Over the last ten years I've heard the same complaints repeatedly. Over and over again I try and explain to my friends, family, customers and clients why we agents do the things we do. I can't say my opinions are the voice of all 1 million agents across the industry, but I suspect many of them have similar thoughts on my responses. In no particular order...
Here is a secret for home-owners that are attempting to sell their house themselves... real estate agents and more afraid of you, than you are of them. Prospecting and drumming up new business is a part of our job- for many of us, our LEAST favorite part of the job- and to survive in this business we must develop and hone these skills.
Like many people, you might be under the impression that home improvements are good investments that pay for themselves when you sell your house. You'd be wrong in most cases. Except for steel entry doors, that is. Such doors tend to recoup 102 percent of the construction cost when a home is sold. A front door made of fiberglass ó which actually costs more to buy and install ó won't pay off nearly as well. It only pulls in 60 percent of its original cost.
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - The term "starter home" seemingly refers to an entry-level property -- one that is affordable yet needs "tender love and care." But amidst the many homes available in today's market, current first-time buyers want places with a little less "room for improvement." In a survey of 300 consumers who purchased their first home in the last year, 87 percent said finding a move-in ready home is important to them.
As of the end of January, 2011, there were 41 single family and patio homes on the market in Jackson Creek with a median list price of $346,250. The homes that are currently on the market have been on the market for an average of 161 days. Nine of the forty homes have been on the market for over 200 days, and six have been on the market for over 300 days... Itís hard to imagine having your house on the market that long!
Real Estate is about Jobs, Posted by Ron February 9, 2011 by NAR ∑ Later this week, the Treasury Department will issue a report recommending changes to the structure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is the latest development in a years-long debate over what the governmentís role in housing should be.
assistance of a Real Estate professional can be a large undertaking. That being said, it is a great way to save on Brokerís fees and it is successfully done by many home-owners every year. The purpose of this article is to arm you with some tips and tools to make this endeavor as painless and successful as possible. If you have any further questions or issues during this process, please donít hesitate to give me a call. I will NEVER hard sell my services and have built my business on the foundation of trying to help anyone who can use my knowledge or expertise. I truly hope this packet aids you in the selling of your home. READ THE TIPS....