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 Can Expect When Selling Your Home

The process of selling a home can be long and overwhelming at times, so you want to be prepared. Today I wanted to give you a brief overview of the home selling process because even just knowing what to expect throughout this process will make you more knowledgeable and help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with it. For example, a lot of people aren’t aware of who home inspectors and appraisers actually work for and up getting upset by their reports. For my full brief overview of the home selling process, watch my latest video.

What can you do to prep your home for winter?

How can you get your home ready for winter? Today I wanted to go over some of the most important preparations you can make to your property. For example, on the outside, any water hoses need to be drained and shut off. On the inside, installing a programmable thermostat can go a long way to making sure you never sleep shivering. To learn more about what you can do to winterize your home, watch my latest video.

Don’t settle for the wrong real estate agent

Choosing the right real estate agent is a decision that can severely impact the sale of your home. So what do you need to know? Asking about the agent’s sale history and listing methods are a good way to determine whether they are someone you want in your corner. For example, ask the agent if they hold open houses and why, since open houses tend to help the agent more than the seller. To find out which other questions you should ask a real estate agent before hiring, watch this short video.

Avoid the disappointment of contingencies

Searching for homes is extremely difficult with a sales contingency. What does this mean? A sale and settlement contingency is a condition you need to put in an offer on a home you want if your current house hasn’t sold yet and you can’t get two mortgages. This type of condition is one that sellers don’t like to see. You can avoid the inevitable disappointment of trying make offers in this situation though. To see what I mean, watch this short video.

Home selling mistakes to avoid

Home selling is a complex process. There are many possible mistakes you can make, and we want to help you avoid the most damaging ones. We have a list to share with you today that contains four different things you should do to make sure your home sells for the most amount of money possible. One thing to remember is that overpricing can instantly kill your home sale because buyers know when a home isn’t priced where it should be. To get all of our tips, watch this short video.

Agent Loyalty

When you’re out and about looking for homes, it’s so important to keep your agent in the loop. They are going to work their hardest to find a perfect home for you, so don’t go rogue and start talking to other agents about houses before they know if you have someone representing you or not. If you lie to an agent and tell them you aren’t working with anybody in order to get a foot in the door, it could come back to bite you. To learn more about why it’s important to be loyal to your agent, watch this short video.

What to expect when buying your first investment property

In my business, I often get calls from people who want to buy an investment property but aren’t fully prepared to do so. Today I wanted to talk about what goes into buying an investment property. I’ll start by saying that anyone who thinks it’s going to be all cash flow with no headaches whatsoever is in for a rude awakening. If you think you’re ready, though, the first step is deciding what type of property you want. To learn what else goes into buying your first investment property, watch this short video.

Renovations to avoid

Not all home improvements are created equal. Some bring great value to your property, while others can actually deter buyers from looking at it. We’ve got seven different home renovation projects for you to avoid. One of these is adding lavish lighting fixtures. Keep it simple, because you never know whether a buyer will share your tastes. To learn the other six, watch this short video.