Now is the time to sell!

I’m sure those of you who have been keeping up with my newsletter have heard me say this before: if you have a vacation cabin you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the time. The real estate market in our area has reached a point where buying is about the same price as building. Resort […]

Handling the home repair proposal

When selling a home, one of the most important steps in the process is negotiating the home repair proposal after the inspection. Last month, we looked at the home inspection and home repair from the buyers’ perspective, so this month we want to take a look at it from the sellers’ angle. Real estate agents aren’t […]

Working through the home inspection

home inspection

When buying a home, one of the most important decisions you will make is whether to hire an inspector to conduct a home inspection. Real estate agents aren’t home inspectors, and we aren’t able to identify everything that may need  to be addressed in a property. If the owners know of and share a particular issue […]

Understanding the appraisal

In this article, I’d like to share with you about one of the most important steps in a home sale where a lender is involed – the appraisal. If you’ve been following my articles over this past year, then you already know our region – the Great Smoky Mountains, including Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and […]

Setting the right sales price

When home and cabin owners make the decision to sell, the first thing they want to know, of course, is what the correct sales price for their property should be. Working every day with the market, I watch what’s happening with sales prices and I keep up with the trends of what’s happening. Right now, […]

Buying property in a sellers’ market

resort cabins

We – like many communities around the country – are in a sellers’ market. If you’ve discovered that finding the perfect vacation cabin or second home in the Smokies hasn’t been the dream you imagined this year, don’t fret – you aren’t alone. We have had a shortage of properties for sale this year. Even […]

Whether you’re buying or selling, the time to get started is now

buying or selling

If you’ve been thinking about buying or selling your home or cabin, now is the time  – whichever side of the process you are on. For sellers, it’s the right time to sell because you can ask for a higher price these days. The number of properties – including homes and vacation/rental cabins – is […]

Six commonly asked questions about selling

Are you thinking about selling your home? Recently, I wrote an article for the Sevier News Messenger about the questions I am most commonly asked by new homeowners planning on selling their home or cabin on the market. You can read the article in its entirety here. If you are thinking about selling your home and have other […]