Nome Sweet Homes for pets

I recently stumbled upon an article discussing ways to build your house to be more suitable for your pets. The article discussed small features in homes to enable cats to better travel through the house. These types of modifications appear rather simple and fun.

Maybe architecturally changing a home to fit a pet is a step too far?
If so, how about other modifications to the home? I know I have seen the plywood ‘cover’ on parts of the step grates to make it more gentle on Rover’s paws.

I built my bed extremely high off the ground so my 80 pound husky would have a cozy ‘cubby’ for sleeping.

Have you tried any modifications that have failed? Succeeded? Would you consider architectural modifications to your home in order to make it more suitable for your pet?


Open house Policy

I was talking with another broker the other day and they told me very proudly that they don’t do open houses. I was floored! Sure, it’s not often that you write a contract at an open house, but we have actually gotten several sales from that method. (This broker is NOT Nome based, but someone who had referred a listing to me.)  We have one ‘invitation only’ open house the day before the listing goes public, then one shortly after the ads go out.  It’s not uncommon for the invitation only open houses to result in a sale before the general public even knows about the home!

One of the Nome Sweet Homes agents, Pat Robinson, is the reigning Queen of the open house sale. She has closed one out of four open houses that she has hosted.

With odds like that, who can argue that an open house is a waste of time?

At Nome Sweet Homes we will do everything we can to market and sell your home. From superior Internet advertising to traditional advertising, from personal counseling on staging/repairs to hosting open houses, we put every resource we have into getting your house sold!

Call 443-7368 today for a free consultation!


Nome Sweet Homes is now serving Kotzebue

Nicole Stoops has just joined the NSH team, expanding our service area to include the Kotzebue region!


Day 6 of HUD Foreclosure

We are on the 6th day after acceptance and we still don’t have a fully
executed contract!  Working with HUD can be so rewarding, both for me at the
Realtor and for the buyer, who is getting a great deal….BUT they are not
kidding when they say what type of check they want to see.  It states in the
contract ” a certified check from a bank or US postal service money order made
out to HUD or ‘buyer’s name’; it’s unfortunately common to see the eager buyer
rushing to the bank, getting a bank money order to HUD, then submitting that
with their contract.

Guess what? Offer can be cancelled!

They honored it and gave the buyer a chance to remedy the situation, but it
is absolutely imperative to follow the instructions when buying a HUD
foreclosure to follow ALL the instructions to the letter.  This buyer could have
lost his contract, and believe me there are plenty of other people waiting in
the wings to pick up this bargain property!


White Lines

Kudo’s to the road maintenance crews for getting the lines (relatively) strait!  I love seeing a those white lines, marking off where the cars can go and where the foot traffic belongs, and I hope we get lots more of them.

The foot traffic seems to have gotten a little out of control lately;  people walking down the road without a care in the world, like there are no cars in Nome! I understand that this town could use a few more yards (ok miles!) of actual sidewalk, but it seems that walking BESIDE the road would just make much more sense from a safety point of view.

Thanks guys, you did a great job!