Saturday, June 7, 2014

Best Real Estate Articles For June 2014

Excellent Real Estate Content Worth a Look

As a Real Estate agent who spends a lot of time on the internet I am in the fortunate position to get to see a lot of well written, quality real estate articles. Through my participation in a number of social media channels it is actually pretty easy.

One of my favorite places to find great real estate content is on Google Plus. Not only are there a number of terrific Realtors who share top notch content on their profile pages, there is also some fantastic material within the Google Plus Real Estate communities. One of the best features of Google Plus is the ability to readily have some awesome content to digest and share on a daily basis. There is always something good cooking at Google Plus. This is why it is by far my favorite social media channel for real estate.

Over the past month I have come across some really helpful real estate information. These are just superb pieces of content that can really help out either a home buyer or seller. I am going to share with you what I feel are the best of the best.

The first article is something that every seller should read titled things you should do before selling your home. These are really simple home sale tips that frankly don't cost a lot of money but can pay tremendous dividends when you are finally ready to put the for sale sign in your yard. There are ten great pieces of advice that you should consider if you are going to be selling your home in the near future.

The next great article comes from Joe Manuasa down in Florida who shares how a Realtor figures out real estate market value. This was an interesting article because Joe actually asked me to participate by asking me a series of questions about how to go about not only picking the right comparable sales data but then also analyzing it to come up with an accurate value for the home. This is where many real estate agents make mistakes and do not give home sellers information they can rely on. This can cause serious problems for a seller especially when they need to make price reductions.

Lynn Pineda another real estate agent from Florida also does an exceptional job of taking us through the home selling process from start to finish. Many of us Realtors take for granted what we do on a daily basis selling homes. Often times we forget that those outside our industry may not know some of the things we think they should. Lynn's article takes you through the home selling process from start to finish and she does a brilliant job with it.

Kyle Hiscock a real estate agent and blogger from up in New York steps up to the plate and delivers some terrific advice on staging a home. In Kyle's article he gives five staging tips to maximize a homes price and also the time on the market. We are both on the same page when it comes to staging. While it is extremely important for a home to look it's absolute best before it hits the market, what is just as critical is hiring the right real estate agent who is skilled in pricing and marketing homes.

In fact I had written an article a while back about how staging does not sell homes and it ruffled quite a few home stagers feathers. The point of the article was not that professional home staging does not work but that picking a real estate agent just because they offer staging is a poor way to choose the best representative for your home sale. The best way to choose a Realtor is based on past success not because they are going to bring in a stager and not charge you for it. How does that speak to the agents skills in selling a home? It doesn't!

Another superb article comes all the way from Vegas from Debbie Drummond who offers up some really good tips on how to deal with a low real estate appraisal. Anyone who is in the business knows that when a home does not appraise it creates quite a bit of stress for all the parties involved including the buyer, seller and Realtors. Debbie offers up some excellent tips on how to fix appraisal issues if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself in that position.

Another topic that is often discussed quite a bit online and also among the general public is whether to buy or rent a home. There are of course advantages and disadvantages to each. This article sums it up pretty well without being completely biased towards buying a home which is what often times happens when Realtors are writing the articles. I was actually interviewed for this one and tried to be as straight forward and honest with my opinions.

All of these real estate articles I though were very helpful. They answer questions that a lot of consumers often ask and seek answers for. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.