“Why Did You Leave Berkshire Hathaway for RE/MAX?”

Hello All! 2019 was a crazy year with my business continuing to grow, moving my family, acquiring (and rehabbing) & selling a home. In all the hustle and bustle, I also decided to change brokerages and buy into a RE/MAX franchise!  Naturally, this is my most asked question by far right now. Why did IContinue reading ““Why Did You Leave Berkshire Hathaway for RE/MAX?””

FAQ – Ask Seth Anything Edition

Words cannot describe my gratitude for the many contributions to this article. I truly enjoy answering dozens of your questions on a monthly basis but there are some that are fan favorites and I get regularly. I thought it’d be fun to compile some of them here. Here goes…. Q: What is one misconception youContinue reading “FAQ – Ask Seth Anything Edition”

“Wait…What’s a Hot Water Heater?”

A short (and very true) story: There I was with my new seller. We were touring the home where I look for defects and ask questions. Upon entering the basement storage room where the various components of the home are located (HVAC, electrical, radon system etc.), I immediately asked my seller how old their hotContinue reading ““Wait…What’s a Hot Water Heater?””

“50 Shades of Maple Glen”: Good Marketing or In Poor Taste?

There I was sitting minding my business on a Friday morning when all of a sudden my phone started blowing up. Texts, emails and FB messages were basically telling me that a very special home had hit the market. I checked my FB feed and almost every 5th post (I counted) had to do withContinue reading ““50 Shades of Maple Glen”: Good Marketing or In Poor Taste?”

Are We Headed Into a Recession?

By far, this is the most asked question these days. I would be remiss if I didn’t address it. As I said in my last article, I have no “crystal ball”, but since that time there have been some developments which are affecting the real estate market. Interest Rates – This hasn’t gone unnoticed byContinue reading “Are We Headed Into a Recession?”

“Are Your Real Estate Holdings Recession-Proof?”

Don’t let the photo fool you, I do not have a crystal ball. Nonetheless, I decided to turn around and ask all of you homeowners a question: Are your real estate holdings recession-proof? While virtually no real estate is completely protected from the whims of the market, there are certain types of homes which areContinue reading ““Are Your Real Estate Holdings Recession-Proof?””

“What’s the Big Deal About Appraisal? Isn’t it Just an Opinion of Value?”

Right now, lots of buyers are entering into bidding wars and this means they can be forced to pay top dollar. From the seller’s perspective, they are “testing the market” and pricing their homes higher than usual knowing buyers are willing to pay. It can all be very dramatic and exciting, but have no misconceptions;Continue reading ““What’s the Big Deal About Appraisal? Isn’t it Just an Opinion of Value?””

“We Have Kids. Is It Going to be Impossible to Sell Our Home?”

I was asked this question point blank by a couple of parents, who we’ll call “Mr. & Mrs. C.” I suspect they were mulling a move since they have a third baby on the way. This is actually a very typical “should I stay or should I go” scenario. Does one stick it out inContinue reading ““We Have Kids. Is It Going to be Impossible to Sell Our Home?””

“When Should I List My Home For Sale?”

As I’ve said in previous posts, the idea of moving can be a daunting task, but with the help of the right people, it doesn’t have to be. Last month, I discussed “What Should I Do To Get My House Ready For The Spring” (here) and as a result, many of you called, texted, emailed, FB messaged or weContinue reading ““When Should I List My Home For Sale?””

“What Should I Do To Get My House Ready for the Spring Market?”

  Tis the season for holiday gatherings and gift giving… When putting this article together, I seriously considered putting a picture of a big snowflake or some “Clark Griswold-like” decorated house, but I figured you all get your fill of these types of visuals throughout the holiday season. So I chose this picture (A beautifulContinue reading ““What Should I Do To Get My House Ready for the Spring Market?””