Moving to Senior Living: Is It Time to Sell Your Home?

You chose your forever home as the place you planned to live for the rest of your life. Lately, though, you’ve considered making a change. It could be that as you’ve gotten older, an illness or injury has begun to limit your ability to live independently. You may not want to live in the house…

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Selling A House Without Paying Commission

When you sell a home using the traditional real estate agent model, you’re going to pay about 6% in commissions. Yes, “commissions” plural: you’ll pay an average of 3% to your listing agent and another 3% to the buyer’s agent. The United States’ decades-old commission structure is the highest of any industrialized nation. If you…

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Seniors Selling or Downsizing – Tips

Considering Downsizing and Worried About Selling Your Old House? Growing older has some unique perks, and  probably ranking at the top is the wisdom of doing less and enjoying more. As we look toward our golden years, that wisdom often tells us we no longer want as much house to maintain and might want to…

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5 Pros and 5 Cons of Selling Via a Realtor

Most people sell their home through a realtor or real estate agent. Often, with this option, you can trust the process to your realtor and they’ll take it from there. But that’s not the only option! Like most choices in life, hiring a realtor has its upsides and its downsides. If you’re on the fence,…

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Should I Take a Cash Offer for My House?

Wondering whether it’s a good idea to sell your house for cash? Maybe you know people on both sides of the argument: some saying that a cash offer is a great deal and others saying that it’s risky. So, should you take a cash offer for your house? The answer: not always. We’ll explain when…

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Are “We Buy Houses in Washington, DC” Companies Trustworthy?

When driving around DC’s neighborhoods, you might have seen signs or flyers stating “We buy houses in Washington DC!” or something to that effect. They might also say “Cash for your house!” or “Washington DC cash buyers!” But are these companies legitimate and trustworthy? We’ll guide you through the steps to finding out whether your…

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The Three Top Ways to Sell Your Home in Northern VA

So, it’s time to sell! There are so many reasons why people sell. Maybe you’re moving away or downsizing. Maybe you own more than one property and no longer want the responsibility of one of your properties, or you’ve inherited a house and just don’t want it. Or perhaps you’re facing foreclosure and you want…

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Understanding the Foreclosure Process in VA and MD

When you understand the foreclosure process in your area, you can feel more prepared and less stressed about the future. Foreclosure doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Here’s how you can get through foreclosure and come out stronger on the other side. What Is Foreclosure? Foreclosure is the legal process in which…

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A Cleaning Checklist For Home Sellers

Want to make sure your house is buyer-ready before you list it? You’re in the right place! One of the most important parts of selling a house is making sure it’s fresh and clean for viewings. Here are some of our best tips for cleaning a home and getting it ready for potential buyers to…

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