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By Meghan Belnap When you're selling your home, you want to do all you can to ensure it sells as quickly as possible and for the highest possible price. While the home itself will be the main attraction, it's still important to consider the small details that buyers will inevitably notice. Related: Winter Home Staging Tips That Promote Safety and Sales
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By Jordan Grice Despite various forecasts surrounding mortgage rates, the bottom line is that they are bound to tick up this year, leaving many wondering what this could mean for the housing market. “Higher mortgage rates are one reason why we will move from an incredibly hot housing market to one that’s strong, but instead of having ten bidders at every open...

To say that the U.S. housing market is hot right now would be an understatement. Two years into the pandemic, bidding wars and properties selling sight unseen are still common across much of the country. However, there are still some local housing markets that provide a high standard of living without breaking the bank. In the National Association of REALTORS®’...

By Tracey Hawkins In Part 2 of this article contributed by former agent and 26-year national safety educator Tracey Hawkins, she continues to builds upon her mission to show how safety planning can be a tool to grow business and ensure the safety of real estate professionals, homeowners and renters alike. Related: When the Unthinkable Happens: Natural Disaster Preparation...

By Tracey Hawkins National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Environmental Information reported that, in 2021, there were 18 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each.  One of my leading goals as a real estate industry safety expert is to show how safety education and planning can be a tool to grow business...

Looking To Improve Your Real Estate Social Media? It Can Be Difficult Finding The Right Content and Captions To Make It To The Top. See How These Hashtags for Your Social Media Posts Can Increase Your Digital Engagement! No matter where you post on social media—whether it be Facebook, Twitter, TikTok or Instagram—a thoughtful hashtag, or set of hashtags, can...

Mortgage applications for new-home purchases decreased 2.2% YoY, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for November 2021. On a monthly basis, applications decreased by 3%. MBA estimates new single-family home sales were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 905,000 units in November 2021. Key findings: The...

Source: PWB SHE built it and SHE sold it! The House That SHE Built, a new home in Saratoga Springs, Utah, designed and built entirely by a female crew, was purchased last month for $675,000. Thanks to the work of countless sponsors and volunteers, $262,200 from the sale will go to advancing efforts to get more women into the construction industry. And the project...

Another year is coming to a close and, with the holidays behind us, we have the New Year now to look forward to. Many people make New Year’s resolutions, whether it be to go to the gym more or quit smoking, but you should also consider making a professional resolution in 2022. From getting more organized to becoming more focused on being proactive, there are endless...

Winter is one of the least popular times of the year to sell a home, but buyers in the market during this time are typically more serious about purchasing a property. If your sellers are motivated to list their home during the winter months, guide them in making their property appear as attractive as possible so they can get the best price from a buyer. From clearing...