Dec. 13, 2019

Qualities of a Top Real Estate Agent

Qualities of a Top Real Estate Agent

 

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Finding an agent you trust and who you enjoy working with can take a little work. If you've bought or sold real estate in the past, you will know that not all agents are created equally. It's important that you work with an agent you trust, who will work tirelessly to help with your real estate needs. In this podcast episode, we outline some of the best qualities of a top agent.

Your agent should fill many roles, ally, confidant, counselor, and advocate just to name a few. There are several personality traits top agents will have in common and other sharp business-savvy skills they should possess. Below, we list some of our favorite traits of a top real estate agent.

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Posted in Podcast, Sellers
Dec. 6, 2019

10 Tips to Make Your Next Offer the Winning Bid

10 Tips to Make Your Next Offer the Winning Bid

 

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Ah, the offer!

Cinematically speaking, this is the iconic moment — we’d forgive you if you imagined, say, putting a hand on your agent’s shoulder and whispering (in your best Vito Corleone) that you’re going to make them an offer they can’t refuse.

In reality, it’s not that simple (or dramatic). Your offer marks the beginning of the back-and-forth between you and the seller, typically with real estate agents advising you both.

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Dec. 6, 2019

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter

It's a common misconception that nobody buys or sells a home in the winter. In fact, if you checked the numbers, you’d find that a good chunk of home purchases are done during the coldest months of the year.

So, if you’re wondering if you should put off buying or selling a home until spring, why wait? You may be surprised to learn that there are actually advantages to buying or selling.

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Posted in Sellers
Dec. 4, 2019

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale.

1. Make Buyers Feel at Home

Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house.

According to the 2019 Profile of Home Staging by the National Association of Realtors, “83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.”

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Posted in Sellers
Dec. 2, 2019

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream.

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Nov. 29, 2019

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring.

Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the best choice you can make.

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Posted in Market Updates, Sellers
Nov. 27, 2019

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows.

Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this economic recovery last?

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Nov. 25, 2019

Buyers Are Looking! Are You Ready to Sell Your Home?

Are You Ready to Sell Your Home

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market.

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Posted in Market Updates, Sellers
Nov. 22, 2019

Two Myths Holding You Back From Owning a Home

Two Myths Holding You Back From Owning a Home

In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,

“Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home buyers. Dispelling the 20 percent down payment myth could open the path to homeownership for many more.”

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Nov. 20, 2019

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor

The Mortgage Lending Factor

Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money.

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