Understanding The Trade Record Sheet And Its Requirements


When you take that first job in a real estate brokerage, it's important that you understand exactly what you are supposed to have on file for each transaction. This is a vital part of your job, because overlooking documents can be a costly mistake in the event of an audit. As part of a brokerage, one of the most important documents for your property sales is a trade record sheet. You must have one completed for every property transaction.

22 June 2016

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing A House


Buying a home is an exciting time of life. Many people look forward to the time when they will be able to purchase their own home, but in their excitement make some costly mistakes. Here are some mistakes you should avoid when purchasing a home. 1. Ignoring The APR When you talk with your lender, they will quote you an interest rate on the loan. Although this number is important, it is not nearly as important as the actual annual percentage rate (APR).

10 August 2015

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A House


Buying a house can be an exciting time of life. Many people look through houses trying to find the perfect home for them. Here are a couple things that you should consider before you choose a home. Are You Buying Within Your Current Budget? Some people are not careful about budgeting when shopping for a house. For example, you may have been promised a promotion at work, or an inheritance from a family member, and shop for a house with those numbers in mind.

16 July 2015

Three Things You Should Know Before Buying A Home With An In-Ground Pool


Many house hunters think they want a home with an in-ground pool. They picture themselves spending summers relaxing by the water and hosting the coolest pool parties on the block. Unfortunately, once people buy homes with pools, they are often hit with some surprises that make them question whether buying a house with a pool was really the best choice. By being aware of these "surprises" now, you can make a more informed decision as to whether buying a home with an in-ground pool is really a good choice for you.

5 May 2015

Real Estate: 3 Important Ways A Marketing Strategy Can Help When Buying Or Selling


When it comes to buying or selling real estate, your marketing strategy is the single most important component of the transaction. If you're looking to sell, an effective marketing strategy can be the difference between waiting around for an offer and not having time to sort through them all. For buyers, marketing plans help match you with your ideal home, rather than settling for something that is pretty close to what you're looking for, but not quite a 100% match.

14 April 2015