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8 Things That Turn Home Buyers Off

Selling a home is not always easy. Even though you love your home, you'll have to face a hard truth when you decide to sell it: it probably has some characteristics that potential home buyers won't like. In addition, there are some major missteps home sellers may make when trying to sell their home. To avoid or fix these pitfalls as soon as possible, check out our list of the top mistakes

6 Upgrades NY State Millenial Home Buyers Love

Homeownership may seem like old hat now, but do you remember when you bought your first house? The excitement of looking, deciding, planning, and worrying. It's an important moment; getting ready for one of life's first major purchases. Now it's time to prepare your property for the sales market - and perhaps hand it off to a younger first-time buyer.What attracts would-be buyers

A Summary of NY State Rental Law Changes

A summary of the changes follows:The New York State Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) is amended to add ยง702 which defines 'rent' in a residential dwelling to mean the monthly or weekly amount charged in consideration, and excludes added fees from definition of rent. This is of particular importance when filing a proceeding for

Green Plumbing and Water Usage in Your Home

An ever-increasing number of homeowners in the United States have developed a strong interest in making their residences more environmentally friendly. Towards this end, many of these individuals are focused on green plumbing options and water usage issues. There are a number of key factors to bear in mind when it comes to green plumbing and water usage at your

How Homeowners Can Know When It's Time to Replace a Metal Roof

Keeping your home's roof in good condition not only keeps the terrific looks of a well cared for roof, this home maintenance task is one of the most important chores to keep your entire home in the best condition possible. Homeowners today have a lot more practical and affordable roofing solutions than older generations

FIND is Changing

Our FIND tool is one of our members' favorite resources; they can use FIND to search properties in other MLSs across the country to help clients, even when they're moving out of state. With over 100 million listings, FIND is a favorite tool for many of our members - which is why we're happy to announce it's getting an upgrade! New Look, Same

10 Hacks to Generate Listing Leads for Real Estate Agents

The real estate market in the US has always been an interesting one. Theoretically, there is no safer market to work in, nor a more exciting one than real estate. But, as with all markets, there are numerous tricks and hacks that you need to be aware of in order to come out on top. To help you, here are our top 10 tips to generate listing

How to Create a CMA

You want your clients to trust your recommendations when it comes to selling their home. After all, a home that is priced properly is much more likely to sell for the right price in a reasonable time frame.One of the best ways to convince your sellers of a proposed listing price is by creating a well-researched and presented Comparative Market Analysis. Our new Contact Management System

Why You Should Invest in Finishing Your Basement

Have you put off finishing your basement? We get it. After all, doing so is a long, costly, and labor-intensive endeavor. And if your basement already looks like a cold, concrete cellar, it can be difficult to imagine it being anything but. However, there are several benefits to finishing your basement. Here are just a