Inheriting a Home: What Now?

Inheriting a Home What Now

Depending on who you are, inheriting a home from a relative can either be an exciting event or simply lead to stress and frustration. Although inheriting property can come with perks, it also permits a fair share of downsides—for example, not everyone wants to deal with the legal and financial responsibilities associated with the inheritance process. That being said, what are your options after inheriting a home? There are a few possibilities: You can opt to move into the home. Otherwise, you can rent out or sell the property. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands. Don’t feel obligated to veer one way or the other. Whichever option you choose, contact us for advice on how to proceed.

How to Avoid Losing Real Estate Clients

How to Avoid Losing Real Estate Clients

Are you trying to gain new clients as a real estate agent? Don’t forget that it’s just as important to retain the clients you already have. While no one is going out of their way to drive clients away, this exact scenario still occurs for some agents. What are the most common ways that a real estate agent could (inadvertently) send clients running in the opposite direction? Being unavailable or difficult to communicate with is one sure way to shed clients. Doing inadequate research about the properties you’re showing is another common mistake. You’ll also need to make sure you can stay calm, even in high-stress scenarios. Finally, poor marketing of a property is likely to send clients away as well. Contact us about finding and successfully hanging onto clients as a real estate agent.

Finding New Real Estate Clients

Finding New Real Estate Clients

If you’re a real estate agent, one of your top goals is probably to continue building up your client base. Generally, a larger pool of clients means more success and security in your career. However, if you’re unsure how to begin gaining new clients, you’re likely to find yourself in a difficult predicament—finding new clients isn’t always simple. In order to gain new clients as a real estate agent, consider setting achievable prospecting goals, staying committed to prospecting ideas, honing in on stronger leads, staying consistent with real estate prospecting, and understanding the ins and outs of the law. Contact us about securing new real estate clients with ease.

Misconceptions About Real Estate Careers

Misconceptions About Real Estate Careers

Although real estate is certainly a rewarding and enjoyable career for many individuals, it isn’t a job that everyone understands. For those who have never worked in real estate, misconceptions about this profession are common. Many non-realtors don’t realize just how many skills are involved in the process. To be a successful real estate agent, you’ll need to possess strong marketing, negotiation, organization, and operational skills, as well as a strong sense of empathy. Real estate agents are doing far more than just opening and closing doors for their clients while they show them a home. In reality, real estate is a complex job that requires a great deal of skill to make it look so easy. Learn more about our industry today.

Begin Earning More As a Real Estate Agent

Begin Earning More As a Real Estate Agent

Considering how hard you work as a real estate agent, you deserve to be paid adequately for the job that you do. What are the top ways that agents are getting paid in the modern real estate market? Investing in professional development is one fantastic way to build up the traits and experience you need and begin earning more than ever. In addition, making sure that you find high-quality leads is essential to bringing in a larger paycheck. Don’t overlook the value of generating referrals from your past clients, as this can give a big boost to your business. And always try to stay on top of your professional goals—this will keep you motivated to reach these landmarks in your real estate career. We’d love to help! Contact us today.

Is a Metal Roof Right For You?

Is a Metal Roof Right For You

Deciding upon a roofing material isn’t necessarily a straightforward task. Maybe you have just realized that your current roof is worn out and you’re going to need to install a new one as soon as possible, but you’ve never dealt with roofing before and don’t understand how to choose the best material. This can lead to a stressful and frustrating situation for any homeowner.

As you begin to perform your research, one roofing material you’ll certainly come across seems simple: Metal. Although it can be tempting to default to the asphalt shingles you might have become accustomed to, this isn’t always going to be the wisest decision—at least, depending upon your taste and personal priorities. Still, in many of the areas where shingling falls short, you’ll soon notice that metal rises to the top.

Metal Roofing Regulates Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the temperature within your home well-regulated, a metal roofing system could be the choice for you. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal doesn’t absorb and hold onto heat from the sun, transferring that heat into your home to get in the way of your HVAC system’s efficiency, quickly leading to higher bills. Over a period of time, costs like those add up.

Metal roofing reflects heat from the sun rather than absorbing it. This means that the sun’s heat isn’t going to be transferred into your property, heating up the interior, and making your air conditioner’s job more difficult.

Metal Roofing is an Investment, But It Lasts

If you’re hoping to avoid a pricey upfront cost for your new roof, then metal roofing probably isn’t the option for you. Other popular materials (such as asphalt shingles) have a much lower upfront cost, for instance.
However, if you’re able to invest in your new roofing system, metal could be a great option. Metal roofs have a higher upfront installation cost, but they also require very little maintenance, so you aren’t going to be paying for a slew of expensive repairs over the years. In addition, they tend to last considerably longer than other common roofing materials before requiring a replacement.

Looking for advice or guidance on choosing a roofing material for your property? Contact us today.

How to Stand Out As a Real Estate Agent

How to Stand Out As a Real Estate Agent

Considering the large number of real estate agents that are out there, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. If you want to continue gaining new clients, you’ll need to do more than just the bare minimum—you have to go above and beyond. You can accomplish this by sprinkling simple gestures into your routine. For instance, you could send your clients dinner on the day they move in. You could also leave them a welcome basket, including a bottle of champagne. Maybe you even offer to provide your clients a tour of the community or bring in a professional organizer to help them get unpacked with ease. Gestures like this are what make you stand out as a real estate agent. Ask us for tips on becoming an exceptional real estate professional.

Common Home Health Hazards

Common Home Health Hazards

We all want to keep our homes as safe as possible and negate the risk of potential health hazards. That being said, sometimes, problems will arise. There are a number of ways in which a health hazard can be introduced into your home, but it’s always a good idea to keep a lookout for some of the most common. To start, consider having your home periodically tested for radon, a naturally occurring (but radioactive) gas. High radon levels in your home can lead to serious health complications—although it’s impossible to detect without testing for it. Other common health hazards to be aware of include carbon monoxide, lead paint, and mold. Ask us about effectively staying on top of health hazards as a homeowner or real estate investor.

Designing a Cozier Home

Designing a Cozier Home

No matter who you are or what your design preferences are, it’s a safe bet that you’d prefer to reside in a cozy home rather than a property that feels cold and unwelcoming. Of course, “cozy” can mean something different to every individual. There are endless ways you can go about making your home cozier, but here are some ideas to get you started: Adding new lighting fixtures and brightening up your home is one way to make your property a bit cozier. A fireplace is another fantastic way to bring an extra touch of “cozy” into your home. You can also put together your own movie or reading nook. So, what does cozy mean to you? Contact us to make your design dreams a reality.

Upgrading a Kitchen Before Sale

Upgrading a Kitchen Before Sale

Maybe you’re currently getting ready to put your home on the market—what upgrades should you be taking care of first? The possibilities can seem endless, after all. One option, of course, is to upgrade your kitchen. You don’t need to undergo a large-scale remodel to increase the value of your property. Instead, it can still be valuable to tackle smaller projects and give your kitchen space new life. New cabinetry is just one option, or even simply painting your existing cabinets. Making the upgrade to smart-tech or energy-saving appliances is often a wise move as well. Lastly, consider giving your lighting and plumbing fixtures an upgrade of their own. Looking for guidance on improving your kitchen without a full remodel? Contact us today.