Tips for Inexpensive Home Staging

Many real estate experts agree that before putting your house on the market, staging your home is an important part of the selling process. Showing off the home’s qualities is the best way to increase your final selling price. On average, people receive $2 in increased sale price for every ... Read More...

Advice for Selling a Vacant Home

It is a simple fact that summer and spring are the most popular times for selling your home. The time frame satisfies the need of most residents to be settled by fall when the kids return to school, and the days get shorter. But what happens if you need to move ... Read More...

Why Hasn’t it Sold Yet?

You decided to put your home or condo on the market and fully expected it to sell within a short period of time. After all, the neighborhood is ideal, and you have invested a considerable amount of money in upgrades and improvements over the years. However, it’s been several months ... Read More...

Is Condo Investing Right for You?

Six years have passed since the real estate market hit bottom, and investors are now having a tough time finding bargains to flip or rent for monthly income. As most single-family properties increase in price, investors are looking for less expensive alternatives, such as townhouses, mobile homes, and condominiums. Is investing ... Read More...

Condo Concierges Help Create a Sense of Community

Developers are offering a wide variety of incentives to entice buyers to their properties. Over the top amenities, such as state-of-the-art fitness centers with yoga and pilates classes, lap pools, free car service and automated car parking are becoming the rule rather than the exception. Concierge services are another way ... Read More...

Millennials Expect Amenities

Multi-family property owners are relying on millennials to keep vacancy low and renewals high - along with a steady stream of revenue. As for the millennials, there are two key items – location and amenities. Developers have known this for some time and focused on the importance of premium amenities ... Read More...

Should Baby Boomers Rent or Buy?

Over the past decade baby boomers have been the drivers of rental demand. According to a survey by Harvard University’s Center for Housing Studies, boomers have accounted for twice the growth in renter households as millennials did since the last recession. As boomers reach retirement age their ranks will continue ... Read More...

Advice for Agents: Closing Deals with Effective Communication

What does it take to communicate effectively in the real estate transaction process? Marc Gould, Executive Director of REBAC, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, believes very strongly that a successful deal depends on “establishing a positive interpersonal relationship with clients.” While this may be a well-known fact, there are ... Read More...