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11 October 2013

Real Estate Resource Roundup: 10 Best Articles of the Week: 10/11/2013

Welcome back to the weekly roundup of All Things Real Estate!  Every week we share our favorite real estate content found across the web.

Each of these articles is what we deem the cream of the crop and offers valuable insight into various aspects of the industry. From the latest real estate news to lead generation strategies, we are bringing you the most inspiring, cutting edge and industry relevant topics.

So grab your cup of coffee and read through the weeks hottest stories!

Real Estate Resource Roundup

Industry Tips and Market News

Is The Government Shutdown Putting the Housing Market Recovery in Danger?

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris discusses her thoughts on the state of the housing market with Gerri Willis of the Willis Report on Fox Business.

Why Buy a Home This Year? The Amazing Benefits of Homeownership! [Infographic]

Did you know that 88{0a8e414e4f0423ce9f97e7209435b0fa449e6cffaf599cce0c556757c159a30c} of current homeowners report that owning a home has been a positive experience and that a homeowner’s net worth is 34 times that of a renter?

If your clients been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home, the last quarter of 2013 might just be the time to do it!

The Key Ingredient to Real Estate Success

Looking for The Key Ingredient to Real Estate Success? It’s accountability! Find out why.

September Foreclosure Activity Down 27 Percent From Year Ago, Marking 36 Months Of Annual Decreases

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2013, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 131,232 U.S. properties in September, a 2 percent increase from the previous month but a 27 percent decrease from a year ago.

Increase Referrals to Increase Success

We all have to start somewhere. Where you’re new to the workforce, or new to the real estate industry, knowing how to increase sales and referrals can be a challenge.

Homebuyer and Seller Tips

Three Tips Every Buyer Should Know

Rates and prices are low but rising – it’s a great time to be a first time homebuyer, provided you’re ready to move in this tight market. Follow these three tips to prep for first time homeownership.

Plan an Easy Move! A 12-Week Timeline to Help Your Clients Map Their Move

You’re clients are moving! Yikes! Don’t let them panic: although moving can be an intense and exhausting experience (it’s one of the biggest causes of stress), breaking it down into week-by-week tasks can make it much more manageable.

What to Expect: A First-Time Homebuyer Expense Checklist

Buying a home for the first time is one of life’s major events. It’s easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the decision and overlook the reality and costs associated with buying a home.

The Top 5 Mistakes Buyers Make — And How to Avoid Them

From the beginning of the home search through closing escrow, there’s an awful lot for buyers to think about and do. It’s not unusual to make a mistake along the way. But with the financial stakes so high, a false move can end up costing a lot of money.

Here are five common home buyer mistakes, with tips on how to avoid them

Homeowner How-To’s

6 Ways Your Clients Can Prepare Their  Home for Winter

Fall is a great time to prepare your lawn for winter. Taking advantage of cool fall weather to fertilize, control weeds, and improve the health and appearance of their yard will boost curb appeal come spring! Six winter prep essentials they don’t want to skip!

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