Real Estate Glossary: The Letter “C”

There were more real estate terms beginning with the letter “C” than I imagined there would be! If I left any out, please let me know. … More Real Estate Glossary: The Letter “C”

What Snowstorm? There are no Snow Days in Real Estate

Home showings in the winter months are challenging to all involved, especially when the snow starts flying. But real estate knows no snow days.

As a full-time Realtor, the weather does not keep me from bringing buyers to you. In fact, the messy weather can be a good filter for window shoppers. It is almost always the serious buyers who are out and about during less than desirable weather and it is my job to make your home accessible to them. … More What Snowstorm? There are no Snow Days in Real Estate

Good Boundaries When Choosing a Friend or Relative as Your Realtor

Real Estate Education: Article 2 for Sellers & Buyers This is the second real estate article in a series about purchasing or selling your home. from South Shore Realtor Alice Pierce blog Visit my website anytime for professional real estate services! The Spring Real Estate Market of 2016 is fast approaching, and you have decided … More Good Boundaries When Choosing a Friend or Relative as Your Realtor

Squirrel Prevention & More

We have all known a squirrel or two. Some of us have experienced the wrath of an enraged female squirrel whose young are trapped inside a place built for humans, and the subsequent damage to our homes. The best practice is prevention first.

There are more than 200 squirrel species worldwide, including one that is three feet long. In Massachusetts, on the South Shore of Boston, we see two species of tree squirrels, the gray and red, on a regular basis. Northern and southern flying squirrels also inhabit Massachusetts, but emerge only at night. Squirrels are classified as a game species in Massachusetts, and have their own, regulated hunting seasons. Depending on your location, the season runs from either September or October until January.
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The Federal Reserve and the Real Estate Market

What is the Federal Reserve? The Federal Reserve is not federal and it is not a reserve. The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. The primary functions of the Federal Reserve are to create and maintain monetary policies, supervision, regulation and financial services. When Congress created the Federal Reserve Act … More The Federal Reserve and the Real Estate Market

Staging in Today’s Real Estate Market

What is staging? Staging your home in the real estate market is more specifically called “Home Staging.” In Great Britain they call it “property presentation,” or “property styling, and in Sweden the term is “homestyling.” It is serious business these days, and even commands the need for an International Association of Home Staging Professionals which … More Staging in Today’s Real Estate Market