Earnest Money.  The Difference Maker.

Earnest Money. The Difference Maker.

There is one answer to the two most often asked questions by home buyers and sellers. The questions are: Will I get the earnest money back? Can I keep the earnest money? The answer: Maybe.  This article is not an attempt to explain Wisconsin Earnest Money Law. Google...

The Most Acceptable Offer

The Most Acceptable Offer

The Most Acceptable Offer By: Tom Meyer   Residential real estate negotiations are conversations between a seller and a buyer. In buyer favorable or balanced markets, the discussion goes like this:   Buyer: I would like to buy your house. How much money do...

Are you a new buyer?  Read this!

Are you a new buyer? Read this!

Fear of Losing. The Illusion of Multiple Offers. Once unheard of, ten or twelve offers received on one house are expected today. Three or four offers are a disappointment, if not embarrassing. Imagine going to the office on Monday explaining why only four people made...

Housing Bubble Brewing

Housing Bubble Brewing

Is There A Housing Bubble Brewing? The fear of missing out (FOMO) drives people to irrational behavior to win. We saw it in the housing crash of 2007-2009. Cheap money? Get some before it’s gone. 100% mortgage, no money down, cash back at closing? The bank says it’s...

Choose to Keep More Equity

Choose to Keep More Equity

Rising home prices are driving Housing Wealth higher and faster than ever. Homeowners and sellers are winning. For someone to win the home equity sweepstakes, there will be people who pay the prices. Supply and Demand The rise in home prices is a supply and demand...

Pricing your home for today’s market

Pricing your home for today’s market

Pricing your home for today's market requires a modern strategy. Some homeowners are reluctant to approach pricing differently from how they remember when they sold a house years ago. Those who recognize that competition generates ridiculously high prices and safe...