Recent Blog Posts

Enjoy a Pair of Amazing Art Festivals This Summer

Attention all art lovers: in the next few weeks, Sandpiper Art Gallery will be holding two fantastic art festivals right here in Polson! First is the 5th annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art on July 27-28 and second is the 48th annual Sandpiper Art Festival on August 10. If you're interested in seeing tons of high-quality, original artwork and crafts, then you won't want to miss these great events!

Live History Days at the Miracle of America Museum

You might be dreaming about the upcoming Flathead Cherry Festival, but that isn't the only fantastic event happening that weekend in Polson! On July 20th and 21st, head over to the Miracle of America Museum for their "Live History Days"! You can get a glimpse into the past by observing live demonstrations of all kinds of historical activities and artifacts. Help support this incredible local resource by stopping by!

This Study Shows the Dangers of an Inflated Asking Price

Home owners tend to overestimate the value of their own house. This shouldn't come as any big surprise, considering they have an intimate understanding of the work put into the home and an emotional connection to the space. Further, every home seller is understandably motivated to get the highest possible sale price. When you combine these two things together, you can see why some sellers want to set their initial listing price at an unreasonably high number and work down from there. At first glance, it might not seem like there's any downside to this strategy; after all, you can always drop the price later if you receive no offers. Unfortunately, a recent study by Redfin shows why this line of thinking is not only flawed, but can also actively hurt your home sale. They found that most buyer interest in any home listing comes in the first few days on the market and rapidly falls off. Even when the listing has a subsequent price drop, that initial burst of interest is never recaptured, meaning the consequences of an unreasonable initial listing price can't be undone.