-ARIZONA You may not be aware of how your house smells unless someone tells you. A prolonged absence may help too. When you return after a vacation or time away, you may get a whiff of what visitors smell. If you have “halitosis of the home,” it’s time to do something about it.… Read More

-ARIZONA With a limited inventory of homes available, competition can be fierce for home buying. Traditionally, before the housing crisis, younger adults were buying homes and starting families. When the housing market crashed, and foreclosures reached record highs, homes were lost and homeowners became renters. Today’s market is seeing some of those older adults returning… Read More

Need to Know About Buying a Home This Summer | Blog | Nate Hastings

Buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting, but well worth the effort. Summer is usually the busiest time of year for home buying, and in 2018, many people will find their new home in the Mesa area. Knowing what to expect and preparing for the process can help improve the experience for you as a buyer. Here are some tips you need to know before you begin the search for your new home this summer. … Read More

How to Solve Real Estate's Biggest Closing Challenges | Blog | Nate Hastings

Real estate sales are complicated, with many moving parts involved to achieve the desired outcome – closing. If you have an experienced real estate agent on your side, you may never need to worry about the many challenges that can stand in the way of closing the sale on time. However, between the time when an offer is accepted and the final closing day occurs, there are several possible issues that can occur to delay or stop the closing process. There are some things you and your realtor can do to solve many of these challenges and quicken the process. … Read More

Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Boosters | Blog | Nate Hastings

Curb appeal is a blanket term for everything the buyer will see at first-glance, and it can have a significant impact on their attitude about the home. Improving this first impression is important, but it does not need to be expensive when you use a few expert realtor budget-friendly tricks and tips.… Read More

Styling Tips to 'Wow' Springtime Home Buyers | Realtor | Nate Hastings

When you are attempting to sell your home in the spring, you need to match the mood of the buyers on the market. That means creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that will make your home feel inviting and cozy. There is a great deal of difference between cool and cold, so make sure you aim for the former when you are selling your home in the spring. … Read More

Simple Home Improvements | Improve Value of Home | Nate Hastings

Both the external and internal aspects of your home will benefit from simple home improvements. There is nothing more likely to draw a buyer’s attention than a well-maintained property that feels like a home, rather than just a house. The difference is important when it comes to closing a sale. … Read More

Is Zillow's Zestimate Accuracte | Realtor | Blog | Nate Hastings

The home value estimator tool on this website offers what Zillow terms a “Zestimate” – a calculated estimate of a home. However, this estimate can mislead potential sellers and buyers when it comes to the actual value of a property. … Read More

Home Estimator Tools Aren't Accurate | Realtor | Nate Hastings

Most real estate websites that offer these home estimator tools clearly state the home values they give can be wrong, and the true value can fluctuate within a certain percentage. An AVM will ask for certain data from the user and usually also gathers data from other sources; such as last selling price of the home, assessed value, and comparable sales in the area. However, even with all this data, there are so many variables that cannot be inputted into a strictly numerical formula, making these home value estimates unreliable. … Read More

4 Things to do Before Gutting a Home | Realtor | Nate Hastings

You are about to completely gut your home in a renovation that will likely cost you a fortune. Before you even start, you should take stock of the impact on your personal belongings and relationships. You have one shot at this and you need to get it right! Once your project begins there is no going back, so make sure you have prepared for all the eventualities that come with a home renovation. … Read More