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Top Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

2018 carries with it some ominous trends that have some pessimistic real estate agents feeling suspicious about the market. There is a housing “shortage” which is a buzzword that sends shivers… read more

3 Methods to Determine the Value of Your Farm Equipment

When it comes to determining the value of your farm equipment while you are getting ready for an auction, there are several methods to consider. Choosing the right method depends on… read more

3 Reasons Why Real Estate Isn’t A Do It Yourself Kind Of Thing

We live in a very Do-It-Yourself era. YouTube has become the four-year higher learning institution substitution we all turn to when we want to forego formal training, and in some cases… read more

Who Is The Right Agent To Help Me Sell My Home?

When you mention that you might be looking to sell your home in Northeast Ohio, you’ll be surprised by how many so called “real estate agents” you know.  There are many…read more

Do I Hear Money?  How to Market an Estate Auction

Estate auctions are never fun, and they aren’t the type of thing you throw a party to prepare for.  Unfortunately, just tuning out and “floating” through…read more

How To Stage Your Home For Fall Real Estate Success

If your home is set near trees in the fall, mother nature will take care of making sure your landscaping looks beautiful for a fall real estate sale in Northeast Ohio.  The interior…read more

How Not to Lose Money From Zestimates

When you search for a home on Zillow, every property displays something called a Zestimate®, which is Zillow’s estimated market value for the home. These estimates have increasingly come under fire…read more

Important Real Estate Vocabulary to Know

Real estate auctions can be confusing for buyers and sellers who aren’t familiar with the process…read more

How Auctions Help Sell One-of-a-Kind Properties

It’s so difficult when putting a property on the market to determine the exact value of the property — especially when you have…read more

4 Must-Know Tips About Real Estate Auctions

Real estate auctions may seem complex, but they are actually very straightforward. However, the auction process does have a lot of…read more

How to Sell a Property with Tenants

It’s a tricky situation when you’re trying to sell a rental property that is currently occupied…read more

Property Auctions are Changing the Face of Real Estate Investing

Today’s lifestyle is one of immediacy; consumers want to buy and producers want to sell as quickly as possible…read more

Ohio Real Estate Tips for Autumn

Real estate in the autumn months can be beneficial for buyers as most potential homeowners look to make their sale and move into their new homes before school starts…read more

Why You Should Sell Your Home at a Real Estate Auction

Real estate auctions come with a lot of benefits for sellers — here’s why you should put your house…read more

Northeast Ohio Real Estate Auction Opportunities This October

The fall real estate market in Northeast Ohio is active, with two great properties available at auction from O’Reilly Auctions this October…read more

Water Rights for Sale at Colorado Auction

At a recent auction held in Loveland, Colorado, hundreds of bidders gathered in a room to compete for land and water rights, with hundreds of units of Colorado-Big Thompson water up for sale…read more

4 Musts-Dos Before You Put Your Home on the Market

Putting your Geauga County home up for sale can be such an exciting time. Thinking about where you and your family may want to live and the new life that you want to…read more

Home Sale Tactics: Auction or Traditional Listing?

Are you considering selling your home? Are you trying to figure out whether an Ohio real estate auction or a traditional listing with a real estate agent would… read more

Home Improvements that Add Real Value

Whether you are interested in putting your home on the market or you just want to give it the TLC that it needs, knowing which home improvements add real value can help you… read more

Can I Sell My Northeast Ohio Home at Auction?

Home auctions are becoming one of the most popular ways to sell a property in Northeast Ohio. If you have ever wondered if you can sell your Northeast Ohio home at auction, the answer is… read more

Top 5 Home Selling Mistakes

Selling a home is a major decision and can be an intensive process. If you are getting ready to put your home or property on the market, try to avoid these… read more

Starting Your Geauga County Home Search

Are you starting your home search in Geauga County? If so, the O’Reilly Team, based in Chardon, Ohio, in the heart of Geauga County, is here to serve… read more

Meet Dan O’Reilly, Experienced Geauga County Real Estate Auctioneer

Searching for the right real estate professional to assist you with your buying or selling needs? It can be challenging to find the right Realtor for you. For many in Geauga County, the right Realtor is Dan O’Reilly… read more

Common Questions Asked by First-Time Home Buyers

The decision to become home owners should not be made lightly, as it is a major life change that requires an understanding of the process and the financial requirements. As we work with many first-time home buyers, we have…read more

Attract Buyers During the Winter With This Advice

While many may not think of winter in Northeast Ohio as a prime time for home sales, the reality is that many properties come on and off the market during the winter season….read more

Is Your Home Ready for the Market

After you make the decision to sell your home and put it on the real estate market, you are also making the decision…read more

What to Do One Month Before You Move

Consider this scenario: You are moving in one month, looking around your home and wondering, “What should I be doing right now for my move?”….read more

The Value of a Home Inspection

When it comes to a home inspection, you might think that you are well aware of any fixes needed in the home, or you might feel certain that the home is one-hundred percent move-in ready….read more

Your Checklist Before a Home Showing

Home showings or open houses are a routine part of the buying and selling process. Even when you are preparing to move, it can be nerve-wracking to open your home to prospective buyers…read more

Smart Ideas to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

If you are selling your home, one attribute that you should take note of is whether your home might appear too dark to prospective buyers. Buyers, especially those searching for a new home in the winter months, will be more attracted to…read more

Easy Ways to Brighten Your Home

If you are selling your home, one attribute that you should take note of is whether your home might appear too dark to prospective buyers. Buyers, especially those searching for a new home in the winter months, will be more attracted to…read more

Designer Tricks to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

When you are trying to sell your home, you can no longer think of your home decor through the lens of your own personal taste and style. Rather, you are decorating to attract the…read more

Decorating a Home to Sell

When you are trying to sell your home, you can no longer think of your home decor through the lens of your own personal taste and style. Rather, you are decorating to attract the…read more

Tips for Choosing a Realtor

When you are preparing to sell your home, the decision of your real estate agent is very important. However, in a saturated Greater Cleveland market, the options might seem endless. Keep in mind that your choice of real estate agent will be…read more

5 Common Moving Mistakes

Starting to think through your upcoming move? Whether you are moving across town or across the country, it will be essential to plan all elements of your move with care. As you plan your move, it can be especially helpful to…read more

Those Auction Questions You’re Not Asking

Selling your home through an auction process is unique and unfamiliar. For that reason, your auctioneer should be willing to answer any and all of your questions, including those you might feel silly asking. Here are some of those valid questions you’re likely not asking…read more

Important To-Dos Before Putting Home for Sale

You have made the decision to put your home on the market. Now what? Before your home enters a competitive real estate market, there are a number of items to check off your to-do list. Here are five of the most…read more

Holiday Decorations and Home Showings

Many of us enjoy decorating our homes—both inside and outside—during the holiday season. Should that change when your home is for sale? The most important thing to remember when adding holiday decorations to a home that is on the market is that…read more

Cozy Winter Home Decorating Ideas

We spend so much time indoors during the winter that sometimes we need new, different decorating ideas to brighten and reinvigorate our space and make it more comfortable and cozy for the winter season. If you are bored or tired of your home décor, you might be inspired by…read more

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

While the spring and summer are typically thought of as the best times of year to sell a home, it is possible to sell your home during the winter months. Because of inclement weather conditions and the holiday season, you may just need to slightly shift your…read more

Avoid These “Don’ts” for Home Showings

Home showings are an extremely important step in the selling process. It is during a home showing that a buyer is likely to form a lasting first impression of your property—and you want that impression to be positive. It is normal to be nervous, but if you prepare, your home showings should be…read more

 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home at an Auction

When you make the decision to put your home up for sale, for any reason, what will be your first step? We are guessing your first instinct is probably not to call your local auctioneer—but maybe it should be. Selling a home at auction is more…read more

Qualities to Seek in Your Auctioneer

Contrary to popular belief, all auctioneers are not the same—and they aren’t just energetic individuals who can talk very fast! When you are selling your home at an auction, your auctioneer will…read more

Quick To-Do List for Buyers at Auction

Is the idea of bidding on a home or piece of land at an auction a mystery to you? Are you unsure of the process and whether it is in your best interest to participate? Planning to bid on a property at an auction for the first time can be…read more

How Does a Land Auction Work?

You might have seen signs around Northeast Ohio advertising upcoming land auctions. Perhaps you have wondered, “Who buys land at an auction?” or “How do land auctions work?” To start, anyone who…read more

Summer Curb Appeal Tips to Attract Buyers

Improving a home’s curb appeal is necessary for any home to sell in a competitive real estate market, especially in Greater Cleveland. As you prepare your home for the market in communities such as…read more

 Advice for Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting—and nerve-wracking—decision. There are many factors involved in choosing a home, from its price to its location and featured amenities. With so much to consider, the search…read more

What You Didn’t Know About Your Auctioneer

When you’re asked to define the job of a real estate auctioneer, you may immediately think of a fast-talking individual leading an energetic sale, calling out bids on an auction day. In reality, your auctioneer does far more…read more

Why Consider Selling At A Farm Equipment Auction?

The farming industry is constantly changing, with new techniques and advances in equipment. As the unique needs of your farm change, so will your equipment needs. If you need to sell your surplus or used equipment you may benefit from selling at an equipment auction…read more

Discover The Advantages Of Selling Your Home At Auction

If you are ready to sell your home, your first thought may not be selling through a property auction—but it should be a consideration. Selling at an auction offers you many advantages, and could be the best way for you to quickly sell your home at your desired price…read more

Real Estate Auction: Terms to Know

This glossary of common terms used in the auction industry will help prepare you for your first real estate auction experience. Many people believe the misconception that an auction is a secretive or confusing event. In reality, a property auction is…read more

FAQs About Property Auctions

Thinking of participating in a real estate auction, but unsure of the process? We have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about property auctions along with answers and additional information…read more

Common Misconceptions About Property Auctions

Have you considered buying a home at a real estate auction? While buying a house at a property auction is not the most traditional route taken to find a new home, it is a very…read more

 Tips for Buying a Home at an Auction

If you are interested in expanding your home search to include property auctions, you likely have some questions about the auction process. Bidding on, and potentially buying, a home through a property auction is very different from the traditional home buying process…read more

 Buyers Benefit at Real Estate Auctions

By the time you find the area that you’d like to buy in, locate the home that you want and then go through the entire process, it may take as long as a year from the start of your search until you move in. There is another option. Purchasing a home through…read more

 4 Reasons Auctions Have the Advantage

If you are considering selling your home, then you may think that the only option you have is to follow the traditional route of listing your home with a real estate company, holding open houses and waiting, waiting, waiting. In fact, auctioning your home…read more

 Why Sell Your Property through an Auction

Do you want to sell your home or property quickly, with as little hassle as possible for the best price? If you do, then it may be time to consider selling your property through an auction…read more

Getting the Best Deal at an Auction

Auctions are becoming one of the hottest ways to buy or sell homes, land and personal property. If you are planning on attending your first auction and would like to buy an item, or real estate…read more

 The Basics of a Real Estate Auction

In today’s competitive real estate market, you may be thinking of trying to either buy or sell a home through a real estate auction. Before you do, it is helpful to understand something about the process…read more

Getting a Great Deal at a Real Estate Auction

Are you looking for a great deal on a home that you might not otherwise be able to afford? Are you well prepared and decisive? If you are, then you might just be able to get a great deal on your dream home at …read more