5 steps for creating a zen-like transaction for your buyers

5 steps for creating a zen-like transaction for your buyers

During her time navigating Denver’s bustling real estate industry, Jill Schafer has learned a few tricks to make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible. Here are her top five insights to help reduce homebuyer stress....
By Jill Schafer | Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
For millennials, it’s all about finding the right neighborhood ‘vibe’

For millennials, it’s all about finding the right neighborhood ‘vibe’

Does the traditional tidy cape with the white picket fence on a tree-lined street still constitute the American homebuyer’s dream? Ally Homes surveyed consumers to find out....
By Diane Morais | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate

The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate

Launching a housing startup in 2008, in the shadow of the housing crisis, wasn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource and Greg Robertson of Cloud CMA....
By Rob Chrane | Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
6 tips for snagging buyers with your Facebook ads

6 tips for snagging buyers with your Facebook ads

Strong homebuyer demand has homes flying off the market faster than ever. In fact, 44 percent sell in less than a month. To catch buyers' attention and make sales in this fast-paced market, you have to make sure your Facebook ads speak to exactly wha...
By Aaron Kardell | Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible idea

11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible idea

Frank, a smart and tech-savvy Denver homeowner, thought he’d skip the agent commission and sell his house himself. He researched his home’s property value, found a buyer and got the house under contract. It seemed like a done deal....
By Chris Rediger | Monday, Jul 2, 2018
5 steps to prep a show-ready listing every time

5 steps to prep a show-ready listing every time

What can sellers do to make a positive and memorable first impression on buyers and agents? What can they do to eliminate (or at least tame) the scrutiny and instead inspire buyers to visualize a future in the home?...
By Cara Ameer | Friday, May 25, 2018
Which markets are most popular for millennial homebuyers?

Which markets are most popular for millennial homebuyers?

We all know that the millennials are going to be the largest cohort of homebuyers for quite some time to come. It's no wonder then that researchers are devoting significant time to determining where they are buying now and where they will buy in the ...
By Deidre Woollard | Monday, Mar 26, 2018
Natan Kuchar and his family Video offer letter covering ‘Our House’ wins home bidding war in Berkeley

Video offer letter covering ‘Our House’ wins home bidding war in Berkeley

And so the buyer Natan Kuchar, who also records music videos for children on YouTube under the username Mr. Palindrome, decided to upload a rendition of "Our House" by folk band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young....
By Veronika Bondarenko | Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
Single buyers can only afford 45% of U.S. housing stock: Zillow

Single buyers can only afford 45% of U.S. housing stock: Zillow

It takes the average single homebuyer 11 years to save a 20 percent down payment for a median-priced home. That's over double the time it takes for a married couple, according to a new Zillow analysis....
By Marian McPherson | Monday, Feb 12, 2018
Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities....
By Gill South | Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
Why it sucks to be a millennial homebuyer (and what agents can do)

Why it sucks to be a millennial homebuyer (and what agents can do)

The job market is at what economists consider full employment, home prices keep rising, and wages are showing signs of growth. Good news for real estate, right? If you're a millennial hoping to buy your first home, maybe not. ...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Inside the mind of the modern homebuyer

Inside the mind of the modern homebuyer

The results of Experian's 2017 Homebuyers Survey revealed that some potential buyers are steering away from homeownership due to affordability, credit or lifestyle preferences while others are working hard to overcome the setbacks keeping them from p...
By Fabiana Flores Gordon | Thursday, Aug 3, 2017
15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

To help make your clients' first home purchase a success we've put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers....
By Jake Durtschi | Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
Agents still needed despite technology growth

Agents still needed despite technology growth

Even though the sophistication of the internet and social reach of technology have advanced immeasurably, America's dependence on the expertise of real estate agents continues to grow....
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, Jun 16, 2017
From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate

From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate

The thick tension around recent announcements speaks volumes to their heft. Only when something is truly disruptive or threatening do people flip out. A major industry firestorm is raging since Zillow launched Instant Offers, like nothing I have seen...
By Brad Inman | Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
8 things your buyers should forget about in a hot market

8 things your buyers should forget about in a hot market

With an extreme shortage of housing inventory plaguing many markets across the country, many homeowner wannabes are locked in an epic struggle to purchase a home....
By Carl Medford | Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Two men exchanging business cards Are homebuyers happy with the lenders real estate agents refer?

Are homebuyers happy with the lenders real estate agents refer?

How well do homebuyers fare when they are referred to a lender by their real estate agents? Pretty well, although other motivators can lead to an even higher success rate, according to the latest National Borrower Satisfaction Index. ...
By Lew Sichelman | Monday, May 8, 2017
Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge

Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge

In 1966, The Mamas and the Papas were singing "California Dreamin'," but fast forward 51 years and Californians are belting out a different tune thanks to increasing home prices, unsustainable costs of living and a lack of access to affordable housin...
By Marian McPherson | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017