Blog Entries in October

10 Spooky Sights that Can Scare Buyers Away from a Home

10 Spooky Sights that Can Scare Buyers Away from a Home

In the spirit of today’s Halloween holiday, we’re taking a look into the spooky, eerie things about a home that will simply scare buyers away. No, we’re not talking about properties that may be rumored to be haunted. Luckily, we’re talking about simply scary things that are simple fixes for sellers! Here are 10 things that will scare buyers away from a home: 1. Horren

Three Conversations to Have Before Buying a Home with a Friend

Three Conversations to Have Before Buying a Home with a Friend

Some of them have been around since you were a child. Some you may have found in college. Some may even be in your neighborhood or at work. No, we’re not talking about your sweater collection—though sweater season is in full swing. We’re talking about your friends. You know, the people who you rely on, confide in and maybe even vacation with. You probably have no reservations

Five Fun and Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Fall

Five Fun and Free Things to Do in Pittsburgh This Fall

One of the greatest things about living in the Pittsburgh region is being able to enjoy four distinct seasons. Now that we are in the middle of the beautiful fall season, we can’t help but share some of the awesome things to do around Pittsburgh during this crisp, cool season. Oh, yes, they’re also FREE! Here are five of our favorite free things to do in Pittsburgh in the fall: V

Ready to Sell? Ask Listing Agents These Five Questions First!

Ready to Sell? Ask Listing Agents These Five Questions First!

In a hot real estate market, it can seem that as soon as a “for sale” sign goes up in someone’s yard, the home is immediately under contract. If you’re planning to sell your home, you may be wondering how you can make that sight a reality in your very own yard. Well, it all can start with finding the right real estate agent. Some sellers find a real estate agent by liste

National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

Step aside pumpkin spice, October is all about pizza. Seriously, October is National Pizza Month! From thin crusts to extra cheese, we’re digging up some of the best pizzerias in Pittsburgh. Now, it’s no secret that Western Pennsylvania is packed full of pizza parlors, so in order to narrow down the best of the best, we’ve asked a few of our agents and employees to share their

Tips for Part-time Real Estate Agents to Find Full-Time Success

Tips for Part-time Real Estate Agents to Find Full-Time Success

The changing seasons could have you thinking about making some other changes in your life. Perhaps you’re considering the prospects of a career change. While certainly exciting, diving into a new profession can also be terrifying! If you’re looking for a bit of a safety net before making a total change, a professional career in real estate could be exactly what you’re seeking.

Frighteningly Good Facts About Open Houses

Frighteningly Good Facts About Open Houses

Now that mid-October has arrived, many of us have spent some time scouting out local haunted houses in the spirit of the Halloween season. While getting a good scare as you tour through creepy decor may be ideal for some, haunted houses are just not for everyone. In the real estate world, we give our own type of tours through available homes, but they’re called open houses—and, they

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Five Pointers for Buying a Home with Pets

Some have fur. Some have fins. Some have four legs. Some have feathers. One thing that our pets have in common is that they all are members of the family. So, when it comes to buying a home, we’ve got to keep their needs in mind. But what exactly does that mean for today’s home buyer?  Here are five tips for home buyers looking for a new home that will accommodate their pets:

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

For many of us, the autumn season means falling leaves, football season and pumpkin-flavored something. But, if you’re a homeowner, fall should mean must-do maintenance—in preparation for winter, of course! So, before you take a sip of your favorite pumpkin latte or seasonally-spiced beer, take a look at these five fall home maintenance tasks:   1. Clean the Gutters We

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

Family, Future & More for Military Members to Consider When Buying

For anyone interested in buying a home, there are a lot of decisions to be made. From the type of flooring they may want to the type of loan they may qualify for, this major purchase comes with major choices. For the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces, there are even more things to consider when it comes to buying a home. Here are five things to think about if you are a military member