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One of the most common problems that sellers have is that their homes need updating and they don’t want to sink any money into a home that they’re trying to sell. While it’s understandable that they don’t want to spend money on a home they are selling they will ultimately get a better price and sell the home faster if they do some smart upgrades and quick renovations. Even just fixing some cosmetic things around the house can make a big difference in how much interest there is in the home. These 4 upgrades don’t cost a lot and can be done quickly to make older homes more appealing to buyers:

Update The Bathrooms

Dated looked bathrooms are a real turn off for buyers. Spend a weekend upgrading the fixtures in the bathroom. Put in a new showerhead,…

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First time home buyers can almost always use some help figuring out how to get their finances in order and make sure they are financially ready for home ownership. If you have clients who are thinking about buying a home but aren’t quite financially ready to take the plunge yet you can help them learn more about the mortgage and home buying processes as well as helping them with money management skills to get them on the path to home ownership. Three ways that you can help your clients learn are:

Create A Recommended Reading List

A great way to help prepare your clients to buy a home is to create a recommended reading list of books that will help them with everything from creating a budget to figuring out property taxes. Buyers will really…

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  1.      Not doing proper research and not knowing what you can afford - Make a list of all your monthly expenses (excluding rent), including vehicle costs, student loan payments, credit card payments, groceries, health insurance, retirement savings, and so on. Use a mortgage calculator to research current interest rates. This will give you an estimate of what your total mortgage payments will be. It is important to have a budget, know what you can afford, and find out how much a bank will lend you before you start shopping for your first home.
  2.      Not considering other expenses like paying property taxes, insuring your home against disasters, and making any repairs the house needs.
  3.      Being too choosy about the property as being first time home…

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The core group of Millennials (less than 35 years old) are the ones most likely to need a place to either lease or purchase. Many of them are beginning to buy their first homes and invest in real estate for the first time. As a real estate agent, marketing to Millennials should be among your top priorities. You must begin building marketing campaigns that are specifically targeted toward this powerful group.

When marketing to Millennials, consider these important points:

  1.      A good percentage of the millennials are likely to use a Real estate agent. But they may be harder to please, compared to other generations.
  2.       Millennial home buyers would hire their agent again or refer them to another.
  3.      Millennials are more into social media…

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Real estate is generally a great investment option. It can either generate passive income and can also be a good long-term investment if the value increases over time. However, you need to make sure you are ready to start investing in real estate as one will need to put down a significant amount of money up front to begin real estate investing. Buying a home, apartment complex, or piece of land can be expensive.

Here’s what you need to know about real estate buying:

  1. Planning out all of your expenses: When investing in real estate you need to consider the cost of taxes, utilities, upkeep and repairs.  It is also important to have insurance on the property (and plan for the cost). You should also be prepared to deal with additional costs and other…

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Real Estate Sales can be broadly described as renting, buying, or selling property for clients. The tasks under the real estate sales are study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer. The Real Estate Sales agent provides a sounding board for the needs and desires of the buyer or seller and uses this information to develop a selling or buying plan for the client. 

While purchasing a property the Real Estate Sales person helps in showing the property which is on the market and then later negotiating a good deal which is beneficial to both the buyer and the seller. Similarly, the Estate Sales agent assists the…

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A person who sells and rents out buildings and land for clients is known as an estate agent. Real estate agents are licensed professionals who arrange real estate transactions, putting buyers and sellers together and acting as their representatives in negotiations. Due to many new property laws, the modern real estate agent has become an invaluable resource for those looking to find, evaluate and finance real estate. Often acting as a mediator between the various parties involved, a real estate agent is required to be licensed for the state in which they operate, ensuring they are competent as well as trustworthy. And this process has evolved in recent years, now containing more rules and regulations to protect consumers.

A real estate agent has the…

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Real estate law is the law that governs buying, using and selling of land. This law governs how people acquire property and what they can do with the property that they own. Real estate law is also called real property law. Real estate law directly or indirectly impacts most of us on a daily basis, affecting homeowners, renters, landlords, home buyers and home sellers. Real estate law is called real estate because it’s about real property.

Real property is land as opposed to personal property which is objects. Fixtures like buildings or other large structures are also a part of real property. There are many different aspects of real estate law like deeds, titles, purchase financing, zoning, taxes and estate planning. Lawyers practicing Real Estate…

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As a real estate agent, one of your most important roles is that of a marketer. You are marketing your clients' properties. You are constantly marketing yourself and your services. The competition is fierce, and these days you’ll need expert online and offline marketing skills to set yourself apart from the pack

Real estate marketing tips for realtors

  1. Social Media Strategies - Nowadays social media plays a very important role in Marketing. Make sure you have social media accounts on all the big networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) Interact with users to promote your properties.
  1. Print Media Strategies - Online marketing goes hand in hand with the traditional print marketing. Handing out an impressive business card goes a long way.
  1. Networking with other…

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Listing information last updated on May 28th, 2022 at 4:31am CDT.