Here are the Blogs in the Other Expert Advice category.
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Friday, 6 July 2018
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blog preview image I hear it all the time: "But Zillow (or Trulia, etc.) says my home is worth $ (fill in the blank), but you're telling me it's worth this?" These nationwide real estate databases are a great starting point, but you need to know the facts before you put all your stock in a "zestimate." Websites like ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2018 7:00 AM by Jarod
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Thursday, 7 June 2018
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blog preview image Keeping your home in tip-top shape sometimes requires more exstensive work than you can manage. Sure, you can watch a YouTube video to learn how to unclog a toilet, but some projects extend the reach of your skills, patience, and any YouTube instructional video. When you know your home project is out ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2018 7:00 AM by Jarod
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Thursday, 24 May 2018
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blog preview image Sound impossible?  It clearly isn't.  I am always amazed how make little changes using color and greenery can make such a significant difference in the look of a home.  Apparently there are lots of places to look for ideas.  Magazines are a great source of ideas.   One thing to keep in mind is to have ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2018 12:08 PM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018
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blog preview image Even when a move can be all about great things like a job promotion, moving near old friends and family or moving to an exciting area that you have always dreamed about.  There comes the time when you start to dread all that is involved.  Let's go over some great ideas to help you in your move.  The ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2018 4:41 PM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018
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blog preview image Even though there are more buyers wanting homes in our market, the home still has to be of value in the mind of the purchaser.  We hear talk everyday about our market being a "Sellers" market.  While that is mostly ​true, mortgage ​interest ​rates are slowly ​increasing. This will limit the amount of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2018 7:10 AM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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blog preview image Are you wanting to move up in size to accommodate your growing family or maybe downsize?​  You may be tired of paying high rents and are looking as a first time home buyer? Knowing your needs are ​and what your five year plan is will determine whether you should purchase a home at this time.  For ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2018 7:26 AM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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blog preview image Are you wanting to move up in size to accommodate your growing family or maybe downsize?​  You may be tired of paying high rents and are looking as a first time home buyer? Knowing your needs are ​and what your five year plan is will determine whether you should purchase a home at this time.  For ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2018 7:26 AM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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blog preview image Are you wanting to move up in size to accommodate your growing family or maybe downsize?​  You may be tired of paying high rents and are looking as a first time home buyer? Knowing your needs are ​and what your five year plan is will determine whether you should purchase a home at this time.  For ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2018 7:26 AM by jarod tanksley
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Friday, 12 January 2018
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blog preview image As we roll into 2018, I can't help but reflect on what an amazing year it has been in so many ways. I feel blessed. And a lot of those happy memories revolve around family, friends, and the wonderful clients who trusted me to take care of their real estate needs. I am truly thankful to say that I ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2018 1:38 PM by Jarod
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Wednesday, 3 January 2018
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blog preview image Now that we are in the cold months of winter, there are a few simple steps you can take now that will keep your home nice and cozy and shield you from the bitter cold. INSULATION There are many areas of your home that could have been neglected when your home was built, but don't let that overwhelm ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2018 10:01 AM by Jarod
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Thursday, 7 December 2017
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blog preview image   It is drawing near to the new year and along with that comes resolutions.  Are you one of those people who makes a New Years' resolutions or maybe a list of resolutions?  One of those resolutions may be to purchase a new home in 2018.  There are preparations you can make to allow an easy road to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2017 10:30 AM by jarod tanksley
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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blog preview image It is easy to see big withdrawals from your banking account.  Let's talk about those small withdrawals that you hardly notice.  As the saying goes, the ones that are​ "nickel and dime​ing"​ you to death.  We can look at the few unexpected ways money is leaving your account.  Let's talk about ways to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2017 10:50 AM by jarod tanksley
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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blog preview image  Believe me, it happens all the time....   You are wildly happy and excited that you have found "the home".  Your executed ​contract is in place.   The next phase​ of this important transaction​ is ​moving forward​ to the closing ​date​. This is​ the time​ where having a professional Realtor in your ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/24/2017 5:29 PM by jarod tanksley
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017
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blog preview image   FALL...I bet if we took a survey on what is everyone's favorite season, the Fall (Autumn) would win.  I believe there are so many reasons that is true.  In our area we have most likely endured an incredibly hot summer with humid days and sultry nights.  We welcome the cool temperatures of the Fall ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/11/2017 4:01 PM by jarod tanksley
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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blog preview image By the time fall arrives everyone seems to be ready for cooler weather and less humidity.   Fall also brings a time for lawn care and nourishing your outdoor areas.   You not only improve the appearance but also the health of your grass, shrubs and landscaping.   Who knew there are different heights ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/26/2017 8:30 AM by jarod tanksley
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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blog preview image   Almost​ every person wishes​ to own their own home. Americans still believe that tho​ugh it is the largest purchase of their life​,​ it still remains the wisest purchase as well.  It is not just the wisdom​ ​of a good investment..​. but also​ a sense of pride of having a home of their own.​Researchers ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 8:55 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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Monday, 14 August 2017
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blog preview image  You may or may not know this fact but it is actually not that hard to get into homes.  Many homes have a subpar lock so the risk of being seen breaking in is more of a deterrent.  There is also the fact that most robberies happen during daylight hours - so being seen is not that alarming to a seasoned ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2017 11:00 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Monday, 31 July 2017
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blog preview image  How about the saying THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.  Maybe you have heard HOME IS WHERE YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS.  Probably the most famous is HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS.   I say that could be switched around to HEART IS WHERE THE HOME IS.   A great example of this is having a particularly tough day and walking ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2017 11:45 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Thursday, 13 July 2017
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blog preview image It seems like sooner or later, you will experience selling your home and moving into another.  While moving can be disruptive for parents, it can be traumatic for children. Simply because it is usually not their plan but the plan of the parents and in most cases connected to a work/career position. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2017 7:16 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017
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Moving day can be filled with anxiety but not if you prepare​ ahead of time and that includes the much loved family pet.  A local move can be much easier since at least you can keep your same veterinarian and local pet retailers.  An interstate move can be a bit more challenging ​but again preparation ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2017 3:10 PM by Jarod Tanksley
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