I love reading Inman News as its headlines usually tell the story. But this one really put it all together as to where Zillow almighty was heading. How can they make themselves a platform needed by all home buyers, sellers renters and of course the current main payer Real Estate Agents. After all you really such be able to back up that $80 dollar a share tangible asset, right.
The other day I was reminded why carrying around certain items that stay tucked away neatly in the back of my crossover is such a great idea. I thought I would take an inventory and see what five items back there I truly needed on a constant basis.
Many home buyers and sellers are wary of working with a real estate agent to buy or sell a property. However it is important to note that a transaction of sale involves many details and requires the participation of several specialists (Realtors, mortgage loan providers, home inspectors) from various areas, especially if the buyer is a foreigner or if the purchase is made through a mortgage financing.
Today a fellow real estate agent posted a short message on Active Rain discussing how important it is to get ready your house for sale before you list it and things you shouldn't do and thus dump money into the trash.
In the midst of a busy day filled with real estate activities of every stripe, from an inspection to a withdrawal to a first meeting and showing with a new buyer client, I wanted to share a piece of it with my peers.
In my career as a real estate attorney, I have done everything from purchase, sales and refis to foreclosures and collections for banks and creditors and even loss mitigation work for home owners, and while I'm generally in favor of TRID and many of the new regulations coming down the pike (that's another blog for another day) I don't at all understand why short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure have become so much harder to negotiate in recent months.
Real Estate agents will probably agree that sometimes descriptions on home listings are very dull or boring. They are simply not exciting. How can we make them compelling? One example from House Call gives us a hint.