Real Estate sales

Crumbling Basement Captive Insurance Launch Delayed Due to Volume of Public Comments

The launch date of the CT Foundation Solutions Idemnity Corporation Inc (CFSIC) website will not occur as expected on November 15.   According to the update the postponement is expected to be about thirty days and the new launch date will be announced on the CFSIC website.  [...]

The FSBO: For Sale But Overwhelmed

The FSBO- For Sale But Overwhelmed

Sell your home yourself, it makes perfect sense.  How hard can it be and it will save you at least the commission to the listing agent.  Depending on your sales price, that could save you a nice chunk of your net proceeds.  I mean how hard can it be?  My neighbor moonlights as a real estate [...]

Mansfield Connecticut: What's Not to Love

 

Miles of biking & hiking trails

Arts & Culture

Natural Beauty

Sustainability

Fellowship

Informed Citizenry

Educational Excellence

Local Agriculture

Downtown Storrs

 

I have attended meetings of the Leadership in Residence group which was started by Rebecca Shafer of Mansfield Neighborhood Preservation.  The stated goal of this group/committee is to increase the percentage of UConn faculty, staff and [...]

What's for Sale in Mansfield? Not Much. Buyers Need to Move with Urgency

Inventory remains scarce in Mansfield and the surrounding towns.    If you are a buyer, you should be working closely and clearly with your agent to be sure you both understand what you want and how you’re going to get it.   Are willing to pay full price or above and/or waive contingencies if you are in a competing bid situation?   Will you [...]

Proven or Preferred Realtors at Mansfield's Glen Ridge? Buy or Sell with Home Selling Team

One of our agents, Georgieanna Fisher,  was recently told by a soon-to-be seller at Glen Ridge that Home Selling Team was not a listed as “preferred realtor” for Glen Ridge.  It’s true, Home Selling Team declined to renew our status as a “preferred realtor” on the list that is distributed by the Administrator to residents.  We were on the list for several years  but chose not to renew after realizing there is no benefit to any Glen Ridge owners or to us as their Realtor. 

Is That A Millennial In Your Basement?

Probably not!  According to a new study by Bank of America we have underestimated the money smarts of millennials.  

Millennials held the highest share of home buying activity out of all other generations for the fifth consecutive year, according to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends [...]

How to Choose a Home Improvement Project and Not Lose Your Shirt

  • Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report is out. Using data from 2017 on the  So before you plunge headlong into a remodeling project this weekend you may want to take a look at what may bear you future returns in terms of ROI.  Some of these projects are generally undertaken by homeowners for  their own enjoyment of their home and
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Conscious Uncoupling with Zillow

 

I had a call from my sales rep at Zillow.  She said was checking in to see how I was doing.  Actually, I think she called because she was notified that I increased my “spend” on Zillow in order to capture 109% of my market—who knew there was such a thing?  This special percentage must be reserved for the Premier-est of the Premier or the [...]

Sell Your Ugly House Now

Got an ugly house?  A less than stellar location?  Wallpapered rooms? Shared driveway?  Lucky you!  The path of least resistance is now 4 lanes wide to sell your home in a likely muilt-bid situation as buyers are anxiously considering paying more and accepting less than they ever dreamed thanks to the current inventory shortage.   Of course, [...]

Real Estate Tug of War: What Happens When Not All the Heirs Want to Sell

Over the years I have had calls regarding selling a property that is owned by more than one heir which can present a problem when the heirs don't agree on the sale or are not all interested in selling the inherited property.  I had another call recently where one of three heirs remains a hold out and they have not been successful in their [...]