Nothing quite says "home" like the kitchen table, the center of it all, where families gather, to talk, to reconnect. It's the place where meals are served, homework is completed, games are played, and where all of the executive family conversations and decisions are made. When it comes time, buying or selling a house is one of those important family decisions. Probably several conversations about a pending move will take place gathered around the kitchen table, with questions about the process, uncertainties about the future, and "what to do next" in the home selling, or buying, journey. Many a family "meeting" has taken place between a realtor and a family at a kitchen table, as they seek guidance in what, for most, will be the biggest financial investment that they will make.
While it isn't every day that families buy or sell a house, it is every day that the similar questions about real estate are asked at kitchen tables all over the world about the topic. For these conversations, just like the genuine-humble meeting place of the kitchen table, people deserve an open and direct conversation, and for someone to "give it to them straight". Without the fluff, without the hype. Sharing real-world experiences, educating consumers about real estate market in their area, and offering options based on their individual circumstances is something that happens every day, at kitchen tables, just like yours.
If you're thinking about buying or selling a house or if you're getting ready to meet with your realtor (or maybe you've met or are meeting with several) and have a list of questions, this book is for you. These are the types of topics you may already be thinking about and are seeking more information about. Or maybe, you haven't thought of them yet. No worries, someone else has, and a simple point-of-view follows. After all, isn't that the type of dialogue that happens at the kitchen table? And all the while, your kitchen table will be there, silently standing by.