Sellers Win: Average Homeowner Gaining $40,000 at Resale

Sellers are winning. According to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average homeowner pocketed $38,856, or a 20.8 percent return, when selling, having had their home for 8.4 years. “In a housing market that’s been plagued by low inventory and increasing demand, homeowners in the nation’s hottest markets have been able to cash in […]

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How homesellers can take cues from online dating

It’s no secret that the internet has revolutionized real estate. Many also agree that online dating sites have transformed the process of finding partners. In fact, because the methods for both are very similar, homeowners looking to sell could take some cues from platforms such as eHarmony and Match.com.

Are open houses worth it?

In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about the value of consistently holding open houses — even when you have multiple offers …

Advice for first-time sellers

In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates gives advice to first-time sellers — something almost every agent will have to do at some point …

Improving curb appeal may be easiest for Fla., Ca. homesellers

How often do you run into a situation where home sellers are reluctant to update their landscaping? It’s probably more often that you’d like. Updating landscaping and improving curb appeal of a home gives prospective homebuyers an immediate positive im…

What brokerages can do to give more value to agents

It’s no secret: Agent recruiting and retention are the lifeblood of any brokerage, whether it’s in its infancy or well-established. This increasing pressure on brokerages means they need to become dynamic and innovative with providing value to agents. …

What brokerages can do to give more value to agents

It’s no secret: Agent recruiting and retention are the lifeblood of any brokerage, whether it’s in its infancy or well-established. This increasing pressure on brokerages means they need to become dynamic and innovative with providing value to agents. …

What’s one thing that can prove a home’s value and avoid litigation?

According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractors …

What’s one thing that can prove a home’s value and avoid litigation?

According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractors …

The right way to get the property listing: Part 1

Many brokers don’t prepare enough or take the time with the potential seller to fully pave the way to ensure they get the listing. If you are not ready, your close rate of getting the listing will not be impressive. By qualifying your knowledge and dis…