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
A couple or individual is in the market to purchase their first home and has a long list of must-haves with an unrealistic budget. Sounds like any other homebuyer, right?
Millennials, young adults in their twenties and early thirties, are unlike any client Realtors have encountered before. Even top real estate agents can find themselves flummoxed as to the most effective methods for providing the best service to millennial homebuyers. Continue reading
Home improvement projects are a great way to make your home more enjoyable and increase its value. However, some projects don’t pay, and getting stuck with the bill from home improvement projects without a future payoff.
Buying a home can be a challenge. There are so many steps involved in the process that anyone can get a little overwhelmed and even discouraged as they navigate the many pitfalls lying in wait. But when you’re buying a home that has some type of historic value, that process will undoubtedly grow more complex. It doesn’t even have to be a building with historic value, as purchasing a home that resides in a historic district presents the same potential challenges. Continue reading
Real estate investing is a tried and true path to wealth, and people have been discussing the topic for generations. From Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie to modern millionaires, here are some top real estate quotes and what you can learn from them. Continue reading
Seller’s remorse. It can be much tougher to reverse than if you are on the other side of the transaction. If a buyer gets cold feet, there are often stipulations in a contract to allow for the sale to be voided. But what if you’re the seller and you’re feeling like you’ve made a big mistake? Continue reading
Home inspections are an important step in buying a home. An inspection gives you an opportunity to put together a repairs list for the previous owner and, if you find something major, an opportunity to get out of the home purchase contract. When you’re inspecting your home, be sure to follow these steps for a successful experience Continue reading
Owning a rental property is a big decision. Real estate investing is a challenging process to begin, and owning rental properties can add frustration, expense, and a lot of time to the mix. While rental property management can be frustrating, the financial rewards can pay off big. Continue reading
Buying a first home is a major financial transaction, usually the biggest transaction you will have ever been through in your life to that point. There are countless home buyer mistakes you can fall victim to, so keep a lookout for these common traps so you can stay on the up-and-up with your first home purchase. Continue reading
Not long ago, the only requisite to connect to the internet was a phone line. New buyers, particularly looking for high end homes, have more stringent criteria today. They only want to buy a home in an area that has access to high speed internet and they want a strong cell phone signal at home. I an otherwise perfect house, missing those two features could be a deal breaker. Continue reading