They say it's not what you know but who you know that matters. This statement
can apply to virtually anything in life, and it's particularly true when it
comes to business deals. And in the business of real estate, paying careful
attention to who you know (and how you treat them)…
When you put your home up for sale, it's not all that uncommon to quickly
receive offers from multiple potential buyers. Some of these buyers may say
they've been prequalified for a loan, and others might talk about being
preapproved. The difference between prequalification vs pr…
A broker open house is an open house held during the week - typically on a
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. During this open house, local brokers are
invited to tour open homes. The exact date and time for "broker tours" varies by
Holding a broker open will do no harm - but…
So you showed a home to a potential buyer - now what? Should you call them?
Email? Leave them be? Keep reading to learn best practices for successful post
home showing buyer follow-up.The best feedback you will ever receive comes from
actual buyers who have toured your home. It i…
Wondering what it takes to pull off a successful home showing? Learning how to
prepare, what to expect and what buyers want will give you the confidence you
need to do just that.
Before the showing
* Focus on curb appeal
When buyers pull up to your home, they form an opinion…
Your house has been listed for a few weeks now and your showing requests are
starting to slow down. Why is that happening? Is it something you did? And most
importantly, what can you do to help generate more interest? Let's take a look.
First, don't be alarmed. It's natural for…
Congratulations on listing your home! It's great to take a huge first step, but
now what should you expect? How can you tell if your listing is doing well or if
you need to make changes? Read on to find out!
* In most parts of California, Florida and other states at most price…
Real estate websites like Redfin, Realtor.com and Trulia don't display your
contact information. Why? Because they make money by selling buyer lead contact
information to real estate agents. That's why you see agent photos next to your
listings on these sites.
If buyers could co…
Because we operate from a centralized location, we are unable to hold an open
house for you. Learn more about how Home Bay operates
(and how we pass cost savings on to you!).
If you don't have time or interest in holding an open house, there's no real
compelling reason to do so…
When it's time to show your home, it's understandable to want to make sure your
property is only being toured by buyers who are ready and able to put in an
offer. Otherwise, showing your home can feel like a big hassle and a waste of
time. But how can you know?
If you list with…
In most cases, buyers will contact you directly because we include your contact
information in the showing instructions on the MLS. If buyers find your listing
on other sites
will most likely route a showing request through their agent, who will check the
MLS listing and w…