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Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall

It’s finally fall! The sweltering days of summer are over, and the temperature is a little more pleasant. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market or you’re an agent getting ready to sell a home for your client, you may be wondering how best to give the home a cozy fall feeling. Read on for some decorating ideas perfect for this time of year. Continue reading “Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall”

Recommended Apps for Realtors in 2021

Recommended Apps for Realtors in 2021

The modern realtor needs to be digitally savvy to keep up with trends in the industry. Many young buyers are bringing their digital habits with them to their first-time home-buying experiences. They want their experience to be remote. They want lots of media materials. They expect instant replies, and they want the process to be paperless. Ready to be armed with the hottest apps to serve this demographic? Continue reading “Recommended Apps for Realtors in 2021”

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

If your house is 20 years old or older, it may be time to replace your roof. Before you jump the gun and start tearing your roof apart, there are specific things to look for to determine if you do need a new roof. Once you’ve determined that your roof does need replacing, you’ll want to consider which materials you’ll use, which contractor to hire, how the old roofing material will be disposed of and a few other things. We’ve got you covered at each step of the decision-making process. Continue reading “What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?”

How to Survive Your Summer Move

How to Survive Your Summer Move

Ahhh! Summer. The kids are out of school. The pool is open, and many families use this time of year to go on that epic vacation. It’s also the most popular time of year to move, but beware! The heat and humidity can make it somewhat difficult if you’re not adequately prepared. Here are some tips to help you survive your summer move. Continue reading “How to Survive Your Summer Move”

Summer Selling Tips for Realtors

As a real estate agent, summer is your time to shine. Longer days and the absence of school commitments make it the prime buying season for clients. If you are prepared, you’ll stand out from the sea of realtors helping clients sell their homes. Continue reading “Summer Selling Tips for Realtors”

Why You May Need a Property Survey

Why You May Need a Property Survey

A survey is not always required to close on a property but is useful for showing some important information, such as the exact location of the property, where it begins and ends and how it relates to properties around it. It will also disclose zoning, setbacks, distances, north orientation, easements, boundaries, possible encroachments and environmental issues. Additionally, the survey will show any improvements that have been made to the property, such as a fence or a shed. Continue reading “Why You May Need a Property Survey”

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Title Company

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Title Company

According to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, you have a right to choose your own title company. You should still ask your real estate agent for recommendations, but it’s ultimately your choice which title company will represent you in your home-buying transaction. Selecting your own title company will ensure you have someone working for you who will work in your best interest and doesn’t stand to gain from the transaction. Continue reading “Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Title Company”

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate making Americans’ dreams of homeownership come true and a time to help make that dream come true for those who have yet to find their home.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson once said, “Homeownership serves as an enduring symbol of security and prosperity, and it provides many Americans with a legacy they can pass down to their children and grandchildren.” Continue reading “June is National Homeownership Month”

Home-Buying Tips for a Hot Market

Home-Buying Tips for a Hot Market

The current real estate market is nothing short of a wild roller coaster ride if you’re looking to buy. Inventory continues to be low and sellers are getting multiple bids — some well over the asking price. So how can you compete? Read on for some tips. Continue reading “Home-Buying Tips for a Hot Market”

High-Impact, Affordable Marketing Tools for Realtors

High-Impact, Affordable Marketing Tools for Realtors

Studies show that 85% of home buyers use a realtor to make their purchase, but the competition can still be steep. How do you stand out as a realtor without breaking the bank? Read on for tools that will stretch your marketing budget further. Continue reading “High-Impact, Affordable Marketing Tools for Realtors”