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Essential Apps for Your Home Search

Homebuyers are increasingly relying on mobile applications to help with their property search. A recent National Association of Realtors survey found that 68 percent of those searching for a home use mobile apps to help with that, and a quick look at our list of favorite apps helps us to understand why that’s the case: [...]

December 27th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer | Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are [...]

December 27th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer | Read More »

Boomers: Buy or Rent After Selling?

In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing another home. “Between 2009 and 2015, the number of renters aged 55 or above rose 28 percent, while those aged 34 or younger only increased 3 percent… Meanwhile, more than 5 [...]

December 18th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer | Read More »

5 Housing Trends to Look for in 2018

Inventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease next year as part of broad and continued market improvements, according to the realtor.com 2018 National Housing Forecast released today by the online real estate information and [...]

December 18th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer | Read More »

What To Do If Your Home Isn’t Selling?

When sellers start the home-selling process, no one wants to think “What would happen if my home doesn’t sell?” But before you panic, recognize that there are many things that you can do so you don’t wind up in that position. Tip 1: Understanding the real estate market and the value of your home will [...]

December 18th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer | Read More »

80% of Agents Will Miss the Next Real Estate Boom

What if I told you the next five years in real estate could set you up for a massive retirement — much bigger than you probably ever considered? Why? Because real estate is coming back and it’s coming back huge! Every day there’s another news report that real estate is finally beginning to make a [...]

September 6th, 2013 | Posted in ebrief | Read More »

The Two Schools of Thought in Real Estate

To someone who makes a living in sales — any kind of sales — finding the best leads is the most important thing to their success. And it is particularly important if you make a living practicing real estate during a very tough economy. It’s more important than being good with customers. It’s more important [...]

September 6th, 2013 | Posted in ebrief | Read More »

4 Mistakes That Cost Agents $264 Million Last Year

Today, over two-thirds of all Realtors reported having a website, one in ten reported having a real estate blog, and more than half are using social media. Sound good, right? Not so fast. According to the National Association of Realtors Member profile, the typical Realtor brought in only four inquiries and did only 3 percent [...]

September 4th, 2013 | Posted in ebrief | Read More »

I Hate Technology

Those who know me are probably surprised at such a statement, but it’s true: I hate technology! Let me explain. Do you ever get the idea that an entire cottage industry exists for the sole purpose of fleecing agents out of their hard-earned commission dollars? Ever feel like a new technology company springs up every [...]

August 28th, 2013 | Posted in ebrief | Read More »

Survey: Agents Report Number One Problem is Shortage of Customers

  Results are in from a recent survey of more than 600,000 licensed real estate professionals. Overwhelmingly agents report that customers are fewer and farther between than at any time in their careers. The National Association of REALTORS® reported in their 2012 Survey of Home Buyers and Sellers that customers have for the most part [...]

July 23rd, 2013 | Posted in How-to,Marketing,Technology | Read More »