The Pendulum is Always Moving

The Pendulum is Always Moving

The real estate market is always moving in one direction or another. In real time, the market heavily favors the seller. This is because the inventory of homes is at an all-time low, giving anyone selling your property a distinct advantage over the would-be purchaser. That is great news for you, the homeowner. However, a caveat; the real estate market is always changing, and when it moves in one direction or another it usually is quick and decisive.

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My Survey Results Just In; Seniors Facing a Move from the Home They Love…

My Survey Results Just In; Seniors Facing a Move from the Home They Love…

I am always trying to feel the pulse of my clients who are boomers and their parents. I just received the results from a survey I sent out to folks from ages 78-85. They are all homeowners and most considering a move to a senior apartment or community. So often we think we know what others are feeling but may misread emotions which are kept quiet. We are talking about a generation of seniors who are fiercely private and, in many cases, selfless. Most in this age group belong in or just behind the World War II generation. This generation would rather keep quiet about their feelings and focus on those in the family behind.  

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Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

Get Ready…The New Year Offers Great Opportunity!

I’m speaking to you the baby boomer and your parents who are homeowners.  2018 may be the year that can make or break your retirement nest egg! As we all know timing is everything and it sure doesn’t hurt to have some luck to go with your instincts.

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Riding the Real Estate Train…Where and When to Get off…

Riding the Real Estate Train…Where and When to Get off…

In this article I break down my knowledge of the housing market and advice for baby boomers on selling their homes. The best strategy is to look to the past to help create your future in the most advantageous way possible. There are two factors that will play into housing values as we move into 2017 and beyond; inventory and interest rates (inflation). My advice in this article is directed to boomers. We as 55-70 year old boomers should have a different strategy from our younger counter parts. So many clients have waited too long and then made their move under duress or circumstances never planned for, such as health changes. We want to be in charge of our lifestyle rather than waiting for other issues to decide for us.

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2017…Is the Real Estate Pendulum Moving in Your Direction?

2017…Is the Real Estate Pendulum Moving in Your Direction?

Experience has shown me that listening to experts and taking emotion out of decision making is our best chance for making the right decision for any given situation. I have been a full-time Realtor in the 4-County Milwaukee-Metro market for over 35 years which gives me a better vantage point looking ahead into the health of our local real estate market. In this blog post I explore my predictions for the 2017 real estate market, and why I believe it will be a seller's market. 

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Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent Over FSBO

Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent Over FSBO

Putting your property on the market as a ‘for sale by owner’ (FSBO) is a big mistake for most people. While do-it-yourself projects are a great way to save money in many cases, it simply is not advisable when it comes to something as complex as selling a home. 

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5 Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home Before You Sell

 5 Ways to Add Instant Value to Your Home Before You Sell

Getting ready to sell? Buyers will form a first impression about your home within seconds of touring it in-person or online. (Check out our virtual tours) Make sure the impression your home makes is one of high value for the asking price with these 5 tips for boosting your home’s appeal.  Milwaukee based realtors at Bruce's Team we have partnered with trusted down-sizers, contractors and stagers to help you get your home ready to sell. We help make the process as smooth as possible so you can relax and have a smooth move!  

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Perspective Shifts With Changing Seasons

Perspective Shifts With Changing Seasons

In this blog post, Bruce explores how the seasons change effect the real estate market and winter months are the perfect time to educate yourself as to what your home is worth, what improvements to make and start a game-plan for a spring move! The best months to sell your home are March-May, so have a plan ready. Research senior apartments, condos and senior communities at the same time.

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