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What Listing Real Estate Agents Should Be Doing For Home Sellers

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Here are 8 things a real estate agent should be doing for home sellers. All home sellers should expect these things from their Realtor.
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One of the things that has always drove me nuts about the real estate industry is the ease in which you can get your license and start selling homes. While this may be real estate agent friendly it is certainly not consumer friendly. After all selling a home is usually a persons largest investment. For sellers choosing a real estate agent should be a primary consideration.


For many unfortunately it is not and it shows. There are countless real estate agents who do the bare minimum when it comes to selling a home. In the article you will see 8 things all real estate agents should do for home sellers. This is a good start for those who are thinking about selling their property. When all of these things are done there will be a lot more happy sellers.


The #1 complaint among consumers against real estate agents is a lack of communication. Make sure you have a look at the very funny video that is included within the article that makes fun of real estate agents. It is a true assessment of many agents in the business.


My own personal favorite is the agents who either do not possess the skills to properly price a home or who intentionally mislead a seller in order to get business. This is one of the worst things you can do as an agent and a clear code of ethics violation.


Another pet peeve of mine is real estate agents who do not bother to attend home inspections to represent their respective clients. This is especially true of listing agents who don't bother to show up.


You will also see some excellent additional references to other helpful home selling articles from @Kyle Hiscock

@Kyle Hiscock@Lynn Pineda

@Lynn Pinedaand @Andrew Fortune


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One of the things that has always drove me nuts about the real estate industry is the ease in which you can get your license and start selling homes. While this may be real estate agent friendly it is certainly not consumer friendly. After all selling a home is usually a persons largest investment. For sellers choosing a real estate agent should be a primary consideration.

 

For many unfortunately it is not and it shows. There are countless real estate agents who do the bare minimum when it comes to selling a home. In the article you will see 8 things all real estate agents should do for home sellers. This is a good start for those who are thinking about selling their property. When all of these things are done there will be a lot more happy sellers.

 

The #1 complaint among consumers against real estate agents is a lack of communication. Make sure you have a look at the very funny video that is included within the article that makes fun of real estate agents. It is a true assessment of many agents in the business.

 

My own personal favorite is the agents who either do not possess the skills to properly price a home or who intentionally mislead a seller in order to get business. This is one of the worst things you can do as an agent and a clear code of ethics violation.

 

Another pet peeve of mine is real estate agents who do not bother to attend home inspections to represent their respective clients. This is especially true of listing agents who don't bother to show up.

 

You will also see some excellent additional references to other helpful home selling articles from [url=/u/2933530 x-already-notified=1]Kyle Hiscock[/url]

[url=/u/2933530 x-already-notified=1]Kyle Hiscock[/url][url=/u/2314365 x-already-notified=1]Lynn Pineda[/url]

[url=/u/2314365 x-already-notified=1]Lynn Pineda[/url]and [url=/u/2910213 x-already-notified=1]Andrew Fortune[/url]

 

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Hire an Appraiser When Making a Major Renovation

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Birmingham, AL real estate appraiser Tom Horn discusses how adding an appraiser to your team during a home renovation project is a smart move.
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One of the beliefs of lots of home owners is that you can put on and addition or make a significant improvement and every dollar will come back to you. Unfortunately this is not the case. In fact it can be far from it.

 

There are times when people over improve their homes. Have you ever driven into a neighborhood where all the homes are consistent until you arrive upon the white elephant? I don't even mean that the home looks bad but just out of place. It may be beautiful but belongs in a much more expensive neighborhood!

This is the classic example of someone who has probably over improved based on their neighborhood. There are many other examples just like this one.

 

Who can help in a situation like this? If you guessed a local appraiser or real estate agent you are correct. Hiring professionals who can evaluate your circumstances is always a smart move. It is certainly possible you will make financial mistakes that you will regret later on.

 

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Tips For Selling a Home For The First Time

Tips For Selling a Home For The First Time | Real Estate Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
See the best tips for first time home sellers including choosing the right Realtor, pricing the home correctly, fixing problems and more!
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Doing anything for the first time can be stressful as you have little or no experience to fall back on. This is especially true when it comes to selling a home. Those who think selling a home is easy are in for a rude awakening.

 

Selling a home is a process that takes a lot of thought and planning. Unfortunately many home owners think it is a piece of cake. Some even think they can do it themselves with no problem at all. Hire a professional? No way who needs them!

 

Is there any wonder why so many for sale by owners fail and end up hiring a real estate agent. In the article you will discover some of the best tips for selling a home for the first time. You will learn the importance of selecting a real estate agent wisely. So many sellers think all real estate agents do the same thing to sell homes - Wrong! That is so far from an accurate picture.

 

The next most important factor is choosing your listing price wisely. In fact choosing a real estate agent and the right price go hand in hand. The best real estate agents have exceptional pricing skills. They know how to price a home correctly from day one.

 

A great Realtor will also stress the importance of both interior and exterior appeal. Buyers today will not pay top dollar for homes that are run down, don't show well or have foul odors. You can be certain a home will languish on the market when you don't pay attention to these things.

 

These are just a few of the things you will learn by reading the article. There are a whole slew of other first time home selling tips worth reading.

 

In addition there are other helpful home selling references from @Kyle Hiscock @Luke Skar @Xavier De Buck @Debbie Drummond and others.

 

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See the best tips for first time home sellers including choosing the right Realtor, pricing the home correctly, fixing problems and more!

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See the best tips for first time home sellers including choosing the right Realtor, pricing the home correctly, fixing problems and more!

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How to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers

How to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers | Real Estate Articles Worth Reading | Scoop.it
Easy ways to make your home more appealing to buyers so it sells quicker and for money money. Great home selling tips to get it done.
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Over the years working as a real estate agent it has become painfully clear that when someone is selling their home the primary concern is how they can get the most money possible.

 

Some sellers are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen including investing money into the property. Unfortunately some home owners just don't have the means to sink a ton of cash into their home.

 

Fortunately there are still a number of things that can be done to make a home more appealing to buyers without breaking the bank. In the article you will see some important considerations to make your home more show ready that will not take a considerable investment.

 

At the top of your list should be cleaning and de-cluttering. These are essential things that every home seller should consider before putting their home on the market. Neither of these things takes any significant investment other than your time.

 

The article gives a whole slew of other items that can make a significant difference when selling. If you want to maximize your return you should comb through the list and tackle them all.

 

If you have glaring items that need repair this should be the first thing you do.

 

There are numerous helpful references in the article from other top real estate experts that are worth a look as well.

 

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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, May 2, 4:32 PM

great ideas

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Easy ways to make your home more appealing to buyers so it sells quicker and for money money. Great home selling tips to get it done.http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/make-your-home-more-appealing-to-buyers/

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Real Estate Agents Guide to Southborough Mass

Are you considering buying or selling a home in the Southborough Massachusetts area? If so it is important to work with a real estate agent who knows the area well. Over the last 29 years my clients have received outstanding services working with an agent with a proven track record.
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For those who are relocating into the Metrowest Massachusetts area there are some towns that are highly regarded. We call these communities the "blue chips" or the best of the best. There is not doubt that Southborough Mass is considered one of these towns.

 

One of the many attractive features that Southborough provides its residents is an exceptional school system. Southborough ranks as one of the best in the area at providing an outstanding education.

 

The town also has a fantastic location close to everything. Major routes are within striking distance including route 9 and the Mass Pike. Southborough also has one of the stop on the train to Boston making it a big plus for those who do not want to drive to into the city.

 

These are just a few of the reason so many Southborough real estate agents brag about how good the town is as a place to call home.

 

Take a look at the Storify guide where you will see numerous other reasons the real estate market and community are great to raise a famiy. There is a ton of information in each of the articles about Southborough.

 

Remember is you are looking for a top Southborough Mass real estate agent I would love to help!

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How to Sell a Home For Top Dollar

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See 15 killer tips for selling a home for the most amount of money in the least amount of time with the fewest headaches!
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Getting your home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time usually boils down to one thing - being prepared before you ever list your home for sale.

 

Home sale preparation is something real estate agents talk about all the time. It is vital when there is quite a bit of competition and even when there is not to make your home look it's absolute best.

 

While home sale prep goes a long way into having a successful sale, there are a lot of other important considerations as well.

 

A couple of the biggies are pricing your home exactly where it should be and picking a top real estate agent. These two considerations make a huge difference in selling a home. So many home owners however get this aspect wrong.

 

In the article you will see exactly how to sell a home for top dollar with 15 exceptional tips. By following the tips and advice you will increase your odds of having a super successful sale.

 

There are numerous awesome references in the article offering additional guidance from top experts from around the country. Some of these real estate experts include Kyle Hiscock, Anita Clark, Teresa Cowart, Luke Skar and Xavier De Buck.

 

Take a look at the article and see if you can gather a tip or two you were not aware of the make your sale a great one.

 

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Top Tips to Sell Your Home! 

These home selling tips include pre-sale preparation for both the interior and exterior of your home It's important to get your home in top shape before you put your home on the market to sell. From the interior, to the exterior and back to the basics, Bill Gassett's latest post cover that plus more!
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Thanks for sharing the home selling tips @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison!
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What to Ask The Sellers Agent at an Open House

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See the top questions to ask a listing agent at an open house to find out more about the property and the sellers circumstances.
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As a buyer when you visit an open house it is important to get the most out of your time spent there. Walking through unfettered without your own agent gives you the opportunity to view the property at your own leisure.

 

During the visit to the open house it is likely you could run into the listing agent. This is a great opportunity to ask questions you may otherwise not get answered directly.

 

In the article you will see the best questions to ask a listing agent at an open house. These questions could not only help you determine right away if this is the right home for you but also whether you will enjoy the area as well.

 

The listing agent may know a lot more about the property than your own buyers agent. While your agent can certainly get the questions answered at a later point in time the listing agent probably will know many of the answers on the spot.

 

Trying to get a good handle on the sellers current situation is always a good idea. Does it seem like they are really motivated to sell? This could help when it comes time to negotiate.

 

You are going to see ten important questions to ask the listing agent during your visit. There are also some very important additional questions mentioned that can help determine if there were any of the major problems associated with real estate transactions.

 

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As a buyer when you visit an open house it is important to get the most out of your time spent there. Walking through unfettered without your own agent gives you the opportunity to view the property at your own leisure.

 

During the visit to the open house it is likely you could run into the listing agent. This is a great opportunity to ask questions you may otherwise not get answered directly.

 

In the article you will see the best questions to ask a listing agent at an open house. These questions could not only help you determine right away if this is the right home for you but also whether you will enjoy the area as well.

 

The listing agent may know a lot more about the property than your own buyers agent. While your agent can certainly get the questions answered at a later point in time the listing agent probably will know many of the answers on the spot.

 

Trying to get a good handle on the sellers current situation is always a good idea. Does it seem like they are really motivated to sell? This could help when it comes time to negotiate.

 

You are going to see ten important questions to ask the listing agent during your visit. There are also some very important additional questions mentioned that can help determine if there were any of the major problems associated with real estate transactions.

 

Take a look and if you find the article helpful please scoop it or share socially.

Bill Gassett's comment, April 1, 7:57 AM
Thanks for the Scoop Amanda. In order for your content curation to be valuable however it is always a good idea why you find the content useful and not just copy the original posters description.
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Thanks for the scoop @Anna Scheller!
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TRID and Mortgage Documents Buyers Must Sign

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Make sure you understand the 4 important mortgage documents buyers must sign as part of TRID regulations.
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Buying a home today is a lot different than years ago. Buyers are expected to sign a ton of mortgage documents that they were not required to in years past. Every year it seems like there is something added to the stack of papers buyers sign.

 

One of the complaints over the years from buyers purchasing homes and getting a mortgage was the disclosed costs. Many felt the amount of fees and costs they were required to spend was not spelled out well enough.

 

This led to mortgage reform which is now known as TRID. TRID was put in place to protect buyers from paying undisclosed fees associated with purchasing a home.

 

As part of TRID buyers are expected to sign 4 mortgage documents. These four mortgage documents are known as the loan estimate, closing disclosure, promissory note and security instruement.

 

In the article you will learn about each of the TRID mortage documents buyers must sign. Each of these documents are explained in detail. With TRID in place buyers have a much better handle on the fees they will be paying.

 

The one downside to TRID, however, has been the increased time it takes to close a loan. Nobody wants delays when it comes to something as important as a closing. When buying a home this is a major date you plan your life around.

 

Buyers however have learned the hard way how unkind TRID can be to there plans of closing on time. Take a look and see all there is to know about TRID as well as the documents buyers will be required to sign when taking out a mortgage.

 

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Things to Do Prior to Buying a House

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Here are 20 things to do before buying a house to ensure the process goes smoothly. See numerous tips for a pleasant home buying experience.
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Buying a home is one of the most exciting adventures in ones life. Often the chance for home ownership is one of the biggest steps in a persons life.

 

With this bold move comes tremendous responsibility especially when it comes to ones finances. Most buyers of course think about this but maybe not as much as they should.

 

Being well prepared for a home purchase is super smart as the consequences for not doing so can be devastating. In the article you will see things to do before buying a home. Many of these items center around your finances as a buyer.

 

One of the most important things you can do as a new buyer is get your financial house in order. Checking on your credit report before you ever set foot in a home is important. Once you have verified your report is accurate getting pre-approved by a reputable lender should be your next consideration.

 

Buyers who don't have a pre-approval are not taken seriously by home sellers. The third important step is finding a fantastic local real estate agent who knows the area well.

 

These are just three of the tips for buying a home you will see in the article. There are seventeen more valuable tips worth knowing.

 

Take a look and you will also see some valuable resources from other top real estate experts as well.

 

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Myths About Properly Pricing a Home For Sale

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See the top 6 myths about pricing a home for sale. Overpricing a home is the worst thing you can do when selling real estate.
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Ask any seasoned real estate agent what the number one factor is for selling a home and they will tell you without question it is the price. The greatest real estate agent in the world cannot sell an overpriced home.

 

This fact unfortunately escapes most home sellers. It is painfully clear that thousand upon thousands of people do not realize just how important setting the right price is in selling their property.

 

Everyday when scanning homes for sale you can see just how many people have reduced their price. This of course indicates that the home was priced wrong.

 

Why does this happen? Many sellers think they know more about pricing their home than real estate agents do. Is this true of every seller - no of course not. In fact some unprofessional real estate agents mislead owners about their homes value.

 

There are however some prevailing myths about pricing a home that still hold true today. It is these people who make the mistake of overpricing their property and suffer for it.

 

In the article I cover six of the most common myths about pricing a home for sale. Two of my favorites are those that think Zillow is a good way to figure out an accurate market value - that is laughable and those that think waiting longer to sell will bring higher offers. That folks is incredibly stupid as history shows over and over that is never the case.

 

Time on market is your enemy when selling a home. Saying you have all the time in the world to get your number does not help you.

 

Have a look as I debink all these pricing myths. Also be sure to check out some of the excellent references to other top real estate experts including Kyle Hiscock and Karen Highland who have shared articles of their own.

 

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Ask any seasoned real estate agent what the number one factor is for selling a home and they will tell you without question it is the price. The greatest real estate agent in the world cannot sell an overpriced home.

 

This fact unfortunately escapes most home sellers. It is painfully clear that thousand upon thousands of people do not realize just how important setting the right price is in selling their property.

 

Everyday when scanning homes for sale you can see just how many people have reduced their price. This of course indicates that the home was priced wrong.

 

Why does this happen? Many sellers think they know more about pricing their home than real estate agents do. Is this true of every seller - no of course not. In fact some unprofessional real estate agents mislead owners about their homes value.

 

There are however some prevailing myths about pricing a home that still hold true today. It is these people who make the mistake of overpricing their property and suffer for it.

 

In the article I cover six of the most common myths about pricing a home for sale. Two of my favorites are those that think Zillow is a good way to figure out an accurate market value - that is laughable and those that think waiting longer to sell will bring higher offers. That folks is incredibly stupid as history shows over and over that is never the case.

 

Time on market is your enemy when selling a home. Saying you have all the time in the world to get your number does not help you.

 

Have a look as I debink all these pricing myths. Also be sure to check out some of the excellent references to other top real estate experts including Kyle Hiscock and Karen Highland who have shared articles of their own.

 

If you find the article helpful please consider scooping it or sharing socially.

stevencatalfamo's curator insight, March 11, 1:51 AM

Ask any seasoned real estate agent what the number one factor is for selling a home and they will tell you without question it is the price. The greatest real estate agent in the world cannot sell an overpriced home.

 

This fact unfortunately escapes most home sellers. It is painfully clear that thousand upon thousands of people do not realize just how important setting the right price is in selling their property.

 

Everyday when scanning homes for sale you can see just how many people have reduced their price. This of course indicates that the home was priced wrong.

 

Why does this happen? Many sellers think they know more about pricing their home than real estate agents do. Is this true of every seller - no of course not. In fact some unprofessional real estate agents mislead owners about their homes value.

 

There are however some prevailing myths about pricing a home that still hold true today. It is these people who make the mistake of overpricing their property and suffer for it.

 

In the article I cover six of the most common myths about pricing a home for sale. Two of my favorites are those that think Zillow is a good way to figure out an accurate market value - that is laughable and those that think waiting longer to sell will bring higher offers. That folks is incredibly stupid as history shows over and over that is never the case.

 

Time on market is your enemy when selling a home. Saying you have all the time in the world to get your number does not help you.

 

Have a look as I debink all these pricing myths. Also be sure to check out some of the excellent references to other top real estate experts including Kyle Hiscock and Karen Highland who have shared articles of their own.

 

If you find the article helpful please consider scooping it or sharing socially.

Janet Howcroft's curator insight, May 11, 8:58 AM

See the top 6 myths about pricing a home for sale. Overpricing a home is the worst thing you can do when selling real estate.See the top 6 myths about pricing a home for salewww.maxrealestateexposure.com

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Ways a Real Estate Appraisal Can Sell a Listing

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Birmingham, AL real estate appraiser Tom Horn discusses how an appraisal can help sell a stale listing.
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If you have been selling real estate long enough you are bound to have encountered a seller that is extremely difficult when it comes to pricing their home. Any Realtor will tell you that the price you set on a home is the most important factor in getting it sold.

 

An incorrect sale price will do irreprapable damage in being able to sell a home for top dollar. Despite all your hard work trying to convince someone otherwise, there are time when they will not listen to reason.

 

Some people just don't trust real estate agents. When this happens one of the things you may want to consider is getting an appraisal from an independent third party. In his latest article @tomhorn talks about how getting an appraisal can help sell a stale listing.

 

He is right on the money. Sometimes a seller just needs to hear ti from someone besides an agent who has a vested interest. Getting an outside appraisal can do just that.

 

Take a look at the article and see all the rest of Tom's excellent advice. Maybe you can find a local appraiser you feel comfortable working with that you know has a good handle on the real estate values in your city or town. This could be one of the best moves in getting a home to finally sell!

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Why Real Estate Agents Shouldn't Just Use Price When Figuring Comps

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Birmingham, AL real estate appraiser Tom Horn discusses what can happen when real estate agents bracket by price alone when pricing a home for sale.
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In his latest article @Tom Horn-Real Estate Appraiser

looks at how to make sure you are pricing a home accurately. One of the things that many real estate agents do is price themselves into a box when looking at a particular home.


For example if you are appraising a home that you believe in your mind is worth $200,000 and just look at comps around that price then you will probably come up with the comps to justify it.


Here is what Tom says  "When you start out to price a home and bracket by price alone you are starting off with a preconceived notion of the value of the home. If you think that a home is worth $150,000 and then choose sales around this price you’ll always come up with support for your price."


He is right if you don't use other measures of value then you are bound to make mistakes. I see this a lot with agents who want to use price per square feet as their only means of coming up with an accurate value.


This is probably one of the worst things you can do because there are so many different levels of what goes into a home and the quality from house to house. Price per square feet also does not do a good job of establishing differences in location which can be a huge factor in home value.


Take a look at what Tom refers to as price bracketing. Are you making this mistake? Take a look and find out!

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What Are FHA Mortgage Requirements For Pools?

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Birmingham, AL real estate appraiser Tom Horn discusses the FHA rule for swimming pools and what is required to meet appraisal guidelines.
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If you are setting out to buy your first home and do not have a large down payment you may decide to opt for what is know as FHA financing. One of the beautiful things about FHA mortgages is the ability to only put down a small amount of money.


With an FHA loan you are able to put down a 3.5% deposit. Of course this is attractive to many borrowers. FHA loans however do come with some strings attached that a conventional loan may not have.


In his latest article @Tom Horn-Real Estate Appraiser

takes a look at some of the requirements of FHA mortgages with properties that have a pool. This is very useful information to both buyers and sellers.


One of the worst things about buying and selling homes is surprises! Nobody likes them in real estate because they are usually not pleasant and cause a lot of stress.


if you are going to be buying or selling a home with a pool have a look at Tom's article and if you enjoy it give it a scoop!


You will see all that you need to know regarding regulations surrounding pools and FHA loans.

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The Costs of Buying A Home

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A pretty common question from home buyers is how much does it cost to buy a home. Find out what costs are associated with buying a home here!

Via Kyle Hiscock
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When many home buyers think about purchasing a home they forget many of the details that they should! In fact many contemplating purchasing a home for the first time will think about their mortgage payment and not much else.


Of course this line of thinking can lead to major final issues and quite a big surprise! In his latest article @Kyle Hiscock

discusses the costs you need to be aware of before, during and after a home purchase.


The costs can add up quickly and if you are not prepared can easily wide up in a financial hole that will be hard to climb out of.


You may find yourself eating spaghetti or TV dinners every night. Have a look at Kyle's article and you will learn about all of the most common expenses when purchasing a home along with the costs of ownership that go along with it!

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Look out for these costs
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One of the most common questions from buyers is how much does it cost to buy a home.

Many home buyers believe the cost to buy a home is as simple as calculating a percentage for their down payment, but it's not.

There are different costs that a buyer should be aware of when buying a home both upfront costs and future costs.  Upfront costs sometimes are referred to as closing costs.

Future costs are ones that a buyer will inevitably face at one time in the future and shouldn't forget about them!  Forgetting about future costs can lead to financial stress in the future.

In the newest article over on Rochester's Real Estate Blog you will find out what the upfront costs are to buy a home, the future costs are to buy a home, and also some tips to help save money for the costs to buy a home!

Check out the article at http://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-a-home/

There are some excellent additional resources throughout the article from other top bloggers including @Anita Clark, @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison, @Bill Gassett, @Debbie Drummond, @Andrew Fortune, @Paul Sian, @Raleigh Realty, and others!

Susan Crush's curator insight, March 19, 9:17 AM

One of the most common questions from buyers is how much does it cost to buy a home.

Many home buyers believe the cost to buy a home is as simple as calculating a percentage for their down payment, but it's not.

There are different costs that a buyer should be aware of when buying a home both upfront costs and future costs.  Upfront costs sometimes are referred to as closing costs.

Future costs are ones that a buyer will inevitably face at one time in the future and shouldn't forget about them!  Forgetting about future costs can lead to financial stress in the future.

In the newest article over on Rochester's Real Estate Blog you will find out what the upfront costs are to buy a home, the future costs are to buy a home, and also some tips to help save money for the costs to buy a home!

Check out the article at http://www.rochesterrealestateblog.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-a-home/

There are some excellent additional resources throughout the article from other top bloggers including @Anita Clark, @Inlanta Mortgage - Madison, @Bill Gassett, @Debbie Drummond, @Andrew Fortune, @Paul Sian, @Raleigh Realty, and others!

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Pros and Cons of Selling to a Real Estate Investment Company

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What are the pros and cons of we buy houses flipping companies? Learn what you need to know about selling to a real estate investor.
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Unless you are one of the least observant people in the world you have probably noticed a "we buy ugly houses" or something like it posted on a telephone pole or sign in your local area.

 

You may have thought to yourself what is up with these sign and the people who put them up. To put it bluntly these we buy houses companies are after one thing - people who are desperate to sell their homes for just about any price.

 

These real estate investment companies are not going to pay you anywhere near what your home is worth! There are however some folks who are not looking to maximize their profit and just may need to quickly get out from under a large debt.

 

In the article you will see all of the pros and cons of selling to a real estate investment company such as "we buy ugly houses or some variation of them. This is not a situation for the faint of heart as there is a lot of scammers in the industry.

 

These kind of companies do have a place in the industry as many of them are buying with cash and can turn around a very fast closing.

 

For those who need the most money for the sale of their home, hiring a top local real estate agent is the way to go. You will see some really terrific advice for those who have the fund to make some improvements in their home.

 

This in fact is exactly what a house flipper will do. They will buy your home on the cheap, invest some money into the areas of the home that need it most and then sell for a tidy profit.

 

It is no wonder many of these companies are making a great living. They are buying homes extremely cheap and then doing what it takes to sell them for top dollar. Folks they don't call America the land of opportunity for nothing.

 

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Real Estate Listing Remarks Are Vital to Selling Homes

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Real Estate listing descriptions are vital to marketing a home well. While photography is important so is how you describe the property!
Bill Gassett's insight:

In every industry there are those who strive to be the best and others who are content in just getting by. Without a doubt this describes those who are in the real estate industry.

 

Some real estate agents are exceptional marketers and will go above and beyond to do everything possible to sell their clients homes.

 

A great deal of real estate agents however do the bare minimum. One area of the business where this is readily apparent is the effort in which some agents put together the listing remarks in both the multiple listing service and other marketing channels online.

 

Like exceptional photography, the listing description is an important part of selling homes! Without good listing remarks it is difficult for home buyers to get a good feel for a home. While photos certainly capture the imagination of buyers, the listing description will often cement someones interest in a home.

 

Some agents really get this and will make a concerted effort to make their clients properties stand out online. They take the time to write vivid descriptions. It is called going the extra mile. Doing what it takes to get the job done comes naturally.

 

Then there are those who spend very little time at all. Folks this is not the kind of real estate agent you want in your corner.

 

You don't need your agent to be a poet but someone who can make your home sound better than the average property.

 

If you are a real estate agent take a look at the article to glean some tips on writing compelling real estate copy. By taking the time in writing your descriptions you will increase the odds of selling your clients homes quicker and for more money.

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this is so true!

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Reverse Mortgage Advantages and Disadvantages

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What are the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage? See both the advantages and disadvantages of this loan product for seniors.
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Probably one of the most confusing loan products to may people is what is known as a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages allow those seniors who are 62 years of age or older to tap the equity in their home in the form of a monthly payment.

 

Instead of paying a mortgage to live in your home the lender pays you from your equity to stay in the property, hence the term reverse mortgage.

 

There are however many pros and cons of a reverse mortgage that anyone considering this type of loan product should understand! In the article you will see a detailed description of both the advantages and disadvantages of using a reverse mortgage.

 

There is also a very helpful video that gives you some samples of how reverse mortgages work. If you have ever considered getting a reverse mortgage this is an article you will not want to miss.

 

Seniors who embark on getting a reverse mortgage should also understand there are a number of scams floating around. When getting a reverse mortgage it is imperative to work with a reputable mortgage company and not someone you saw advertising on late night television.

 

Besides the helpful guide to reverse mortgage products you will also see some other interesting financial resource articles from Kyle Hiscock, Luke Skar and Paul Sian.

 

If you find the article helpful, please consider either giving it a scoop or share on one of the other social networks. The more people that truly understand how reverse mortgages work the better!

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Is A Reverse Mortgage A Good Idea? 

Pros and cons of a reverse mortgage and how they work A reverse mortgage can be a great tool for seniors looking to get some equity out of their home. However, with so much misinformation out there about reverse mortgages, it can be confusing to navigate an already tricky program. There are also many pros and cons of a reverse mortgage that should be looked at in detail. 

 If you are wondering how a reverse mortgage works, be sure to check out +Bill Gassett's detailed article on the topic! It's a detailed resource for any senior thinking about getting a reverse mortgage.
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Should I Sell My House Staged or Empty?

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Sell a home empty or staged? This is a common question from homeowners who are preparing to sell their home. Find out PROs and CONs to both here!
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Selling a home takes a lot of hard work. Sometimes lifes circumstances dictate selling a home empty. Maybe you are getting transfered and have to bring your possessions with you right away.

 

People often wonder if this will be a problem? Does selling an empty home cause major issues? Will the buyer not be able to get past seeing a home without furniture?

 

The long and short of this situation is maybe yes, maybe no. There are times when selling a home vacant is a good thing and other times selling it staged makes sense. Sometimes it just boils down to dollars and sense.

 

In his latest article @kylehiscock takes a look at whether selling staged or vacant makes sense. Kyle offers some great tips worth a look if you find yourself in this same circumstance.

 

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Guide to Millbury Mass Real Estate

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Top Millbury Massachusetts Real Estate agents guide to town history, demographics, schools, real estate and so much more!
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Are you going to be relocating into the Millbury Massachusetts area in the near future? Maybe you are still doing your research about the town but aren't quite sure yet if Millbury would be a good place to live?

 

If you would like to learn more about what makes Millbury a special place to live have a look at the real estate agents guide to Millbury Mass. In this comprehensive community guide you will not only learn about the local real estate market but will get a good handle on the schools, population, location, local attractions, history of the town and so much more!

 

One of my favorite things about Millbury is the ability to get new construction under $400,000. If you know anything about real estate in Massachusetts it is very expensive! It is extremely difficult for buyers to find a new home in their budget.

 

Millbury offers one of the best new construction values around! Right now there is an exceptional new home project called Casa Verde. At the present time you can buy a new home in the neighborhood for $313,900. This is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath colonial with 1600 plus square feet and a two car garage.

 

One of the best things about it is the fact it is not a stripped down house. All of the Casa Verde homes come with custom kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors and central air. They offer incredible value.

 

One of the better features of Millbury is its convenient location. It is adjacent to Worcester and has access to the Mass Pike for those who commute into Boston.

 

Make sure you have a look at our Millbury real estate guide to get a better handle on what makes this town a great place to live!

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Featured Real Estate Articles For March 2016

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Do you like reading exceptional real estate content from around the web? Take a look at some of the terrific articles from multiple authors you may have mi
Bill Gassett's insight:

There are so many great real estate articles that are published on a weekly basis than many people end up missing. Unless you are on every social network it is very easy to miss some exceptional content.

 

In this real estate round up you will see some fantastic real estate content from top experts from around the country. I have hand selected some of the best of the best.

 

You will see a great article that provides some really good tips for selling a home in the spring. This particular post has a number of great people who offer their best tips.

 

There is also an article about the pitfalls of selling a home for sale by owner. Many sellers think it is easy peasy. Not so fast! There is a lot of hard work that goes into selling a home.

 

If you are a real estate agent there is an article that has been featured on the National Association of Realtors featuring how to win business through print real estate marketing. To the right you will see one of the ads I have created that was highlighted.

 

One of my favorites is how a real estate agent can win business using Facebook. The concept of re-targeting is discussed in-depth. In you are not familiar with the term re-targeting is putting your message in front of more people locally. These are the people that are bound to want to see your services.

 

Lastly there is an article explaining why there is more of a benefit to real estate agents than there is to home sellers when doing an open house.

 

Take a look and if you find the real estate round up helpful please consider sharing it socially or scooping it.

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Tom Horn-Real Estate Appraiser's curator insight, March 23, 8:30 AM

There are so many great real estate articles that are published on a weekly basis than many people end up missing. Unless you are on every social network it is very easy to miss some exceptional content.

 

In this real estate round up you will see some fantastic real estate content from top experts from around the country. I have hand selected some of the best of the best.

 

You will see a great article that provides some really good tips for selling a home in the spring. This particular post has a number of great people who offer their best tips.

 

There is also an article about the pitfalls of selling a home for sale by owner. Many sellers think it is easy peasy. Not so fast! There is a lot of hard work that goes into selling a home.

 

If you are a real estate agent there is an article that has been featured on the National Association of Realtors featuring how to win business through print real estate marketing. To the right you will see one of the ads I have created that was highlighted.

 

One of my favorites is how a real estate agent can win business using Facebook. The concept of re-targeting is discussed in-depth. In you are not familiar with the term re-targeting is putting your message in front of more people locally. These are the people that are bound to want to see your services.

 

Lastly there is an article explaining why there is more of a benefit to real estate agents than there is to home sellers when doing an open house.

 

Take a look and if you find the real estate round up helpful please consider sharing it socially or scooping it.

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Do Open Houses Work to Sell Homes?

Is a real estate open house really necessary to sell a home? No it is not! Open houses offer far more benefits to a real estate agent than a home seller

Bill Gassett's insight:

Do open houses work to sell homes? You are probably thinking sure why not? Unfortunately you would be wrong. Open houses are one of the least effective marketing methods to sell a home.

 

If that is the case then you are probably wondering why so many real estate agents hold them. The answer to this is simple. An open house is a fantastic opportunity for a real estate agents to meet clients that may buy elsewhere.

 

There is also the possibility that someone in the neighborhood or general area is thinking of selling their place - they stop by and if the agent strikes up a good rapport with the agent it could lead to future business.

 

The dirty secret of the real estate industry is that the benefit of an open house lies with the real estate agent NOT the home owner.

 

If you think there is something magical about a 2-3 hour window on a Sunday afternoon to sell a home then you are nuts! Serious buyers set up showings with real estate agents.

 

Serious buyers don't say to themselves if there is no open house I am not going to bother to look. How ridiculous does that sound.

 

Real Estate agents however want you to believe that open houses are necessary to your success. You see agents that don't have much business love doing open houses for the ability to get prospects. Open houses do not sell homes!

 

Another drawback for a seller opening up their home to anyone coming off the streets is the possibility for theft. Folks it happens all the time. People get ripped off at open houses!

 

When you let any warm body off the street into your home how many of them do you actually think are even qualified to pay your asking price? Don't hold your breath.

 

If you really want to sell your home focus on picking a top producing agent who will price your home correctly and market the heck out of it. When these two things are done you will never have to bother with doing another open house again!

 

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Open Houses create Mutiple Offers!!!!! Follow www.5star realtygroup.net Is a real estate open house really necessary to sell a home? No it is not! Open houses offer far more benefits to a real estate agent than a home seller

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a real estate open house really necessary to sell a home?  Open houses offer far more benefits to a real estate agent than a me owner? Not true they create multiple offers! Follow www.5starrealtygroup.net

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Winning Business With Print Real Estate Media

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Print media? Are you kidding? You might be thinking I’ve gone off my rocker. Hasn't every real estate pro and social media marketer espoused the Internet as where you need to be to attract clients? Isn't the Internet the be-all and end-all for real estate marketing and branding? Of course, the Internet is vital to your business.
Bill Gassett's insight:

If you took a survey of all real estate agents they would probably tell you that print marketing is dead for getting business and the internet is where you need to focus your efforts.

 

While it is absolutely true that having a dominant online presence is very helpful for a real estate agent, utilizing print media is also important in some circumstances.

 

You mean I should go back to putting a bunch of houses I am selling in the newspaper? No that is not what I am suggesting at all. In fact that is the worst thing you can do. It is like throwing money out the window.

 

People do not go to the newspaper to find a home anymore. There are however people who still read newspapers. If you are good at creating memorable advertising you can still win business from those who are considering selling a home.

 

I know for a fact that it works because I have been doing it for years! My hone still rings today because of my creative print real estate marketing! In the article you will see how branding yourself as a real estate agent is very important.

 

The key is being consistent with both your message and the way you present yourself to those who live in your town or city. Many of my adds either have humor or something very eye catching.

 

Over the last few years many of my real estate advertisements have centered around shows from the 70' and 80's such as Happy Days, Good Times, The Jeffersons and others.

 

The add shown here is just something with a little bit of humor and pizazz. I have around 40 adds that I run on a rotational basis.

 

If you want to capture business from print real estate marketing you still can just don't be a bore like so many agents have been in the past.

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Steven Barnes's curator insight, March 9, 3:43 AM

If you took a survey of all real estate agents they would probably tell you that print marketing is dead for getting business and the internet is where you need to focus your efforts.

 

While it is absolutely true that having a dominant online presence is very helpful for a real estate agent, utilizing print media is also important in some circumstances.

 

You mean I should go back to putting a bunch of houses I am selling in the newspaper? No that is not what I am suggesting at all. In fact that is the worst thing you can do. It is like throwing money out the window.

 

People do not go to the newspaper to find a home anymore. There are however people who still read newspapers. If you are good at creating memorable advertising you can still win business from those who are considering selling a home.

 

I know for a fact that it works because I have been doing it for years! My hone still rings today because of my creative print real estate marketing! In the article you will see how branding yourself as a real estate agent is very important.

 

The key is being consistent with both your message and the way you present yourself to those who live in your town or city. Many of my adds either have humor or something very eye catching.

 

Over the last few years many of my real estate advertisements have centered around shows from the 70' and 80's such as Happy Days, Good Times, The Jeffersons and others.

 

The add shown here is just something with a little bit of humor and pizazz. I have around 40 adds that I run on a rotational basis.

 

If you want to capture business from print real estate marketing you still can just don't be a bore like so many agents have been in the past.

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Jumbo Mortgage Loan Myths Debunked

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Thanks to the improving luxury housing market, jumbo loans have made a rebound. Inside you will find the top 5 jumbo mortgage myths.
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In the real estate and mortgage sectors there are always myths that continue to circulate. When people are not educated properly by a professional these myths end up becoming reality.

 

In their latest article Inlanta Mortgage points out some of the luxury home buying myths. Many of these so called myths are tied into the mortgage market and specifically jumbo mortgage loans.

 

Many people has impressions about these loans that are not accurate. One of the most common myths is that jumbo loans are only for the rich and therefore are hard to get. This is completely false!

 

There is also a prevailing belief that the interest rate tied to these loans is exorbinant. This is also not the case. These are just two of the many myths that surround the jumbo mortgage loan product.

 

Take a look as Luke Skar shares a number of other myths about these loans. There are also some excellent resources from other top real estate bloggers from around the country worth checking out as well.

 

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What Listing Real Estate Agents Should Be Doing For Home Sellers

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Here are 8 things a real estate agent should be doing for home sellers. All home sellers should expect these things from their Realtor.
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One of the things that has always drove me nuts about the real estate industry is the ease in which you can get your license and start selling homes. While this may be real estate agent friendly it is certainly not consumer friendly. After all selling a home is usually a persons largest investment. For sellers choosing a real estate agent should be a primary consideration.


For many unfortunately it is not and it shows. There are countless real estate agents who do the bare minimum when it comes to selling a home. In the article you will see 8 things all real estate agents should do for home sellers. This is a good start for those who are thinking about selling their property. When all of these things are done there will be a lot more happy sellers.


The #1 complaint among consumers against real estate agents is a lack of communication. Make sure you have a look at the very funny video that is included within the article that makes fun of real estate agents. It is a true assessment of many agents in the business.


My own personal favorite is the agents who either do not possess the skills to properly price a home or who intentionally mislead a seller in order to get business. This is one of the worst things you can do as an agent and a clear code of ethics violation.


Another pet peeve of mine is real estate agents who do not bother to attend home inspections to represent their respective clients. This is especially true of listing agents who don't bother to show up.


You will also see some excellent additional references to other helpful home selling articles from @Kyle Hiscock

@Kyle Hiscock@Lynn Pineda

@Lynn Pinedaand @Andrew Fortune


Take a look and see all 8 of the things all real estate agents should be doing for their seller clients. If you find the article helpful please consider scooping it or sharing socially.

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One of the things that has always drove me nuts about the real estate industry is the ease in which you can get your license and start selling homes. While this may be real estate agent friendly it is certainly not consumer friendly. After all selling a home is usually a persons largest investment. For sellers choosing a real estate agent should be a primary consideration.

 

For many unfortunately it is not and it shows. There are countless real estate agents who do the bare minimum when it comes to selling a home. In the article you will see 8 things all real estate agents should do for home sellers. This is a good start for those who are thinking about selling their property. When all of these things are done there will be a lot more happy sellers.

 

The #1 complaint among consumers against real estate agents is a lack of communication. Make sure you have a look at the very funny video that is included within the article that makes fun of real estate agents. It is a true assessment of many agents in the business.

 

My own personal favorite is the agents who either do not possess the skills to properly price a home or who intentionally mislead a seller in order to get business. This is one of the worst things you can do as an agent and a clear code of ethics violation.

 

Another pet peeve of mine is real estate agents who do not bother to attend home inspections to represent their respective clients. This is especially true of listing agents who don't bother to show up.

 

You will also see some excellent additional references to other helpful home selling articles from [url=/u/2933530 x-already-notified=1]Kyle Hiscock[/url]

[url=/u/2933530 x-already-notified=1]Kyle Hiscock[/url][url=/u/2314365 x-already-notified=1]Lynn Pineda[/url]

[url=/u/2314365 x-already-notified=1]Lynn Pineda[/url]and [url=/u/2910213 x-already-notified=1]Andrew Fortune[/url]

 

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Best Tax Tips For Real Estate

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One of the constants in life is taxes. Unfortunately we all have to pay our fair share. Anyone who is wise however will try to minimize their tax burden as
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One of the places where more money goes out the door is with real estate related taxes. Taxes are the bane of most peoples existence. Nobody wants to pay them but they are part of life.


There are however ways you can minimize your tax burden. Often times people pay way more than they should when it comes to real estate taxes. In the article you will see some of the best real estate tax tips. These tips are designed to save you as much money as possible.


There article addresses five real estate related tax topics including what to do about taxes when you are getting a divorce, how do real estate capital gains work, how do I reduce my property taxes, what are the advantages of home ownership from a tax standpoint and lastly what are the deductions you can take as a home owner.


Each of these topics are covered at length as they are articles I have written on and discussed numerous times. By following the advice in these articles you are bound to reduce how much you will pay in taxes.


In the article you will also see some very helpful reference articles from @Kyle Hiscock

and @Anita Clark


If you find any of these articles helpful please consider either scooping them or sharing socially. Without a doubt you are bound to help someone who needs it when spreading the word!

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6 Real Estate Articles By Noteworthy Experts

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One of the great things about being a real estate agent and blogger is the opportunity to see other fantastic content. There are some really talented writers who publish great articles but don't always do what is necessary to promote it!
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One of the things I enjoy most about being an avid real estate blogger is putting together posts that can showcase the talent of others. Some real estate agents publish fantastic content but don't do much to promote it.


This of course is a huge mistake as it is a very competitive environment online both in social media as well as search engines. If you are not making an effort to promote your content it will often times be invisible.


By putting together real estate round-ups in places like Huliq, I am able to highlight content that deserves it. This is certainly the case in this real estate compilation of 5 noteworthy posts.


There are a couple of articles that really hit home to me including the one that discusses the need to get a building permit when necessary. So many home owners do work to their properties without getting a permit. They think they are saving themselves some time and money when doing so but the exact opposite is the case.


When selling a home today buyers often will ask if a permit was pulled. When it's not it can kill a home sale. Most buyers will ask for it to be permitted which can be costly after the fact.


Xavier De Buck also checks in with a helpful article about the mistakes to avoid as a first time home buyer. Many buyers have no idea what they are doing and Xavier presents a road map to avoid the bumps in the road.


Take a look and if you enjoy any of the article please consider giving it a scoop!

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Braden O'Neill's curator insight, February 18, 2:37 PM

The world of real estate, for all of its traditional mindset, is full of agents who have delved knee-deep into online content marketing. 

 

And it's paid off for them. 

 

Handsomely. 

 

As the Community Manager for RESAAS - a real estate social referral platform - it's great to find new agent everyday who have begun blogging for their business. 

 

I can understand the hesitation. It takes time and commitment to see any tangible returns. And all things considered, there aren't many agents who have committed themselves.

 

But there are many out there who provide great examples, who are leading the way for others to follow. 

 

It's their willingness to experiment, innovate and challenge the norm which allows others to find success as well. 

 

So check out some of these top articles.

 

Hopefully they will inspire you to write one as well!

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