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FSBOTaking on an FSBO can be an arduous task. Here are some tips to get you through this process. First, get your home ready for sale, check out these basic tips on how to get your abode ready to grace the market. 

 

Spruce it up! When gearing up to put your place on the market, it is important that you spruce the place up a bit. Touch up your landscaping, clean up the exterior of your home, make repairs, and clean out/organize your closets. These few improvements will enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost potential buyer’s first impressions of your home. Messy closets give off the impression that there isn't enough storage in your home. Even if that is the case, you don’t want to give off that impression! Clean fresh exterior and landscaping make

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White BoardReal estate acronyms or abbreviations can be confusing. They are used to save time and money in advertising ads. Without abbreviations, real estate ads would be costly and lengthy.

Most real estate agents use this lingo, so once you get the hang of them, you will be able to read and understand real estate listings!

4B/2B: Four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A "full bathroom" is a room with a toilet, a sink and a bathtub. A "three-quarter bathroom" has a toilet, a sink and a shower. A "half bathroom" or powder room has only a toilet and a sink.

CMA: Comparative market analysis or competitive market analysis. A CMA is a report that shows prices of homes comparable to a subject home and that were recently sold, are currently on the market or were on

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Selling your home is definitely not an easy process...STAGED HOMES SELL FASTER! Agents say that 70% of buyers prefer a staged home over an empty one because staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as there’re future home, and 40% of buyers are more willing to walk through a staged home they first saw online!

 

How much does home staging cost? Probably less then you think! As a general rule of thumb, most staggers charge $300.00 to $600.00 for an initial design consultation that’s a small price to pay for the maximum sale of your property! Staging is also something you can do on your own using key pieces you already own, remember keep it simple and clean and get rid of the clutter. Eliminate half of your belongings

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This process looks different in most states. However, the process has a similar structure wherever you go. In the state of New York, to qualify for licensure as a Real Estate Salesperson, a candidate must first register and complete a 75-hour salesperson course. A list of programs is provided by the state so you know where you can register. After you’ve completed the course, you must take and pass an exam administered by the Department of State. Once you’ve passed your test, before you can jump in the ring you need to find a sponsoring broker. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to get to business! Essentially, the process of becoming an agent is comprised of these steps:

  1.      Registering for a 75-hour real estate course 

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When it comes to capturing real estate, there is a big shift away from amateur photos. To really capture the attention of the consumer, photographs have to be next level. Whether you’re an agent, seller, or have a different perspective of the market, there are a few key ways to photograph your real estate that will set it aside from competitors.

 

Professional Real Estate Photography:

Do some research in your area and find a photographer who specializes in photographing real estate or architecture. These photographers should have a thorough understanding of the camera angles and lens that will capture your real estate in its best light. A photo can make or break a consumer’s first impression of your property. That’s why the right angle and

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Curb appeal is an important part of every home. When listing your home for sale sprucing up the place is an important part of the process. This rejuvenation should start outside with your landscaping to boost first impressions of your home and increase interest. The better your home looks outside; the more people will want to tour the interior. First impressions are everything. Potential homebuyers judge your home at first site. Boosting your landscaping is a great way to impact first impressions by putting your best foot forward. Homebuyers are more likely to be willing to tour a home if the landscaping and general curb appeal wows them. Don’t be lackluster. A clean and fresh exterior makes it easier for a potential buyer to see themselves in your

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Mortgage RatesRising and falling mortgage rates have a direct impact on the consumer home buying market. 

 

Rising interest rates by the Fed impact consumer spending by encouraging saving. On the contrary, low interest rates encourage spending. Mortgage rates have a few more factors that impact rates. The general health of the economy a direct relationship with mortgage rates. When the economy is thriving with high wages and a steady job market, mortgage rates usually rise to sort of keep up. Rising mortgage rates in this instance serve a buffer to prevent the market from getting too hot. Rising mortgage rates in a growing economy maintains stability because it keeps consumers from borrowing too much. 

 

Mortgage rates reached an all-time high in the early

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HashtagsHash-tagging is a convenient way to see a collection of posts related to a specific topic. This feature is available now on all major platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter). Social media is a big part of the evolving marking concept in many industries including the real estate industry. These platforms can be used as a tool to take a peek into a specific market and how that market is reflected online and through the people who live, work, and spend time there. Just search up the hashtag of a city on Instagram, followed by “real estate." Or for something more specific like multi-families in Staten Island, just search the hashtag with the name of your city followed by a specific topic after. For example, you can search the hashtag

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Relocating to a new city can be difficult. Not only are you in a new home, but a completely new environment. In this case you’ll have to find all new go-to’s that make your time spent there easier and more comfortable. But, how do you get familiar with what’s around you? Here are some useful tips for getting acclimated to your new home. 

 

  1.     Peruse the municipality website. Here you’ll be able to find information on your new home. Whether it's history, neighborhood information, school districts, parks, public libraries, community organizations, or public events the website should give you good access to public resources and information that’s offered. This can be a good way to get familiar with information that’s common knowledge to people
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Real Estate Builds WealthThe real estate market isn’t as volatile as some other investment markets. Stocks values, for example, can fluctuate on a daily basis and these fluctuations are dependent upon multiple societal factors, some directly facing the company and other indirectly. Though real estate values do fluctuate, they don’t shift up and down as quickly as stocks could. The market makes regular and predictable rises that can be leveraged to maximize an investor’s return. Unlike any other asset, land is a commodity like no other because it is finite. Because of the real estate market’s historic and consistent value pattern, and the fact that it is always a commodity makes real estate build wealth more consistently than other asset classes.

 

         Real estate is

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