Some common items buyers have to compromise on when buying a home: Age and condition, commute, square footage, cosmetic upgrades, architectural style.
Buyers are concerned about safety, they are looking for more space, and many are finding they are location independent! This article should be adjusted to fit the trends in your area.
Your clients may be thinking about refinancing, but does it make sense to do so? If it was free, of course! But usually there is a cost involved which needs to be taken into consideration. How many months in savings will it take to "pay off" the refinance? Do the math!
Great information to send to your homeowner clients - especially those first-time homebuyers. Knowing how to do some basic home maintenance can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every year.
What questions do sellers have for agents...and what questions do buyers have for sellers
Virtual Open Houses have become one of the most valuable tools in a real estate agent's toolbox. Why did these become so popular so fast? Read more.
New construction home design is a great tool to use whether you are remodeling your own home or looking to renovate and flip an investment property.
Some home features have just become a lot more important. But will they stick around? Functional storage, home offices, and flex spaces have just become a lot more in-demand as families forge a path through the new normal. But will we have a short memory?
Although appraisals are widely used to determine the true value of a property in the event of a home sale or mortgage refinance, there are many misconceptions surrounding them. This article addresses some of these.
With market turmoil and widespread social-health concerns on the minds of all of your clients, it is ever more important that you be a source of factual information and a voice of reason. Use this letter as part of your outreach to both buyers, sellers, past and potential clients.
Many sellers are surprised when they add up the costs of selling a home. This leads many sellers to consider selling their own homes to reduce costs. Here are six reasons why going the For Sale By Owner route is not your clients' best option.
Buyers can make a great selling decision when they make an offer on a home that will be in demand with buyers.
The National Association of Home Builders' current research on home sales is showing that the home buying process is taking longer than it has in years past. Patience is key!
When people think of curb appeal they envision lush green lawns, vibrant trees, and garden beds filled with blooms. Although these elements create an inviting space for potential buyers, they are near impossible to achieve in the dead of winter. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create a great first impression for buyers.
Inspections, appraisals, contingencies, oh my! There are a number of reasons real estate transactions can fall through. A signed contract is no guarantee of a closing!
Most people think of the obvious steps for staging a home. They know to apply a fresh coat of neutral paint, how to declutter, and fix any resounding maintenance issues. But will the house be inviting to potential buyers, or will it appear stark and cold? The key to appeal to buyers through home staging, especially during the winter months, is to add hygge into your house.
Discount points are a tool that savvy buyers may use in their home purchase. But does it always make sense to get the lowest interest rate? This article explains more.
As the summer winds down, you might find yourself thinking of your summer vacation and thought to yourself, “I wonder what it would take to buy a vacation property there?” Buying a second property, whether for extra income, enjoyment, or both, is a step that many decide to do in their lifetime.