4 Home Features to Look for if You Work Remotely

Working from home is a dream come true for many, especially in this increasingly digital world. With that said, for a work-from-home setup to work out, you need to make sure your office space offers maximum flexibility and has what you need for you to do your best work. While there's a lot of advice on the web about how to work from home, in this article we will look at some of the essentials that you absolutely must have to make working from home doable. 

1. Create an Office Space for Yourself

The first order of business for your work-from-home space is to actually have that office space available for yourself. Having your office space in your actual bedroom is less than ideal, for several…

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3 Tips to Launching a Successful Property Marketing Plan

Promoting a property as a realtor or homeowner requires an understanding of those who may be interested in the property as well as the tools and platforms available to help you achieve your goals. Using a few tips, you can launch a successful property marketing plan for any property you own in as little as one day.

1. Know Your Market

Knowing the market you intend to reach is essential as a realtor or even as a homeowner looking for ways to promote a property that you are trying to sell. Consider the demographics you want to reach, and ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Who: Who am I targeting with my property and why? Is my property ideal for families or for those who are…

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When you are selling your home, you expect your realtor to go all out for the marketing process. The more people who read about, hear about and see your home, the more offers you are likely to get. These are some of the best digital marketing apps and social networking tools that your realtor should be using in order to market your home to potential buyers.

 

Facebook Live

 

Facebook Live is an app that allows your realtor to create a video and share it live with their smartphone. All they need to do is download and log into the app. The app connects to their main Facebook account. Their followers will see that they are live, and they can click over to watch the video in real-time. Followers can also watch the video at a later time. The…

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Social media marketing is one of the most effective tools that you can use to sell anything, including your home. However, it requires more than just a few posts if you want to truly expand your reach. Below are a few tips that can help with using various social media platforms to sell your home.

Make an Announcement

One of the first steps that you’ll need to take is making an announcement so that everyone is aware that your home is for sale. You can use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and any other social media platform. However, Facebook is likely where you’ll receive the most attention because you can get all of your friends to share your posts. You should also update your status so that everyone is clear on what’s happening. 

If…

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Technology will not replace people when it comes to making a real estate buying decision. Algorithms and online listings cannot help the client nor real estate agent deal with human wants, needs, and desires when choosing your home. However, technology has several ways to provide factual information and increased efficiencies before, during, and after the house selection process. 

Online technologies before the sale of residences 

First, we will look at the effect drone photography has on buying a home. Previously, if you wanted to see the house lot and position on the block you could drive to the location or look at the pictures and try to imagine how everything fits. Today, with drone photography you can "see" online the house position on its…

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If you are planning on putting your home up for sale sometime soon, you might be hoping to sell it as quickly as possible. These are a few upgrades that are sure to help you achieve that goal.

1. Painting

Painting is an affordable project that makes a big difference in the look of your home. Consider going with fresh, neutral colors so that your home will appeal to more buyers.

2. Replacing Flooring

If the flooring in your home is worn out, stained or outdated, it might be time to replace it. Look into hardwood and other popular options.

3. Replacing Light Fixtures

Sometimes, all it takes to freshen up a room is to add new light fixtures. New light fixtures can also be added outdoors to give your home more curb appeal. Consider looking…

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Safety and security at home are valuable in many ways. Having peace of mind where you live is so crucial. Furthermore, improving the security in your home could save you money on insurance and increase its value, particularly in the eyes of potential buyers. Integrating some new features for home security can help you to reap these benefits.

Alarms with Remote Monitoring

An alarm system is at the core of your home's security. With an alarm system, you can make sure doors and windows are secured. You can also opt for features that protect you against smoke, fires, floods and carbon monoxide, and plenty of alarm systems come with motion detectors as well. It's also crucial to invest in a security system with remote monitoring. In other words, in the…

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A housing bubble, or real estate bubble, is an unsustainable increase in housing prices powered by speculation, heightened demand, and "irrational exuberance."

A housing bubble, like other kinds of economic bubbles, often occurs in the context of predatory lending, poorly thought out mortgages, and lowered interest rates with the Federal Reserve. This very constellation of factors came together to fuel the 2008 Subprime mortgage; subprime mortgages were named such because they were mortgages of lower quality.

What's worse, these subprime mortgages were secured by the big banks leading up to the 2008 housing market collapse. The fact that what otherwise would have been decentralized assets - housing markets are traditionally thought to be…

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Metal shipping containers are definitely a popular trend in the tiny house movement. At first glance, a shipping container might seem like the perfect solution for small space living. They are affordable to purchase and are seemingly the complete package with exterior walls, a floor, and a roof. So, what could possibly be the downside? There are a few reasons metal shipping containers are not really as practical as they promise to be. Let’s explore 5 of the disadvantages so that you are properly prepared for this journey.

Transport and Delivery

Shipping containers are quite heavy. Weights can range from 2 to 4 tons. Once you purchase a container you then have to figure out how to get it delivered to your land. You will need to hire a hauling company…

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The real estate market is dynamic and exciting in various parts of the country. Although every area is different, there are similarities throughout the country. Buying a home is one of the most important investments that a person can make. The current real estate market trends are preventing some people from buying a home.

  •         Lack of Inventory
  •         Rising Housing Prices
  •         Relaxed Lending Standards

Lack of Inventory

One of the biggest trends in the market today is a lack of available inventory. There are numerous buyers who want to purchase a home in many areas. However, there are simply not enough homes on the market. Home builders are not building enough new homes to keep up with demand from buyers.

The current lack…

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