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    What’s Going on with Bidding Wars?

    By Ali Robinson | March 14, 2019

                            In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number... Read More

    Two Common Myths About Home Buying

    By Ali Robinson | December 9, 2018

    The saying, “Don’t believe everything you hear,” is rarely truer than when buying a home. Common myths you’ve heard could potentially mislead you, so we would like to break down two of the most common home-buying myths in order to make your home buying experience an enjoyable one. Consumers often think they need to put... Read More

    Defining Commonly Used Real Estate Lingo

    By Ali Robinson | November 9, 2018

    Whether you are a buyer or a seller, familiarizing yourself with the acronyms, terms and definitions frequently used in the real estate market is a helpful tool when preparing to make your move. Instead of getting bombarded with real estate lingo that sounds like a foreign language to you, we have put together a list... Read More

    5 Reasons Homeownership Makes “Cents”

    By Ali Robinson | November 6, 2018

    If you’re like most potential homebuyers, you have probably sought advice from friends, family and co-workers. However, you may still wonder if buying a home the right thing to do. If you were asking us for advice, this first thing we would tell you is this – Relax. Having reservations is normal. The more you know... Read More

    Navigating Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Ali Robinson | October 9, 2018

    There are so many changes this time of year – school is back in session, the leaves are changing, and events around town seem to be slowing down. One thing that’s not slowing down, however, is the real estate market. In Chattanooga, housing inventories are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a decade, which in... Read More

    5 Reasons To Buy a Home This Fall

    By Ali Robinson | September 14, 2018

    The best time to buy a home has long been considered the spring and summer. And it is… in the sense that more houses are listed for sale during the spring. However, there is also much more competition trying to buy those listings in the spring. Real estate markets fluctuate just like the seasons. The... Read More

    Common Home Buying Myths – Busted!

    By Ali Robinson | August 9, 2018

    So you’re ready to buy a home, upgrade or downsize from your current home, or are just looking for something new! In this exciting but admittedly scary time, you might be inclined to turn to friends and family for advice. While anyone who watches HGTV thinks they are a professional, they might not be the... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t “FSBO” – A Guide for Sellers

    By Ali Robinson | June 21, 2018

    Selling your home means making a lot of big decisions, including whether to work with a real estate agent. While the majority of homeowners hire a listing agent, others jump in the waters of “FSBO”, or For Sale by Owner. According to extensive research, 36 percent of sellers attempt to sell their homes themselves, but... Read More

    Ali’s Picks: Shabby Chic on Lookout Mountain!

    By Ali Robinson | January 5, 2016

    One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to share more of what I love with my clients and friends—so from time to time throughout 2016 I am going to use my blog highlight properties that I think are unique, interesting, or have that “it” factor! We are going to call this series, ‘Ali’s Picks’ and... Read More

    Seller’s Tip of the Month: ‘Tis The Season for Photos!

    By Ali Robinson | November 2, 2015

    If you are planning to list your home this winter–say between December and February–there is a simple thing you can do to improve your chances of selling it quickly: take photos now! Often, sellers who put their homes on the market during the winter have a difficult time presenting the exterior of their home (including... Read More