How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

If you’ve ever been involved in buying or selling real estate, you might have wondered… How do real estate agents get paid? Good question! Here’s the scoop on how it works. Keep in mind I won’t bore you with legal mumbo-jumbo. Instead, we prefer a down to earth explanation based on our experience (at the […]

Real Estate Update

Real Estate Update

Omigosh, where did this year go?? Time seems to fly by faster and faster, doesn’t it? Hopefully you had an awesome summer and you’re hunkered down with a pumpkin spice latte (or anything, really) and ready for cooler weather. One new thing we’ve been working on is a brand new design for our main website which we think […]

5 Signs You Have an Awesome Real Estate Agent

5 Signs You Have an Awesome Real Estate Agent

When it’s time to choose a real estate agent, you know you want someone that’s great. An awesome one at that! So, how do you find this awesome real estate agent? Here are some tips to consider in the process: ONE A busy real estate agent is a GOOD agent!  Everyone should want an experienced agent […]

3 Simple Rules to Follow When Selling Your House

3 Simple Rules to Follow When Selling Your House

Anytime you’re selling your house you need to consider how visitors (read: BUYERS!) are going to feel when they’re IN your house. Here are 3 basic rules to follow: 1.  A CLEAN house will sell faster and for more money. Seriously, it might seem like common sense to clean your house when it’s for sale, […]

What to Expect When Buying a Foreclosure

What to Expect When Buying a Foreclosure

What should you expect when buying a foreclosure?  Expect things to go wrong.   I’m a pretty positive person and as such, do what I can to avoid being sad, disappointed or insanely angry.  If you’re considering buying a foreclosure, these are all emotions you might be faced with in the near future!  You’ve heard […]

What is a Short Sale

What is a Short Sale

Basically, a short sale is a house where the owners are upside down on their mortgage. They owe more than what the house is worth. They are in some sort of hardship where they’re at least 90 days past due on their house and can’t make the mortgage payments. (Perhaps divorce, lost job, death in […]

Understanding Closing Costs

Understanding Closing Costs

True to its name, closing costs are what buyers pay for when the time comes to close on a purchase of a home.  These fees are related to legal documents, loan application, and title preparation. They refer to all of the taxes, fees, and costs required to close a real estate transaction. Who pays what […]