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.

What agents need to know about spam ransomware campaigns

The real estate business involves intensive communication between agents, brokers, sellers and buyers. A great deal of this interaction takes place over email. Meanwhile, the present-day threats are increasingly harming businesses via email. In particular, that’s how the extremely dangerous crypto ransomware is circulating. …

10 thrifty DIY upgrades to make your home feel expensive

Upgrading your home yourself shouldn’t cost you a ton of money to do, but is it possible to make a difference on a tight budget? Of course! It doesn’t take a ton of money or expertise to improve your home. As proof, here are 10 inexpensive upgrades anyone can do …

The hottest summer home inspection checklist for homebuyers or sellers

Last year was the hottest year on record. Yep. Climate change means that each year might become just a small degree warmer than the last. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure your clients are prepared to look for possible issues that might affect their home’s sale or their purchase of a new home …

4 little-known ways to save time at the office

There’s nothing I love more than saving time, especially when it comes to using the Internet. The Web has become an important part of every agent’s life, and using it efficiently can limit stress, save money and most importantly — cut down on your tim…

12 tips for keeping homesellers secure from attack

The doorbell rang. The homeowner, a woman, opened it. There stood a man and woman. The man said he was there to look at the house, which made sense because it was for sale. But their real estate agent had not yet shown up …

5 reasons your clients should sell their home now

When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t buying a home — and it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your clients’ mind either. However, Santa’s busy season can be an excellent time to house shop …

Should boomers renovate before selling?

The baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) will have a significant impact on the housing market over the next several years. Baby boomers currently account for 40 percent of U.S. households but hold 54 percent of household wealth. Experts …

How to keep buyer due diligence from killing a deal

Sellers ask me from time to time how many appraisal issues I see that might cause a deal to go awry. My response is always that I see more sales killed from due diligence than I do from a low appraisal. I recently worked on an interesting sale. The buy…

Halstead signs deal for interactive real estate storefronts

Real estate startup imageSurge brings digital technology to windowsread more