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Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

Proven Strategies Realtors Use to Make Properties More Attractive

During the coronavirus pandemic, a property’s curb appeal means more than ever. After all, prospective buyers are no longer able to tour properties with the freedom they once could. Either a property attracts potential purchasers from the outside or dissuades them from looking further.  If you are in the process of attempting to sell a property during the pandemic and are worried about its outward appearance, there are some critical steps that you can follow to make sure that your home is as[...]

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

How Realtors Should Clean Listed Properties in the Coronavirus Era

One facet of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused many people to worry is the length of time the virus can survive on surfaces. Added to this risk is the fear that people are not cleaning surfaces or properties correctly. If you are selling a property, you want to do whatever possible to avoid leaving prospective buyers worried that they will accidentally be exposed to the virus while viewing it. The following reviews some critical steps you can take to keep your home clean as you try to sell i[...]

What Realtors Should Expect From the Housing Market

As most realtors can tell you, spring is often a busy time for buying and selling property. COVID-19 and its resulting chaos, however, has pushed both property buyers and sellers into uncertain areas. Many shelter-in-place orders have forced realtors to cancel open houses which have led to the postponed sales of a lot of property.   Even during the pandemic, however, many people in Florida are still interested in purchasing and/or selling property in the near future. Realtors will likely be[...]

Property Trends in 2020

Since 2010, many real estate trends have come and gone. For example, many homeowners were concerned about losing their homes a decade ago. Today, Millennials are the dominant force in the real estate market rather than Baby Boomers.  The following reviews some of the various trends in the property acquisition process that the most adept realtors should understand. Buyers are Seeking Affordable Markets For years, various real estate markets hit high selling prices and bubble after bubble of hot [...]

Weighing the Advantages (and Disadvantages) of an Open House

  For many years, realtors have relied on open houses to gain interest in a property. Like many parts of the property acquisition process, some realtors swear by open houses and others think the process is overrated.  If you are a realtor who is considering whether there is any reason for holding an open house, the following outlines the various advantages (and disadvantages) that you should consider. Reasons to Think Twice About Holding an Open House Some of the reasons why you should thi[...]

Factors That Influence Property Prices

One of the most critical factors to consider when selling a property is whether it has been appropriately priced. Realtors and their clients must make sure that the best possible price is assigned to the property, but this is often not easy to do. Overpricing a property can damage its appeal, even if you decide to drop the property’s price later. Underpricing a property will result in multiple offers and dashed expectations. While there is no universal way to price a property, there are some c[...]

Avoiding Six Small Issues That can Ruin Property Sales

Selling a property can be a stressful and time-consuming process. While the issues that disrupt property sales are sometimes big ones, other times the issue that interferes with a property sale is quite small on its face. Realtors should understand some of the smallest issues that can ultimately end up disrupting a property sale. Missing Cover Plates Most people never have their property in perfect condition. Instead, it is common for small things to never get repaired or go missing and never ge[...]

Ways Realtors can Stay Busy During Slow Times

One of the universal truths about the real estate market is that it is cyclical. Some times are much more active than others. All realtors experience periods in which things are much less busy than they normally are. One of the ways that you can stand out from the competition is learning how to make the most out of the less hectic time. The following reviews some of the helpful activities that realtors should consider when they have some down time. Foster Your Relationships With Listing Agents O[...]

Four Myths for Sellers to Understand About Appraisals

If you have spent any time in the real estate business, you likely know by now that the appraisal process can be a nerve-wracking business for sellers. After all the work a seller does to list a home and field offers, someone now wants to peruse the house and determines its worth. In reality, an appraisal rarely ruins a prospective sale. To put your clients at ease, there are some additional myths that you as a realtor should appreciate about the appraisal process.  Myth # 1 - Appraisers Determ[...]

When Should a Realtor Leave a Client?

As realtors, we all strive to make our clients happy. While you likely strive to make the purchase and sale of each home as enjoyable a process as possible, that is not always possible even if you do your best to listen to a client's needs. Instead, there are several situations in which realtors should be prepared to leave a client if necessary. The following will review just some of the situations in which realtors are likely better off leaving the client instead of trying to help them with a p[...]