Real estate agents perform many tasks for home sellers. Creating positive first impressions of their home may be at the top of the list. There is an absolute and profound truth about first impressions. You only get one. This fact increases the need for today’s Realtor® to be proficient at creating positive first impressions. … [Read more...] about Your Home Needs a Director of First Impressions
The internet is a sea of information. There is an answer to almost any question one could think to ask. Unfortunately as with anything as big as the internet or the sea there can be pitfalls and pirates. So for goodness sake, beware the real estate lead pirates. The internet is integrated into our lives more and more each day. … [Read more...] about Beware the Real Estate Lead Pirates
Having access to Berks County public records that relate to homes and properties is a great help. It is an even more significant help when the records are correct. Virtually every municipality in the United States has a way of keeping records on the properties that make up their community. Advances in technology have allowed … [Read more...] about Berks County Public Records, What a Mess
Is it possible that the old standard of calculating home loans is killing the real estate market and our economy in general? Maybe it is time to think about a new way of calculating home loan payments. Amortized loans were first introduced by the Federal Government during the great depression (not sure what was so great about … [Read more...] about Understanding Home Loans ~ Amortization
Home sellers are led to believe that home buyers that are requesting to preview their home are qualified to purchase it. The question is, are they? There are certain moments in a real estate transaction that excite the senses. One is when a home seller receives a call stating that someone wants to see their home. Hope, … [Read more...] about When are Home Buyers Really Qualified?
The large real estate portals giveth opportunity but do they also taketh away home sellers and their agents rights? Wyomissing, PA, April 27, 2015------ The hot topic in real estate used to be the marketing, buying and selling of homes and property. It seems as though the buzz has been replaced with debates and discussion on … [Read more...] about Have Home Sellers Lost Their Status to Real Estate Portals?
The first quarter of the 2015 Berks County real estate market is already in the books. My how time flies. So how did we fare? Let’s find out… Before we get to the whole first quarter let's take a peek at the month of March. March 2015 was the best month year over year we have seen in some time. Settled single-family homes were … [Read more...] about Berks County Real Estate Market Statistics, March 2015
A look at the agent collector model and how it hurts real estate agents and ultimately customers I have now owned Weichert Realtors® Neighborhood One for almost two years. In that time I've surmised that while making a profit is good, profit in and of itself, means little if your customers are having a terrible experience using … [Read more...] about Are Real Estate Agents Collected by Real Estate Agencies?