5 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale

A few key steps can result in selling your home faster and for more money!

If you are like most Florida homeowners then you likely have built a good amount of equity in your home over the past several years. This combined with the persistently low inventory of homes for sale may make this a great time to list your home for sale. Of course, there are some crucial steps… Continue reading 5 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale

Selling A Home During A Divorce

What to consider when selling a home during a divorce.

Divorce is a civil court procedure that dissolves the bonds of matrimony between two former spouses. You have likely heard that half of all marriages end in divorce. Unfortunately, this statement is not far off as it is estimated that nearly 45% of married couples eventually divorce. Interestingly, the divorce rate was actually closer to… Continue reading Selling A Home During A Divorce

Home Price Gains Are Decelerating

Although we are still seeing home price growth, it is decelerating each month.

The good news for homeowners is that home price growth has continued over the recent year. The not so good news is that this price growth has been decelerating across most of the country. Of course, this is to be expected given the Federal Reserve’s aggressive approach to containing out-of-control inflation. While we are seeing… Continue reading Home Price Gains Are Decelerating

Home Sale Profit Margins Decrease In Q3 2022

Profit margins from home sales have begun to contract slightly.

The Federal Reserve just announced another rate hike of 75 basis points this week in an effort to control sky-high inflation. Needless to say, this is having dramatic effects on the housing market as well. In fact, this is being demonstrated in home sale profit margins across the country. By definition, seller profit margins are… Continue reading Home Sale Profit Margins Decrease In Q3 2022

The Most Popular Real Estate Listing Photos

What listing photos are the most important to home buyers?

The importance of professional photos to market a real estate listing cannot be overstated. With over 90% of all real estate searches beginning online, it is evident why photos are such an integral aspect of real estate marketing. Oftentimes, many listings will showcase the front exterior of the home and the kitchen as key rooms… Continue reading The Most Popular Real Estate Listing Photos

How To Sell A Home Quickly

Selling a home in this market has become more challenging. We offer some tips in this article.

A year ago at this time, it certainly was a lot easier to sell your home quickly. Fast forward to the present time and we have a housing market in a state of transition along with record high inflation and a recession. Of course, we can’t forget skyrocketing mortgage rates that unfortunately are eliminating many… Continue reading How To Sell A Home Quickly

Common Real Estate Scams

With real estate scams on the rise, it is important to be aware of the latest trends.

Not a single day goes by without most of us receiving spam robocalls or other unwanted scam calls, text messages, or emails. With this said, calls to extend your car’s warranty aren’t the only calls that you need to be weary of. Unfortunately, real estate has also become fertile ground for scammers to target. Whether… Continue reading Common Real Estate Scams

An Increase In Real Estate Contract Cancellations

The housing slowdown has come with an increase in contract cancellations.

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen an insatiable buyer demand for homes. With this said, rapidly rising mortgage interest rates have certainly hit the brakes on the housing market overall. Interestingly, we have also recently observed an increase in the amount of home purchase contract cancellations as well. In fact, it appears that in markets… Continue reading An Increase In Real Estate Contract Cancellations

Price Per Square Foot In Real Estate

It is important to focus on more than just the price per square foot in real estate.

Having sold real estate in South Florida spanning across several decades, we have seen some trends come and go. With this said, one thing has remained constant. When it comes to valuating properties, sellers believe that their property is the Taj Mahal. Meanwhile, the same property to a prospective buyer is a run down shack.… Continue reading Price Per Square Foot In Real Estate

Higher Rates Are Keeping More Sellers From Listing

As mortgage rates rise, less sellers are listing their homes for sale.

One of the biggest challenges in the housing market in recent years has been a low inventory of homes for sale. Although buyer demand has surged, the number of new listings and new home construction has not been able to keep up. Fast forward to mid-2022 and we began to see buyer demand substantially slow… Continue reading Higher Rates Are Keeping More Sellers From Listing