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Monthly Archives: July 2020

    Don’t Replace Your Agent With The Internet

    By Raegan George | July 31, 2020

    With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn’t a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. With every industry being revolutionized by technology, the... Read More

    Repairs To Make Before Selling Your Home

    By Raegan George | July 30, 2020

    So you’re ready to put your home on the market and to you, everything looks great. Unfortunately, much of the wear and tear on your home becomes unnoticeable when it is something you see everyday. While you may not think about the one light switch that doesn’t work or the chipping paint in the guest... Read More

    Make Your Home Stand Out This Summer

    By Raegan George | July 29, 2020

    With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated, both buyers and sellers are ready to enter the market as the weather heats up. As the market begins to grow, you may wonder how to make sure your home stands out among all the others trying to sell during the summer months. Here are... Read More

    Why Credit Checks During Closing Are Important

    By Raegan George | July 28, 2020

    You’ve found your dream home. After months of searching, you’re finally closing on the house that you’ve wanted for so long. The last thing you want to do is take any action that would interfere with the closing of your home. Since the start of your home search, your agent has probably told you time... Read More

    Storage Ideas For Small Spaces

    By Raegan George | July 27, 2020

    Extra square footage might not be your thing. Maybe you don’t like having too much extra space, or maybe you’re saving up to up your square footage. Either way, you may be looking for ways to better utilize what space you do have now for storage. One of the best ways to manage storage in... Read More

    Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

    By Raegan George | July 24, 2020

    A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next year, even amid the current health crisis. The survey further revealed why, naming several reasons buyers are more likely to move this year (see graph below): Let’s break down why... Read More

    Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low

    By Raegan George | July 23, 2020

    In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession. Of the respondents, 51% said they are “seriously worried.” That concern seems reasonable considering the current condition of the economy. The data, however, is showing that home purchasers are... Read More

    Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?

    By Raegan George | July 22, 2020

    There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market. According to Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com: “Sellers continue returning to the market at a cautious pace and further improvement could... Read More

    Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

    By Raegan George | July 21, 2020

    Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception. Understanding how affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down their optimal window of time to make a purchase.... Read More

    Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?

    By Raegan George | July 20, 2020

    With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are actively entering the housing market this summer. Today, housing is truly driving the U.S. economy forward. With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses for sale right now, there’s a disconnect... Read More