Auction Marketing – “But Your Advertising Didn’t Say That?”

August 28, 2015

The auction industry is rapidly growing and changing.  Inadequate preparation prior to bidding from new auction participants, as well as the growing epidemic of an “all sales are NOT final” belief system, has caused a shift in the simplicity of post-auction transactions. This leaves auctioneers asking some questions… How far should we be required to […]

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The power of continuing education and training in real estate

July 24, 2015

Building relationships with clients can be harder than you think. Sometimes it takes more than just posting a listing online or putting a sign in a yard to close a sale. In any field, customers rely on the salesperson to have an extensive knowledge of their product and be able to relay that knowledge effectively. […]

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Interior design essentials when selling your home

January 12, 2015

Most people sell up and move on at least once while others have to relocate on a number of occasions, maybe for work purposes or because family circumstances change. Whatever the reason, when it comes time to sell your home there are a number of things you need to take into account if you are […]

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Improved Home Sales Predicted for 2015

December 22, 2014

Existing home sales and home prices are expected to rise next year, according to an economic forecast presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at a residential real estate forum held during the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New […]

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Maintaining coastal properties

August 26, 2014

Owning a coastal property is a dream come true for many people, offering striking views, a more relaxed way of life, fresh, clean air, open space, and total escapism to those who are lucky enough to realize their vision. There is nothing quite like waking up to the sounds and smells of the ocean and, […]

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Who is Buying Vacation, Second Home and Recreational Real Estate?

July 8, 2014

  As we’ve stated in previous articles, Americans are purchasing vacation real estate, second homes and recreational property at a more rapid rate than in recent years. From Minnesota to Southern Florida, Americans are once again pursuing vacation property while the conditions are right. Several market factors can help explain this strong demand and trends […]

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Vacation Property Selling Again

June 5, 2014

Discretionary spending all but vanished during the “Great Recession” for the previous decade, but key indicators show that Americans are returning to vacation properties as an investment and a place to enjoy.  Many consumers have spent the last few years getting their credit back in order and rebuilding their financial health, and most are seeing […]

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Real Estate Auction Industry: The Rise of a New Era

June 5, 2014

Over the last decade big things have been changing in real estate sales and the biggest change … the auction market. For a long time, the auction industry was primarily considered a fix to relieve the market of distressed or unwanted properties. This is no longer the case and as a real estate owner, you […]

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Now is the Time to Invest in Non-Urban Real Estate

June 5, 2014

A recent Gallup poll found that Americans realize real estate is the best long-term investment. With mortgage rates at record low rates and reasonable prices in the non-urban sectors of the nation, now is the ideal time to look for an investment that can appreciate in value over time, produce income and uniquely gives you […]

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Why use a Land Agent or Auctioneer to Sell your Land

February 5, 2014

A landowner has the option to sell their land on their own or use a real estate agent or auctioneer. Many times a landowner has been approached by an adjoining neighbor or acquaintance that is familiar with the property and told if they ever wanted to sell, the neighbor or acquaintance would purchase the land. […]

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