Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties is pleased to announce they have recently relocated their St. Clair County real estate office to a new location. The real estate services firm currently has two local offices in Edwardsville and now in Fairview Heights, Ill.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties announced today who their top listing and sales agents of the month are in the O’Fallon area. Congratulations to the “Listing Agent of the Month,” Joyce Humphries and “Sales Agent of the Month,” Celeste Wheeler.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties announced today that Corey Nordike has joined their local real estate team of professionals. Nordike has the knowledge, the drive and the dedication to get results for his clients. The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties team proudly serves Madison and St. Clair counties.

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Julie Plummer Lading of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties has been awarded the Company Designated Trainer (CDT) designation by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Plummer Lading earned the CDT designation by successfully completing this tier of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Instructor Development Program. This program combines virtual training, self-study and individual assignments in a four-week program focused on providing trainers practical skills and practice activities to help raise the level of training design and delivery proficiency.

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Tips for the First Time Home Buyer:

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Buying a home can be a daunting process, especially if it is your first time purchasing a home. From budgeting to picking a location, there are so many decisions to be made. No worries, our team of Realtors® shared their expertise on the home buying process:

Before you begin to house shop, take the time to develop a feasible budget. It is important to have a maximum price point in mind, so that you do not waste time looking at houses that are completely out of your price range. With an ideal price in mind, you can limit your house search and help quicken the process of finding your dream home. Working with an experienced mortgage lender can help you determine your budget.

Before you begin to house shop, take the time to develop a feasible budget. It is important to have a maximum price point in mind, so that you do not waste time looking at houses that are completely out of your price range. With an ideal price in mind, you can limit your house search and help quicken the process of finding your dream home. Working with an experienced mortgage lender can help you determine your budget.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties announced today that Kathryn Cramer has joined their local real estate team of professionals. Cramer’s well-rounded experience includes buying, listing and selling real   estate for over 20 years. Her extensive real estate knowledge is an asset to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties team, which serves Madison and St. Clair counties.

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As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. When it’s time to sell your home the main goals are for you to find a new home for your family and to sell yours quickly for a smooth transition from one home to the other. In most cases in our community, homes sell rather quickly. But there are times when a home will sit on the market longer than expected. As real estate professionals, we do our best to counsel our clients on ways to price and prepare a home most effectively so that it sells quickly and at a price suitable to all parties involved.

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Tips for the First-Time Homebuyer

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. Purchasing a home for the first time can be thrilling but with all the excitement also comes a lot of questions about legalities, finance and how to find the right home for your budget. Did you know the National Association of Realtors reported in 2016 that 34 percent of all homebuyers were first-time homebuyers? Since it is likely to be the single biggest investment of the early stages of your life, it’s crucial to begin the process with the right knowledge and advisors in your corner.

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As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. Anyone who has sold a home knows just how stressful it can be. Between determining the right selling price, finding a motivated buyer, and making sure the house is ready to be sold can be a full-time job. Choosing the right real estate agent is essential to the successful sale of your home. You don't want to choose the first agent whose sign you see in your neighbor’s lawn. Instead, you want to choose someone trustworthy, experienced, confident, and someone who will always put your priorities and best interest ahead of everything else.

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As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column.

Springtime is right around the corner, so now is the time to give the outside of your house the curb appeal that home buyers are searching for in a new home. There is nothing more important than a first impression when it comes to selling your home, so let’s make sure your street view is every bit as aesthetically pleasing as the inside of your home. Most homebuyers in today’s market discover houses they like online and immediately want to drive by for a visit.  Therefore, it’s crucial to have the front yard, entry way, and driveway ready to entice potential buyers. There are many ways to give your house a homier and inviting look without breaking the bank. Here are some ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, ensuring it won’t last long on the housing market.

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