Are you sick and tired of being told your home didn't sell because it was overpriced? More times than not, this was NOT the issue, but that your real estate agent did not tell your home's story. THIS IS WHERE I MAKE IT PERSONAL AND YOU'LL BE GLAD I DID. You have a great home. Let’s make sure the world knows it. EVERY HOME HAS A STORY Every home has a story. I’ve perfected the art of telling it. It’s well known through experience that most home buyers decide to make a purchase once they establish an emotional connection ...
Are you sick and tired of being told...
March 27, 2019
Quick Home Seller Tip
March 13, 2019
QUICK HOME SELLER TIP: Before showing appointments, close the windows to make sure the home is nice and quiet. You don't want a fire truck screaming by during a showing and have the buyer think one will pass by every hour. Al Pratte, a local RI Realtor with over 15 years of experience was born and raised in Cumberland, RI. His aim is to delight and surprise his clients with exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step in the transaction. His goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that ...
10 Reasons You Need a Realtor to Sell
October 17, 2018
Al Pratte is a local realtor with 15+ years of experience who was born and raised in Cumberland, RI. His aim is to delight and surprise his clients with exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step in the transaction. His goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that his clients want others to experience.
Will The Real Estate Market Stay HOT in 2018?
January 29, 2018
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How to get the most money for your home
November 1, 2017
How to Get the Best Price for Your Home in the Shortest Time. In order to get the best price for your home in the shortest time, we need to know how to market your home. The better your home is marketed, the more buyers will want to see it, and the more showings we will have. This leads to more offers. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want. Still with me? Good, let’s move on. The most important factor of marketing your home is pricing it ...
Improve or move
October 1, 2017
Improve or move? Unless you built a custom home, you probably have quite a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade to a new home, or you might be thinking about renovating your current home after binging on HGTV. The answer to renovation vs. relocation depends greatly on what you’re trying to fix. Thinking about a new kitchen? If you’re dreaming of a chef’s kitchen with new appliances and beautiful cabinets, renovating your own kitchen gives you incredible ROI and is less costly than moving. You ...
4 things to do before listing your home
December 6, 2016
4 things to do before listing your home for sale. There are several steps you should take prior to listing your home for sale that will make the transaction smoother and quicker. 1. Hire the right real estate professional. It may be tempting to sell your home on your own and avoid paying a sales commission, but selling your home is a full time job. A real estate professional provides the best opportunity for you to earn the maximum amount from your home’s sale. An agent will research the market to determine the best listing price, market your home ...
Top influencers when searching for a home
November 1, 2016
Top influencers when searching for a home... Location, location, location! The most important characteristic when determining the value of real estate continues to thrive. When you decide where you want to live, you are not only choosing a home, you are buying into a neighborhood. A community's physical and social qualities have a major impact on the market value of the house, the desirability of the neighborhood and the lifestyle of its residents. Top Influences in Selecting a Home Quality of Neighborhood. A neighborhood can be every bit as important as the house itself. It’s the community lifestyle and ...
Considering a property short sale
October 1, 2016
Considering a property short sale? Whether or not you should start the short sale process really depends on your current financial situation, what is owed on the property, the current market value or extenuating circumstances. Let us begin by defining a short sale. What is a short sale? A short sale is a home sale in which the property is sold for less than the balance owed to the lender/mortgage company. In this case, the lender agrees to accept less than the amount owed at closing. The mortgage company ultimately must provide permission for this sale to occur. Short sales ...