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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!
Electrical issues, roof issues, and structural problems are some problems that can easily lead to bigger problems if not dealt with right away.
Not all agents understand the difference between travertine and marble or can spot the difference between wood molding versus MDF. But agents who can do so can be very valuable to their buyers and sellers. We also discuss a "Finishes Book" in this article which is something you may want to incorporate into your business.
It is important for your buyer to do their due diligence and review a property's location in terms of noise and smells, people and traffic, nightlife, seasonal changes, and what the future may bring.
Tiny homes are all the rage, but many people have a difficult time beginning to go through their stuff. The problem gets worse as we get older and accumulate more. But by doing a Lifestyle Analysis, Space Analysis, Functional Analysis, and a Memorabilia Analysis to compartmentalize the job, it can become easier.
Can your client park on an easement? Can you have an easement erased? Who maintains an easement? These questions are answered in this article!
The topic of easements can be confusing to homeowners and especially during a real estate transaction.
A healthy economy usually goes hand-in-hand with strong property appreciation, so it pays to do your homework. There are five things to look at when making this evaluation and this article outlines those.
Tracking MLS stats doesn't have to be intimidating! This form is set up to track median sales price, inventory, and solds. It includes graphs as well. Check out Shauna's "Learning to Graph" webinar which shows exactly how to manipulate this data.
Educating buyers and sellers on why expertise and experience matters, especially when faced with commission cutting, can be tough! Take the time to educated on the things that make your business practices stand out and benefit your buyers and sellers.
In many areas, high demand coupled with low inventory is creating challenges as well as keeping some people out of the market (both buyers and sellers) due to the myths and fears that prevail. You can dis-spell some of these myths and get people thinking about the realities of the market. With a little planning and discussion, they may be ready to sell and compete!
It is 2015 and lenders have different lending criteria for FHA buyers than FHA does, leading to some confusion. However, some changes are coming this year that are great for potential FHA buyers.
There is an opportunity for sellers to move up the property ladder. This article contains an example that you can customize for your local market conditions.
You probably are more familiar with local contractors' work than most other people. Encourage your clients to use you as a resource.
Even if you primarily sell in an area of tract homes, you have likely come across a home that was difficult to sell due to its unique features. However, some homeowners insist that their home's uniqueness is a benefit which can make the reality of the smaller buyer pool tough to swallow. Share the pros and cons of selling a unique home with your clients.
Not all real estate agents are created equal. Every agent brings something different to the table. The real estate process for you should be seamless and unproblematic. Here are the top five things your real estate agent should be doing for you to accomplish this
There is a lot to consider before purchasing a fixer upper. Provide your clients with some food for thought by asking introspective questions.
Does this stay with the property? Does this? Even once a fixture or personal property are defined, it can cause confusion. This article will clear up some of that gray area, but it will certainly get both buyers and sellers thinking about their next transaction!
Did you know that builders have a formula when it comes to determining the special, in-demand features a home should have to make buyers put pen to paper? For every 500 square feet a home has, there needs to be one amazing feature that most buyers to have a positive and emotional reaction to. This article outlines several options for providing those special updates.