Mortgage Fraud

What Every Real Estate Agent Should Know About the Uptick in Mortgage Fraud

Over the course of the second quarter of 2018, mortgage fraud climbed 12.4% year over year. Income misrepresentation in the second quarter increased by 22.1% over the same period in 2017. Currently, approximately 1 in every 109 mortgage applications has … Read More

Real Estate Niche

Finding Your Perfect Real Estate Niche

Many real estate agents are concerned about painting themselves into a corner by working with only specific niches of customers. However, trying to please everyone can lead to pleasing no one! If you don’t show what makes you different as … Read More

Seller's Market

Making the Right Deals for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

The vast majority of markets in the United States are currently excellent for sellers and highly competitive for buyers. On top of low housing inventory, high prices are leading buyers into a cutthroat war to get the dream home they’re … Read More

Setting Realistic Client Expectations in a Competitive Real Estate Market

The real estate market is hot right now, and both homebuyers and home sellers know it. For real estate agents, this means that setting expectations is particularly important since both parties will come to the table with high levels of … Read More

How to Negotiate Issues After a Home Inspection

Every realtor knows that no real estate transaction is complete until money has exchanged hands. However, many homebuyers and sellers think that the “deal” is done when the contract is signed. In the vast majority of cases, particularly in the … Read More

4 Times to Increase Your Asking Price After Listing

Right now, the real estate market is a seller’s market. That means that inventory is low, buyers are fighting for what homes are on the market and sellers can get a great return on properties that are sold. While in … Read More

The Difference Between a Deed and a Title

Whether you’re a real estate agent or a homebuyer, there’s a good chance that you’ve used the terms deed and title interchangeably before. While a title and deed refer to very similar things, be careful when using them in the … Read More

What Every Realtor Should Know About Title Insurance

As a realtor, it’s your job to guide clients through the entire home purchasing process. It’s easy for first-time homebuyers and seasoned homebuyers to become overwhelmed by piles of paperwork and closing fees. Title insurance is often misunderstood by buyers … Read More

Do Commercial Properties Need Title Insurance?

While many real estate agents and commercial property owners understand the importance of title insurance for commercial properties, there are many businesses that skip the extra fee and end up paying for it later. Since the 1870s, title insurance has … Read More

What to Consider Before Buying a Home in the Country

At the end of a long workday, after sitting in traffic and fighting for a parking space on a crowded suburban street, the allure of the country is strong. What would it be like to give up the daily grind … Read More