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Noteworthy Real Estate Articles November to December 2018

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:05

Best Real Estate Articles For November to December

If you are a fan of great real estate content, I've got some excellent articles to share. These articles were hand chosen from a number of sources around the internet including social media sites and real estate news channels.

Each of the articles is jammed packed full of excellent information provided from top real estate bloggers from around the country. Whether you are a buyer, seller, real estate agent or just a general enthusiast you'll find something worth reading.

Why Do Home Sales Fall Apart

When you are selling a home the last thing anyone wants to hear is that the sale is going south. Unfortunately, it does happen. People often wonder why do house sales fall through. There are usually some common denominators. Over at Maximum Real Estate Exposure, some of the roadblocks to a successful closing are discussed including the following:

There was a problem at the home inspection. Home inspections are in fact one of the biggest hurdles to clear for home sellers. More sales fall through at the home inspection than at any other time during the transaction.

The next most common reason a home sale falls apart is the buyer not getting their mortgage. There could be any number of reasons why this happens.

Title defects are another cause of homes coming back to the market.

A failed home sale contingency is yet another reason real estate transactions are not completed.

These are just four examples of why home come back on the market. Take a look at the article on Maximum Real Estate Exposure for a complete run down of the rest.

How to Get Ready to Purchase a House

Is there any magic formula for a buyer to prepare themselves for home ownership? There sure is and it is just plain smart to do so. Over at the article published at Massachusetts Real Estate News, you'll see tips and advice on how to prepare financially before buying a house. While looking at houses to potentially buy is exciting, the real work starts well in advance of the home search.

Buyers that take their finances seriously will be in a much better position when it comes time to actually become a homeowner. Take a look at the reference above for some top shelf tips on getting your financial house in order.

Real Estate Marketing Strategies

How would you like to increase your business in 2019 and put more money in your pocket? I see a lot of hands in the room going up. In one of the best lead generating articles this year, Jaymie Carrol of Real Estate Spice  has put together 101 real estate lead generation strategies. If you are a real estate agent looking to increase your business in the new year this is a must read.

The article is filled with useful tips on how real estate agents can take their business to another level. Take the time to look at all the resources in the article. It will be worth it I promise.

Is Virtual Staging Worth The Effort?

When selling a vacant home real estate agents and sellers often wonder if they should stage their home. The answer depends quite a bit on a number of factors including the local real estate market, the price point, the type of house, etc.

Another trend that has been becoming a bit more popular is what's known as virtual staging. Virtual staging is photography or video that visually adds furniture and accessories to the home. They are not really there they just appear to be.

There is a lot of controversy in real estate circles with virtual staging because it can be deceptive. Just think about looking online at what appear to be a gorgeous home. You get to the property and it is vacant and drab. Were you duped or was this good marketing? Some think this kind of marketing is helpful others completely disagree.

Tips For First Time Home Sellers

Doing anything for the first time can often be daunting. Selling a house for the first time certainly qualifies. It is very easy to screw things up when you don't have any experience. Having an exceptional real estate agent is paramount for first time home sellers. They can easily take a significant amount of stress out of the process.

Luke Skar provide some excellent tips for those who are selling for the first time. Take a look if you will be selling your house in the near future.

Final Recap

I hope you have enjoyed the real estate advice in each of these articles. Take the time to click through the references - each of them is trustworthy sources of excellent information.

Additional Realty Times Articles Worth Reading

Use the above resources for additional guidance when buying or selling a home.

About the author: Bill Gassett is a nationally recognized Real Estate leader who has been helping people buy and sell Metrowest Massachusetts real estate for the past thirty-two  years. He has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in New England for the past decade.

In 2017 he was the #6 RE/MAX real estate agent in New England. His real estate advice has been featured on, CNBC, RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

Bill covers real estate in the following Massachusetts communities: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge MA.

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Bill Gassett

One of the top RE/MAX agents in New England over the last decade plus. Providing exceptional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the Metrowest Massachusetts area including the following communities: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge MA.

See my real estate website at Maximum Real Estate Exposure - one of the most visited real estate sites in Massachusetts.

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