Pets: Can they hurt the sale of your home?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | August 16, 2017

Dogs, cats, lizards, hamsters, guinea pigs, or even rats may be the love of your life, but buyers may view your pets differently. Smelly carpets, stained rugs, or scratched-up flooring can make buyers hightail it out of your home. What can you do? Before putting your house on the market, tackle these areas: Hire professionals […]

Agents: Are you thinking of safety during an open house?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | August 9, 2017

Hosting an open house is an exciting and stressful experience. Your mind goes in a million different directions. However, have you thought about your own safety? Just the nature of working alone, often with complete strangers, raises your odds of being a crime victim. Attacks on real estate agents typically are crimes of opportunity, in which the assailant […]

Is your paint safe?

By Donofrio & Associates, LLC. | August 2, 2017

Did you know that before 1978, residential homes were painted with lead-based paint? Lead is a toxic metal that can cause a wide range of health problems, especially in young children. In most cases, intact lead paint―with no cracking, chipping, or wear―is unlikely to pose health risks. However, you should always keep an eye open […]