Realty Executives International announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the U.S., to include listings from their Canadian franchises. The Canadian listings from Realty Executives will drive unprecedented global exposure to Canadian homes for sale to the millions of home shoppers that visit Zillow every month.
How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime?
For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process.
Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience makes them an invaluable resource to homebuyers.
Before you think about handling your purchase on your own, consider these 3 serious dangers of buying without a real estate agent. Continue reading
Halloween can be frightfully fun, but nothing can put a damper on the holiday more than becoming the victim of a Halloween prank. Here is how you can make your house prank proof this Halloween season: Continue reading
Year after year, home buyers continue to make the same mistake…
They wait until they find their dream home to start the process of qualifying for a home loan.
Getting pre-approved for a home loan should actually be the very first step in your house hunt! Continue reading
Working in real estate may seem like a safe and secure career to most, however, those who have careers in the real estate industry know there are many dangers to the job. Real estate agents are susceptible to robberies, attacks or even kidnappings. Most of an agent’s work does not give them the security of an office, making them easy targets. Continue reading
It can be so easy to get caught up in things like curb appeal and low prices while searching for a new home. While these things are definitely enviable qualities for any new home, they also tend to distract potential home owners from other, more unworthy elements a house on the market might be hiding. Buyers should always be mindful of these red flags: Continue reading
Is it time to sell your house? Or should you wait and see if home values continue to climb? Knowing when it’s time to sell your house can be tricky. But we have some tips to help. Here are the best indicators that it’s time to sell. Continue reading
Autumn is in full swing and there are so many incredible changes happening. The kids are back to school, football is on TV, the leaves are changing color and you get to enjoy the crisp, cool air of the season. With everyone’s schedule jam-packed, the weekends become more meaningful when the entire family can get together. With the great weather outside, you don’t want to get caught sitting on the couch. Why not spend a night with the family sitting by the fire? Don’t have a fire pit? Good thing they’re cheap and easy to build! Here’s how you can build one by yourself: Continue reading
Unfortunately, many homes, especially the older ones, were not built with energy efficiency in mind. Today, however, more and more people are becoming aware of just how much damage we are causing to the environment by being careless with electricity and heating, and just how much could be saved by living in an energy efficient house. This interesting infographic shows just how much we energy we can save by optimizing our household for energy efficiency.
A truly energy efficient home will not only reduce unnecessary energy consumption, but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide significant savings. The good news is, if you are living in a home that is not up to date with the latest energy saving features, there are a few things you can do yourself without having to spend a great deal of money:
Social media has become an indispensable tool for real estate professionals. It enables brokers and agents to connect with their clients on a regular basis in a scalable way. And social media is a place where they can find a majority of their customers; 77% of Americans have at least one social media profile and worldwide, social media users has reached 2.34 billion. Furthermore, 44% of all buyers searched online for properties before exploring other options. Social media can be used as a helpful tool for a real estate professional to learn from and follow trends. Here are a few tips and facts as to how different social media outlets can be used in real estate: Continue reading