Does Your Agent Have A “Real Job”?

Does Your Agent Have A “Real Job”?

A great gauge of how strong the real estate market is the number of agents who are brand new to the industry that still have a “real job”. I use that term in jest, because let’s be honest, being a Realtor is very much a “real job” but to the untrained eye (read: newbie) it […]

Nose Blindness: Don’t Let Your Stinky House Affect Your Wallet

Don’t Be An Open House Fool

Don’t Be An Open House Fool

Don’t Be An Open House Fool Weekend open houses have always been a tool utilized by agents to drive potential buyers into their listings and to meet new clients. Sellers are happy their home is being marketed, and the listing agent is getting exposure to buyers. It was a win-win. Recently I have noticed a […]

Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything

Picture this: You have lived in the same house for a decade. The family is growing and it is time to move up. And it is a BIG move with BIG financial implications. You hire a Realtor and begin your search. In a short time you find what you think will be your dream home- […]

Pictures: Your Agent is Doing it Wrong

Pictures: Your Agent is Doing it Wrong

I have been brewing up a rant for a while now about something that is at the top of my list of professional pet peeves: terrible pictures of listings. It is bordering on an epidemic and I honestly can’t take it anymore. The time has come to say what few have the guts to say. […]

Eight Ways To Bolster Your Appraisal

Eight Ways To Bolster Your Appraisal

With historically low interest rates and rising property values, many homeowners are trying to refinance their mortgages. Often the most stressful part of the process is the appraisal. If you are in this situation this article we found on Reuters may help you out. Below are what they cite as the eight ways to help […]

Stagnant Agents + Changing Market = Frustrated Buyers

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Why It Pays To Hire A Realtor When You BUY A House

Why It Is Not As Hard As You Think To Sell Your Home During The Holidays