The Value of A Realtor

The Value of A Realtor

“I’m just gonna try and sell it myself and save some money.”
“I don’t need a Realtor. I can take pictures and post them on Facebook”.
“You can download all forms online.  Why hire a service that I can do myself?”

Technically, none of these statements are wrong.  Without a Realtor, there are no commissions to be paid.  Most people do have the ability to take a photo or two and post it on Social Media. There are also a lot of forms online.  So why bother enlisting the help of a Realtor?  Stick with me and I’ll explain.

Finding your Dream Home When Inventory Is Low

Finding your Dream Home When Inventory Is Low

You’ve heard the rumors; it’s a “Seller’s Market.” Well if you are actively searching for a new home, you know that it’s true. The low inventory of homes for sale has made things difficult for buyers. There just aren’t many homes for sale out there and when a nice listing does come on the market, it’s met with multiple offers, often with offer prices over asking.

The 4 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

The 4 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

If you are new to real estate investing, there is a lot to learn. Unlike investing in the stock market or mutual funds, the success of a real estate investment largely depends on you; it begins with buying it at the right price you can change many things with your property but the purchase price you cannot. A lot also depends on how you manage your property and what type of properties you buy. Real estate is a large capital investment, so before you write that first offer, it’s helpful to learn as much as you can. These 4 basic tips will give you some direction as you learn about investment opportunities.

Relocating Lessons

Relocating Lessons

Relocating for a new job can be exciting, exhausting, stressful, and fun. If your move is anything like mine, it’s been a whirlwind: in a matter of weeks, you’ve scoped out all the best neighborhoods, signed on the perfect house, done all of the packing and unpacking, and made about 10 trips to your new local Target (I could have sworn I bought high efficiency detergent for my new washer!). You’ve made those last-minute shopping trips, done those little decorating projects, and had your first day at work. But settling in after a move takes more than a few meticulously arranged bookshelves.

How does the buyer’s agent’s compensation work

How does the buyer’s agent’s compensation work

Real Estate agents are individuals who are licensed to assist clients when buying or selling real estate. Unlike other professionals who get paid by the hour they spend on a job, real estate agents only get paid when a transaction successfully closes. The agent is then paid by receiving a commission for services. The commission is calculated based upon the selling price of the property.

The seller pays the commission for both the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. This means that using a buyer’s agent does not effect your side financially.

Buying Money

Buying Money

Do You Really Know How Much You’re Paying?

You found it. The home of your dreams. The next chapter of your life. The place where you’ll create so many family memories, host holiday gatherings, and raise your children. That’s so exciting! And lucky for you, you have a family friend that’s a lender, a cousin that’s an insurance agent, and a neighbor that’s a home inspector. Your Realtor suggested you shop around a little bit to get the most for your money, but you know your connections wouldn’t steer you wrong. Would they?