Feedback from showings is a great tool in the agent arsenal. From seemingly trivial aspects – a kitchen needing a new fridge, better carpet in the basement, or a certain room needing paint – to major factors like the price is too high, feedback provides validation directly from the market.
We’ve found several solid sources that you may already be familiar with, but thought it would be helpful to aggregate them in a list to help you keep up with the latest and greatest in real estate.
Some aspects of residential real estate get more digital every day. Buying a house will always be a people business, but as agents tell us and as trends show, prospective home buyers are taking on more and more responsibility for finding homes – and the search usually begins online.
You want to sell your home. You need a listing agent. Now what? Many of us thinking of selling probably ask ourselves, should I pick a friend who's an agent? A relative? A neighbor?
Homeowner Mike Dihel could not be more excited for his upcoming wedding. But, he faces something previous generations in his family never did: the burden of selling the home he purchased while single. It’s a growing trend in real estate: today’s couples tie the knot progressively later in life, and thus both partners may own homes they want to sell before purchasing one together.
Inman News recently posted a compelling article, “Why people are ignoring real estate agents on social media”. It revealed some startling facts about agent social media practices in particular, and the state of social media marketing in general.
In mid-July, Intermountain MLS based in Boise, Id., went live with ShowingTime for the MLS for its 5,000 members. Now licensed by 92 MLSs and used on 1.2 million active listings, the online scheduling system includes patented technology to streamline the appointment scheduling process, resulting in quick or instant showing confirmations and less phone tag.
Whether it’s the birds and the bees, or lowering the price - when it comes time for the talk, it pays not to avoid it. It’s a moment most realtors dread, though not unanticipated. You need to tell your seller a price adjustment is in order.
My wife and I went to a couple of Sunday open houses recently, and I have to say neither provided the showing experience we were expecting. It was our first time going as prospective buyers, so maybe there’s a lot to learn.
Three more MLSs with a total of 43,000 subscribers - First MLS in Atlanta, Intermountain MLS in Boise and Ontario Regional Technology Information Service in Ontario, Canada - signed licensing agreements to provide ShowingTime's online scheduling and feedback solution to subscribers.