How to help your first-time homebuyers be mortgage literate

For many first-time homebuyers, mortgages may seem overly complicated or daunting. What can you do, as their real estate agent, to help bridge the gaps? Find out here.

7 tips for squashing first-time homebuyer anxiety

First-time homebuyers are an interesting mix of clients. They’re often excited, looking forward to touring different homes and moving into their first house, but they might also be intimidated or nervous about the size of their decision. They’re inexperienced and might not know what to expect.

3 tips for breaking into the luxury real estate niche

There’s a big difference between being the real estate agent next door and representing high-end clients in the luxury real estate market. Although you can make a healthy living in the first capacity, you can make a killing in the latter.

10 steps for making the most of your open house

Before the internet completely redefined the real estate market, open houses were one of the most effective ways to showcase a home. By using the following tactics, you can improve the effectiveness of your open house …

How real estate pros can help investor clients fine-tune their strategies

Are your clients struggling with their investment strategies? You can reinforce your value by helping them. After all, they don’t have the breadth of experience you do, and your wisdom will be graciously welcomed …

Is there a housing bubble in San Francisco?

For the past several years, real estate prices in San Francisco have risen dramatically. This was a welcome change amid the national recovery from the housing crisis of 2008 (and its aftereffects), but prices in the city are rising far faster than the …

5 factors influencing New York City’s real estate market

If you look at the overall national trends, the housing market is doing exceptionally well. We’ve pulled out of the slump from the economic recession of 2008, and home prices are steadily inching higher …

How high can LA real estate prices skyrocket?

The Los Angeles area is one of the most expensive regions in the country in terms of housing prices, and in defiance of most experts’ predictions, the prices just keep rising …

5 kitchen design trends that make buyers swoon

The kitchen is, by far, the most influential room in a home. As you know, it’s the room prospective buyers gravitate toward and can often be the determining factor in whether or not a full-price offer is made …

5 kitchen design trends that make buyers swoon

The kitchen is, by far, the most influential room in a home. As you know, it’s the room prospective buyers gravitate toward and can often be the determining factor in whether or not a full-price offer is made …