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! It’s useful to stay up to date on what homebuilders are doing to build more efficient homes, so you can educate your clients on the options available. Energy benefits may make or break a homebuyer’s decision in their house hunt!
Some house hunters know what they’re looking for in their next home and have a good understanding of what they will or won’t compromise on in their home search. Others may need a little guidance. We’ve outlined some tactics for managing expectations of buyers who have wish lists that are too broad or too narrow to help you find a home that fits the bill.
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.
Talking taxes with your clients can be tricky—after all, federal and state tax laws can change at any time—but that doesn’t mean you should stay mum on one of homeownership’s great financial advantages. Here are just five tax-related topics that could interest your clients. Read more.
An open house can make or break a home sale for you and your seller. So, we’d like to do our part to help ensure your next client’s open house is a successful one. Following are some do’s and don’ts for a smooth home showing. We hope these open house tips for agents increase the likelihood of an offer (or multiple offers!) on your client’s residence. Read more.
Do you have clients weighing their options in terms of new versus resale homes in their search? If so, you should clue them in on this lesser-known benefit of going with new: these homes typically have lower insurance premiums than older homes.
A client gift is a valuable way to keep your relationship with your buyer top of mind in the years between home purchases. Whether you’re searching for the right closing gift or a holiday gift for past buyers planning a move in the coming year, we’ve got a few ideas (and estimated costs) for you! Read more.
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 client’s experience doesn’t…
It’s 2017, and that means many Americans who were hardest hit by the Great Recession have had time to reestablish their credit and may be thinking about owning a home again. These boomerang buyers—former homeowners looking to reenter the market after having been sidelined by…