1. Why Use a REALTOR® When Selling a Home?

    Why Use a REALTOR® When Selling a Home? A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home selling process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) are properly called REALTORS®. They…Read More

  2. How to Set a List Price for Your Home

    Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on: pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated …Read More

  3. Get Your House Ready to Show to Buyers

    A house that "sparkles" on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well maintained. From experience, REALTORS® also know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more c…Read More

  4. The Basics of Marketing Your Home

    Your REALTOR®’s marketing efforts and considerations will include advertising, showing the property, how long the house has been on the market and whether you're buying another home. Your home should be listed, whenever possible, through a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Advertising and Promotion…Read More

  5. The Basics of Making an Offer

    A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal. This proposal not only specifies price, but also all t…Read More

  6. Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches

    Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home. The best way to avoid unpleasant surprises lik…Read More

  7. Why Use a REALTOR® When Buying a Home?

    A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR " ®" trademark on …Read More

  8. Take Charge When Buying a Home

    If you approach the home buying process intelligently and with confidence, you are much more likely to buy a house you'll be proud to call home. Approaching the task of buying a home can be overwhelming; there's so much to consider: How much house can I afford? How can I find the best loan? Where wi…Read More

  9. How to Choose a Home

    Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you've settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it's time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you. When na…Read More