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Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have been placed in situations that we never would have anticipated. While it is a good idea to retain the help of a knowledgeable property law attorney if you are facing a complex situation, it may also help to understand some legal responses to four of the most commonly asked questions that Florida realtors are asking during the pandemic.   What Unique Legal Complications Does COVID-19 Bring to the Real Estate Industry?   In situat[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Powerful Negotiation Strategies for Realtors

  One of the most common questions that realtors receive from both buyers and sellers is why a real estate agent is necessary. One of the reasons why you might want to consider retaining a realtor is to increase your negotiation abilities and decrease the risk that a property transaction will fail. Becoming a master of negotiation through powerful strategies is one of the best ways for a realtor to attract clients. The following will review some of the most powerful but also frequently over[...]

Reasons Realtors Should Attend a Home Inspection

  The home inspection process plays a vital role in the house closing process. While a positive inspection can help put your mind at ease, an inspection that reveals unanticipated defects can make you think twice about purchasing a property.    Despite the importance of the inspection process, many realtors believe that they do not need to be present for this event. In reality, however, there are a number of reasons why a realtor should attend a home inspection.    This article [...]

Questions Realtors Should Ask Clients

Realtors face a number of challenges in helping both buyers and sellers navigate property sales. One of these obstacles is making sure that the realtor helps a client find the home that most matches what the client has in mind. The following will review some of the questions that real estate agents should be prepared to ask clients to make sure that they help clients find the property they desire. What is Your Motivation for Purchasing the Property? By asking this question of clients, realtors a[...]