Monday, May 16, 2022 / by Suzanne McGuire
Arguably, the most important step in your homebuying or home-selling journey is finding the right Real Estate Agent. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of buyers recently purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, as everyone should. Real Estate agents are there to guide you and simplify your homebuying or home-selling process; they have access to knowledge and resources that you will not be able to find anywhere else. However, finding the right agent for you might be challenging.
Here are 6 steps to ensure you choose the right Real Estate Agent.
1. Do Your Research In Advance
Many of you will start your home buying or selling journey online. According to the National Association of Realtors, 41% of home buyers start their journey online. You’ll use marketing platform websites to view properties and start looking at homes. These marketing platforms will offer to connect you to an a ...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 / by Marketing Dept
When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the challenge of finding a home, most homes (especially the desirable ones) have multiple offers, making it harder to get into the home of your dreams.
But buying a home in a hot market isn’t impossible! You just have to approach it strategically and stack the deck in your favor to find – and successfully buy – the right home for you and your family.
Here are four tips for buying a home in a hot market that will put you a step ahead of the home-buying competition:
1. Make Your Offer As Attractive As Possible
When faced with multiple offers, sellers are going to go with the offer that’s the most attractive, both in offer amount and the actual terms of the offer. So if you want to stand out from other potential homebuyers and make an impact on th. ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 / by Marketing Dept
Traditionally, many people thought buying a home came after other major life milestones—particularly marriage. And while this was a commonly held belief for most people, it was especially true for women.
But (thankfully!) things change. Today it’s not uncommon for women to wait until later in life to get married (or to forgo marriage altogether), but they’re not letting that stop them from purchasing real estate. According to a recent article in Realtor Magazine, the share of single female home buyers jumped from 15 to 18 percent over the last three years—and today, when it comes to home purchases, single women are outpacing men.
If you’re a single woman and you’ve been thinking about buying a home, now is a great time to join your peers and make a move! ...
Monday, April 22, 2019 / by Krysia Piechowski
If you turn on HGTV or open a Good Housekeeping magazine, you are bound to hear or read about “modern farmhouses.” Is this style of home and interior design just a fad, or is it here to stay?
Originally, farmhouses were characterized as functional and sturdy, typically situated on agricultural land. Farmhouses are beautiful in their straightforward design with little ornamentation and a focus on natural materials, solid construction, and classic colors. Other common elements of this classic style are wraparound porches, larger kitchens, a semi-open floor plan, and a centralized Great Room for family gatherings.
In 2019 however, many homeowners desire these style elements, no matter where they live. From suburban single-family homes to city lofts, the “modern farmhouse” aesthetic has gained popularity and doesn’t seem to be budging. Why has this happened?
According to Google Trends, the search term “modern far! ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / by Krysia Piechowski
Most tips for buying a home start with figuring out how much you can afford. But what else is there? Are there other tips for buying a home that can make a big impact? Yes! From our own experiences and those of our real estate colleagues, here are the top little-known secrets for buying a home you’ll love.
Know Your Borders
There have been situations where the previous owners of the property “blurred” the legal property lines, taking a bit more space than was theirs. Rather than discover that you need to move your fence three feet inward or possibly remodel your garage because it extended too far past the property line, get a surveyor to map out the legal property lines.
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
It’s the American dream to own a big home. Indeed, we often measure our success by how big or expensive our home is, and it’s only natural to want the . ...