The 10 Best Real Estate Blogs Of January
These real estate blogs are a great source of information. I highly recommend checking out these posts to learn more about buying and selling real estate.
I write a lot of tips here. But the best way to get better at marketing is to look at great marketing.
And the most effective long-term lead generation tactic I can teach you is blogging.
Think about it:
Unless you don’t think the internet is here to stay, blog posts you write today:
1) Increase in value over time
2) Compound In Interest 1 + 1 = 3
On top of this, writing out your thoughts online turns you into the local real estate expert.
What’s the number one thing clients are looking for? Expertise.
This is the exact tactic I’ve used at Easy Agent Pro to grow our influence to over 115,000 agents per month in one year.
So, this month I kept an eye out for agents marketing themselves as experts through their blog.
Here’s a list of the best examples:
Julie’s candidly written article clearly shows sellers 9 major things to consider listing their property. As she points out, houses are selling for 98.9% of their list price. But that doesn’t mean you should take the listing of your home lightly!
Her nine steps to de-clutter and make your home extra presentable will help you beat the average time on market of 60 days. And hopefully earn you a higher offer.
One of the most important things Julie points out is to get a pre-inspection. In most markets, you are required to make buyers aware of any known issues with your home. It will ease your emotions as you get to the closing table to know that there won’t be any leaking pipes or foundation issues lurking.
These 9 steps are great for everyone to read!
Let’s face it, home ownership can be daunting.
Most of the younger work force still doesn’t quite understand what happened in 2008. But they do know this:
The price of homes collapsed. This article by Margaret Hassani addresses the financial investment side of home ownership very well!
In addition to discussing that fear, Margaret breaks down other common misconceptions about: buying too much home, being relocated, finding a quality lender, and more.
Buying a home will never be easy and should be taken seriously. But Margaret’s article makes the process seem a little less arduous and definitely more approachable.
Lindsay’s post takes a slightly different approach to getting your home sold. On top of pricing your home correctly, one of the things that can really help your homes sale price is the lighting.
Lighting, even though it’s less thought of, often impacts the appearance of every room! Dark carpets, drapes, and colors leave rooms feeling less open to buyers. This translates into lower and fewer offers when your home is on the market.
Finally, it also helps to mentally prepare ahead of time for the negotiation phase of selling your home. Invariably, you will get offers that are above or below your expectations. You need to be ready ahead of time to take action immediately on the offers you receive. Buyers have the most interest in your property the moment they make the offer. Every hour you wait to accept or decline that offer generally decreases their interest level. Lindsay’s article helps sellers get ready emotionally for the sale of their home. And also points out important upgrade sellers should consider before listing.
It’s not everyday you get to look at houses priced between 20 million and 40 million!
Melanie’s blog post shares some of the most expensive properties from the heart of Silicon Valley. We all know of the tech apps and gadgets to come out of this region. But the real estate market has been dramatically impacted by the tech boom as well.
If you haven’t taken the time to explore Silicon Valley’s market, these 5 properties are not a bad place to start!
This awesome article by Dustin Brohm goes into a topic that most real estate agents face at some point-in-time. How do you confront sellers how refuse to acknowledge that Zillow’s estimates are not even remotely close to true market value?
The simple fact is that most Zillow estimates are $1,000 to $25,000 different than the real sale price of a property. Yet, this can be a hard thing for a seller to deal with once they have Zillow’s number in their mind.
Ultimately, Dustin’s antidotes are fun and most real estate agents will smile while reading this post. If you’re a future home seller, you should really research ahead of time how inaccurate Zillow’s data can be before relying on it.
Divorce is never fun to talk about. But the fact remains that a substantial percentage of our married population will go through divorce. And many real estate transactions are actually as a result of a divorce transpiring.
Kyle does a great job of talking about the unique situation of selling your home during a divorce delicately.
He talks about the several options you have in this type of situation. And explains how each of the options typically works out. It’s a very informative article and I’m sure a lot of people will find it helpful should they need it.
David Colin’s is a real estate agent in Pine Ridge Flordia and has written some nice piece on the communities there. This one discusses Pine Ridge, Flordia.
David’s candid video and writing style are really effective at pointing out some of the nicer aspects of these communities. He also has a bunch of photos that he’s taken of the beaches, wild life, and communities uploaded to his website.
Well it’s currently a sellers market in most of North America, things won’t always stay this way! And for some people in different locations it’s currently a buyers market. These two different economic climates demand very different things from sellers. Xavier De Buck examines tactics to increase the success of selling your home during a buyers market.
The most important aspect to consider when listing in a buyers market is the price you choose to list at compared to your competition.
Are you going to list at a competitive price?
Or are you wishfully hoping for a price that’s unlikely to be paid?
Xavier also gives some tips to increase the value of your homes before listing. These can be used to make your home more valuable compared to other listings.
Jennifer Ross’s article points out the choice that many home owners are faced with. Do you pick the home in the perfect community? Or the perfect home?
This problem is faced by nearly every home owner. And Jennifer brings up a bunch of good alternative questions that should help people make their decision easier.
Calling real estate investing complicated is an understatement.
Nearly every deal has hundreds of things that can either make it a profitable enterprise…or a money pit.
That being said, Wendy Weir put together a super helpful piece on the topic. This article examines the various ways to get into real estate investing. The article has everything from standard getting started guides…to information about analyzing the cash flow of a certain property.
I highly recommend checking out this awesome post!
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