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Top Real Estate Articles

A compilation of some excellent real estate articles that are very helpful to buyers and sellers. These articles are from multiple bloggers who are recognized for providing exceptional advice. Whether you are buying or selling a home, you have come to the right place for timely information. I hope you enjoy all of these great real estate tips from top Realtors throughout the country!

Be sure to check out some of the compilation posts that feature multiple real estate bloggers. One the smartest things you can do as either a buyer or a seller is to become educated. Knowing how things work in your local market is of paramount importance. Many of the articles you will see here in this Listly list will do just that.

If you enjoy reading great real estate content on Listly you have come to the right place.

Don't List Your Home Until You're Ready | Point2 Agent Real Estate Marketing Blog

Today's "ask an expert" guest post comes from Bill Gassett , a popular real estate blogger who shares his tips and tricks with buyers, sellers and other agents. This article is an excellent resource to share with your clients and prospects, especially if they're wondering why a particular listing has been on the market for what seems like ages.

How to Sell a Home in The Winter

Winter may not be the most popular time to sell a home, but this doesn't mean you have to wait until the weather warms up to list your property. With the right strategy and a bit of hard work, you can make your home stand out to potential buyers in a season where competition is less fierce and certain buyers are highly motivated to purchase.

Top 10 Real Estate Myths Debunked

A myth can be defined as "any invented story, idea, or concept." Just because you read something on the internet does not mean it is true. The same can be said about something you may hear a co-worker or family member conversing about.

The Many Risks of Pricing Your Home Too High

One part art, one part science, determining the correct selling price of your home is no easy task. You want your home to move, but you also want to get as much money as you can out of the transaction.

10 Tips for Buying Your First Condo

Buying a condo, which is short for condominium, is not the same as buying a single-family home. There are different considerations that need to be taken into account prior to purchasing! In many real estate markets, purchasing a condo can come at a much lower price than purchasing a single family residence.

Best Home Sale Tips From Multiple Real Estate Sources
When selling a home it always pays to have advice you can use that is based on years of experience. Take advantage of some of the helpful resources below whether you are selling a home in Massachusetts or elsewhere. These posts come from multiple sources across the web from sources that are well respected in the real estate industry.
How to Downsize Into a Smaller Home
Posted by Debbie Drummond on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 5:29pm. The types of homes we live in may vary over the course of our lives. Maybe your first home was a starter that you fixed up yourself. Then you moved to a larger home as your career took off and you started a family.
The Best Home Selling Tips
When selling a home it always pays to have advice you can use that is based on years of experience. Take advantage of some of the helpful resources below whether you are selling a home in Massachusetts or elsewhere. These posts come from multiple sources across the web from sources that are well respected in the real estate industry.
Why You Should Buy a Home In Massachusetts

Boston Boston is what the state is best known for, and one of the main attractions to those both in Massachusetts and those new to the area. This city is one of the oldest in the country. It is the capital of the state and also the largest city in New England.

10 Ways For Real Estate Agents to Master LinkedIn

What do you think LinkedIn is for? Is it just for people who are trying to find a new job? Should you only visit it if you want to recruit somebody? Or is it one of the best ways to grow your real estate business? If you chose the third option, you are correct.

What Neighborhood Details Should I Consider When Buying a Home

There are so many things that go into buying a new home. While many people are familiar with checking out potential neighborhoods for things like schools and crime, not everyone remembers some of the finer details of choosing a neighborhood.

How Do Backup Real Estate Offers Work

When competition increases in a housing market, it can sometimes be difficult to find an ideal home before another buyer gets to it. It is not uncommon to find the perfect home right as another buyer has signed a contract with the seller. This of course can lead to a lot of disappointment on a buyers part.

Top Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

There are certain things to stay away from when selling your home. If you are considering selling your home, it is important to avoid putting up unnecessary roadblocks to the sales process in the weeks ahead. You want to sell the house quickly and for a good price.

Tips to Pack Your House For A Move

No one ever said moving was easy. The process of gathering all of your things - typically far more things than you realized you ever had - and transferring them from one place to another is difficult at the best of times. The work is substantial and is rarely something that can be done quickly.

Great Tips For Selling a Condominium

With the real estate market steadily improving, many condo owners are looking to sell. But selling a condo is not usually as simple as putting a sign up. It takes a lot of work to sell quickly, and for the best possible price.

The Ultimate Guide to Moving When Selling a Home

Are you heading right to your next destination or do you have a stop in between? Often times folks have the need for temporary storage of their belongings before they get to their final stop. Use these tips for picking a storage facility if need be.

Best Tips on How to Get a Great Mortgage

Getting the best rate on your mortgage is a major concern for any home buyer. When you consider that only a few percentage points can cost you thousands over the life of a loan it only makes sense to seek the best mortgage you can get.

Why Some Zillow Listings Are Not Actually For Sale

When you perform a search on Zillow for homes for sale, the results you get may include some homes that are not actually for sale! In a strange situation that is becoming increasingly frustrating for Realtors, Zillow includes listings that are considered in "pre-foreclosure" status, listings that are not actually for sale and may never be for sale.

Will a Late Mortgage Payment Affect My Credit Score

If you are like many home owners, there may come a time when you are tempted to miss a payment on your mortgage. You may feel like you have no choice, or you may be in a situation where you feel like you need to pay other bills before the mortgage.

Five Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Home For Sale

Pricing a home in a way that will encourage a timely sale is quite challenging for home sellers, and often for Realtors. There are numerous studies that indicate the longer a home remains on the market, the less money it will fetch when it finally does sell.

Buying and Selling Real Estate Together

Unless you are one of the rare homeowners with the financial ability to pay two mortgages at once, buying a home before selling your current home is not really an option. Given the fact you need to sell your current home to pay for a new one, you will need to prepare yourself for a certain level of uncertainty.

What You Should Never Do When Selling a Home

What not to do when selling your home in order to get top dollar.

What Are Sellers Concessions in a Real Estate Offer

If you are selling a home, there is a good chance that you will encounter a buyer that requests a closing cost credit. Your immediate reaction may be irritation. Why, after all, should you pay for the closing costs?

First Time Home Buyer Financial Mistakes to Avoid

As a first time home buyer, you have a lot of pressure on you to get things right - and not a lot of experience to rely on. While a few mistakes may be inevitable, especially if you are not using a real estate agent, there is no reason to go into this situation blind.

Home Improvements That Boost Home Value

Whether you are looking to put your house on the market or you're simply investing in the future, it's never too late to start on projects that will increase the value of your home. However, no one likes to spend tens of thousands of dollars on renovations, especially ones that don't carry a return on investment.