Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes

Whether it’s knowing what to NOT order at a restaurant or how to avoid getting stuck in traffic on the way to work, there was likely a time when you, or someone had to learn these the hard way.  This is especially true when it comes to selling your home.  Of course these mistakes can cost a lot of time and money, so here are a few to make sure avoid.

Why are Home Inspections so Important?

Why are Home Inspections so Important?

Home inspections are an essential and critical element in the home buying process.  The things that can be discovered can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.  It’s important not to confuse a home appraisal and a home inspection, they are two different things.

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Vacation Home

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Vacation Home

Just like any real estate purchase there is a lot of due diligence to be done, this is especially true when purchasing a vacation home.  Here are a few things to do, and a few to not do, when you decide to buy a vacation home.

4 Things Home Sellers Need from their REALTOR®

4 Things Home Sellers Need from their REALTOR®

You wouldn’t want a doctor that does the bare minimum to treat your symptoms.  You wouldn’t want a mechanic to do the smallest repair possible to get your car running.  Keeping with this theme you also wouldn’t want a REALTOR® that did the minimum amount of work to sell your home.  Just like a minimal treatment could lead to a returning ailment, and a minor repair can’t fix a major problem; simply sticking a sign in the yard and posting on the MLS isn’t going to provide the best results for a seller. 

What Goes Into a Real Estate Closing?

What Goes Into a Real Estate Closing?

The closing, also known as the settlement, or escrow is the final event where all of the involved parties meet to make this transaction official.  While your role at the closing is essentially two-fold: sign legal documents and pay closing costs; preparing for your closing should begin the day before. 

What Should Homeowners Know Before Selling Their Home?

What Should Homeowners Know Before Selling Their Home?

Making the decision to sell your home is an important one.  There is a lot of time, energy, emotion, and money at stake in this process, so being prepared is crucial.  But how do you prepare and what do you need to know in order to achieve your goal of successfully selling your home? 

3 Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents

3 Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents

In real estate, no matter which approach that you’re most comfortable with, there are a handful of habits that can ensure that your reach your destination, regardless of the path you take.  As a REALTOR®, that destination, of course is doing what is best for your clients, and in turn closing transactions.

3 Ways to Enhance Your Brand as a REALTOR®

3 Ways to Enhance Your Brand as a REALTOR®

Now you don’t necessarily need a clever slogan or catchy jingle to brand yourself; however, you do need to have the ability to be found.  Roughly 75% of a REALTOR’S® business comes from referrals or word-of-mouth.  When you make it easier for existing clients to share your information, and you make it easier for potential clients to contact you, you’ve enhanced your brand.  Here are 3 tips to achieve exactly that.

4 Things Realtors Want Their Clients to Know

4 Things Realtors Want Their Clients to Know

One of the most fulfilling, exciting, and often stressful and emotional times of someone’s life happens when they buy or sell a home.  This single transaction requires so many moving parts and variables that it can make you as anxious as it does proud. 

Realtor Risk Mitigation: What Real Estate Attorneys Want You to Know

Realtor Risk Mitigation: What Real Estate Attorneys Want You to Know

Any real estate deal and home sale or purchase involves what is known as, the law of real property.  This unique designation requires an expert, and the experts in this field are real estate attorneys.  For all parties involved: buyers, sellers, REALTORS®, and brokers, there are a few helpful things that real estate attorneys would like you to know.  These tips can make any transaction a smooth and successful one.

Real Estate Transactions: Getting Qualified Leads & More Closings

Real Estate Transactions: Getting Qualified Leads & More Closings

The hours, effort, and energy that go into obtaining and working leads are substantial and working so hard without seeing a deal come to fruition is disheartening to the say the least.  Here are a few ideas that can turn into more leads and more closings.

4 Reasons Home Buyers Need a REALTOR®

4 Reasons Home Buyers Need a REALTOR®

Every now and then we need an expert’s opinion, advice, and direction.  Does your knee hurt after a basketball game?  Go see a doctor.  Car won’t start?  Go see a mechanic.  Looking to buy/sell a house?  Go see/Use a REALTOR®. 

4 Internet Security Tips All REALTORS® Should Know

4 Internet Security Tips All REALTORS® Should Know

With so much sensitive information on hand, not only theirs, but their clients’ as well, the target on any REALTOR®’s network and devices is a big one.  However, with these four best practices for internet and information security, that target can shrink dramatically.