“Gretchen was an excellent Realtor. She was kind, friendly, and on time with finding us a new home. I would definitely work with Gretchen again, and recommend her to my friends.”
For many of us, our homes are our biggest investments. It takes a great deal of trust for sellers and buyers to choose a professional like myself to negotiate on their behalf...I never forget the trust that my clients place in me, and I continuously strive to maintain my skills and knowledge at the highest level, so that my clients have my top-of-the-line service, knowledge, and marketing and negotiating skills, as I guide them throughout their transactions over the years as their Howard County, Maryland REALTOR®..
An agent was presenting a contract to a single, senior woman who was moving into a retirement home. It was a full price offer with reasonable terms and timelines but the seller wouldn’t accept it. When the agent probed deeper, she discovered that the seller was concerned with her dining room table. It had been […]
Sometimes, there are costs associated with not taking a particular action. If a person left their money in a certificate of deposit earning 2% when they could have made an investment that earned 8%, the difference is the opportunity costs associated to not taking action. If a couple has a down payment and good credit, […]
Homeowners can raise the basis or cost in their home by money spent on capital improvements. The benefit is that it will lower their gain and may save them taxes when they sell their home. Improvements must add value to your home, prolong its useful life or adapt it to new uses. Repairs are routine […]
We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat buyer, you must not be concerned about price but instead about the ‘long term […]