How to answer these 7 common first-time homebuyer questions

How to answer these 7 common first-time homebuyer questions

To keep things running smoothly, we’ve compiled a list of questions first-time homebuyers should ask across the board. Agents who are prepared to answer these inquiries upfront and in detail stand at least one step ahead of the competition and faci...
By Kayla Matthews | Thursday, May 10, 2018
6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

There are tons of benefits to bringing some natural light into a home. As real estate agents, we know that not much resonates better than a home where sunshine streams into the windows. This likely has to do with the fact that natural light benefits...
By Megan Wild | Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
7 tips for handling seller pricing objections

7 tips for handling seller pricing objections

As a real estate agent, you’ve probably met all kinds of objections from sellers about the listing price of their home. Sellers, after all, want to sell for the highest amount possible....
By Megan Wild | Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018
For Sale sign This is how much it costs to sell a home in the US

This is how much it costs to sell a home in the US

In a housing market with steadily rising home prices, the real estate industry has become focused on how much it takes buyers to become owners -- a total cost that includes the down payment, closing costs and commissions. But there's one question th...
By Marian McPherson | Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Can buyers fall for a home that isn’t love at first sight?

Can buyers fall for a home that isn’t love at first sight?

It's Valentine's day, and we know that love comes in many shapes and forms. Here are five common homebuyer objections to a home and how real estate agents can help buyers see the potential and fall in love....
By Megan Wild | Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
5 home renovations that are a waste of money for homeowners

5 home renovations that are a waste of money for homeowners

The last thing anyone wants to do is invest money, only to end up losing it. Home renovations are investments in the future return homeowners will make when selling their home....
By Megan Wild | Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
Which home improvement projects have the highest ROI?

Which home improvement projects have the highest ROI?

As a real estate agent and trusted adviser, clients likely often reach out and ask your thoughts on home improvement projects to get a better sale price for their home....
By Alana Douglas | Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibe

5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibe

From the lightest of stipples to the heaviest of Mediterranean swirls, the texture on your walls and ceilings does a lot to create your home's specific look and feel. It can also be a fun way to change your home's appearance....
By Paul Bianchina | Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Removing pet odors from subfloor

Removing pet odors from subfloor

In this Q-and-A column, we discuss how to treat stubborn pet odors that have gone beyond the carpet and padding, and which products (homemade and commercial) to consider. ...
By Bill and Kevin Burnett | Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
What’s my home worth? Realtor.com’s ‘My Home’ has answers

What’s my home worth? Realtor.com’s ‘My Home’ has answers

Realtor.com today announced a new feature to address the increasing number of homeowners who are staying put longer than they used to. ...
By Gill South | Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
The difference between property value and depreciation -- explained

The difference between property value and depreciation -- explained

Before working in real estate, I worked as systems consultant at one of the big accounting firms. Although I never worked as an accountant or earned a CPA, I had to know accounting for designing systems....
By Ann Jones | Friday, Mar 31, 2017
Remodel or replace? Top 10 ROI opportunities in popular home improvement projects

Remodel or replace? Top 10 ROI opportunities in popular home improvement projects

The 2017 Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling magazine documents the national and regional costs and ROI (return on investment) for 29 popular home improvement projects....
By Chris Rediger | Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
How to keep carpets in selling condition throughout the holiday season

How to keep carpets in selling condition throughout the holiday season

Winter snow, sleet and ice equal dirty, salty, muddy shoes and boots. And with the holidays approaching, homeowners are trying to keep their homes in tip-top shape -- especially if they are considering selling anytime soon. ...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Monday, Nov 21, 2016
Frustrating home project? Sometimes forward progress is all you can ask

Frustrating home project? Sometimes forward progress is all you can ask

I'm back after nearly three weeks of blissfully vacationing in Europe. Our trip began with a gorgeous destination wedding in Barcelona and continued with six glorious nights in Prague. It wrapped up with a stunning bike trip through the Czech Republi...
By Inman | Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Houzz tour: bold modern update to a Miami Mediterranean

Houzz tour: bold modern update to a Miami Mediterranean

This family’s 90s Mediterranean-style home outside Miami was looking tired. After seeing what the design team at DKOR Interiors had done for friends in the same model house as theirs, the family hired the team to update their home....
By Inman | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Houzz tour: from shocker to stunner in Houston

Houzz tour: from shocker to stunner in Houston

Many people have a general area or neighborhood in mind when searching for a home, but Houston engineers Brie and Scott Kelman knew exactly which street they wanted to live on. And they didn’t care how long it took to get there....
By Inman | Monday, Sep 26, 2016
Houzz tour: chic living room makeover for a temporary space

Houzz tour: chic living room makeover for a temporary space

The couple living in this house knew they would be here only for a year or two, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t have a stylish home. Designer Natasha Jansz created a living room in the 40s bungalow that reflects them as a couple and fits their...
By Inman | Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Houzz tour: later in life comes a bold design adventure

Houzz tour: later in life comes a bold design adventure

This sophisticated couple in their 70s wasn’t even engaged when they purchased a narrow row house together in the historic Capitol Hill district of Washington D.C. and hired architect Janet Bloomberg of Kube architecture to renovate it for them....
By Inman | Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016