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”

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”

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”

What You Should Know When Buying a Foreclosure

What You Should Know When Buying a Foreclosure

Buying a home in foreclosure can be a great way to get a home under market value, but the process is not as easy as a traditional home sale and there are some pitfalls you should be aware of. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “What You Should Know When Buying a Foreclosure”

COVID-19 Closing Protocols

COVID-19 Closing Protocols

Since COVID-19 began, one of Ratified Title Group’s main focuses was to find ways to continue serving the D.C. Metro area as safely as possible. We quickly started implementing new methods for the closing procedure that ensures everyone feels comfortable and are still practicing social distancing.

As we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to remind you of our current closing protocols. We want to make sure you are comfortable with your closing and that you feel safe. The following protocols are intended to give you peace of mind and keep our staff safe, as well. Before your closing date, just let us know which of the options below best suits your comfort level. Continue reading “COVID-19 Closing Protocols”

Good 2021 Housing Predictions

Though we are still in the throes of the pandemic, the housing market remains strong and is expected to stay strong through the year. Interest rates are predicted to remain low, and it will continue to be a sellers’ market due to low inventory. Continue reading “Good 2021 Housing Predictions”

Successfully Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Successfully Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Some may say that the holidays are the worst time to try and sell your home. With so much going on during the holidays, especially in a year like this, this may ring true, but there are some advantages to selling during this time of year. There are typically less homes on the market, so you’ll have less competition. People looking to buy a home during this time, generally have a specific reason for doing so and are more serious about buying. Additionally, selling your home before the end of the year will enable you to claim deductions on your next tax return such as mortgage interest, private mortgage insurance and property taxes.

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Current Real Estate Conditions in Prince William County

Current Real Estate Conditions in Northern Virginia

Despite the pandemic, the real estate business is booming. The numbers are up from last year in almost every category. In general, more homes are being sold while the inventory remains low compared to years past. Below are statistics from the last two months to give you an idea of what the market is like in our area right now.

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NOVA Real Estate Market Update

NOVA Real Estate Market Update

Despite the current pandemic, people are still buying and selling homes, although, we have seen a drop in sales up to about 20%. The good news is that rates continue to be low and many people are refinancing their homes. The industry has adapted to dealing with the current environment and coming up with strategies to keep working.

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