Agent Harvesting: The Best Way To Find The Top Producing Real Estate Agents In Your Area

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The biggest mistake buyers and sellers make when hiring a Realtor is that they do not do their homework before hiring a real estate agent.  They end up with a house that sits on the market longer, sells for a lower price, and the time spent dealing with that agent is a nightmare.  AgentHarvest helps minimize the chance of these things happening by finding agents in your area that are currently selling houses like yours, in your neighborhood, for you to interview.  Continue reading

The New Obama Home in Washington is Spectacular

Americans know that the White House offers a life of luxury to the first family, but where do Presidents go after they leave America’s most famous address at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? A new Obama home must have style. Realtor just released a short video walkthrough of the Obama family’s new home in Washington, D.C. Read on to learn more about this historic neighborhood and the property Barack Obama now calls “home.” Continue reading

Real Estate Lessons from America’s Wealthiest Zip Codes

Preparing to write the book Rich Like Them, author Ryan D’Agostino went door-to-door in the wealthiest zip codes in America to learn how America’s elite made their money. Not surprisingly, a handful of those who answered the door made their money in real estate. Others owned businesses and reached higher levels of wealth through hard work and self-employment. Here are some gems I learned when reading Rich Like Them that apply to both your real estate and your career. Continue reading

New Tenant Lands at $3 Billion Legacy West Development in Texas

Legacy West in Plano, Texas

Legacy West is a massive development in Plano, Texas. Image via legacywest.com.

In Dallas suburb Plano, a big development is underway, and a new tenant is coming in for a landing. The $3 billion Legacy West project is a mixed use development that will include homes, offices, retail, and restaurants. This Texas sized development should have agents excited about the latest trends and preferences in work and life. Continue reading

5 Exterior Upgrades to Improve Comfort and Curb Appeal

Whether you are planning to sell in the near future or hold onto your property for years, exterior upgrades are a fun way to improve your home’s comfort and curb appeal. The first thing anyone sees when visiting your property is the the outside. Never underestimate the power of a first impression. Make your home something you can be proud of and improve the curb appeal at the same time with these exterior upgrades. Continue reading

How to Get the Most from an Open House Visit

If you are looking to buy a home, the season is upon on us! Spring and summer are the hottest times of the year to buy a home, and with the season nearly upon us open house signs are popping up across the country. If you are planning an open house visit, make sure to go into it with a game plan so you get the best result for your efforts. Continue reading

Best Housewarming Gifts for a New Home

Any time a friend or relative moves into a new home it’s an exciting experience. Between organizing, decorating, and getting settled in, new homeowners have a lot on their plate. A fun and thoughtful housewarming gift could be the perfect touch to tie a room together or make the new home a little more comfortable. If you are looking to buy a housewarming gift, here are some guidelines to follow. Continue reading

7 Step Guide to Preparing Your Home to Sell

Preparing your home to sell may be a lot of work, but if you make the effort up front, the sales process is much smoother. From dealing with clutter to signing the closing paperwork, it is important to present your house the best way possible to ensure a quick sale at the best possible price. Continue on for information on preparing your home to sell with ease. Continue reading

Costly Mistakes Buyers Make With New Home Builders

Strolling through new model homes alone seems innocent enough but beware of the Sales Representative.  They learn a lot through friendly small talk, comments between you and your spouse and body language. Remember, the home sales representative works for the builder to protect his interest.. NOT yours.  A Buyer’s agent can buffer the tactical questioning while preventing costly mistakes unforeseen by many buyers. Buyer’s receive free representation no matter if it’s a new build or a pre-existing home. Continue reading

19 DIY Home Upgrades You Can Handle Yourself

Woman and little girl doing home repair

Home upgrades may sound like a big hassle, but with just an hour or two of work, a few bucks, and a little elbow grease you can be on your way to a more fun, vibrant, and valuable home. Whether you have the deep home improvement knowledge of Bob Villa or the clumsy skills of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, or just have a dusty tool box sitting in the garage, these 19 projects are easy enough to do yourself. Who knows, you might learn something and have fun along the way! Continue reading

Why Debt is a Good Thing in Real Estate

I worked through high school and college at a local Boy Scout Camp every summer. For my efforts, I earned a great scholarship to the University of Colorado. The donor who established the scholarship fund had given the Boy Scouts $4 million. One night he hosted a dinner to celebrate the successes of the scholarship recipients. Continue reading