If Real Estate Licenses Came With Marketing Degrees

Most real estate agents are not marketing experts. They did not get into real estate on their way to a lucrative marketing career. In fact many agents don’t know anything about marketing and so they just do things as they have always been done. And the way it has always been done in real estate …

Real Estate 101 – Listing Agent vs FSBO

The number of property owners selling their land independent of a realtor has seen a sharp decrease in recent years. In fact, it has dropped six percentage points over the last decade, according to the latest numbers from Chicago-based National Association of Realtors. As of the beginning of 2007, a mere 12 percent of all …

What You Need to Know About Selling Your Condominium in Today’s Market

In today’s California condominium market not only should the seller prepare the unit for sale, but the seller should be prepared with certain information about the homeowner’s association–prior to listing. Do you as a seller know how many owners live in the association? Are you familiar with your association’s Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions (CC&R’s)? What …

Bedroom Inspiration

Most often, the bedroom is the last room to be redecorated. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it is the one room that has the least visibility by our guests, and we don’t feel the pressure to keep it updated. Nevertheless, you spend a considerable amount of time in the bedroom, and you owe it to …

Flat Fee Listing 101 – Know The Facts Before You List Your Florida FSBO Flat Rate In The MLS!

Who are you going to believe about how the flat fee MLS industry works? There are four „business models“ offering flat fee MLS listings in Florida: 1) National Website: They are not licensed in Florida but collect money and then refer you to a Florida discount real estate broker-who gets a portion of the fees …

Top 7 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Your Home Appraisal

Home sellers and owners refinancing their mortgages often have to endure a unique ordeal: the home appraisal. If you’re selling, you want the highest appraisal value possible to make sure the sale goes through. If you’re refinancing you’re probably cashing out equity. Either way, each dollar of appraised value is potentially a dollar in your …