Russell Realty Minute

October 31, 2016

Intro to 26 Questions to ask your Real Estate Agent

Evan Russell answers 26 questions on how to interview your real estate agent. Each question is a individual episode, answering each question as detailed as ever before.
September 26, 2016

Does Buyer Feedback Actually Matter?

Does buyer feedback about your home actually? The only feedback that matters is if they are interested or not.
September 21, 2016

2 Reasons Why a Home Doesn’t Sell

There are only 2 reasons why a home doesnt sell.
September 21, 2016

How is the North Reading Ma Real Estate Market?

NORTH READING Residents: Our home market report for August 2016 is out.
September 18, 2016

Pricing Your Home for Sale

If you've done your homework, you should be able to take a pretty educated guess at setting the price of your home.
September 17, 2016

Buying an ‘as-is’ house

The “as-is” language in all of the local contracts puts a heavy weight on a buyer’s shoulders.
August 30, 2016

Communication is the key

Communication is key to any successful real estate transaction!
August 10, 2016

When is Best Time To Buy?

Everyone knows that spring is the best time of the year to buy or sell a house? Isn’t it?
August 2, 2016

Who pays the real estate agents commission?

If you are buying a home, you don’t have to pay real estate agent commission. If you are selling a home you pay commission to both your agent and the buyer’s agent when your house closes.
August 2, 2016

What is my agent actually doing for me?

With the evolution of the Internet and home search sites it had become the norm for buyers to be dialed into the new listings almost as fast as the agent is.
July 26, 2016

Real Estate Negotiations

July 26, 2016

Real Estate Negotiations Part 3

The recent sales in the neighborhood give you and your agent ammunition and information to make a solid offer.
July 26, 2016

Real Estate Negotiations Part 2

A good real estate agent, with knowledge of the local market and negotiation experience, can make the difference between a successful transaction vs a deal that falls apart.
July 26, 2016

Real Estate Negotiations Part 1

When it is time buy a home, you’re certainly hoping to get the best price and terms. To do that succesfully, you need to know when to start negotiating and when to stop.
July 20, 2016

Truth about home staging.

When you are considering a house, mentally try to remove the staging from you planning. Try to pay more attention to the layout of the house and the structure itself, rather than the pretty wine glasses and pillow cases.
July 12, 2016
the perfect house

The Perfect House

June 30, 2016

Part 2 What information do I need to put in my offer?

This episode is a continuation of what information is need to present an offer on a home.
June 28, 2016

What Information Do I need To Put In My Offer?

June 24, 2016

Calling On A Real Estate Yard Sign

    We have become an increasingly technological society, so we already know that there are a variety of different websites on which you can find homes. For example, Zillow, Trulia,, your local agent’s site, our ERA site, the Boston MLS to name just […]
June 20, 2016

Using a local Real Estate Agent Part 2

Use the best real estate agent to market your home, not just the local agent one. Selling a home is about exposure to the mass of buyers, not the location of the office.
June 20, 2016

Why Should I Hire A Local Real Estate Agent?

  PART 1   This past weekend, I met with a seller a few towns away a number of miles from my home office. I live in a particular town that has specific demographics and I went about forty minutes south to another town. During […]
June 20, 2016

Choosing A Website To Search Homes

    When you decide to go online and begin a home search, whether it on your mobile device, or on your iPad or tablet, or perhaps on your home computer, there are many sites that basically provide you with all the same information. If […]
June 20, 2016

How Much Should I Offer On Home That I Like?

June 16, 2016

How much should I offer on a home I like?

Making an offer on a house shouldnt be a guessing game. There are some basic steps you and your Real Estate agent can take to arrive at a price range and other terms that make sense.
June 15, 2016

What Is A Seller Concession?

    A buyer asked me the other day, “What is a ‘seller concession’?” and as I explained this, I realized that there seems to be a lot of confusion about what a seller concession actually is. There are always questions concerning how it works, […]
June 15, 2016

Why Do I Need A Pre-Approval Before I see A Home?

June 8, 2016

What To Look For When Touring A Home

June 8, 2016

Should I Use My Friend As My Agent?

June 6, 2016

What to look for when touring a home?

While pictures online can say a thousand words about a home, seeing it in person truly speaks volumes. Visiting a property is your first opportunity to “kick the tires.”
June 3, 2016

Should I use a friend as my Real Estate Agent?

My friend is upset because I didn't hire her as my real-estate agent. Experts caution that hiring a friend as your real estate agent could backfire
June 2, 2016

What is a CMA

A “CMA” or a comparative market analysis is an evaluation of similar, recently sold homes, often referred to as “comps” that are near a home intended to be bought or sold. Comparative market analyses establish the current market value of the home and...
June 2, 2016

What Is A CMA?

May 27, 2016

How To Choose An Agent

    There are a lot of questions one asks when deciding on a broker: When you find an agent to take you to a home you like, you wonder if this is the agent that you want to negotiate on your behalf. Do they […]
May 25, 2016

The best time to head out and look at homes

Looking at homes online during the week is a great way to see what is available, however, the market moves so fast, that what you see available early in the week, may be off the market by the weekend, So booking your showings later in the week is...
May 25, 2016

The Best Time To Look At Homes

May 24, 2016

Finding A Home Online

May 23, 2016

Attending An Open House?

May 17, 2016

Does Buyer Feedback Matter?

      As you may have heard on previous episodes of the podcast, Russell Realty Minute, we had talked about the two reasons why homes won’t sell. The conclusions that we came to were the possibilities of the over pricing of a property and […]
May 16, 2016

Does Buyer Feedback Matter

The only feedback a seller wants to hear is, “Are they going to make an offer?” and “Do you think it’s going to be close to the asking price?”
May 16, 2016

Your Home’s Assessed Value