Is Taking Possession Before Closing a Good Idea?

Timing of your move from one house to another can be tricky! We know how exciting it is to be moving into your new home and it maybe tempting to move before the closing date.  That could be a mistake for both the sellers AND the buyers.  Always consult your Real Estate Professional.  They can help you navigate the buying and selling process.  They can tell you best on if taking possession early is in your best interest. Why Buyers Should Proceed with Caution Buyers that move in early could give up their bargaining power.  Any unresolved issues with the title like judgments, liens, or old … [Read more...]

The Buyer just Asked you What??

When you have your home on the market in Cedar Rapids, there may be some really doozies of a question presented to you. No matter how much you want to sell your home, there are some questions a seller does not have to answer. Your real estate agent is there to field those for you. Real estate agents have a fiduciary duty their clients. According to REALTOR® Magazine, “Seller's representative (also known as a listing agent or seller's agent) is when a seller's agent is hired by and represents the seller. All fiduciary duties are owed to the seller. The agency relationship usually is created … [Read more...]

Should you put your home on hold until after the first of the year?

Ho! Ho! Ho! We are in full swing into the holiday season! Should you wait to list your home? Well, if you do, you may miss out on a great opportunity. The last two months of the year tend to be the busiest and buyers the most serious.  However, there are some things you may want to keep in mind over the holidays … Decorations Outdoor  decorations should be classy, classic and SIMPLE. Sprinkle white lights in some of the bushes and potted trees; add a welcoming wreath at the door. Create festive but without the Grizwald effect. You may really want to leave the inflatable Santa and snowmen … [Read more...]