The importance of staging can’t be repeated enough when it comes to selling houses. As a first impression for buyers, it’s important to make the right first impression. Here are a few staging ideas that are budget friendly as well.
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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.
2015 was our best year yet, and it’s all thanks to you, the RealtyONEGroup real estate professionals who #WakeUpToWin everyday to reach new heights! With the ‘you first’ focus in mind, we asked 3 outstanding agents what led to their success in the last year.
As 2015 winds down, many people are beginning to seek out goal-setting ideas to kick off the new year, whether it’s within their personal, family, or work life. Simple changes and new resolutions can make all the difference when it comes to improving yourself. So let’s make 2016 the year of YOU, the awesome real estate professional backed by RealtyONEGroup!
Staging a home during the holiday season might sound like a challenge. Holiday home décor often brings a personal touch to each space, making it difficult for the few homebuyers who do venture out during the winter months to envision themselves in your listing. Here are a few home staging tips to help out during the holidays!
Many agents may not realize this, but using video as a marketing tool is incredibly powerful in the real estate business. The misconception is that video or online marketing will only lead to an increase in short-term sales, but implementing video and all its additional capabilities can help you establish better long-term sales as well. Here are the top 5 reasons you should start using Videolicious in your existing online marketing presence:
Millennials (loosely defined as those born between 1980 and 2000) are now the largest generation in the housing market according to a recent TD Bank Home survey. The survey also reported that 63% of millennials are considering buying a home within the next two years which is a huge increase from previous. However, this newest generation of home buyers are also more resistant to the traditional paths of home selling, having been witness to one of the worst housing crises in years and being burdened with debt. Here are some helpful hints in appealing to the newest type of buyer:
We asked some of our top-producing agents to look back and offer ONE small piece of advice for new agents. 1. Promote, Promote, Promote “Get your seller’s open house information out any way you can: Internet, word of mouth, mail, etc. The more people you reach, the greater your chances are to close a deal!” – Anna Rogers, Santa Clarita, CA
While curb appeal matters, a welcoming entryway gives you a second chance to impress prospective buyers. When selling your Las Vegas luxury home, it’s important to put yourself into the mind of the buyer. Most high-end buyers want homes to express their values and who they are. A welcoming and attractive entryway lets guests know they are entering the home of someone who appreciates fine architecture, art, family and friends. Because a growing number of buyers value pragmatic features, it’s also important to have an entryway that’s functional.
Before you consider short sales in Las Vegas, talk to an experienced Realtor about your timeline and goals. In many cases, it can take a lot longer to get to closing if you are buying a short sale versus a traditional sale in Las Vegas. If a short sale listing perks your interest, your Realtor can find out if the current listing price is bank approved or whether it’s a general starting price put out by the listing agent. A short sale is more challenging if you are juggling a home purchase with a home sale. According to a recent article by washingtonpost.com, there are ways to improve your chances of a smooth house closing. An experienced Realtor can help you jump from the closing on the sale of your home to the closing of the purchase of a new home, minimizing your stress. Unless you plan to make an all-cash deal, prepare for closing with all your mortgage documents so there aren’t any setbacks.