‘I’ll just rent’: 4 ways to avoid buyer burnout

Buyers and agents are getting worn out in this extended seller’s market. Here are four ways to help everyone cope.

Homebuyers’ biggest agent gripe? ‘Commissions are too high’

More than 4 in 10 consumers believe real estate commissions are too high, according to a study from real estate technology startup ShelterZoom.

Bigger, better, faster: 6 tips to speed up sales and boost value

Selling a home is all about knowing your product. Do these six things to make a home more appealing to buyers and to sell that home faster.

Startup aims to speed up property buying with digital currency blockchain

With ShelterZoom’s “Offer Now” widget, buyers and buying agents can directly submit an offer on a property on a real estate website …

You have strong offers — cancel the open house?

With homes selling like hotcakes in many markets, sometimes listing agents receive strong offers the day a property hits the market. If the agent has scheduled an open house for later in the week, that can put her in a tough spot: Should the agent advi…

How do you ‘sell’ a price reduction to your real estate clients?

We all know that “adjustment” means reduction, don’t we? Dress it anyway you like, it is going to be difficult for many of us to mention the subject. As a professional, I assume the role of director and lay the ground work from the outset …

Poll: These are the biggest first-time homebuyer mistakes

As with many things in 2016, the housing market has been plagued with various issues: plummeting inventory, skyrocketing home prices and affordability problems that are keeping some buyers still. However, the National Association of Realtors’ September…

Are your buyers ready to go?

Our housing markets are complex, no matter what kind of market you are in. Both down markets and multiple-offer, up markets have their unique challenges. How can you ease buyers through their process …

What clients should know before buying public auction foreclosures

When investors purchase foreclosures through the multiple listing services, they are usually able to gain access to the interior of the property before making an offer and know that they will be guaranteed clear title before they close …

Consumers are used to being dazzled. How do you compare?

“The House that Jack Built” was an antique British poem I heard countless times growing up. The point of the poem was less about home construction and more about connectedness. “This is the woman who milked the cow with the crumpled horn, that tossed the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the cheese, that lay in the house that Jack built.” …