Wightman - Brock
Real Estate Advisors serving Rochester MN and surrounding areas

Ep. 14 – Bucky Beeman, Realty Growth, Inc.

Bucky is a Rochester native and entrepreneur. We got his story and talked about the latest developments happening in, and the future of, Rochester. Start-up businesses, affordable housing, multi-use developments, state of the real estate market, and more.

Ep. 13 – Dan Hylland, Radon Specialist

Dan Hylland started up a radon mitigation system company years ago and currently works as a Radon Specialist for the State of Minnesota. We discuss the dangers of radon, why it’s dangerous, and how it factors into real estate transactions.

Things to Consider Before Committing to an Open Floor Plan.

The open floor plan has been the leading recent architectural trend in new homes since about 1990, and it has been the goal of many recent remodeling projects in older homes. Today’s “open floor plan” refers to a home in which traditional-use spaces like the kitchen, dining room and living room can be combined into one communal living space.

Open floor plans are great — they can make a home feel larger and more connected. But they’re not for everyone. Consider the following pros and cons to see if it’s right for you.

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How to Navigate Multiple Offers

In a largely competitive real estate market like Rochester, MN, it’s likely you’ll encounter a multiple offer situation in your search for a new place to call home. No matter which side of the table you’re on, navigating multiple offers can be difficult. Here’s our guide for what to expect in multiple offer negotiations from all sides.

Information for the Seller:

Congratulations! People are lining out the door to buy the home you’ve loved, grown in and cared for over the years. But beyond the initial excitement, there are risks to consider. In a multiple offer situation, the market is hot and pressure is on the buyer to put an offer on a house they like. Some eager buyers might make a hasty offer on a house they think they love, and they could be at risk for backing out at the last minute. By the time this happens, other buyers who are interested have likely moved on to other options, leaving you empty-handed.

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Multiple Offers – Seller, Agent, Buyer Perspectives

Ron & Lynn Wightman, and Randy Brock discuss the different perspectives of multiple offers and all that goes along with them. With multiple offers, what do you have to deal with as a seller? What does it look like as an agent, and what does it look like as a buyer? Strong offers, how to navigate multiple offers while keeping your liabilities low, and home inspections. Also, what’s happening with the spring thaw and spring housing market? Literally how much water is sitting on the ground right now?

Home Matters – Ep. 5 – Julie Brock – Education & Workforce Development

Randy’s lovely wife joins him today to chat about education, workforce development, and her career as the Executive Director of Cradle 2 Career in Rochester, MN. http://c2cmn.com We also chat about city growth, where we see it headed, and our own house story.

Music from https://filmmusic.io: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Home Matters – Ep. 4 – Broker, Chris Ratzloff

Joining Randy today is Chris Ratzloff, Designated Broker of Property Brokers of MN. Why an independent brokerage? And what is the history of Property Brokers in Rochester, Minnesota? What is its vision? All this plus some hockey talk and the spring housing market…

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Music from https://filmmusic.io: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Home Matters – Ep. 3 – Color!

Lynn Wightman joins Randy and Ron to discuss color choices, palettes, and the environment that color creates. Not just for home sellers, but for anyone looking to make some change around their house. How do you choose a color palette? Is it okay to mix and match throughout the house? What styles are fading and which ones are making a comeback? And who says that colors and styles need to come and go? For sellers… staging and decorating are two totally different skills. Lynn is here to advise!

Also, we chat about multiple offers from the seller, buyer, and agent perspective. And it’s been 5 years since the kick-off of DMC (Destination Medical Center) in Rochester and we take some time to chat about that too.

Music from https://filmmusic.io: “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Home Matters – Episode 2 – Spring Market & Incoming Residents

In this episode, Ron and Randy discuss how the housing market in Rochester (and other areas) responds to the changing season and the influx of medical residents into the city. How do you adjust, if at all, as a seller, and what should you focus on? What do you expect if you’re the buyer? Despite the Polar Vortex and near-record low temperatures, there are signs of spring upon us already…

Home Matters – Episode 1 – Laying the Foundation

January 24th, 2019 – Our very first episode!

Randy Brock and Ron Wightman discuss the basics of who we are, where we came from, why we do what we do, and much more! And of course we dig into the housing market, what’s happening right now and how does it compare to years past.

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