Author Archives: Gina Giampietro

About Gina Giampietro

Whether buying or selling, Real Estate Agent Gina Giampietro of Remax can assist in your Real Estate transaction for a home, house, condo, townhome, townhouse, luxury estate, vacation house,apartment building, income property, residential income or rental property. Depend on an experienced professional to help you in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

What you need to know about home pricing

When it comes to pricing a home, there are a few things that buyers and sellers need to understand. Sellers need to listen to their real estate agent in order to accurately price their home for the market. On the other hand, home buyers need to keep in mind that the agent knows all of the issues within a home and has priced it accordingly. To see an example of what I mean, watch this short video.

The role of a home inspector

Before you hire a home inspector, there are a few things you should know about them. You don’t want to go and hire the first person who pops up online. Take your time to research the inspector and see what their past customers had to say. This is just one of the many things that are essential to a successful inspection. To find out the other four, watch this short video.

Get ahead of issues with a pre-inspection

Traditionally in real estate, a buyer makes an offer and has an inspection done on your home. If you get a pre-inspection on your home before listing, it probably won’t take the place of the buyer’s inspection, but it will allow you to get out ahead of problems with your home. If you know what you’re up against, you can adjust the price accordingly, or make the repairs yourself and know that there’s nothing wrong with your home before you put it on the market. The fewer rounds of negotiation, the more money goes in your pocket. To learn why, watch this short video.

What does your municipality require?

In Western PA, each township has different requirements when you sell a home. Some will require a dye test, some will require a lateral sewage line, some will require both. It’s important that you check with your specific township to figure out what you need to do before selling. If you have to make a larger repair, you’ll certainly want to know about it in advance. To learn more about this topic, watch our latest video.