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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Approaching (and Solving) Common Realtor Fears

  Many people are afraid of failure, but there are also many people who are uncomfortable with too much success. For realtors, there are a number of common fears and uncertainties that can arise during the sale of a property.  This article examines some of the most common fears faced by realtors as well as […]

Why Sellers Ignore Their Realtors’ Advice           

The real estate market has always fluctuated, with various issues impacting how economists view the strength of the real estate industry as a whole. In a recent study, several housing markets, including the Tampa-St. Petersburg market, were considered overvalued, meaning the prices were not sustainable long-term. This news has started to alarm both buyers and […]