5 Home Buying Tips for Gen X & Gen Y Buyers

The real estate market during the past five years was certainly scary, especially for younger and less experienced home buyers. And so, a lot of people in the Gen X and Gen…
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How to Buy a Home Below Current Real Estate Values

Want to increase your chances of buying a home below current real estate values? Just look for a seller who didn’t listen to his agent. The best real estate agents encourage their…
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How to Buy or Sell a Home Off the Market

It happens all the time. Sue hears that a friend of a friend, Bob, is looking to buy a place. Turns out, Sue is looking to sell her home. Or a guest…

What to Expect When You’re Inspecting

If you’re a first-time buyer who just nabbed your first place, you’re likely in one of the scarier places in the real estate transaction. After weeks or months of looking, your new home is becoming…

Is Pricing Low the Way to Go

It may seem logical that if you price your home low, it will sell quickly. Some real estate agents believe everyone should price low. The truth is, there are a lot of things to consider when…
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Top 5 Homebuyer Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From the home search until closing, you’ve got lots to think about and do. It’s not unusual to make a mistake. But with the financial stakes so high, one false move can…
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Open Houses – Five Ways to Approach Them

Open Houses have long been a tradition in real estate. Each weekend across the country, hordes of agents put up their A-frame signs and point buyers in the direction of open houses. Meanwhile, buyers with all kinds of…

Five Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid in Today’s Real Estate Market

After years of dead open houses, price reduction after price reduction and failed attempts to sell homes, many real estate markets are picking up. This could be welcome news to someone who has been forced…

5 Biggest Turnoffs When Touring a Home

A real estate agent’s job entails more than assisting clients with the nitty-gritty details of buying or selling a home. Good agents also tour as many homes as possible. Knowing the local inventory gives…

How to Win a Real Estate Bidding War

As the real estate market starts to pick up in many parts of the country, real estate agents from small towns to the big cities are blogging, tweeting, ranting and raving about multiple-offer…