HDR shot of homestaging room with balcony

Use These Staging Tips When Working With Sellers

Monika Bhondy Staging Leave a Comment

By: Monika Bhondy The most important rule when it comes to furnishing a home is that there is a distinct difference between decorating a house to live in versus staging a home to sell. Sounds much the same, but one key factor makes these two décor styles very different: personal preferences work well for owners but not necessarily for potential …

Property insurance, testament signing, house buying. Retirement estate planning, inheritance planning, financial advisor and lawyer services concept. Bright vibrant violet vector isolated illustration

What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche

Alex Craig Inherited Property, Selling 101 Leave a Comment

By: Alex Craig Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of a larger series on selling inherited properties. Make sure to check out all the articles in the series: The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property The 5 Emotional Rules of Selling Inherited Homes What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche There are certain skills and …

Close up a professional showing care by touching client shoulder

The 5 Emotional Rules Of Selling Inherited Homes

Alex Craig Inherited Property, Selling 101 1 Comment

By: Alex Craig Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of a larger series on selling inherited properties. Make sure to check out all the articles in the series: The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property The 5 Emotional Rules of Selling Inherited Homes What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche In my last article, I …

More photos of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts

Help Urban Area Sellers Boost Curb Appeal

Alex Capozzolo Sellers, Selling 101 1 Comment

By: Alex Capozzolo Urban life typically means living in a condominium, townhome or apartment building. However, that doesn’t mean savvy homeowners can’t take proactive steps to enhance curb appeal. If you’re client is gearing up to sell their place in the city, there are several things you can recommend to them to improve urban curb appeal and make their home …

A real estate agent offers a sample home insurance home to sign the agreement. with documents of the contract of sale or lease

The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property

Alex Craig Selling 101, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Alex Craig Editor’s Note: This piece is a part of a larger series on selling inherited properties. Make sure to check out all the articles in the series: The Nuances of Listing an Inherited Property The 5 Emotional Rules of Selling Inherited Homes What it Takes to Make It in the Inherited Property Niche Certain property types—like inherited property—require …

Help Sellers Prep for a Winter Sale

Barbara Ballinger Sales Tips & Techniques, Sellers, Selling 101 Leave a Comment

By Barbara Ballinger Winter is fast approaching, and the last thing a seller needs is a costly repair brought on by freezing temps or easily-fixed home maintenance issues. As the market shifts, homes in many places are staying on the market longer, so make sure your sellers are prepped for the long haul when it comes to a winter sale. …

Strategies for Selling a Home Owned By Someone With a Hoarding Disorder

Alex Capozzolo Selling 101 10 Comments

By: Alex Capozzolo Tackling a situation where a home is overly cluttered can be overwhelming, no matter how big or small the job is. Selling a home owned by someone with a potential hoarding disorder is another story. Rest assured, I understand the struggle.  It’s also important to remember that hoarding is a disorder and is incredibly difficult for the …

ypn default feature image

Conference Flashback to 2005

Blog Contributor NAR Annual Conference and Expo, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight 2 Comments

By Alex Milshteyn I’ve attended the annual REALTORS® Conference & Expo since 2005. A lot has changed since my first annual conference, which also took place in San Francisco, but a lot has also stayed the same. Here is a list of some of my memorable changes: In 2005, I didn’t have in-flight internet. I am not sure how I …

ypn default feature image

Cheese and Real Estate: A Lesson in Trends

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Professional Development, Short Sales & Foreclosures 4 Comments

    By Dave Robison “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson is an easy but great read. The narrative is a simple story that describes the trials and tribulations of two mice—Sniff and Scurry—who always rely on getting their cheese from the same source. When the cheese source is moved, they wonder why it disappeared and promptly go in …