This is how much it costs to sell a home in the US

In a housing market with steadily rising home prices, the real estate industry has become focused on how much it takes buyers to become owners — a total cost that includes the down payment, closing costs and commissions. But there’s one question that’s often forgotten: How much does it cost sellers to get their home off the market …

Why Milan might be the new hot spot for affluent buyers

I spent much of last year with my Inman articles talking about global affluence, how the real estate process works in different countries and how valuable it is for U.S. luxury agents to understand what is happening around the world …

3 questions to spark instant rapport at every first client meeting

Although there are countless ways to build and maintain rapport with clients, establishing trust is an essential part of each rapport-building strategy …

3 questions to spark instant rapport at every first client meeting

Although there are countless ways to build and maintain rapport with clients, establishing trust is an essential part of each rapport-building strategy …

Quo app wants to help you keep track of high-demand buyers

Quo is an app that allows agents to collaborate with buyers during home searches and transactions, stay in touch with them and track their preferences. …

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 …