June 2018

Going “Home”


When exploring the definition of “home,” an inquirer is left with a myriad of opinions and concepts. Computer applications and web sites denote the home screen and home page as a central navigation point. Instinct draws animals back to their home territory after leaving it. Those with wanderlust or nomadic tendencies encapsulate the meaning of home as a place where one is most comfortable in their own skin.  […]

Going “Home”2018-11-28T13:59:18+00:00

October 2017

“In a word, I would sum it up as outstanding.”


You have asked me for some feedback about your firm's performance in handling the sale of the Estate properties in Carbondale. In a word, I would sum it up as outstanding. Your work on the Estate's behalf was polished, professional and very solid. In the case of of both properties, your knowledge of the local market and your advice on values, pricing and timing of the listings was spot-on and accurate. As a result, you were able to bring clean and uncomplicated offers to the table and to complete sales quickly. The Missouri Heights property sold for the asking price the very day it was listed. The River Valley Ranch property took on a bit longer. It is a resounding testament to your knowledge of the local market that both properties sold within days, not weeks of listing, and for the asking price. I do not believe that any seller could ask for more. Bob Wandruff - November 17, 2017

“In a word, I would sum it up as outstanding.”2018-11-28T15:09:06+00:00

August 2017

Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade


Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh […]

Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade2018-11-28T13:59:43+00:00

July 2017

Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house.


Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house. One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. […]

Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house.2017-07-25T15:47:13+00:00

April 2017

Selling Secret #3


Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include […]

Selling Secret #32017-03-28T14:30:13+00:00

Selling Secret #2


Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show Your house needs to be “show-ready” at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher […]

Selling Secret #22017-03-28T14:31:47+00:00

March 2017

Selling Secret #1


Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the […]

Selling Secret #12017-03-28T14:00:57+00:00

February 2017

All Closed in the Last Week!


What do these four properties have in common? All four of them closed within the last week!    Each photo has a story with widely different people moving towards the same thing, making their dreams come true. From investment opportunities to young entrepreneurs, first time buyers to people building their forever home, we at Amoré Realty were able to come along side and help them. […]

All Closed in the Last Week!2017-03-01T11:29:11+00:00

Pets Allowed


When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets’ needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®. The report found that 81% of the people said that pet considerations play a role when deciding on their next living situation. In 2016, 61% of U.S. households either have a pet or plan to get one in the future, so it is important to understand the unique needs and […]

Pets Allowed2017-02-22T10:41:36+00:00
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