To almost quote Dionne Warwick, ‘Wishing, Hoping, Needing, & Praying’ are words that make real estate agents crazy. When buyers and sellers apply fantasy wishes to the real estate process it is a recipe for frustration and ultimately, failure. Not only is it “fool hardy”, it can be incredibly costly to the buyer and seller. Listed below are scenarios where wishful thinking and not dealing with reality make for an unpleasant and unsuccessful real estate experience.
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If you’ve ever moved, you probably know first-hand how stressful it can be. In fact, studies have shown that next to divorce and a job change, moving and/or relocating can be one of the most stressful events in our lives. To make your move as smooth as possible, here are 10 tips that will help avoid last minute rough spots.
Thinking about upgrading your flooring? When budgeting home renovations, flooring is typically the biggest expense, so it’s important to ensure your investment will generate the biggest return. You may be considering re-flooring so that you’ll enjoy the new floor yourself, but you should always consider the potential value for re-sale.
When selling your home, there’s more to it than just posting it for sale online and snapping a few photos. If you want to have the best chance possible to impress potential home buyers, there are certain things you’ll need to avoid. Check out our list of the top 5 ways to ruin a home sale:
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, or if you’re having a hard time getting the price you want for your home, there are hundreds of things you can do to increase the value of your home before selling. While many of these projects cost more money than you might have during the selling process, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to help you get the most out of your home! Here are the eight best ways to do just that.
Spring is officially here, which means that the 2016 buying and selling season has started. Current market trend reports note that the economy is experiencing a steady increase, making 2016 a ONEderful year for both buyers and sellers to purchase their dream home. This is great news for real estate professionals as well! Our number ONE agents will have a busy year ahead of them for business, and here’s why:
Smart home technology is getting smarter all the time. With a proper home automation setup, a user can now set a lighting schedule, adjust the blinds, and lock the door from their mobile device. And as gadgets advance further, more homeowners are ready to jump on the smart home bandwagon. From a home-selling standpoint, smart home technology opens up a whole new world of staging and presentation possibilities. However, it will take some adaptation and flexibility to make the most of this new market. Here are three tips on how to sell a smart home.
The following is an excerpt from the book, “The Art of Buying and Selling Real Estate”. In 1989 I had obtained my real estate license and immediately went to work at a small office called Shadowridge Realty. I knew no one. I had no referral base, no sphere of influence, nothing. I was green but bold. I had no idea at the time but I had just chosen to purchase a home and start a career in real estate at the beginning of what would become perhaps the most difficult and challenging period ever experienced in the San Diego real estate market.
Changing tenant tastes are a landlord’s worst nightmare: as years go by and rents continue to record a steady rise across the U.S., Europe, and Australia, renters are becoming extremely picky with the list of features they want to have in a new home. This year, location remains in the focus of rental attention, but there are other aspects home renters will have take care of if they want to capitalize on their property, such as open floor plans, extra storage space, visual unity with the environment, WiFi, improved flooring, energy efficient utilities, and in-house laundry. Wowed yet? Here is the long and short of hot rental home features for 2016.
2015 was arguably the best ONE yet for real estate professionals since 2007! As we head into 2016, the real estate industry continues to build on the previous year’s momentum. The economy continues to improve and a bigger demographic will be looking for homes this year, especially as we thaw out from winter.