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California: The Hottest Market of 2017

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The Hottest Real Estate Market for 2017: California With home sale prices rising all across the nation, it’s interesting to look back and see which state dominated in 2017. California was the state with the most cities on the list of the hottest real estate markets. This was based on the highest selling price, highest percentage increase for sales price from 2016 to 2017 and many other factors. Out of the top 20 spots on the list of 100 hottest real estate markets, 10 were found in California. Here’s a look at the hottest real estate markets from last year. […]

Luxury Homes: Finding the Right Agent

Top 3 Things to Look for in a Luxury Real Estate Agent When it’s time to sell a luxury home, you need the right agent. Not just any real estate agent will do. The luxury real estate market is a different animal and you need the right agent to help you tame that animal. If you’re looking for the right luxury agent for your needs, you’ve come to the right place. Here are three things to look for in a luxury real estate agent. Incredible Marketing Luxury homes require great marketing to sell for top dollar. When you start searching […]

Selling: An Essential List

An Essential List of Things to Do to Sell Your Home You’ve decided it’s time to sell, so what do you do next? Having a list of essentials to get done before listing your home for sale is vital. Here’s our list of essentials to help you get your home sold fast. Find a Great Real Estate Agent Deciding you don’t want to hire a professional agent to help you sell your home is a bit like trying to re-roof your own home. While you may be able to handle the task, you shouldn’t. Trying to sell your home on […]

Why Choose a Local Agent

by paulmcdonald
Top 3 Benefits of Choosing a Local Real Estate Agent If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, it’s time to find the right real estate agent for you. While choosing a real estate agent in your city is important, choosing a local real estate agent goes beyond just choosing an agent in your city. Local often means an agent that specializes in your neighborhood or the neighborhoods you’re targeting to buy a home in. It’s not enough for the agent to be located in your city. They need to know your target area or neighborhood inside and out. […]

Essential Real Estate Agent Questions

Essential Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent Whether you’re buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent matters. If you don’t choose wisely, you could end up with someone not experienced in your type of property or simply not capable of delivering results. Before hiring any real estate agent, ask these essential questions. How much experience do you have as a real estate agent? Experience is necessary when it comes to buying or selling any property. If you choose an inexperienced real estate agent, you’re gambling on the type of results you’ll get. […]

Top Real Estate Negotiation Tips

by paulmcdonald
Top Tips for Real Estate Negotiation The right negotiations make a huge difference when buying or selling a home. A small mistake could cost thousands of dollars, so you need to be prepared. The right real estate agent makes a huge difference, but you should still understand a few tips about negotiating when dealing with real estate. 1. Empathy and Listening You want to make sure you show empathy during negotiations, especially when buying. The seller may have a strong emotional attachment to their home and if you come off rude or like you don’t understand, they may decide to […]

Top Real Estate Lessons from the Wealthiest Zip Codes

Top Real Estate Lessons from Wealthiest U.S. Zip Codes Have you ever wondered what the wealthiest zip codes around the country are doing right? What makes a property more luxurious than another? You can learn much from the wealthiest US zip codes and how the elite want to spend their money. Many times the elite are actually so wealthy because of their investments in the real estate world, which begs to ask the question, what lessons can I learn on their successful investments? Take a look at the top lessons you can learn. Learn to make a passive income There […]

Hiring a Real Estate Agent for New Construction

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Should I Hire a Real Estate Agent for New Construction? When you’ve decided to buy a new construction home, you may be wondering if you really need to work with a real estate agent. New construction homes are a popular choice for those that prefer to buy something new, but the common misconception is that you don’t need to work with a realtor during this type of purchase. Despite buying new, you still need representation. Take a look at why you need to hire a real estate agent during this type of purchase. Why do people think they don’t need […]

Top Secrets Your Broker Won’t Tell You

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Top Secrets Your Real Estate Broker Won’t Tell You Do you ever feel like real estate brokers have something to hide? Your feeling isn’t wrong because many real estate professionals know secrets about the process that they choose not to share with you. For example, they know that you can technically do this process without them, but even so having an agent on your side is the smartest decision you can make when buying or selling. They also won’t tell you that their commission is negotiable and that they are the ones that want to have an open house. Take […]

Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1

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Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1 Choosing a realtor can be a difficult process, not knowing for sure if you’ve picked someone that will suit your family’s needs best. That’s why many are going with Elite Referral to take out the guesswork. This company is helping families from all over get paired up with the right agent for them from the start, rather than leaving families scouring the internet and wondering if they’ve made the right choice. Take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when choosing a realtor themselves. Working with a relative It’s common that […]