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Monthly Archives: August 2020

    Can A Qualified Family Member Perform Our Home Inspection

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 18, 2020

    Dave, My husband and I have been looking at homes for the past several months and our real estate agent has advised us that when we purchase, we need to have a professional home inspection done by a home inspector. My husband’s brother is a general contractor who has been building homes for over 15 years... Read More

    Our Front Door Is Often Left Unlocked After Showings, What Should We Do?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 18, 2020

    Dave, This may sound like someone just complaining but it actually is more serious than that. Our home has been listed with a reputable firm for four months. Whether or not our house has sold by mid‑Sept, we will be relocating to Denver to start new jobs. The concern we have is that after leaving... Read More

    When Can Buyers Take Possession Of A House After Closing

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 18, 2020

    Dave, I recently sold my home and before and during the closing the buyer stated they would give me a few extra days to even a week to move out after closing. The day after closing they showed up looking to move-in and informed me a locksmith would be showing up at 4:00pm to change the... Read More

    We’ve Had 20 Showings But No Offers, Should We Hire A New Agent?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 7, 2020

    Dave, We have had our home for sale for nearly six months with no offers and approximately 20 showings. Our current contract with our real estate agent expires in a couple weeks and we are considering changing agents and going with a new agent and company, although we have enjoyed working with our current agent.... Read More

    Does The Type Of Retaining Wall Change Resale Value?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 7, 2020

    Dear Dave, We are getting some projects lined out for our property. We have an area that needs a retaining wall, 25 feet long and 4 feet high, and we would like some advice on what might be the best route to take. We have access to railroad ties but we aren’t sure if those... Read More

    Will No Bathroom In Your Master Bathroom Hurt Resale Value?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 7, 2020

    Dave, We are in the process of designing our new home and looking over many floor plans and we have noticed that many don’t have a bath tub in the master bathroom. We are now considering only putting a shower in our master bath, as neither of us are “tub” people and rarely, if ever, take... Read More

    Can We Add To Our Home Value By Including Furniture In The Sale Of Our Home?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 7, 2020

    Dave, We are considering selling our home and downsizing. We would prefer to sell it fully furnished, as we have purchased furnishings specifically for this house. All our decor has been professionally done, hand selected and very nice. I am sure that it would add value to our home and then we could leave it in the home... Read More

    Can A Seller Still Back Out After We Agree To His Counter Offer?

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 7, 2020

      Dave, We recently made an offer on a house and the seller sent us a counter offer that we agreed to, but then we received word that he had changed his mind and was going to sell the home to another buyer. We feel like he made a deal and he should have stuck... Read More

    Countless Showings, But No Offers? What You Should Do Next…

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 5, 2020

    Dave, Our house has been on the market for what seems like ages! We would really like to sell it as soon as possible because the whole process is beginning to wear us out! We’ve had countless showings and even a few open houses. Why we don’t have any offers is a mystery to us.... Read More