Home Buying Resources

Where does all of that commission money go?

Where does all of that commission money go?

Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 6%. Read more

How do moving companies work?

How do moving companies work?

Bruce has spent the past 16 years helping clients move all over the world, and was recently interviewed by Lindy Chapman on relocation and how moving companies work. This article covers highlights from the interview including how moving companies price your move, how to save money, and how to plan Read more

How To Be A Prepared Homebuyer

How To Be A Prepared Homebuyer

Are you buying a home for the first time? There are free resources available to you that can help you understand the home buying process, as well as understand what you can afford to buy. Read more

Avoiding influence to make the right choice

Avoiding influence to make the right choice

A quick guide to making the right decision for you based on education, not influence and hype. Read more

Would you marry someone 37 days after you first met?

Would you marry someone 37 days after you first met?

Would you get married 37 days after your first date? When we spend time carefully vetting and understanding our long-term commitments, why does that same logic not apply to one of the most significant financial decisions of your life? Read more

Why Giving Back

Why Giving Back

Learn why we created our Giving Back program and how your home post can help make a difference in our communities. Read more

What we did right and what we did wrong when building our home

What we did right and what we did wrong when building our home

When we built our home, we picked things based on our life at that time. We didn't consider how much the function of your home changes when your family begins to grow. Here is a look at what we did right and what we did wrong when building our home. Read more

Breaking down the Amazon & Realogy Deal

Breaking down the Amazon & Realogy Deal

By now, you have seen the headlines about the Amazon and Realogy partnership. However, that $5,000 credit they are offering you only applies to home purchases over $700,000. Let's breakdown the promotion and how it really benefits you. Read more

Who we are - honest and transparent

Who we are - honest and transparent

In staying within our principles of honesty and transparency, we wanted to write a blog on our "WHY. " Why are we doing this, Who we are, What are our goals, and (my favorite) How does a mom of two with a hospitality marketing background think she is going to change real estate? Read more

Be Smart and Be Safe

Be Smart and Be Safe

We live in a world where we can look up anything on the internet. Whether it's trivial information or personal information, such as a phone number or email address, it is all accessible to us within seconds. Let's talk about how can you make sure you protect yourself. Read more