Real Estate Agents have lost their jobs, they just don’t know it yet. The real estate industry is on its last gasps. The ramifications from the agreement made by NAR and the local MLS associations, making the choice to give listing information to Zillow, was the beginning of what will be a slow, painful, and inevitable death to the Real Estate Services industry. Continue reading
Technology is changing the way we buy and sell houses, but Lisa Brown in Oakland County, Michigan is taking real estate technology to the next level in an attempt to save would be victims from predatory fraudsters.
There’s no shortage of uses for drone technology. The military has been using drones for unmanned missions for a while, surveying dangerous areas without putting men and women at risk. They can carry out all kinds of important tasks and save lives in the process. Continue reading
Despite the fact that federal incentives for eco-friendly home upgrades like solar panels are no longer available, plenty of home buyers are interested in finding properties that meet their sustainable ideals. Not only do such homes help owners to reduce their impact on the environment, but in many cases the energy- and water-saving properties also reduce ongoing expenses, as savvy real estate agents can attest.
Because the demand for eco-friendly products remains high, new construction continues to feature advances in green home building. Here are just a few trends you should ask your real estate agent about when you’re ready to buy a new home. Continue reading
I am in the middle of selling a home right now, so I know there is a lot to know and understand as you move through the process. However, that job has been made much easier by these new real estate apps. Continue reading
Just like other forms of investing, when investing in real estate, information is everything. Knowing nearby property values, market trends, and what’s available is now an instant need. If you want to buy property at the best rate, here are five mobile real estate apps to help you beat the competition. Continue reading
When I bought my first home, I found it myself. The property came to me in a Zillow notification email that I had setup for a particular area and price range that fit my needs and where I wanted to live. But just because I found the home myself, could I have used the app to replace the Realtor? Continue reading
Welcome to 2014. We are in a new age of doing things ourselves that used to require paying expensive professional fees. Accountants are being replaced with online tax filing. Expensive lawyers are being replaced with online alternatives at a fraction of the price. But have real estate agents been replaced with online options too? Continue reading
Please excuse the spotty network availability of our websites during the past two weeks. On Tuesday, July 20, which will be forever known by my company as “Black Tuesday,” we upgraded our AT&T DSL internet services to the new AT&T Uverse for a faster Internet connection. You might have experienced access problems during those weeks while we fixed problems and changed over to new IP addresses. Continue reading
Thinking about having an open house or creating a virtual tour to sell your home? Be careful not to reveal to much about your house. Not only do open houses, virtual tours, brochures, and MLS pictures attract buyers, but if you reveal too many details, you could be advertising to thieves and burglars too. Thieves love virtual tours and MLS pictures because they can be used to “case” your house from the comfort of the thief’s home. Follow these tips to reduce your exposure and prevent your marketing activities from attracting the wrong type of shopper? Continue reading