Real Estate Tips & Advice


About to Buy a New Home? Don’t Show It to These People

A listing agent may have shown a prospective buyer a specific house two or three times. Now the buyer wants another showing, which is surely a good sign that she’s ready to…

10 Things That Make a Home a Good Home

Buyers spend a lot of time looking at properties online, touring homes on the Sunday open house circuit, and talking to their real estate agent. They’re laser-focused on finding the best home…

5 Things Not Necessarily Included in Your Home Purchase

The buyer of a historic Victorian home in upstate New York fell in love with the gigantic antique mirror in the foyer. The mirror looked as if it were made for the…
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5 Types of People Who Attend Open Houses

In real estate showings, the Sunday open house is the gold standard. As the name implies, a property is open to just about anyone who learns of the showing in an online…

The Ins and Outs of Showing Property

It’s 2 pm on a Wednesday. A listing agent receives a call from a buyer’s agent. The buyer’s agent wants to show one of the listing agent’s properties to a “very motivated”…

Don’t Buy The Best House on the Block

As the real estate marketstarts to heat up again in some markets, we sometimes forget what’s happened in the past. We get caught up in the home search and the desire to…

What You Should Know About Pocket Listings

Over the past year or so, “pocket listings” have become a more mainstream option for quietly marketing a home. If you haven’t heard this real estate term before, you probably will. Here…

Why Your First Offer is Always Your Best Offer

Real estate agents around the world generally go by the same mantra when discussing the first offer that a seller receives on their home: “The first offer is always your best offer.”…

Advice for Buyers Bidding on a Home With Multiple Offers

In case you missed the news, markets are starting to pick up, which means more home buyers are likely to get off the sidelines. But, given the lack of good inventory in…

3 Reasons Why Sellers Shouldn’t Be Present for House Showings

It’s the dreaded question real estate agents fear when speaking to the seller. “May I be present at the open house or showing?” At this point, most agents will pause, take a…