The old adage holds true in real estate: knowledge is power. So if there is an underlying problem with a property, you want to know about it as an agent so you can provide the best service to your buying clients. Even the smallest signs of trouble can indicate the potential for a big problem after purchase, so having a keen eye for telltale warning signs is essential. But what should you be looking for? And what kinds of problems might your super sleuthing help reveal?
Here are some common warning signs of underl... read more
Posted by Amy Swinger on January 30, 2018 in
Rural real estate clients who could use a financial boost may be eligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan Program. Though some assume the loan program is aimed at agricultural land, that is not the case. In fact, the USDA Rural Development Loan Program can help low- to moderate-income families realize the dream of home ownership in eligible rural areas.
Specifics of the USDA Rural Development Loan Program
The program provides approved lenders with a 90 percent loan note guarantee, according to the United Sta... read more
Posted by Amy Swinger on January 18, 2018 in
Increasingly, home buyers are looking for a property that not only looks and feels like the right place for them to build their lives, but one that will make their lives easier too. We’re talking, of course, about smart homes: homes that are technologically connected in ways people only dreamed about a decade ago.
Studies show smart home technology helps sell homes faster, and buyers are willing to pay more for smart properties.
A Coldwell Banker Real Estate research project showed that 54... read more
Top 6 Real Estate Career Questions, Answered
Thinking of pursuing a career in real estate? Like any career move, you’re likely to have questions about the skills needed for the job, whether you’re a fit, what to expect and what kind of training you need. You’ve got questions—and since we’re industry insiders—we’ve got answers. Here’s a look at the top six real estate career questions for those who wish to become a real estate salesperson.*
1: What qualitie... read more
As a real estate agent, earning the trust of your clients is paramount. It enables you to help them in the best way you know how—by providing your expertise and offering guidance so they can make decisions they can feel confident in. But earning that trust can be challenging, particularly when working with clients who may be a bit skeptical of Realtors.
Thankfully there are several steps you can take to gain the trust of your clients.
Here are several ways you can earn trust from your clients as a real es... read more