7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR
REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.
When Choosing a Realtor
Tips for selecting your representation.
Agency and Agency Relationships
The term “agency” is used in real estate to help determine what legal responsibilities your real estate professional owes to you and other parties in the transaction.
When Considering Selling
These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, you may be ready to move.
Find your current home’s value.
Home Staging Success
Whether you are preparing your home for sale or want to freshen up space, these tips and tricks of the trade will help you make your home look and feel it’s best.
Calculate Capital Gains
When you sell a stock, you owe taxes on the difference between what you paid for the stock and how much you got for the sale. The same holds true in home sales, but there are other considerations.
Checklist Before Putting Your Home up for Sale
Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home. This can make the sales process quicker and easier in the long run.
How to Hire a Remodeling Contractor
Some quick tips for finding the right contractor for your projects.
How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale
Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter and earn a little extra cash before you move. But make sure you plan ahead; they can take on a life of their own.
Add Curb Appeal
Make your home look attractive to prospective buyers who drive by.
Clean When Your Home is for Sale
Executing a deep clean before putting your home on the market will not only help it shine, but it will make tidiness easier to maintain between showings. Here are some power-cleaning tips to try.
How to Prepare for the Photoshoot
With the majority of buyers shopping for homes online, high-resolution slide shows and video tours are a must. Here’s how to make your home shine on camera.
Attract More Buyers
These tips will help you convince buyers your property offers top value for their dollar.
Checklist for a Better Home Showing
Things you can do to make your home showings run smoothly.
How to Use Use Feng Shui Concepts in Staging
Feng Shui is a Chinese system of beliefs that govern spatial arrangement in relation to the flow of energy or “life force” (known as chi or qi) in a building. Learn how to appeal to buyers who follow such principles.
What to Know About the Appraisal Process
Once you are under contract, the buyer’s lender will send out an appraiser to make sure the purchase price is in line with the property’s value.
How to Prepare for a Short Sale
A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won’t cover your total mortgage obligation and closing costs, and you don’t have other sources of money to cover the deficiency.
How to Navigate a Short Sale
Even if you’re well organized and have all the documents in place, short sales can still be a long process. These benchmarks can put your situation in perspective.
Improve the Odds for an Offer
Some tips on how to make your home even more attractive to potential buyers.
How to Recognize a Qualified Buyer
Offers can be exciting, but unless your potential buyer has the resources to qualify for a mortgage, you may not really have a sale. Your real estate professional will try to determine a buyer’s financial status before you sign the contract. But it’s good for you to know what buyers with follow-through potential look like.
Track Closing Costs
Be prepared and know who’s responsible for the variety of fees and expenses at the closing table.
Terms to understand in your transaction documents.
Prepare for Your Move
Helpful to-dos to keep your move a little more stress-free.
Pack Like a Pro
Packing tips and tricks.
For the New Owners
Help the new owners by leaving behind owner manuals, extra keys, etc.