Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it is also a large purchase. As an agent, you likely know just how much information there is for clients to learn about the homebuying process, especially when it comes to the financial side. It’s natural for buyers, especially first-timers, to experience some confusion regarding certain topics. One concept we’ve received numerous questions about is how to differentiate between earnest money vs. down payment.
Buying a home presents a few extra challenges for active-duty servicemen and women, but it also offers some unique advantages—the opportunity to build equity while using a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), for example. Armed with a little information, your military home buyer can enjoy an experience not much different from the average homebuyer’s.
Everyone deserves to live in a safe, healthy and energy efficient home, which is why many house hunters are putting green features at the top of their shopping lists. These features offer homeowners several attractive benefits, making them great selling points!
Clients need to pare down their possessions before listing or selling their home? Sounds like it’s time for a yard sale! Wondering how can you help ensure that it goes off without a hitch? Give your clients a yard sale kit! Read on to learn what to include in this thoughtful, practical gift!
Whether you’ve been a real estate agent for 10 days, 10 months or 10 years, it’s never a bad time to brush up on old skills and learn a few new ones. While there’s a plethora of educational resources out there—from podcasts to YouTube channels to in-person courses—books will always be a tried and true method of personal development. To help you narrow down that TBR (to-be-read) list, we’ve gathered six suggestions to get you started.
You clients deserve the best possible resources to help them through their homebuying journey and you pride yourself in supplying that. But, you don’t have unlimited time to search around for all the latest information on homebuying! We want to provide you with an easy way to access valuable tools for your buyers, which is why we’ve compiled a few recent real estate stories from our Homeward™ blog for you to browse at your own convenience and share with your clients.
Are your clients in the market for a brand-new home? We’re here to help! Our dedicated team of local New Home Specialists will assess your buyers’ wants and needs to narrow down prospective communities and floor plans that meet their criteria. In short, they’ll do all the legwork so you’re free to focus on other tasks! Read more.
At Richmond American, we recognize the importance of clean, renewable energy and its impact on the environment. So, we’ve committed to offering sustainable solutions, including solar technology, in all our markets. Learn about our solar power options and get info to help with selling a home with solar panels. Read more.
If you’re looking for ways to work more professional development time into your busy schedule, a good real estate podcast (or six) might be an option for you. But, with the huge range of podcasts available, it could be a challenge picking a place to start. That’s why we’ve rounded up half a dozen suggestions and created a handy playlist to help!
Just because your clients have been preapproved for a mortgage doesn’t guarantee they’ll stay approved until closing. Let them know about the hazards of overspending before Black Friday and Cyber Monday start tugging at their pocketbooks.