How to Avoid Real Estate Wire Fraud Scams

Protect Yourself From Real Estate Wire Fraud Knowing what red flags to look out for is just the first step when it comes to protecting yourself from real estate wire transfer fraud. Knowing what actions to take if you suspect that a thief is trying to take advantage is also key to stopping these thief’s. […]

5 Common Closing Costs for Buyers

When purchasing a new home, there are some common closing costs for buyers. These include a variety of fees and other charges. So it’s important to have a complete understanding of all associated costs when purchasing a home. We have listed the 5 most common closing costs below to give you a better understanding of […]

Staging your home…a must have guide

The best way to be “Just listed Ready”, stage your home- inside and outside. When presenting your home to prospective buyers, being “just listed ready” is a necessity. You want the home to open and inviting and to be super attractive to the potential buyers. Use our “just listed ready” staging tips to make sure […]

Vocabulary: Agency & 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. ▶️The seller’s representative (also known as a listing agent or seller’s agent) is hired by and represents the seller. All fiduciary duties are owed to the seller, meaning […]

For Sale by Owner

How Much is a For Sale By Owner’s Home Worth? Pricing a home to sell is part intuition, part research, and part market timing. Price within the comparable sales and you should receive immediate offers. However, you do not want to fall victim to a seller’s biggest mistake and not price your home correctly, because […]

Capital Gaines

A capital gain occurs when you sell something for more than you spent to acquire it. This happens a lot with investments, but it applies to personal property, too. Buy a used car for $3,000 and sell it for $5,000 a week later, and you have a $2,000 capital gain—same as if you bought stock […]

How to Hire a Realtor

Before you contact a real estate agent to sell your home, there are a few things that you should do. Research nearby home values. Check the mortgage. Identify liens and disputes. Clean up the place. Hold off on making improvements. Take stock of your upgrades. Check your schedule. Before you hire a realtor to help you […]