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How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market?

2020-03-20T02:26:51+00:00March 20th, 2020|2020, April, Coronavirus, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Home improvements, March, Nathan Baurley, Open House, Sellers, Virtual Showings|

How will COVID-19 impact the real estate market? By Dawn Whalen, Whalen Realty Group By now real estate signs would normally be popping up in yards and people would be looking to move into a new home around the time school lets out. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has forced everyone into a different and new reality that

For Sale by Owner or Agent? Which is best?

2019-09-26T20:34:21+00:00October 1st, 2019|Buyers, First-time buyer, For Sale By Owner, Nathan Baurley, October, Open House, Real Estate Fees, Sellers|

In the current market, homes in many areas are selling quickly, so it makes sense that some homeowners may opt to sell their house themselves instead of enlisting a licensed realtor. The primary reason people choose this method is profit. By saving the average six percent sales commission, many feel like they’re walking away with

Careful what’s posted on social media when buying or selling a home

2019-09-26T20:34:39+00:00October 1st, 2019|2019, Buyers, Dawn Whalen, First-time buyer, October, Sellers|

For those with social media accounts, especially Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, it’s important to be aware of public settings and posts when you’re in the process of buying or selling a property, and this extends to anyone else living in the home. On more than one occasion, a seller’s or prospective buyer’s post has terminated

Read this Before Joining an HOA

2019-04-16T15:18:07+00:00May 3rd, 2019|2019, Dawn Whalen, HOA, May, Sellers|

Read this Before Joining an HOA When reviewing details for a property make sure to find out if there’s a Homeowners Association (HOA) associated with the neighborhood. The goals of an HOA are to help a neighborhood maintain common areas, extra amenities and enforce covenants. Dues can range from less than $100 per year up

Effectively communicating with your real estate agent

2019-01-25T15:08:43+00:00January 25th, 2019|2019, Buyers, Dawn Whalen, January, Sellers|

Phone calls used to be the primary method of communication between real estate agents and their clients, but now the channels in which society communicates seem endless. Between texts, phone calls, Facebook messenger, email and in-person meetings, its difficult for agents to know which channel a client prefers. A successful client-agent relationship is one