Realtor lockboxes are a staple in the real estate industry. These coded boxes give agents, photographers, inspectors, appraisers, and others access to a home’s keys by typing in a few numbers. But are Realtor lockboxes safe? Let’s take a look at the security provided by Realtor lockboxes and some exciting, recent developments that make them even more secure. Continue reading →
Sellers today, more so than ever before, are not only using video recorders to ensure nothing gets stolen during a showing, but they’re also listening to Buyer’s comments made while inside viewing the Seller’s home. Those comments can sabotage negotiations even before the Buyer’s offer is submitted.
Have you ever wondered why they accepted another buyer’s offer, over your own? Maybe the other offer was higher, the other buyer offered terms more favorable to yours, or they were a stronger Buyer with a substantial down payment. Or maybe not. It could have been because you said something to make the seller not want to sell you the house. Continue reading →
Getting your home ready for sale can involve major effort and expense. Before you even look into hiring real estate agents, you may have to contend with replacing roofing or fixing code violations.
When it comes to home staging, you might not have a ton of money at your disposal. Here are just a few easy and inexpensive ideas that can help you to stage your home for a speedy sale. Continue reading →
It’s time to move. That means it’s time to get your home ready for the housing market. You’re going to need to do some work both inside and out to make it the most desirable and sought-after listing among all buyers who are looking for a home. 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 →
Once you’ve purchased a home you are pretty much stuck with the neighborhood, the schools, and the proximity to amenities like shopping, entertainment, and public transportation that are in your area. Hopefully you considered these elements with one of the best estate agents before buying.
When it comes time to sell your home, however, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure that your house is attractive to buyers. This includes not only the appearance of your property, but also what makes it better than comparable properties on the market. Continue reading →
Remember the “Golden Rule?” Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you. Even though it has been a while since the rule applied to more than just sharing your toys in the sandbox, etiquette is a very real thing in the agent-seller relationship. In order to ensure a professional and effective partnership it is important for both the agent and the seller to be respectful and considerate of one another. While some “rules of thumb” are more obvious than others, it only makes sense to adhere to all of them equally. Continue reading →
While it may seem like the responsibility of selling your home falls squarely on your Realtor, it’s actually a shared responsibility— and one that the seller must take seriously too. A number of factors that you control can actually be detrimental to getting your property sold. What it comes down to is not just knowing what those factors are, but understanding why they affect your home’s list price and ultimate sale. Continue reading →