Title Insurance Explained Visually

What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn’t the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a...

How Should I Prepare For Internet Showing?

Today, your first “showing” will be on the Internet – you’re watching this on the Internet, right? Your price, listing description and PHOTOS determine whether someone will visit in person.  Consider professional staging advice or help. Prep for photos and...

How Should I Prepare The Outside For An Open House?

Professional “staging” may include the exterior, but if you’re doing it all yourself, try the five things outlined in this video. 1 – Landscape & lawn. That’s the first impression; make it a good one. Mow, prune, edge and get rid of junk! 2 – Paint And...

How Should I Prepare The Inside For An Open House?

For many homes and markets, professional help from someone in “staging” makes good financial sense.  Like this video say, check your staging options first. If you are doing it yourself, here are 5 key tips. One – Depersonalize. You want the buyer to envision...

Which Square Footage Figure Should I Use?

Home size is one of the key figures used in comparisons. But you may have different measurements to choose from,  as you’ll learn in this video, including builder, appraiser, tax records and possibly owner records. Which one is right, and which one is best? The...

6 Selling Mistakes

If you’re selling, don’t do these things – take some notes from the video! 1. Don’t Sell Before The House Is Ready. If it doesn’t present well, it won’t sell well. 2. Don’t Over-Improve People buy houses in neighborhoods. If yours is so “improved” that it sticks...

What Is An Appraisal?

Every house is unique; appraisers are trained and licensed for expertise in putting a value on properties. Appraisers don’t work for the buyer or the seller;  their primary mission is actually to protect the lender who’s risking money against the home’s value....

What Does The Closing Process Involve When I Sell?

As this video explains, a signed sales contract doesn’t mean your house is sold. There are still financial, contractual and legal steps for both sides. The buyer has to get financing to meet the contract terms – which includes credit checks. The property is...

Real Estate Agents Are Mobile

You may have noticed but real estate agents are mobile.  They check email from a laptop in a coffee shop, tablet on the couch, or their smartphone from the car. …as a result, the first and easiest way to get app adoption over time is by including the app...
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