Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 20, 2018 in
When Is Housing's Black Friday? Some Surprising Holiday Home-Buying Trends
Thanksgiving evokes certain unshakable images: Long tables crammed with too much food. Beloved and bickering family members consuming way too much of that food. Overstuffed family members staggering away from the table to watch football. And once the crumbs and turkey bones and cranberries are cleared away, just about everyone gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
While prowling the malls for fantastic deals h... read more
Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 19, 2018 in
7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season
Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.
Here are seven great reasons not to wait:
1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
2.Purc... read more
Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 16, 2018 in
Holiday Weekend Open Houses: The Right Move for Agents?
By Matthew Bushery
About Agent Basics
Thanksgiving and the subsequent holiday weekends are upon us. This may seem like an ideal time to hold an open house, but real estate agents are split on whether it’s wise to open the doors to buyers on a holiday weekend. Even though nearly half of home buyers use open houses as an information source in their searches, some agents claim it’s a waste of time to show homes during holiday weekends, noting many... read more
Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 12, 2018 in
How To Never Get The Commission Objection Again
Realize that you can’t justify a price in any industry—real estate included.
In fact, nothing in the world is based on price alone. Companies, products, and services are judged on value.
Think of it like this: Why do people pay more to stay at a Ritz Carlton than at a Courtyard Marriott?
They’re both hotels, yet when someone checks into the Ritz they don’t expect to get their room for the price of the Courtyard.
That’s because rath... read more
Posted by Jessica Juracich on November 06, 2018 in
5 Easy Fall Home Improvement Projects
The weather is turning cooler, the kids are back in school and the leaves will soon change colors … a sure sign that fall is here. Here are five easy fall home improvement projects you can tackle in a weekend or less:
1. Seal Leaks. Doors, windows and electrical outlets are common culprits. With energy prices continuing to climb, energy and money saving measures can be a big help. Air leakage accounts for between 25 and 40 percent of the energy used for heating... read more