Consumer optimism about the housing market dips in Q4

Low inventory, lack of access to affordable homes, and increased buyer competition are starting to wear on homeowners and renters, making them less optimistic about the housing market, economy and their personal finances as the year comes to a close …

Why you shouldn’t ask for pre-approval proof before a showing

You’ve probably heard this as often as I have. It was one of the first pieces of “advice” I received regarding working with homebuyers: “No mortgage pre-approval letter, no showings.”

Why you shouldn’t ask for pre-approval proof before a showing

You’ve probably heard this as often as I have. It was one of the first pieces of “advice” I received regarding working with homebuyers: “No mortgage pre-approval letter, no showings.”

7 repair requests buyers should never make

Most buyers and sellers understand that buying and selling a home requires negotiation. You give a little here, and they concede a bit there. But what do you do when you have a buyer who demands unnecessary repairs after a home inspection …

How to make your real estate descriptions more powerful

Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that makes the ordinary sound enticing …

6 reasons the home won’t sell (besides price)

It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers’ favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline …

6 reasons the home won’t sell (besides price)

It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers’ favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline …

NAR ‘Moving With Kids’ research: Focus on schools, service

It’s probably no surprise that school district and convenience to schools are important to homebuyers and sellers with kids. But do you have any idea how the presence of children in a household affects a seller’s urgency to move or a buyer’s willingnes…

3 Major League Baseball wives hit ‘home runs’ using realtor.com

These three major league baseball wives have lived in a whopping 33 homes in cities across the U.S., and they’ve used realtor.com to make the home search process easier …

Why you should work with buyers, sellers and renters

Consider the many advantages of representing buyers, sellers and renters. It can increase your referral network, give credence to your industry expertise and offer industry insights you might not otherwise know …