The real estate world is full of myths. Myths that prevent people from making smart decisions when buying and selling and keep people from maximizing their real estate returns.
Let’s count down the top five biggest real estate myths. And debunk each one!
Franchise System President Combines Hard Work, Tech Savvy
Patrick van den Bossche brings an atypical background to his role as president of Realty Executives International, the Arizona-based franchise system with 500 offices and 8,000 agents.
Van den Bossche’s resume includes stints at companies such as Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., the firm known for high-end auto sales, and Echo Automotive Inc.
But van den Bossche — who was named this year to a top job at Realty Executives — is quick to point out that he has held a real estate license since 2005. And he says manufacturing isn’t so different from real estate.
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Moving to a new place comes with its share of stressors and concerns, and moving to different part of the country is no different. There are many things to consider when deciding to move, so here are some questions to ask yourself before relocating to a new place.
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