Where did Americans move in 2017?

Where did Americans move in 2017?

Like death and taxes, one thing is for certain: Americans are always on the move. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that nearly 14 percent of the population, which is roughly 40 million people, move each year ......
By Cara Ameer | 22 hours ago
8 predictions for 2018 that could impact your market

8 predictions for 2018 that could impact your market

Will inventory remain low? Will tax reform redefine where people choose to live? Will it make more sense to rent or own? How does the market move forward from so many natural disasters ......
By Cara Ameer | Friday, December 29, 2017
A new home under construction Everything buyers need to know about new builds

Everything buyers need to know about new builds

When it comes to house hunting, buying a brand new home often seems like a much simpler route to take. There is nothing like moving into something that has never been lived in before ......
By Cara Ameer | Thursday, November 16, 2017
7 outrageous real estate client demands

7 outrageous real estate client demands

Buyers and sellers often misunderstand the scope and responsibilities of a real estate agent. Then again, agents don’t really come with a quantifiable job description, which is a big part of the problem in the first place ......
By Cara Ameer | Thursday, October 26, 2017
6 things homebuyers love to call out in the final walkthrough

6 things homebuyers love to call out in the final walkthrough

After months of hard work, a home sale comes down to one make-or-break moment: the final walkthrough. That nail-biting buyer pop-by before closing can either delight or disappoint ......
By Cara Ameer | Thursday, October 5, 2017
7 bogus pricing myths sellers shouldn’t fall for

7 bogus pricing myths sellers shouldn’t fall for

When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properl...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, September 25, 2017
10 tips to get the home sold once and for all

10 tips to get the home sold once and for all

When you put a home on the market, the clock starts — and the pressure sets in. You only have one opportunity to make a first impression, and you don’t want the home to sit for endless days on market while your sellers get increasingly upset ......
By Cara Ameer | Thursday, August 17, 2017
8 things sellers risk when they sell without an agent

8 things sellers risk when they sell without an agent

Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. You may only know enough to be dangerous, and worse yet, you don’t know what you don’t know ......
By Cara Ameer | Wednesday, July 26, 2017
What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?

What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?

From a consumer’s first thought about making a real estate move to actually taking the leap (whether that means right now, next month or three years from now), the agent is incubator, initiator, action-taker, coordinator, scheduler, personal concie...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, July 24, 2017
It's 1 a.m. -- are you up? I'd like more information about your listing

It's 1 a.m. -- are you up? I'd like more information about your listing

Real estate leads can come at anytime, and in today’s super-connected world it might be via email, an online internet inquiry, text message, Facebook messenger or any other number of ways people are communicating today ......
By Cara Ameer | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball

How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball

A real estate deal is rife with umpteen deal disaster scenarios, every one worse than the next. But the real question is -- how do agents revive a transaction that is on life support and about to flatline ......
By Cara Ameer | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
A tightrope walker between two buildings The top 10 homebuyer and seller fears in real estate

The top 10 homebuyer and seller fears in real estate

On the flip side of the joy and excitement that a home sale stirs up, real estate professionals must also guide clients through the wrung hands, stress dreams and emotional lows that wreak havoc when plans or promises fall through. ......
By Cara Ameer | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Say what? 19 real estate listing terms -- translated

Say what? 19 real estate listing terms -- translated

Real estate has a language all of its own, and there are unique expressions and phrases used quite often, especially when looking at property listings. It can be challenging to decipher what the listing agent really means when describing a property o...
By Cara Ameer | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5 reasons homeowners should list their homes today

5 reasons homeowners should list their homes today

When consumers are on a mission to buy something and can't find what they want, they often encounter that frustrating feeling of slim choices in stores or online. Such is the case with housing inventory as the end of the year draws closer. ......
By Cara Ameer | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7 home fixes you must complete before selling

7 home fixes you must complete before selling

The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can yo...
By Cara Ameer | Monday, July 18, 2016
My first sale: Missy and Jason’s first home

My first sale: Missy and Jason’s first home

Let me tell you about my fist sale in real estate. I officially became licensed in the state of Florida in November 2002, and I started working as an active agent. ......
By Cara Ameer | Friday, March 4, 2016
6 ways service providers can gain an agent’s trust

6 ways service providers can gain an agent’s trust

In the agent world, there is an endless stream of content about how agents should build their business and engage with customers. What hasn't been addressed is the best way a real estate-related service provider trying to gain an agent's business sho...
By Cara Ameer | Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Cara Ameer on the power of ‘no’ and ‘can’t’

Cara Ameer on the power of ‘no’ and ‘can’t’

The Coldwell Banker Previews International agent talks about the next big thing in real estate and her personal hero ......
By Inman | Monday, December 14, 2015