Windermere Homes & Estates Appoints Nancy Canfield as Executive Director of Community Relationships

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is proud to announce the appointment and announcement of Nancy Canfield as Executive Director/Community Relationships, a new division established within the WHE brokerage. Nancy’s new role will include the planning and overseeing of all community outreach, events, and local contributions efforts. Nancy authored a book, magazine articles, and stories for…

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Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

by Sandy Dodge Successfully selling a home and buying a home are significant accomplishments on their own, but when their timelines cross it can be difficult to manage both. If you’re thinking about doing both simultaneously, it’s equally important to understand the steps you can take to make the process go smoothly as it is to have a backup…

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Deciding to Sell Your Home

by Sandy Dodge Deciding when to sell your home can depend on a variety of factors. Perhaps your local market conditions are favorable to sellers, or you’ve recently changed jobs, or your family is growing and you need to upsize. Whatever the case may be, making the decision to sell your home is the first step in your…

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Working with a Listing Agent

by Sandy Dodge What is a Listing Agent? Generally, a real estate transaction involves a listing agent representing the seller and a buyer’s agent representing the buyer. Listing agents will conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)—which uses recent housing market data to compare the seller’s home to other listings in their area—to accurately price the property. The agent…

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The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal

by Sandy Dodge It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price for your home. The Difference Between…

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Best Ways to Determine Home Value

by Sandy Dodge Of all the questions that arise during the selling process, “What’s my home worth?” is the first for most sellers. By using home valuation tools and understanding local market conditions, sellers can educate themselves on how much their home could potentially fetch on the market, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Best…

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Windermere Homes & Estate’s Nancy Canfield Receives Community Hero Award

Every year Windermere Homes & Estates holds an awards ceremony for agents and staff. Top Producers are celebrated of course but recently Windermere has chosen to also honor agents who go the extra mile for their local communities. Service is key to the type of culture we foster here, an important piece of who we…

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5 Green Upgrades that Increase Your Home Value

by Sandy Dodge Selling a home begins with understanding how much it’s worth. After an initial assessment, you may want to make some updates to increase the value of your property. There are several ways to do that, including boosting your curb appeal or making renovations with significant ROI potential. As you research potential projects, keep in mind…

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