Lisa Gaiche's (heartandhome) Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Real Estate Group
I love to watch the Biggest Loser on NBC. It's funny & inspiring. In my life I've tried lots of weight loss programs, some worked - some didn't. The frustrating thing is I usually gain the weight back and that is certainly because my behaviors reverted back to my "pre-diet" habits. Well, It's tim...
Lead Generation and Grass Seed have a lot in common. I mean really... Just think about it. My husband decided we just had (insert whiny wife voice here) to overseed our yard this year. Now that may not sound like a big deal, but when you don't have an automatic sprinkler system and your spouse wo...
Have you ever had one of life's little "ah ha" moments? You know where some little insignificant thing happens and it brings something seemingly unrelated into clearer focus? Well this past Sunday I did. I was taking my kids upstairs to check into their Sunday school rooms and we decided to take ...
As a Mom of a 5th grade football player (Go Falcons!) I am discovering something new about myself. I really love football and surprisingly enough I like to watch it even if my son isn't playing! Did any of you get the chance to see the Olath South vs. Olathe Northwest game on 9/5th? We did - sort...
Sellers - Beware the Neutral Zone! No I'm not talking about that section of space in Star Trek where the Romulans always lay in wait, but I am talking about the overused selling feature of making your home neutral. Too often I see homes on the market that are totally stripped bare of any personal...
We've all heard the adage, "It takes a village to raise a child", but do you know how many people it takes to sell a house? Well, I don't exactly how many people it takes to effectively sell a house, but I do know that it takes more than just a lone Realtor crying in the wilderness! The reality i...
OK, It isn't Shakespeare but it is an age old question all Sellers ask themselves at some point or another. As a Realtor who definitely believes in the power of having a professional on your side and as an invidual homeowner who has successfully sold a home "By Owner"  (and who really likes her e...
Have you ever wondered what the heck radon actually is? If so, then you aren't alone. Basically, radon is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas which is radioactive and occurs naturally. It is formed by the decomposition of trace amounts of uranium found in our soil and only becomes harmful when t...
I often hear this question from buyers & sellers, so I thought I'd post a quick overview. Basically, title insurance is exactly what the name implies. It is an insurance policy protecting a clear title to your property. Title insurance companies run a thorough check on the title/ownership history...
Probably the most common question I get from clients considering using real estate as an investment tool is about the possibility of purchasing a foreclosure and flipping it for a quick profit. This can be a solid investment and a way to add some money to the family coffers, but approach with cau...

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