A few of the most common features that buyers look for when buying a house include the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and whether or not the home has a garage. Then, there are the few important features that often get pushed to the bottom of the list. Don’t forget the following important features when choosing the right home for you and your family. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Ways to Add Value to Your Home on a Budget
It’s no secret every homeowner eventually wants to add value to their home. Not only does it boost the resale price, but it can create a more inviting and cozy space. When you stop and think about a home renovation, an overwhelming wave of stress overcomes you because all you can think about is the price tag. Well you’re in luck; adding value to your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
One good option to pay for your home updates would be to take out a low-rate personal loan. Since the duration of a personal loan is anywhere from 3 to 7 years, compared to a home equity loan which ranges from 20 to 30 years, you’ll end up paying way less in interest. Another alternative would be to apply for a 0% interest credit card to finance some of the smaller projects. Be wary, as it can be very easy to overspend when using a credit card. Set up automatic payments each month to chip away at the balance.
We’re not here to talk about a $40,000 kitchen remodel. Most people don’t have that kind of cash laying around. There are many inexpensive projects you can do around your home that will boost the financial worth of your home. Expect to spend around $300-$3,000 to complete some decent projects. Here are some great ideas for how to increase the value of your home at a smaller cost: Continue reading
How to Give Your Home a “Smart” Financial Stress Test
Do you ever feel like your money is literally flying out the window? Parents have ribbed their kids about turning off the lights and closing the door for as long as there have been homes, but there’s quite a bit of truth behind one of the most common household pet peeves. Wasted utilities can be a monetary black hole in the budget of any family, and in many cases, the ways we’re wasteful aren’t always immediately obvious.
Thankfully, today’s smart home technology can enable every family to do some smart snooping for inefficient habits, and set up intelligent scheduling to keep a home comfortable while minimizing costs. Here’s some helpful advice to consider: Continue reading
6 Affordable Home Renovations for Your Pet
It is estimated that over half of people internationally have a pet living with them, and statistics show pet ownership steadily rising every year. With so many people welcoming pets into their families, it stands to reason a pet’s specific needs would eventually make its way into home design. But, while some people go all-out building over-the-top pet palaces, the best design schemes marry a pet’s comfort with their human’s convenience without busting the budget. Here are six affordable home renovations for your pet that are stylish, functional and won’t cost you an arm and four legs Continue reading
Gallery Properties is taking full advantage of the Certified Marketing Executive program
ORLANDO- The team at Realty Executives Gallery Properties are taking full advantage of the CME (Certified Marketing Executive) training, and it’s helping them grow their agent count.
Broker/owner Christopher Nutt, and in-house Certified Marketing Executive Meghan Benham, have gone the extra mile by providing additional training for the agents of Gallery Properties in excess to the training webinars offered by Realty Executives International. Continue reading
Conference Recap: The Eastern Canada Conference
NIAGARA FALLS- Realty Executives International kicked off the summer with its inaugural Eastern Canada Conference from May 27-28.
The conference played a key role for agents and brokers looking to connect and network with their colleagues from around the country.
The event which was held at the Marriott on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario hosted brokers and agents from brokerages in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Continue reading
Culture: The force behind Realty Executives Tucson Elite’s success
Five years ago, with an agent count below 50, Realty Executives Tucson Elite was hardly a blip within the Tucson Metro market share statistics.
Fast forward to today, where after growing its agent count by 600%, the Tucson brokerage enjoys the #3 spot in both by market share volume and units. Continue reading