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    5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

    By John Jones | May 7, 2019

    Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value... Read More

    Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

    By Keeley Ryan | January 28, 2019

    The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of... Read More

    Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | January 25, 2019

    Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics! Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss the advantages of having an agent on your side. Read More

    3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

    By Keeley Ryan | January 24, 2019

    Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you... Read More

    The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

    By Keeley Ryan | January 23, 2019

    For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in America still feel... Read More

    Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

    By Keeley Ryan | January 22, 2019

    When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added... Read More

    The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

    By Keeley Ryan | January 21, 2019

    In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens... Read More

    What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | January 18, 2019

    Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to! Read More

    Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

    By Keeley Ryan | January 17, 2019

    A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we purchase. The reason we can still afford to... Read More

    TOP TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR HOME

    By John Jones | January 10, 2019

    A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dress up your yard.... Read More