Why we can’t count on current homeowners to boost low inventory

Seventy-nine percent of homeowners told Bankrate they don’t plan to move in the next five years. Another 62 percent said they’ll never move from their current home …

10 deep cleaning tasks all sellers should do this spring

The spring cleaning tradition has its roots in a time when families holed up for the winter, leaving homes smokey, dirty and stuffy by spring. Nowadays, we have more freedom of movement (and more ways to keep homes clean) during the winter.

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 …

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 …

7 home maintenance tasks sellers must do before listing

It’s that time of year again, the 2018 selling season is upon us. If you have clients getting ready to put their home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless …

7 home maintenance tasks sellers must do before listing

It’s that time of year again, the 2018 selling season is upon us. If you have clients getting ready to put their home on the market, the task list to prep for the market can seem endless …

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 …

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 …

What do sellers forget to do before they show a home?

Sellers often get a little lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life; in their rush to leave for work or clear out before an open house, they sometimes forget to pick up the kids’ toys, straighten up their yards and — most unpleasantly — clean t…