8 Secret Strategies for Selling Your Home FAST!

The 8 Secret Strategies To Sell Your Home For Up To 18% More Money for Your Home Than Traditional Real Estate Methods!

How Can You Get Your Montgomery County Home Sold?



There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.


When selling a home today, you can't just put a sign in your yard and expect to get results. 

I specialize in results. In fact, I guarantee to sell your home in 26 days! On March 21, I'm holding a seminar to give you advice on how to prepare for your home sale, so you can sell quickly and walk away with more money in your pocket. 

You're not simply looking for a Realtor when you sell nowadays - you need an expert marketer and negotiator so you can save thousands when selling your home!

To sign up for this insightful seminar, visit HomeSharkSeminar.com or, if you can't make it in person, visit DCintheHouseTV.com to watch from home! It starts at 9:30 on March 21 and ends at 12 noon! 

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

Where's the Montgomery County Market Heading in 2015?



There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

The new year is here, and we have some big news! Today, we'll give you a rundown of some of the real estate trends we saw in 2014, and predict what you can expect to see from the Montgomery County over the next few years

Year-over-year, we've seen an increase in home prices in every region in the country. However, when comparing the most recent numbers, it appears that the growth in prices has slowed down from where they were at three months ago. When breaking down the numbers by state, you'll notice that 49 of the 50 states saw healthy appreciation in 2014. In January of last year, we saw an appreciation rate of 13.2% over 2013. By the time December rolled around, appreciation rates were hovering around 5% - home prices were still rising, but at a slower pace.

Before the bubble, home prices were appreciating at a rate of 3.6%. During the bubble, between 2000-2007, home prices surged to a 7% appreciation rate. The bust, of course, saw home prices plummet, depreciating at a rate of 5.1% until the market started recovering at the beginning of 2012. To date, the market has seen an average appreciation rate of 5.9%, which is higher than pre-bubble rates! What's going to happen next?

Recently, a panel of over 100 economists, real estate experts, and market strategists were asked their opinion of where prices are heading. The idea was to get a solid sample of what these experts were expecting from the housing market. Some were aggressively confident, others were pretty nervous, and some landed right in the middle. The average of all the responses found that, overall, appreciation is expected to soften over the course of 2015, before reaching a stable 3.2% for the next four years.

Now, moving on to sales. Since last year, we have seen a 9.7% or higher price increase in every price range. The only exception is homes under $100,000, which actually decreased in sales by 6%. The reason for such a large increase in homes is because now is a great time to buy. Interest rates have been hovering near historic lows all year, and there are many great opportunities in the market right now. The fact that people who know how to build wealth are the most active in the market should be a lesson for us all.   

If you have any questions about our market, or would like assistance buying or selling, don't hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We would love to hear from you! 

Also, if you're interested in the home staging process, we encourage you to sign up for our Home Selling Seminar on January 24thWe're going to serve breakfast and have a short seminar before having a hour-long secret staging session! We would love to see you there! 

Your 2015 Montgomery County home price update report

Friends, family, and clients –

If you’ve been following the news, a lot is happening with our economy.

I predict our local Montgomery County real estate market will hit a pivotal inflection point in 2015 since, in many areas, home prices are at or above pre-bubble levels.

Don’t expect the “rebound” effect to keep driving your home value up.

Our federal reserve is confident on growth, who recently – in vague language of course – sent strong signals they will raise interest rates in 2015.

High rates make it more expensive to buy your home, especially for millennials; a BIG market this year.

As your Realtor, based on what I’m seeing in our Montgomery County market, 2015 may be the peak year in the short term to sell your home at the highest price.

I feel the pent up demand of homeowners itching to sell after getting back to even.

I see more people getting mortgages now that Fannie and Freddie back 3% down payments.

I talk to people everyday who are better employed, making more money; job growth is up.

All these forces will come together in 2015 and I see a lot of homeowners selling their homes this spring.

Which of course, if you’re thinking about selling your home in 2015, means there’s a lot of competition.

So if you’d like to know what your home would sell for, I purchased access to local public home sale information for you – 100% complimentary – so you can find out what your home is worth online.

Click here to find out what your Montgomery County home is worth now.

(It’s completely free. Simply enter your home address and you’ll get the value range.)

Now, there’s more of course to pricing your home than mirroring your neighbors' final sales price. That’s where my expertise comes in – I know EXACTLY what home buyers in your neighborhood want.

If you are, in fact, thinking about selling your home and want to know how it works, how long it takes, and the price you’ll get, call me at (215) 576-8666 or reply to this email – it goes right to me.

No pressure or obligation to sell, of course. It’s only a discovery phone call.

But we want to take “preemptive” action now before everyone lists their homes this spring. This way you get ahead of the market and make more money. Also, you can subscribe to my 8 secret Strategies on how to sell a house in 26 days Guaranteed. Just click here: www.8SecretStrategies.com 


In the meantime, if we haven’t spoken recently, consider 2015 my promise to keep you better informed on what’s happening in our local Montgomery County market.

Call or email me anytime with your real estate questions.

Your local Montgomery County Realtor,

Diane Cardano-Casacio
Cardano Real Estate Experts
Abington, PA
Office: (215) 576-8666
Fax: (215) 576-8677
Diane@CardanoExperts.com

Why You WON'T Find the Advice You Need Online


There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Do you want to sell your home, but are unsure where to start? If so, you're not alone. Luckily, I have some advice that will help you achieve your home selling goals.

Many people think they can prepare their home for the market by watching HGTV or going online, but it's not that simple. In fact, if you want to get the most out of your home sale, it's crucial to meet with your real estate, marketing, and negotiating expert months before you're ready to sell! This way, you get expert advice from someone who's out in the field selling houses every day.

 It's all about avoiding mistakes by being prepared!

People who think all the answers are online are sorely mistaken - Google is (unintentionally) costing home sellers and home buyers THOUSANDS of dollars every year! The average consumer is going online to find "everything" they need before talking to a professional.

Statistically, over 55% of internet searches today are coming from a mobile device. While you may be able to diagnose the problem, you're not going to find the remedy by searching online! 

If you're sick, you go to a doctor to take care of your ailment! Buying and selling real estate is no different - sure, there's help online, but you're not going to get everything you need to solve your problem! 

When buying or selling a home, you need to work with an expert. When you go online to find answers, there is no way to tell whether the information you are getting is coming from an expert. Most likely, it's not. It's important to make sure you take online information with a grain of salt. For every piece of accurate information, there's a boatload of speculation. 

Be sure to find an expert who has the negotiating and marketing skills to help you accomplish your real estate goals! Being prepared is your number one asset!

If you have any questions about this topic, or would like to speak with an expert today, give us a call! We would love to help you get top dollar for your home in a short amount of time!

Don't forget, we're having our first Home Seller Seminar on Saturday, January 24th, 9:30 a.m. You can register at HomeSharkSeminar.com! Hope to see you there!

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

How Will Rising Interest Rates Hurt Your Spending Power?



There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

How Will Rising Interest Rates Hurt Your Spending Power?

It's time for the December edition of the HOT OFF THE Press Real Estate Market Report

This year, existing home sales started out slow. However, they continue to climb, as we've had an incredibly strong fall here in Montgomery County. Currently, foot traffic levels are skyrocketing, even though this is the time of year they usually fall. Additionally, pending home sales have stayed consistent through the fall season, which is also quite unusual. 

Rather than watching the numbers fall off, they have stayed pretty steady this fall. So, why are there more buyers out there right now? For one, mortgage credit availability is becoming easier. Even though we hear that it's getting harder to secure lending, we are seeing more and more people take out mortgages.

The average FICO score on conventional purchase loans was an average of 763 in 2012. As of September of this year the average score is only 755, a significant drop. Looking at FHA loans, the average FICO scores of people taking out loans have dropped from 700 in 2012 to 682 right now! This makes buying a lot more feasible for a lot more buyers. 

The combination of responsible, but flexible, lending standards and low interest rates makes now a fantastic time to buy. Interest rates have dropped a little bit over the past few weeks, but the NAR and Freddie Mac are expecting rates to rise to over 5% by the fourth quarter of 2015. To see the effect this has on your spending power, let's take a look at an example. If you took a mortgage out for $250,000 after rates have risen to around 5%, you could lose as much as $60,000 in family wealth over the life of a 30-year loan. 


What does all this mean? To me, it's obvious: right now is an incredible time to buy real estate! The conditions are almost too good to be true, so you need to start testing the waters if you have even considered buying - the market can't get any better than it is now.

If you need to sell your current home, I want to invite you to one of our home seller seminars. We're having a Breakfast Seminar on January 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., I am hosting a private staging workshop that's offered exclusively to people who follow our video blog! Go to HomeSharksSeminar.com to sign up and have breakfast on us! 

Thanks, and we hope to see you soon!

How Are We Giving Thanks in 2014?



 There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

How Are We Giving Thanks in 2014?

The phones have been ringing off the hook lately and we believe it is going to be a huge year in real estate in 2015. Right now, however, we would like to take you on a journey with our team.

How do we celebrate the holidays?One of the most very special times of year for us is Thanksgiving. It has become a time where we reflect on what we are thankful for, and thank all of our past and current clients for their business. 

Every year, on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we go out and get hundreds of homemade pies to give to our great clients. We just picked up 250 pies for Thanksgiving and are excited to be giving them out!

Spy Inspections is sponsoring our pie drive this year and we are very thankful to them for helping us out this year, but the only way we are able to continue this tradition is due to you, our wonderful past clients. 

So make sure you come out this Tuesday or Wednesday to our office and pick up your free apple or pumpkin pie!

Do you know anybody who is in need of first class real estate consulting? Let us know. We would be more than happy to help someone you know experience the same level of service you have by working with us.

Abington Pennsylvania Real Estate Market Update


There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Hi, ladies and gentlemen, this is Diane Cardano, with the November edition of the Hot Off the Press Real Estate Market Report. This month we are going to look at the numbers and then discuss some Seller and Buyer specific information as we have entered the final quarter of 2014. 

Sellers, find out why you shouldn’t be listening to the talking heads in media about the housing market with solid, refreshing facts and what the outlook is looking like for Fall and Winter.

Buyers, I have an incredible image my team and I have prepared called “the five financial reasons to buy a home”, which is based on a study from the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. 



Check out the video above to see what this means for you and your loved ones! 

Also do not keep us a secret, if you like watching our real estate market updates, tell a friend or email us their email so we can add them to the list. 

The Benefits of Pre-Marketing



There are many great Montgomery County area homes for sale. Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call me at (215) 576-8666 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

The Benefits of Pre-Marketing

Today's hot tip is how to market your home and how to test market before you even list your home. There are many things to do to prepare your home to list on the market. We want to share with you today some of the cutting edge ways we can get your home out there and give buyers a sneak preview in order to build demand for your home. 

People today know the value of homes, so we utilize a strategy called "Pre-emptive marketing" to price a home. We determine its market value, based on pending sales in the area, and test the price. This way we can gauge what kind of response that the current price has been getting, and we know how to adjust it from there. 

We never stop marketing our homes. There really are two phases to our kind of marketing. The first phase is from the day you list your home with a Realtor, and then we have a second phase, from the day the home is listed until it closes.

How are we able to do this? Well, by signing a waive with the MLS company Trend, you can waive the requirement to list your home in 3 days of putting it on the MLS. This allows us to gauge the interest in a home without it technically being on the market. 

Stay prepared when selling your home and come to our next monthly home selling seminar. To sign up, visit homesellingsharks.com. We can't wait to share the secrets of selling a home with you.