Real Estate Tips
Homebuyers Should Hire an Inspector
Homebuyers are urged to conduct an inspection even if the home comes with a warranty. They should also ensure that their inspector has plenty of experience and abides by the membership requirements of the American Society of Home Inspectors or other trade groups.
Home Warranties Warrant Close Attention
Warranties can help make homebuyers more confident about the quality of their new dwellings.
Flaunt Your Home's Curb Appeal
When selling your home, curb appeal is essential, because it can create a first impression of your home.
Too Much Insurance is Better Than Not Enough
Research shows that 64 percent of the nation's homes were about 27 percent underinsured in 2003. But owners can ensure that they have adequate coverage by updating their policies to account for changes in replacement value.
SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource)
REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. They have received specialized training on how to manage short-sales, foreclosures, and real-estate owned transactions.REALTORS® with the SFR certification can be a trusted resource for short sales and foreclosures. They have received specialized training on how to manage short-sales, foreclosures, and real-estate owned transactions.
A-REO™ (Accredited REO Agent™)
Recognized by leading default management companies, the A-REO™ designation is viewed as a base-line resource for experienced REO agents. REALTORS® with A-REO™ certification have undergone and completed intensive training and are skilled in managing REO assets for default management companies, including banks, lenders, government sponsored entities (GSEs), and third party asset management companies.