Save Your Home From Dryer Fires

Every year, more than 2900 home fires are started by clothes dryers. The leading cause of these fires are from a build of up lint from lack of maintenance. The removable lint filter unfortunately doesn’t catch all of the cloth and fabric particles, so maintenance requires a little more than just emptying the filter after […]

Let’s Talk about Closing Costs

What Costs are Associated with Buying/Selling Real Estate? There are different fees associated with each side of a real estate transaction (Buying Side & Seller Side). Fees are very location-based – even within the same state, fee standards can be different. And, across America, each state has different types of fees that are applied. For […]

To HOA or to Not HOA – That is the Question

HOA: Friend or Foe Recently, my Husband and I received a ‘Friendly Notice’ from our neighborhood HOA (Homeowner’s Association) asking us to trim our maple trees. According to the neighborhood deed restrictions, trees limbs are to be 8-foot above the street and sidewalk.   We happily complied with the ‘Friendly Notice’ by calling up our tree guy, […]

10 Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold

Ready to sell your house? Here is a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it’s presented in the best light. You wouldn’t buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled […]

6 Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

Are you ready to sell your home and want it to have a great first impression on the market? Or maybe your home has been listed for a few weeks or months, and you can’t figure out why it won’t sell, and you know your agent is working hard to market it. We’ve listed below […]

Design The Backyard Of Your Dreams!

                 Paradise in your backyard!            The front yard may be considered the first impression but your back yard can leave a lasting one. This is your area where you can design a sanctuary of relaxation,  a place where you can forget about your […]

How is Your Home’s Value Determined?

Join Toni for a discussion regarding home value determinations and, what items give value and what items do not. You may be surprised.  Just what is a home appraisal and why do we need one?

The Unique Challenges and Objectives of a Military Home Buyer

The PCS No one knows the act of moving like a Military family. Moving around the world simply comes with a servicemember’s job. And, relocation is one of the most exciting aspects of a military career, but also the most challenging. While the military offers great resources to help with a move like base guides […]

Is Your Home Ready for the Market?

When it comes to preparing a home for sale, the biggest obstacle a Real Estate Agent faces is the battle between a Seller’s style and taste and the Market’s style and taste. Join Toni as she discusses ways her Team approaches the act of ‘Home Ready’.    Selling Your Home? Get It Ready To Show! Home […]

How Do You Build a Custom Home?

Join Toni as she discusses the steps to building a custom home with guests, Brian Popp of Union Home Mortgage and Marcus Smith of Smith Custom Homes.  Other ‘Ask the Agent’ Articles What does a home inspection tell you? How well do you know your roof? Smith Custom Home Project in Land O’Lakes NEW CONSTRUCTION! […]