Tag Archives: cma

Don’t Be a Turkey in the Most Wonderful Market of the Year

We will be receiving emails shortly from sellers currently listed for sale in the Mansfield Storrs area, contemplating taking their property off the market for the holiday season.   Our answer?  A resounding no.   You also may be contemplating  putting your home up for sale during the fall/winter months. The reasons are many and varied: I don’t want to have showings during the holidays. […]


Selling Can Be Scary. Biggest Seller Boo Boos! 

Helicoptering a Showing Much like helicopter parenting, it is largely unhealthy for a successful and unfettered viewing of your home.  The buyer is uncomfortable and can’t express their true feelings, less they offend you and their agent should direct them to not tip their hand by showing interest.  So what have you accomplished by being […]


Zillow Covfefe: Don’t Blame Your Real Estate Agent

We’ve received yet another seller complaint that their Mansfield Storrs area listing is not appearing on Zillow and/or it is appearing with inaccurate information.  Realtor organizations, posts and blogs tell us to play nice with Zillow and not complain to our clients about its accuracy or monopolistic takeover of our MLS listing data—so I won’t.  But […]




Anatomy of the HST HSTimate

We had a request for a HSTimate visit in Willington in mid-August.  Several agents were on vacation so we rounded up 6 agents to do the visit and complete an evaluation.  Some of you have had questions about the HSTimate and how it works, specifically, how it is different from a comparative market analysis (CMA).  We do […]