How Millennials are Changing the Real Estate Market
If you are a millennial or know a millennial, then chances are, buying a home has come up at least once in conversation. That’s because millennials -those currently aged between 20 and 36- are now the generation looking to buy their first home. But like researching the best burger joints in town, millennials are using their research driven skills to make sure their first home is nothing short of perfect. Their attention to detail mixed with poor planning and bad credit make for an interesting housing market, nonetheless.
To help better understand Gen Y’s housing habits, below are 3 ways millennials are impacting the real estate market at this very moment.
In light of Thanksgiving, we want to let all of you know how thankful we are for your support. This year we have helped many old clients and gained many new clients. We could not be more thankful for how our business has grown. We have a fantastic team of agents that are both knowledgeable and professional, yet also fantastic people all around. We have a beautiful state we get to call home with breathtaking views from the ocean and warm, salty breezes through the air. Our families are healthy and even a few of them are growing in size, currently, as we write this. We have clothes on our backs and food on our plates. And most of all, we have a team dedicated to giving back to the community. For all of this, we are thankful. We hope
People are looking to buy a new home, but with home prices scooting higher and higher, being forced to buy a smaller home than anticipated is a real possibility. Don't let that get in the way, though, because we've got a few tips to help you make the most of your small spaces whether you embrace the space and create a cozy environment, or want to create the illusion of more square footage. Take a look at the tips below.
Any blog you read will tell you about the importance of paint colors. Color can transition any space into almost anything you want. If you are looking to enlarge the space, choose lighter colors like white, tan, and gray. This creates a clean slate and expands the area. Go a
You know what makes Halloween a whole lot less scary? Getting more leads! Lead generation doesn't have to haunt you. Halloween is the perfect time to get in front of families that might be looking for a new home. Here are some ideas to help you leverage Halloween in order to generate more leads.
1. Host an Open House
If you have a home for sale in neighborhood that is flooded with little goblins and ghouls looking for candy, it's the perfect time to host an open house. We suggest having plenty of candy and don't forget to throw in some business cards!
2. Fill the Flyer Box
If you have a listing, it is a MUST on Halloween to have that flyer box full of great marketing pieces. Where there are
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A very common activity on any given day is adding mortgage company information to policies for new home buyers heading to the closing table. It's convenient to roll your taxes and insurance all into one tidy monthly payment; I cut one check and pay three bills. Every year the bank sends me the letter giving me the breakdown of my mortgage payment and, like many, I talk a look at the monthly payment amount and I'm done. But a recent client whose insurance I reviewed, demonstrated just how much that convenience can actually cost.
This client owns a nice $400,000 home. It is well built, in a
4 False Truths About Realtors You Should Know Before Buying/Selling Your Home
People often go into buying or selling real estate with misconceptions about realtors and the role that the agent actually plays. What do realtors actually do? Do they take all the commission? Do I even need one?
Here are a few myths about working with real estate agents.
1. Agents get 6% commissions.
What a lot of people forget is that there are two sides to a transaction. In most cases, this means there are four mouths to feed (both agents, and both brokerages). Sure, it would be nice to get the full 6%, but it's just not the case. What you should know, is that the seller pays the commissions (in any normal case). If you are a buyer, you don't pay anything to
A couple times a year I go to my mailbox and bundled in with my bills and credit card offers, I find an offer for lower priced home or auto insurance (I'm lucky enough to get both). You may have seen these and been tempted to wonder just how much you could save. I can't blame you; I wondered the same thing.
When I'm shopping for things, especially something as critical as insurance for my most valuable possessions, I want to make sure I'm getting the best price, but I also want to know that the guy selling them to me really has my best interests in mind. Especially in areas that I know I'm not an expert, I need to be able to trust that the person I'm
21 Things Realtors Need to Keep in Their Cars at All Times
As a realtor you do so much more than sell homes. You wear more hats than you see at the Derby races. Unfortunately, that's just what comes along with the territory, but, fortunately, that can be what makes being a realtor so much fun, too! If you're a veteran realtor, chances are you already have a trunk full of odds and ends, but if you're a new realtor, here is a list we've compiled for you to help you be prepared for whatever hat you have to wear that day.
Here's what to carry in your car at all times:
1. A heavy duty flashlight.
This one is a double dipper. Not only does it come in handy for listings that weren't maintained (no light sources), but it can also double as a