Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes. What’s a Starter Home? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), simply put, a starter home is a one or two-bedroom home (sometimes even [...]

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Want to Sell Your House? Price it Right!

The housing market is recovering nicely. Prices have increased nationally by double digits over the last twelve months. Competition from the shadow inventory of lower priced [...]

Real Estate: We are NOT the Only Ones Saying You Should Buy

We have never hid our belief in homeownership. That does not mean we think EVERYONE should run out and buy a house. However, if a person or family is ready, willing and able [...]

Why Do I need Title Insurance

Recently I have had more than one realtors ask me if I would write a blog concerning why consumers buying real property need title insurance. I many cases it just seems like a [...]

Sellers, staging is not the same as decorating

OK, I'll admit it: I had a hard time looking past clutter and weird decorations when I was searching for my first house—despite advice that encouraged me to ignore the [...]

LinkedIn: the new publishing powerhouse for real estate professionals?

Who are you trying to reach? Find your voice. Leave the noise of Facebook behind. One of the most important facets to be aware of for any business marketer is the ability to [...]

Want more real estate referrals? Pay it forward

Let’s be honest, we all love referrals. They are often the best source of business, leads and customers. Knowing that someone else took the liberty to recommend you speaks [...]

Going to a listing appointment is like being an actor: Be comfortable, confident and rehearsed

As an industry I think we owe it to ourselves to make what we do better. One way of doing this is to have a plan for your listing presentations. There is no cookie-cutter [...]

A Home Cost vs. Price Explained

  A Home’s Cost vs. Price Explained   We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term [...]

3 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Spring

3 Reasons to Sell Your Home this Spring Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? These [...]

The Facebook ad all real estate agents should be running to get ‘likes’

Facebook ads that will increase your likes   Great Reason to Join One of Our Facebook MCE [...]