The latest research shows over 90% of all buyers are now making their first connection with your home online. This makes it increasingly necessary to make sure YOUR photos stand out online and leave an impression on “would be buyers.” Staging is a critical part of this process. Carefully placed bursts of color, focal points in each room, and making the old new again will automatically make your home photos more visually appealing. Realtor.com says, “Homes sell 30 to 85% more quickly and for more money when they are staged.”
Buying a new home is exciting. You get to build your dream from the ground up, choosing your lot, your model, interior finishes and upgrades. But like any home purchase, buying new construction is serious business, an expensive transaction with many financial implications. That’s why it’s a good idea to obtain representation from a Realtor® when considering a new home purchase.
Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise in North America, has 112 associates and teams on the 2014 REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal list of the top real estate professionals in America. REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis on the real estate industry, partners with the Wall Street Journal each year to compile an industry summary […]
#168580466 / gettyimages.com On May 20, 2014 – The National Association of Realtors®‘ (NAR) 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report indicates that Realtors who spend a bulk of their marketing budgets on things such as search engine optimization, Facebook ads, direct mail, newspaper ads, calendars and magnets should determine whether the return justifies the […]
#6292-000130 / gettyimages.com On May 20, 2014 – The 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year had a ripple effect on Realtors®’ income and sales volume, which jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and […]
Susan and her husband, Ken, were renting a home in Tampa while searching for a home to buy. Their trusted Keller Williams agent, Gail Sardegna of the New Tampa market center, encouraged them to download her new KW mobile app and enter the “Closer to Home” sweepstakes. Susan immediately started using the app (“I love […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – March 20, 2014 – Question: Due to a hardship, we stopped making our mortgage payments. Because values have increased recently, we think the house is worth more than we owe. How do we know if we need to do a short sale? And can we use a family member as our […]