When COVID-19 struck earlier this year, experts issued dire warnings regarding the pandemic’s likely impact on real estate buyers and sellers. But what has been our actual national experience - and our experience here in central Maine? Let’s take a couple of minutes to look at the U.S. and Maine-specific stats, and see what they tell [...]
When you’re selling your home, it’s nearly always smarter to hire a real estate agent, rather than try to DIY. Here are 5 powerful reasons why.
How can you DRAMATICALLY enhance home value before you sell your house? Here are 7 proven-effective landscaping tips to help you do just that!
If you hope to sell your house this spring or summer, there are powerful steps you can take--right now--while we shelter in place and wait for the COVID-19 threat to pass. Based on our agents’ decades of real-world experience, here are the 9 proven-effective “prep steps” we suggest you [...]
If you’re like most homeowners, the phrase “tax-relief benefits” is music to your ears. Really sweet music! But as you go through your daily life, you probably haven’t had time to keep up-to-date on all the new tax-relief benefits for homeowners recently passed by the Maine State Legislature. So let’s take a couple of minutes to look at [...]
Here at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson Realtors®, 2019 was an outstanding year—and we have our valued customers to thank for that! Thanks to their trust in us, we engaged in a very dynamic market, especially for those seeking to sell real estate in Central Maine. Buyers found the market slightly more difficult; throughout Maine there was a [...]
Moving is, by the nature of uprooting, chaotic and stressful. It’s a whirlwind of deadlines, cardboard boxes, and a whole new life.
So there is little surprise that on your first night in your new home, you might feel a little unsettled — which begs the question, “what to unpack first?”
Here’s what you need to know to lessen the feelings of being overwhelmed and get settled in [...]
Ensuring your buyer’s agent is a good negotiator is an essential part of getting a good deal on your next home. Your buyer’s agent listens to your plans and needs, shows you houses, assists in drawing up contracts, and turns in offers. [...]
Wondering what things to hide during an open house? We've got you covered.
You may have heard that your “title is clear,” but what does that mean? Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the title examination process.
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