4 steps to make downsizing easier for clients

Compromising on space does not mean compromising on the future, by JENNA WEINERMAN Key Takeaways Downsizing is an emotional process; agents should provide solutions to find compromises and help their clients work in steps to optimize their downsizing efforts. Real estate agents know firsthand how emotional moving is for their clients. So, when their clients also decide to downsize to a […]

Staging tips for real estate agents in any region

Keep your ideal potential buyers’ taste in mind Staging sells homes quicker and also provides better marketing materials for the agent, but you have to understand your region’s taste. Every home is different and unique, with each having a personality of its own. Staging your listing for potential buyers allows them to envision themselves living […]

Single-Family Home Sales Drop Slightly in November

Connecticut REALTORS® reports that the single-family residential home median sales price is $247,500 which reflects a 0.5 percent decrease from $248,750 in that same time period last year. Median indicates that half the homes sold for more and half for less. Single-family residential home sales in Connecticut decreased 0.9 percent comparing November 2017 to November […]

FSBOs hit record low for third straight year

BY MARIAN MCPHERSON Inman Staff Writer For the third year in a row, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) transactions accounted for only 8 percent of recent home sales, the lowest share that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has recorded in its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers since the report was first released in 1981. FSBO sales hovered between 12 […]

A month in review: The August housing market (National)

The month was full of setbacks due to low inventory Key Takeaways by MARIAN MCPHERSON Inman Staff Writer Here’s a recap of pending home sales, existing home sales, price indices and studies from NAR, S&P Dow Jones, Zillow and Trulia. Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel Every month, economists release […]

5 Rules of Engagement For Requesting Repairs From Sellers

When buyers and sellers start going head-to-head, no one comes out a winner Key Takeaways It’s reasonable to ask for roof and termite clearances and that the home’s primary systems work. It’s not reasonable to ask for upgrades, abatement or cosmetic changes. In many parts of the country, real estate sales and continually increasing priceshave been […]