7 reasons pre-listing inspections are an absolute must

Contrary to popular belief, the celebrations shouldn’t begin right when a contract is executed — in fact, it marks the beginning of a long and uncertain process to a potential closing. The best way to increase a seller’s chances of closing smoothly is to have a pre-listing inspection done before ever coming on the market. Here are seven reasons why.

10 real estate deal-killers (and how to handle them)

Real estate is wrought with deal-killers at every turn. Sometimes, no matter how proactive you are, surprise rears its ugly head and throws a wrench in the entire transaction. A savvy agent is ready with a plan B if needed. Here are 10 home-sale killer…

12 tips for first-time sellers

A lot has been written about how to prep first-time buyers, but when it comes to giving sellers advice, not so much. In addition to the usual home-prep and for-sale advice, here are 12 tips for first-time sellers that’ll help quell their fears.

9 negotiation roadblocks that can stall your deal

Invariably, in high-stress and high-emotion situations like buying and selling real estate, there are often points where things can become stalled, and everyone needs a time out. Here are nine situations in which negotiations can easily get put on pause.

12 ways agents get on their clients’ last nerves

Every agent is familiar with all ways clients can annoy even the most composed real estate professional — but how many agents think about what it’s like for clients when the tables are turned? Here are 12 things real estate agents do that consumers find completely annoying.

How NOT to negotiate

Negotiating is a delicate dance, and one misstep can derail months of hard work. Here are 11 things you should never do when negotiating an offer.

8 home renovations that’ll annoy the neighbors

It’s natural for proud homeowners to want to upgrade their properties; however, some home renovation projects impact everyone in proximity to the home — and their home values, sellability and general mental state. Here are eight projects that’ll have the whole neighborhood shaking their heads.

‘You’re not the listing agent?’ 6 myths agents should debunk for consumers

Potential clients — especially internet leads — often start their real estate journey with several misconceptions. Let’s change that for them! Here are the top six myths about online property shopping — busted.

10 things every listing agent should do for sellers

Behind the glitz and glam of new tech and innovative marketing techniques, there are 10 essentials all agents should cover if they want to stand out from the competition and provide a truly positive experience for their sellers.

‘We’ll call you when we’re ready to buy’ and 9 other lies agents hear

A lie, no matter how seemingly small, can throw a huge wrench into the buying and selling process. Here are 10 common lies real estate agents hear all the time.