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. We don’t make you sign contracts and you are not obligated to use any of the agents we connect you with. So basically AgentHarvest is a free service requiring no obligations on your part. Here’s what our customers have to say about our agent finder services.
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5 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Home ­­­­­­­

While parting ways with your home may be your end decision, you should think meticulously through whether or not this is the right decision for you and your property. Before you sell your home, take a moment to consider important factors that will ultimately impact the success of your listing.
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5 Repairs to Raise Your Home Value When Selling

When you are trying to sell your home, nothing will turn away visitors from a showing more than an ugly, outdated, and damaged home. Prospective buyers want to feel confident that the property has been well maintained and cared for, and these five repairs will help you give the right impression.
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The Best Apps for Real Estate Agents On-the-Go

Real estate agents are always on the move. Keeping up with buyers, sellers, showings, inspections, listings, and all of the other parts of your job would be hard enough from a desk, but anyone who knows real estate knows that great realtors are always on the move. Keeping up with everything used to mean paper calendars and regular calls to the office, but with today’s mobile technology, running your business on an iPad or phone is as easy as ever. Here are the top apps to keep you productive on the go.
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4 Questions Agents Should Ask New Home Buying Clients

As a quality real estate agent, it is your job to sort through new listings and find the right ones that could be a great fit for what your client is looking to buy. There is no secret formula to do this without putting in some time and effort, but you can ask the right questions up front to avoid going on extra tours of homes that you know will be a bad fit. Here are some great questions to get you started.
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10 Great Reasons to Own a Home

Owning your own home comes with many benefits. For first-time buyers it can be a daunting commitment. Nevertheless, it is important to not lose sight of the joys—financial, mental, and physical—that you’ll find that come along with your new digs.
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How to Pick the Worst Real Estate Agent in 2014

Quality real estate agents are not always easy to come by, but bad agents are easy to come by. If you don’t want to put in the time to pick a great real estate agent, here are some tips to quickly find the worst agent for your needs.
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What Type of Cities Are the Best to Buy a Home In?

When you are looking to buy, it’s all about location, location, location! That being said, the location you buy in is just as important as the property itself. Your dream home can really be anywhere, especially for those of you open to renovating to make your dream come to fruition. What you can never change is where your dream home is. When looking to buy it is important to do your homework, use every reputable resource at your disposal, and consider the city you want to live in. While traits of every individual home are a pro or con, the area you purchase the home in should be under the same level of scrutiny.
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What Bankers Look for to Approve You for a Mortgage

In my first job out of college, I worked at a bank. In addition to responsibility for the teller, new accounts, and customer service functions of our branch, I was responsible for reviewing new credit card, line of credit, auto, and mortgage loans applications. Here are some of the secrets of how bankers look at your loan application when you apply for a mortgage.
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5 Things to Look For When Checking Out a New Neighborhood

When you are on the hunt for your next home, there is a lot to think about. Price and the home itself are just a small part of the choice. The other part: location, location, location. When picking your next neighborhood, be sure to keep these important factors in mind.
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How the Tech Boom is Making the San Francisco Bay Area Too Hot to Buy

The San Francisco Bay Area is hot—and no, it’s not because of climate change. While the mild summers of the “city by the bay” haven’t changed much in recent years, the real estate market sure has. While a good portion of the U.S is still recuperating from the ravages of the housing bubble bust, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area has seen fast—and arguably furious—recovery. But is it too fast???
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