Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from June, when the Index reached a second all-time high. The share of homebuyers surveyed for […]

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REALTORS®: Home Staging Cuts Time on Market

Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale. Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home cuts down the time it spends on-market, with the majority believing it “greatly” reduces the window, according to the new 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Seventy-seven percent of […]

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Confidence in Housing Again at All-Time High

Confidence in housing is again at an all-time high in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), showing the share of home sellers who believe now is a good time to sell reaching a new record in June—a sure sign of a seller’s market. The HPSI overall posted 88.3, up 2.1 percentage points from […]

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Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south

Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, “The sky is falling,” phone call from a buyer’s agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too …

The Paint Colors That Sell—and the Ones That Don’t

Paint colors play a crucial role in successfully selling a home, having the power to influence a homebuyer’s decision to make an offer or move on—and the best colors, according to a new Zillow analysis, are blues and grays. Homes with bathrooms that have soft blue walls (e.g., periwinkle, powder blue), specifically, sold for $5,440 […]

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6 tips for selling a home “as is”

Selling a home “as is” is all about eliminating surprise and setting and managing expectations upfront.

6 tips for selling a home “as is”

Selling a home “as is” is all about eliminating surprise and setting and managing expectations upfront.

The importance of connecting buyer leads with seller leads

Connecting buyer leads with sellers leads can elevate you in the real estate industry …