How To Make Your Home Move-In Ready

Whether buying or selling, there are plenty of things to consider during your real estate venture. Di Matteo Group wants to make sure you are well-informed and prepared every step of the way. This month’s Tip of The Month is for Sellers: How To Make Your Home Move-In Ready If you are on the market […]

For Sale By Owner Advocate Lists Home With Realtor®

CEO of a company whose belief is to sell homes without a real estate agent lists his own home with a Realtor®, raising the question: Is listing your own home actually a losing proposition? Established in 1984, is a marketplace for for sale by owner (FSBO) real estate services. describes itself as a “powerful online […]

4 Ways To Go Green

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, which was recently released, highlights the most common features remodelers are using to go green.  The most popular green features in the first quarter of 2014 were: High performance windows High-efficiency HVAC systems Programmable thermostats Energy Star appliances Popular features also included ceiling fans, water conserving fixtures, […]

6 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Thinking about selling your home soon and want to make it more attractive? Here are six easy things you can do to add value to your home today: Remove Popcorn Ceiling Popular in the 80’s, popcorn ceilings are a big turn off for buyers looking for that move-in ready home. A simple (yet messy) DIY […]

3 Reasons Why Home Sellers May Miss the Boat

With home prices steadily rising in most areas of the country, a lack of inventory of homes for sale, and plenty of demand from buyers before the spring selling season even begins, some home sellers may find themselves missing the boat all together. If you follow the hosing market regularly, you may have noticed a change of tone from the […]

Fresh-Baked Cookie Smell Won’t Sell Your Home

Just about everyone loves the smell of fresh-baked cookies, but new research suggests that aromas do not help sell homes. A study by Washington State University found that although homeowners are often told to create pleasing aromas when potential buyers pay a visit, that complex smells, like baked goods and potpourri, are likely to dampen enthusiasm […]

The Value of Photos: 3 Tips For Home Sellers

If you’ve ever house hunted online before you’ve probably come across a few properties that had not a single photo of the property. Unless you are familiar with that specific property or neighborhood, most of us will automatically pass on that property without giving it a second chance. As a seller this should be concering since […]

Ways Sellers Can Improve Their Home Appraisal

In today’s real estate market, selling a home can have its complications. One hurdle which can make or break the deal is the appraisal. Home appraisals are based on recent sales prices of comparable properties. And in rising price markets, those sales prices might not be high enough to support new home sale prices. Here […]

Preventable problems for home sellers

Financing delays, low appraisals, title problems, home inspections, and even buyer’s remorse can interfere with a seller’s ability to close a sale. The good news though is that many of these problems are preventable if sellers are proactive and involved. Sellers should seek out a buyer who has been pre-approved for a mortgage.  Typically, the buyer’s […]

Most Common Pricing Mistakes [Infographic]

Pricing your home for sale is one of the most important elements when listing your property for sale. Get it wrong and chances are you’ll either leave some money on the table or won’t sell at all. Below are the top 4 most common pricing mistakes you can make when selling your home. Was this useful? […]