Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 3,092 vs 2,841 (down 8%)Average sales price: $352,285 vs...
Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 8,863 vs 7,365 (down 17%)Average days on the market - 43 vs...

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Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,913 vs 2,843 (down 2%)Average days on market - 22 vs...

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Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Even with the big snows lately, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition as we move on into spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,439 vs 2,194 (down...

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How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

Are you looking to sell your home and wondering how much it costs to list your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Well now, you’ve come to the right place.  What is the MLS?  If you’re considering being a home seller, you likely know about the MLS...

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How to list your home on the Multiple Listing Service

How to list your home on the Multiple Listing Service

When it comes to selling your house, getting in front of as many buyers as possible is the best way to make a quick sale and maximize your proceeds.  Talk to any agent and they’ll tell you that only they have access to the MLS, which they consider the holy grail...

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How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

You’ve made the decision to sell your home, and you want to stage your house for sale while living in it. You’ve found a great real estate agent and have staged your home to sell. Somehow as you’ve been staging your home with professional stagers, magic happens. Rooms...

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Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Selling a house is a major task. And if you want to simplify the process while also maximizing profits, then being prepared is very important. Are you thinking of selling your house in the near future? Make sure the questions you ask when selling a house are these...

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What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

When Yogi Berra said a baseball game wasn’t over until it was over, he meant that even as much as a team might be down or up in runs, the game wasn’t over until the last pitch was made. This also applies to the real estate term “under contract.” Under contract in real...

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How to Pick a Realtor

How to Pick a Realtor

It doesn’t matter if you’re an investor that’s bought and sold numerous houses or you’re a first-time home buyer, picking the right realtor is a tricky and stressful decision. Of course, you could go the FSBO (For-Sale-By-Owner) route and avoid listing agents...

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How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

How Long Does it Take to Sell a House?

Just how long does it take to sell your home anyway? You might think it shouldn't really take all that long to make a home sale, right? Well even if that’s the case, that’s often just the time the house is listed on the market to the time the seller accepted an...

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

When you’re selling your house, it’s up to you to move before the closing or right after. If you’re doing it yourself, it will obviously cost you much less money from your moving budget, however it will probably cost you much more time in packing and transporting. If...

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the gauntlet of searching for a house through submitting a successful offer for the house you love. But you still need to make it down the home stretch to the close date.  So how long does it take to finish the closing...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh February 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix February 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the rest of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs...

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Market Pulse – Seattle February 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on...

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Market Pulse – Denver February 2021

Market Pulse – Denver February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on...

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How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

A residential house appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Whether you buy or sell, an appraisal can be useful. When buying a home, buyers typically need a mortgage loan to...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh January 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix January 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Seattle January 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Denver January 2021

Market Pulse – Denver January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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When Is It Time to Lower Your House Price?

When Is It Time to Lower Your House Price?

Everybody expects their house to sell quickly when they try to sell it. But what happens when it doesn’t and is sitting on the market? If you’re considering reducing the price, know that the longer a home is on the market, the lower your chances are of selling it for...

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Reasons Why For-Sale-By-Owners Are Not Successful

Reasons Why For-Sale-By-Owners Are Not Successful

A FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) is when a homeowner sells their home without the help of a real estate agent. In theory, it sounds like a good idea to sell a home for-sale-by-owner because it’s possible to save money since the seller doesn’t have to pay a commission; 6%...

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How to Sell a House for Sale by Owner | A Complete Guide

How to Sell a House for Sale by Owner | A Complete Guide

When you sell your home, getting top dollar at the closing table is often the highest priority. Because of that, some homeowners decide to sell their homes without using a real estate agent. For sale by owner (FSBO) is when you sell your home without the use of a real...

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