Short Sale and Foreclosures Archive

Securing Prescription Drugs During Open Houses

Securing prescription drugs during open houses is a precaution all REALTORS® need to remind sellers to prioritize during the selling process since they will be inviting the general public into their home to view it. There is big money...

Niche Markets: Short Sales Still Active, but the Clock May be Ticking

Specialized short sale brokers continue to pursue this niche market trend for good reason. More than 11 million homes were at a negative equity position at the end of this year’s first quarter, according to a May 11 press...

10 Tips for Writing Effective Real Estate Copy

Writing clear copy in real estate listings is more important than ever. Often the first contact a REALTOR® has with a potential homebuyer comes through a home listing. With the speed at which shoppers are able to jump from...

7 Tips on How to Handle Real Estate and Divorce

Buying and selling real estate is said to be a largely emotional decision. So when the emotions of a divorce are added to what can already be a trying exercise, moving real estate can be a challenge for everyone...

How REALTORS® Can Overcome Messy Neighbors

REALTORS® know that one of the keys to successfully selling a property is presentation and attention to detail. Still, after the hedges are trimmed and the doors are painted, the eyesore of a messy neighbor can undo all your...

REALTOR® Olympics | Winning Gold in Real Estate

Competing in real estate has more in common with the Olympic games than you may have guessed. Preparation and determination are key to being a successful REALTOR® in any one single sale. But to be a champion in real...

Buy Low, Sell High: How to Flip That House the Right Way

Some REALTORS® look at the short sales market and see the Wild, Wild West. But there’s no denying that short sales, foreclosures, distressed homes and flipped houses make up a good percentage of the real estate landscape in 2012....

Capturing a Piece of the Second Home Market

The Second Home Market has changed a lot since the Douglas Fir Plywood Association published Second Homes for Leisure Living in 1960. Today, millions of Baby Boomers in the United States (40.7 million between the ages of 50-59) have...

Keep Up With Real Estate Designations and Certifications

Today’s REALTORS® potentially work with four generations of real estate buyers: Millenials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Matures, not to mention unique and diverse groups within these demographics, including minorities, international, Green and commercial buyers. All buyers and sellers...

Buying Foreclosures and Short Sale Homes

With the current economic conditions the number of foreclosures and short sale properties on the market is significant, making it an ongoing issue for many REALTORS® who may not be as experienced with the process and have the unenviable...