Author: Mike Nichols

Getting Outbid? Ways to Make Offer Stand Out

Getting Outbid? Ways to Make Offer Stand Out

Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been noexception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding thecompetitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing forproperties, even terrific offers are often being outbid.Fortunately, there are some things you can do…

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Master Bedroom

We’re all spending more time at home these days. With the entire family stuck together, the home has been placed under a microscope. If your master bedroom is not the oasis you wish it were, here are a few simple ideas you can use to…

5 Pool Design Trends in 2020

5 Pool Design Trends in 2020

Now that warmer weather is upon us, the focus turns to the outdoor space of our home. As Americans spend more and more of their time at home, this might be the perfect time to invest in a new pool or pool remodel. Here are…

How to Set up Your First Home Office

How to Set up Your First Home Office

Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While simply placing a laptop on the kitchen table is one way to work from…

Public vs Private Schools

Public vs Private Schools

Homebuyers know that the quality of the local schools is a critical component of their home search. Nothing is more important to parents than making sure their children receive quality education. Competition for college admission has increased to a fevered pitch over the past few…

Real Estate Investment 101

Real Estate Investment 101

Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity that can provide not only an income stream, but long-term value appreciation as well. It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate. Regardless of the ups and downs of the market, people will always need housing,…

Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour

Technology is helpful in so many areas of life, even real estate. Twenty years ago, if someone were moving across the country, they’d have to wait to buy a house until they arrived to start their new life, or they’d have to buy a home…

Upgrading Your Mudroom

Upgrading Your Mudroom

The original purpose of a mudroom was to ensure that the dirt and grime of the outdoors never made it inside your home, where visitors could see it. Believe it or not, the modern mudroom is often the first thing your guests see, as more…

Professional Photos

Professional Photos

If you are planning to list your home for sale, you probably already know that you need to prepare your home for the market. The point is to create the most attractive, welcoming version of your home to entice buyers into the home and encourage…

5 Tips for Buying a Home When You Have Student Loans

5 Tips for Buying a Home When You Have Student Loans

Most college students require some kind of financing to complete their degree. Student loan debt is a serious commitment, one which can take up to 20 years to repay. But having a student loan does not mean you will be unable to buy a home,…