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
As real estate and property management moves toward a more comprehensive digital experience, both real estate agents and clients have to take steps to protect digital information. Large data breaches have affected companies and consumers across America, but smaller companies are not immune from attacks. Here are some steps you can take to protect your digital assets and communications from hackers and accidental data breaches. Continue reading
According to the National Association or Realtors, the median home price at the end of 2015 was $220,000. That got me thinking, what does $220,000 get you around the country. Here is what buying a home at the median sale price will get you in various markets around the United States. Continue reading
Buying your first home can be exciting. Not only are you investing in a property purchase that will one day show a significant financial return, but you’re also getting a place that is your own, where you can paint the walls any color you want and play loud music without upsetting neighbors on the other side of the wall.
Of course, taking on so much debt can also be pretty stressful the first time around. Are you making wise financial decisions? Can you really afford a home purchase? What if you lose your job?
There are many concerns associated with this major purchase, but there are also a lot of benefits to be gained. Plus, there are plenty of resources to help you choose wisely. Here are just a few dos and don’ts to get you started. Continue reading
Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve decided to upgrade to your dream home, the process of seeking and purchasing property can be a little stressful, to say the least. The size of this investment is daunting for most people, and you want to make the right choice.
With a few simple strategies, however, you can greatly reduce the anxiety that tends to go hand-in-hand with home buying. Here are a few tips to keep your stress low and enjoy the process. Continue reading
Curb appeal is important, but the insides of a home matter even more. Drab and dated interiors and kitchens can cost you offers and big money. Before listing your home on the market, here are some quick fixes and relatively inexpensive updates you can make that may pay big dividends when it’s time to sell. Continue reading
Landscaping is an important part of home ownership. Unless you have a homeowner’s association managing your landscaping and lawn care, that falls on you as a homeowner to maintain. When you are thinking of selling your home, appearances matter more than ever. If you invest in landscaping, will it pay off? Continue reading
When preparing to buy or sell a property, you will want to find the best possible real estate agent for your needs. There are many agents in the business today, and you will have to sort through the various choices to settle on someone that has the necessary experience and knowledge to successfully complete a deal for you. Real estate is a highly competitive business, so you will likely have many agents ready to fight for the chance to work with you.
Don’t Be Fooled By Realtor Reviews
The internet is a wealth of information, some pieces more valuable than others. One area of the web that has exploded in recent years is the area of consumer reviews. There are sites dedicated to the reviewing of anything and everything in the marketplace. Restaurants, hotels, contractors, doctors, lawyers, health clubs, and more are all subject to the comments of current and past patrons. Continue reading
When preparing to buy or sell a piece of real estate, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is which real estate agent you wish to work with to complete the purchase or sale. A good real estate agent will have extensive knowledge of the local market and many years of experience successfully closing deals. Your agent can make all of the difference between a stress-free process and one that pushes you to your wits end. Fortunately there are many excellent real estate agents to be found in every city in the country – you just need a good plan for finding the best one for you.