Category Archives: How To Real Estate Tips

January 28, 2021

How to Hire a Listing Agent

Hi everyone, this is Real Estate Q&A with James Bowerman at the Real Creative Group of Douglas Realty. And this month we’re answering the question “How to hire a listing agent?”

1. Agency

A licensed real estate agent can work with a buyer or seller in a real estate transaction. There is no separate license required, but it does require a different…

October 12, 2020

It’s October and temperatures are finally starting to cool down, but the real estate market is still red-hot, especially if you’re a buyer. Most home buyers are going to be competing when a new home comes on the market because of the low inventory. So what are the things you can do to win in a multiple offer situation? Here are my 5 tips for home buyers for creating…

April 15, 2020

Curious about the process of buying a home in Maryland?

Not sure if now is the time to make a move? Watch this virtual Home Buying Seminar where we explain all the facts on buying a home in todays market.

March 11, 2018

In this episode of Creative Connections, I interviewed Chris Case, of Case Home Inspections, about the major benefits of doing a pre-inspection and making necessary repairs BEFORE you list your home for sale.

January 10, 2018


So you’ve decided to sell your home. After choosing a realtor and doing the hard work of getting your home ready, you finally put it on the market. You get through the showings, the offers, and the negotiations to get it under contract. Now comes the home inspection. This is the buyers chance to get all-up-inside of your home. Will your home pass?

The home inspection contingency is…

December 19, 2017

What home improvements should you make if you’re getting ready to sell your house? If you’re considering putting your house on the market, I’ve got some tips for you. In this video I talk about the low cost and high impact of painting your home.

December 06, 2017

In my first episode of Creative Connections, I interviewed Brandon Flohr ( of First Financial Inc. to talk about how he helps buyers achieve the dream of homeownership.

Produced by Matthew Burgess Media.

November 18, 2017

It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping. With the Holidays right around the corner, it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Is your house ready for the change in season?

If you’re a homeowner, then protecting your home using these preventative maintenance tips should be a top priority. The last thing you want is to get stuck with an expensive…

October 30, 2017

Todays buyers have the knowledge and tools to easily search for homes on their own. But, if you’ve never purchased a home before, the idea of taking on hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt can be a scary thought. And what about all the unknowns, like earnest money deposits, property insurance, inspection fees, agent commissions, and the infamous closing costs?

Fortunately, you don’t have to do this on your…

October 27, 2017

When selling your home, you cannot underestimate the power of staging your home and the value it brings. Having worked as a creative designer and Realtor, I know that being able to visualize a finished project or a room does not come easy to most people. In part, this is why a staging consultation is included in my services. My clients can speak with a professional interior designer who…