Real estate is a business based on trust, and built on handshakes. Working ethically is essential building a solid relationship with your clients and to growing your business in a way you can be proud of. Buyers and sellers alike need to be able to depend on you to act with their best interest in mind, as they make major, life-altering decisions surrounding the purchase and sale of their homes and businesses. The National Association of REALTORS® is committed to promoting real estate ethics in everything we do.
Whether you’re a new and aspiring REALTOR® or whether you’re brushing up on changes in the industry, we have multiple resources to help you join us in a commitment to real estate ethics. Continue reading »
Transforming a home into a Green Home can add value to a property, making it more desirable for environmentally-conscious buyers and reducing overall energy bills. By making a few updates and quick fixes, such as adding energy saving light bulbs, appliances, and high-efficiency water heaters, sellers can add both enticing new features and legitimate value to a home. Here’s a place to get started, and why they’re important selling points worth mentioning to potential buyers.
Simple Green Updates to Homes
Add a Green Home Energy Tracker – Keep track of energy output of individual appliances and electronics for between $20 and $50 or have a home-monitoring device installed for around $250, which will track overall electrical usage and provide real-time feedback on energy consumption and waste. A large variety of in-home energy trackers and monitors are currently available on the market, and new technology is syncing them with devices like smartphones and tablets. Continue reading »