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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. […]


Panic Room-Are We Over Diagnosing Concrete Failures?

That is one of thoughts that Home Inspector David Sherwood presented yesterday in his presentation for Realtors, “Failing Concrete”  at Maneeley’s in South Windsor.   I am pleased to report that every agent at Home Selling Team attended this 3 hour class.  Sherwood shared his technical knowledge about concrete  and his own experiences and opinions after […]


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 […]


SOLD: What I Won’t Miss About My Rental Property

In the last 20 years, according to Mansfield Neighborhood Preservation, over 400 Mansfield single family homes have been converted to investment rental real estate in Mansfield Storrs neighborhoods located around the UConn campus.    UConn’s efforts at increasing enrollment has not been matched by a similar vigor in providing campus housing for students, thus creating the perfect ROI […]




We Crushed It In 2016 Listings and Sales

Recent blizzard aside, the spring market in the Mansfield area is fast approaching.  Low inventory has created pent-up demand for good housing stock and we are hoping to bring you just that come some snow melt.  We already have a daily average of 20 listings on our Coming Soon page.  If you haven’t checked there yet […]