Stay safe this holiday season

Christmas is nearly upon us, and many here in Pittsburg are either preparing for holiday guests or making lists and packing to visit distant friends and relatives. In all the excitement, it’s easy to overlook some basic safety tips. They’re especially important if you have small children or pets in your home – or if […]

How to choose a buyers’ agent

When you want to buy a home in Pittsburg – whether it’s your first home or your seventh – the right buyers’ agent can mean the difference between weeks or months of frustration and speedy success. Unless you’ve gotten a good recommendation from a friend or family member, you’ll need to take some time to find […]

Decorating and Staging – they’re worlds apart

                                              Home sellers who have spent thousands of dollars hiring a decorator and purchasing furniture and accessories, such as draperies, are often shocked to hear that they really do need to have their Pittsburg […]

Should you call for an agent like you call for an Uber ride?

The latest news from Colorado is the “Arrive Home” app, which allows potential home buyers to connect with the nearest agent when they want to see a home “on demand.” Developers hope soon to expand the service across the U.S. Does that sound good to you? It sounds to us like you might get “instant […]

Your house is for sale. Should you decorate for Halloween?

  Once upon a time Halloween was a kids’ holiday. Parents decorated a little just to please their children or perhaps the neighborhood children. Now, it’s become one of the biggest holidays of the year. I read recently that aside from gifts, Americans spend more money on Halloween than they do on Christmas. Adults buy costumes these […]

There’s more to an offer than the purchase price

When you’re buying or selling a home in Pittsburg, the purchase price is only one component of the offer. The fact that so many other details affect a buyer’s total outlay and a seller’s total return is why purchase and sale agreements include so many pages. Start with seller concessions: Seller pays a set dollar […]

Moving – Make it easier on the kids

Unless you’re moving to a new home within your current Pittsburg neighborhood, this transition can be both exciting and terrifying for your school-age children. In addition to leaving a home they just might love, they’re leaving their friends, their playgrounds, their school, family members who lived nearby, their favorite ice cream shop – everything they’re […]

The one feature you can’t change about your new Pittsburg home

When you begin your search for a new home in Pittsburg, you may be focused on finding a home that’s the right size for your household and offers the right amenities. You may be in search of a gourmet kitchen, a luxurious master suite, a four-car garage, or a fenced yard for your children or […]

Hunting for a Pittsburg home? Let your agent save you time.

When you first begin your search for a home here in Pittsburg it seems pretty simple to just go online to Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, and agency sites that offer a link to the local Multiple Listing Service. Then all you have to do is call and arrange for a showing. The first hurdle you’ll face […]

Increase the value of your home without breaking the bank

When you’re preparing your home for sale, remember that details count. When buyers tour your home, their emotions and subconscious perceptions will play a large role in the value they see. First impressions will set the tone and affect what those buyers notice once inside the house. So do a bit of landscaping, especially in […]