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    Preparing Your Home for Sale: 5 Tips to Attract Potential Buyers

    By Amanda Howard | September 25, 2023

    Selling your home is a significant milestone, and making a positive first impression on potential buyers is crucial. In today’s market it is essential that your home stands out from the rest. Here are five essential tips to help you prepare your home for sale and capture the attention of those seeking their dream property.... Read More

    Master the Art of Selling Your Home

    By Amanda Howard | September 19, 2023

    Are you struggling to sell your home? If you’re a homeowner who is having difficulty selling, know that you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this issue, and we’re here today to talk about them. Here are the top three reasons why your home may not be selling and what to do about... Read More

    A Closer Look at What Happens During a Buyer Consultation

    By Amanda Howard | September 18, 2023

    A buyer consultation is a pivotal step in the home-buying journey that sets the stage for success. During this crucial meeting, you and your real estate agent embark on a collaborative exploration of your homeownership goals. First, expect a warm introduction where your Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty agent gets to know you, your preferences,... Read More

    Navigating the Journey: Selling Your Home with Kids

    By Amanda Howard | September 15, 2023

    Selling a home can be a rollercoaster of emotions and logistics, and when you add kids into the mix, the ride becomes even more exhilarating. Fear not, though, for with some strategic planning and a dash of patience, you can successfully navigate this exciting endeavor while keeping your sanity intact. First and foremost, communication is... Read More

    The Homeowner Dilemma: Understanding the Effects of Interest Rates on Property Values

    By Amanda Howard | August 24, 2023

    Will interest rates cause a drop in home prices? This is a very common question for today’s homeowners. While the answer isn’t as straightforward as one might hope, it’s essential to learn more about it, especially in a market where the forecast predicts further interest rate hikes this year. The potential impact on buyer affordability... Read More

    U.S. News World and Report: Huntsville is the best place for families to live

    By Amanda Howard | August 21, 2023

    Huntsville is the best place for families to live, according to U.S. News World and Report. The ranking takes into account cost of living, average annual salary, quality of high school education, average commute time, crime rates, health care access, and the area’s overall well-being. The Top 10 Best Places to Live for Families are:... Read More

    10 tips for parents to navigate the school year like a pro

    By Amanda Howard | August 7, 2023

    As the summer sun gradually sets and the back-to-school excitement fills many Tennessee Valley homes, parents in the Rocket City gear up for a smooth transition into the new academic year. Navigating this crucial period calls for a blend of preparation, local insight, and proactive planning. As a seasoned real estate agent deeply embedded in... Read More

    Q2 market update

    By Amanda Howard | August 7, 2023

    In the second quarter of 2023, the inventory of homes experienced a substantial increase, rising nearly 50%. This growth was observed across all price bands, with the most significant percentage surge (224%) occurring in homes priced between $250,000 and $300,000. Around 40% of the home sales during this quarter were on average 4% below the... Read More

    Do you know your buying power?

    By Amanda Howard | July 21, 2023

    Determining your buying power when purchasing a home involves assessing your financial situation and understanding how much you can afford to spend on a property. Here are the key steps to know your buying power: Calculate your total income: Start by adding up all your sources of income, including your salary, any rental income, dividends,... Read More

    AHSIR voted a neighborhood fave in Nextdoor’s local business awards

    By Amanda Howard | July 21, 2023

    Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty has been named to the winning list of Nextdoor’s 2023 Neighborhood Faves, the annual awards where neighbors vote to celebrate their favorite local businesses. “Neighbors know best and Nextdoor’s Neighborhood Faves are the only annual awards celebrating the businesses that are most loved by locals. This prestigious recognition is only... Read More


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