real estate agents

Understanding the Role of the Real Estate Agent

The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. While real estate websites and mobile apps can help you identify houses you may be interested in, an experienced agent does much more, including:

5 Ways Home Buyers Make Their Agent’s Job Harder

Buying a home can be a long and challenging process. It’s a big, expensive and infrequent transaction that can cause lots of stress and anxiety. Some buyers take years to complete a purchase, and they require a lot of hand-holding and make lots of requests. Others are more self-sufficient, and only bring in the agent from

4 Things to Know About Buying a ‘For Sale by Owner’ Home

During the home-buying process you’ll see tons of homes, mostly listed by real estate agents. But from time to time you might encounter a home listed for sale by owner (FSBO). You may even have a friend or relative who wants to sell you their home directly. While it may seem that buying a FSBO home without

Choosing the Best Listing Agent for You

Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready

Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing New Construction

Editor’s note: There’s nothing quite like moving into a brand-new home. Pristine appliances, every detail exactly to your taste, ding-free walls, no weird former owner – the appeal of buying new construction is pretty obvious. Every day this week, we’ll offer advice and perspectives on going the new construction route.   Buying new construction seems simple, right?

Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent When Purchasing New Construction

  Buying new construction seems simple, right? Just pick out the floor plan you want, choose the perfect lot, and watch it go up. No sellers to deal with, no unexpected repairs that come up during inspection, no drawn-out negotiations. Right? Not so fast. In any real estate transaction, it’s important to have a professional

How to Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home rarely happens overnight, and it’s not uncommon for buyers or sellers to interface or even work with multiple agents. Best-case scenario, the right agent shows their face early, and the relationship (and transaction) is a huge success. But it’s possible though that, along the way, you may find that your

How to Break Up With Your Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home rarely happens overnight, and it’s not uncommon for buyers or sellers to interface or even work with multiple agents. Best-case scenario, the right agent shows their face early, and the relationship (and transaction) is a huge success. But it’s possible though that, along the way, you may find that your

4 Things to Know About Buying a ‘For Sale by Owner’ Home

During the home-buying process you’ll see tons of homes, mostly listed by real estate agents. But from time to time you might encounter a home listed for sale by owner (FSBO). You may even have a friend or relative who wants to sell you their home directly. While it may seem that buying a FSBO home without

The Legal Benefits of Using a Licensed Real Estate Agent

By Rudy Yuly Are there legal benefits to using a licensed real estate agent? The short answer is yes. Licensed real estate agents have legal obligations – formally called “fiduciary duties” – to their clients that are commonly referred to by the acronym OLDCAR. O = Obedience If you give an agent who is representing