In many areas, spring is when the real estate market really heats up. People who were only thinking of buying a few months ago are beginning to actively look for homes. They may search on the internet or they may hop in their vehicles and look for homes in the neighborhoods in which they’d like to live. Similarly, people who had been thinking of selling are starting to clean their homes, make repairs and do other things to make their homes stand out when they list it. Regardless of what stage your clients are in, now is a great time to talk to your clients about the market. Continue reading
The autumn is the ideal time to clean and organize the house and get the landscape ready for cooler temperatures. It’s also a great time for you to serve your clients by helping them get their homes ready for the change in seasons. Although longtime homeowners may have this process down, first time homeowners may appreciate knowing what things should be done to their homes to keep them in good working order before the cold weather hits. Help your first time and longtime homeowners prepare for winter with this checklist. Continue reading
Many first-time buyers may be surprised by the other financial responsibilities that come with a home outside of their monthly mortgage payment. Although they may initially budget for just their mortgage amount each month, it’s also important to put some money aside to cover other home-related expenses as well. While some expenses may be predictable—like the monthly HOA fee—other expenses may come out of the blue—like a supplemental tax bill or roof repair. Here are five common expenses that many homeowners face.
Congratulations for helping your first-time homebuyers fulfill their dream and become homeowners. However, your interaction with them doesn’t have to end when they get the keys to their home. Even if a home is brand new, there are still maintenance and upkeep things that should be done, particularly before the cold weather sets in. Offer your homeowners the unexpected extra of introducing them to reputable professionals in your network. Continue reading