Susan Brewer discusses the ins and outs of St Louis Real Estate. Topics range from "What color should I paint my front door?" to digging deep in to the statistics of our current real estate market.
Who else LOVES watching real estate programs on TV? Whether it's on HGTV, DIY or somewhere streaming I admit that I am addicted to them as well. This week we discuss some of the positives and negatives of those programs and how reality shows often don't depict the reality of real estate 📺
This week we discuss our current local real estate market and how buyers and sellers can prepare themselves for success.
This week we discuss some of our most popular events of the year: Our pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating in Historic Cottleville. We also talk a little bit about how you can earn some holiday spending money or save some extra cash for home repairs and help local businesses at the same time.
Our current market is changing a bit. This week we discuss what those changes are and what they mean to you as a home buyer or seller.
The flooding that recently occurred in our area has made some changes to our local market. This week we discuss how the record-breaking rains impacted the home buying and selling process and some programs that are available for those that were affected by the flooding.
This week we discuss ways to prepare yourself and your home for the upcoming autumn season.
This week we discuss some items that often get overlooked or forgotten when we think about keeping your home safe.
One of the areas that sometimes gets overlooked when homeowners are trying to add value to their home is the garage. This week we discuss some ideas to not only make your life more organized, but to help add value to your home as well.
A crazy situation I experienced recently made me decide to discuss this week's topic. Watch this episode to learn more about some of the requirements you may be asked to meet regarding improvements that you have made to your home when you decide to sell and how you can prepare.
We love being a part of our community and meeting all of our neighbors and people that make it a great place to live, work and play. As a small business we truly appreciate the support that we receive from our community and love being a part of it. This week we discuss the importance small businesses play in our community and how we can support the…
This week we discuss the three most common types of home loans, how they differ and what that means to buyers and sellers.
Some cities require that home sellers perform an inspection before selling their home. This week we discuss some of the things that they may look for and how you can prepare.
This is probably the only time that you will hear me say this: Add a little color to the exterior of your home this year with these tips and tricks.
We have many clients that are considering living in a home part of the year and sharing it (AirBnB , VRBO, etc) during the reminder of the year. This week we discuss what it take to prepare both yourself and your home for the process.
There is a very important visitor to your home that visits well after all of your showings are completed and after you have an accepted contract. That visitor is the appraiser. This week we discuss the role of the appraiser in the real estate process and what you need to know about who they are and what they do.…
People often ask me what the process is for listing a home and advertising it as "Coming Soon." While there are some rules that must be followed, each Realtor and seller can choose how they handle the release of their home to the active market and how offers will be handled. It is important that we make the process fair for all buyers and are trans…
75% of Americans who bought a home in the last year have had some kind of remorse regarding the purchase. These doubts are somewhat normal for both buyers and sellers. This week we discuss ways to help to manage these feelings and enjoy the process a little more.
This week we take a look at some trends in our local market and what they mean to buyers and sellers.
This week we take a look at some trends in our local market and what they mean to buyers and sellers.
This week we discuss getting your home ready for the warmer months ahead. We talk about some of the "usual" spring cleaning items and some that we often see neglected as Realtors.
Spring is almost here! This week we discuss some tips for quick updates and refreshes you can make to your home, contacting contractors early for the projects you need assistance with, and paint colors and trends for the season.
This week I answer some of your questions regarding the growth of Cottleville and give you a sneak peek of some of the new developments.
This week we discuss how sellers can prepare their home for sale with making updates that appeal to the most buyers. We also discuss staging and how it can help you to increase the value of your home even in today's market.
This week we discuss how your credit score impacts many aspects in your life . Everything from acquiring auto insurance to purchasing a home. We look at ways to increase your score, build credit and establish credit by monitoring your spending.
A trend that we are seeing in our current market is buyers waiving inspections and purchasing homes "As-Is." However, there may be an inspection that is required by the city or county that the home is located in. This week we discuss municipal inspections and how they impact the buying or selling of a home in certain areas.…
Many of our clients are choosing a warmer client for their next home purchase. It's not always going to be their primary residence, many of them are choosing to utilize their vacation home as an investment. This week we discuss some of the things to consider before making a purchase and how we can help.…
Most of us know that 2021 was a fantastic year for the real estate market. Many experts predict that this year will be another year of low inventory , but interest rates my see a slight increase. This week we discuss what is in store for the new year and how you can prepare for it.
You’re used to hearing us inform you of things “to do” when buying or selling a home. This week, we discuss a few things NOT to do during a real estate transaction.
This week we discuss some features that today's buyers are searching for and how sellers can make their homes stand out. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to walk through your home or discuss some updates that you may be considering.
This week I share my recipe for Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies which are a family favorite that are simply delicious and easy to make. Please share with me if you decide to try this recipe and let me know what you think! And remember to use that kitchen that you love. You can find the full recipe at https://www.service1sthomes.com/holiday-baking/…
This week we discuss some fun things to do in our area this time of year, but more importantly we are asking for your help. If you know someone in our area that is struggling or could use some assistance this Holiday season we would like to hear about them. Send me an email with their story and your contact info. Our office will review all of the s…
This week we discuss the hows and whys on houses going from pending (sold) online to back to active. The reasons why it can happen and how you can take advantage of it as a buyer. There is also a special invitation to you to join Santa in Cottleville on Shop Small Saturday.
This week we discuss selling your home during the Holiday season. It's a time of year when it is easy for some sellers to get carried away with decorations and actually make their home look smaller. These are some ways to celebrate the season and still have your home look its best to potential buyers.…
This week we discuss utilizing the hour that we gain from "Falling Back" to organize, declutter and renew a problem area in our homes. I would love to see your before and after picks. Email them to me so we can share your success in the future.
This week, I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that came out to join us for Trick-or-Treating in Historic Cottleville and Movies on Main St last weekend. We truly appreciate all of your support ❤️ Don't forget, we are entering a time of year when our local businesses depend on our support. Try to shop, eat and support local when you can an…
What day is the best day for closing on your home? This week we discuss how choosing the correct date, coordinating movers and staying in contact with your lender and Realtor are all part of making closing day a successful one.
This week we discuss some ideas to update what are often the smallest rooms in your home. The entry foyer and mudroom see a lot of traffic and can make a big impact in sharing your design style. Welcoming family and friends to your home with a well-designed space is an important aspect when designing a home.…
This is Real Estate Safety Month, and this week we discuss some items that help to keep Realtors safe and a few things that you may not think of when you think about safety when selling a home.
This week we discuss some items that you should do now, as a homeowner, to prepare for the cold months ahead as well as some of our most popular events that are almost here and how you can participate.
Your front porch is the first thing that people see when they look at your home. This week we discuss seasonal decorations and how they can instantly let everyone know your style. Whether you're buying, selling or loving your home.
This week we discuss obtaining a real estate license in Missouri. The steps involved in the testing process and choosing a brokerage that is the right fit for you.
This week we discuss the importance of garage space when buying or selling a home. If you’re selling we give some tips on making your garage look its best and if you’re buying we talk about what to look for in a garage.
Whether you are a first time home owner or a seasoned veteran, these tips can help you to prepare your home for the colder months ahead.
This week we discuss some tips to help you to have a more pleasant experience when completing projects on your home. Everything from timelines and deadlines to choosing the contractor that's right for you.
It's finally here - closing day! Inspections are completed, loan contingency date passed and we're ready to pass your home to its new owner. This week we discuss what to expect on closing day, and how to prepare so that it goes as smoothly as possible.
We are currently seeing a bit fo a shift in our local real estate market. This means that both buyers and sellers will see a difference in how they will enter the market. This week we discuss these changes and what they mean for you.
With all of the new construction in our area, it is important to discuss some of the trends in home design that are emerging (and some old ones that are returning). This week we talk about somethings to consider during the build process that may be difficult to add after move-in.
Now, more than ever, home buyers are searching for a back yard that extends the living area to the outside of the home. This week we discuss some back yard updates that you can make to add to your enjoyment of your home and help it appeal to more buyers now, and in the future.
Recently some changes have been made in our area that regulate the use of the Coming Soon status when marketing a home for sale. This week we discuss those changes and how they impact both buyers and sellers.