Open houses don’t sell homes

There is a popular misconception out there that open houses are a good way to sell a house, and that a listing broker who’s doing his or her job should be having an open house. In actuality they are not a good idea. In fact they can even be counter-productive, making it harder to sell […]

Why Zillow Can’t Value Your Home

Zillow and other internet real estate sites get their information from proprietary sites such as Metrolist (used by Realtors).  Their information is second-hand, partial information gleaned from other sites.   These sites are not able to take into account factors such as: being next to a noisy highway being in the hottest neighborhood in town the […]

How Much Is Your House Worth?

A house is worth whatever a buyer will pay. Despite its simplicity, there’s a good measure of truth to this answer. But it’s a little more complicated than that, in part because what buyers will pay is influenced by what lenders will lend, and because sometimes it’s necessary to determine the value of a house […]