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 […]

NAR has Clear Guidelines on Re-posting Listings on Social Media

By Susy Hurlbert In new member orientation this  past month, the subject of sharing listings on social media came up.  NAR has some clear guidelines on re-posting listings on social media.   According to NAR’s Model MLS Rules, MLS participants can display other participants’ listings online without obtaining advance permission only via IDX display or […]

The real estate transaction in 181 steps: What Your REALTOR does for you

Article Date: March 24, 2017 By Marilyn Lusher Sponsored by: Eastern Connecticut Association of REALTORS Surveys show that many homeowners and homebuyers are not aware of the true value a REALTOR® provides during the course of a real estate transaction. The list here is just a baseline since the services may vary within each brokerage and each […]