commission is the LAST thing a Realtor will discuss with a potential Seller.  Given the opportunity, they will  first try to sell you on all the bells and whistles they can perform before dropping the bomb on how much it will cost!  If the sticker shock doesn't raise a few sweat beads on the brow, go ahead and sign on the bottom line and be comforted by the fact that many a Seller have gone before you in doing this and lived to tell the story. But...

By:  Micah Maupin With so many agents out there, it's sometimes hard to tell which ones are good and which ones just plain "suck"! Below are a handful of suggestions to help you choose wisely, when looking for a Realtor to represent you! 1: Communication: Communication is the number one complaint most buyers and sellers mention when dealing with real estate agents. If they are hard to get a hold of before noon and when you do get a hold of them they say something like, "oh I'm looking into it right...

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