There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted, Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes a seasonal slowdown. However,… Read More

Downsizing in 2020

Approximately 52 million or 16% of Americans are age 65 and over.  It is easy to understand that some of them are thinking of downsizing their home because they don’t need the same space they did in the past. It can be liberating to divest yourself of “things” that have been accumulated over the years but… Read More

What is a condo?

For some house hunters, the thought of maintaining a house and a yard conjures up anxiety. Luckily, there are different kinds of properties to choose from that don’t entail a lot of upkeep — and come at a reasonable price to boot. One of those options is a condominium. Not sure if buying a condo is your jam? Here’s… Read More

39% of homesellers ‘somewhat likely’ to work with an iBuyer

Despite the interest and awareness of iBuyers, however, 92 percent still want to work with a Realtor, according to a new consumer survey by the Houston Association of Realtors.

Buy Your Retirement Home Now

Maybe you’re not ready to move into it but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take advantage of the present opportunities to acquire the home you want to live in during retirement. The combination of the low mortgage rates, high rental rates, positive cash flows and tax advantages can help you get it paid for… Read More

The difference between an agent and a Realtor, explained

Many consumers aren’t sure what the difference is — or whether there even is one.

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream. Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families…. Read More

Downsizing is an Alternative

It is estimated that over 15% of the population in the U.S. are over 65 years of age. With one of the most common fears of seniors being their money will run out early, it is understandable that downsizing may be strategy to meet their goals. Once the kids are grown, have careers, relationships and… Read More

5 bad behaviors that will land you in Realtor court

Bad behavior and violations of any of the 17 articles in NAR’s Code of Ethics can result in an ethics complaint, where a Realtor may have to appear before their peers at a professional standards hearing. Here are five examples of unethical behavior that can land an agent in Realtor “court.”  

Should agents work with friends? It depends who you ask

A crucial part of any real estate agent’s business comes from referrals within their own sphere. But what happens when a close friend or family member opts to transact alone or with another agent?