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Help Clients Take Charge of Their Credit Score

July 30, 2020

If your clients will apply for a mortgage soon, their credit health should be priority #1. After all, a homebuyer’s credit score can affect their desired price point, what types of loans they can qualify for, their lender options, buying timeline and other factors that can ultimately make or break a sale. But wait, you’re not a loan officer or financial advisor. How could you possibly help? Share our free guide! Homebuyers can download 8 Credit Score Management Tips. It’s filled with tools and helpful…

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Tools & Tips for Helping Military Buyers

May 7, 2020

At Richmond American, we love helping members of the Armed Forces achieve the American Dream of homeownership. So, any time we can do that and help our agent friends better serve their customers, we’re doubly excited! Here are just a few ideas and resources you can use to supplement your own extensive local area knowledge and real estate industry experience as you help military relocators navigate their unique needs and find their footing in a new city. Share helpful articles about military moves. Military buyers,…

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40 years strong. Still here for you.

April 9, 2020

Your clients are probably looking to you for answers as they navigate today’s unique house hunting landscape. We’ve had your back since 1977 and we aren’t going anywhere. Explore the many ways we can help you guide your clients through their home search before you even get them to a sales center.

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What 2020 Loan Limits Mean for Your Clients

January 23, 2020

Loan limits in many counties across the country increased in 2020, giving homebuyers greater access to a variety of loan programs and potentially enabling them to borrow more toward their dream homes. While not all areas experienced increases, it’s worth checking to see if your sales turf got a boost.

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Staging a Home for the Holidays – How Much is too Much?

November 12, 2019

Your clients want to sell their homes, but they also want to celebrate the season. As you’re likely aware, there’s a fine line when it comes to staging a house for the holidays. The key to home staging at any time of year is to create an attractive, clutter-free environment that prospective buyers will long to call their own. And although it’s okay for clients to show some holiday spirit in their living spaces, keeping seasonal décor classy and contained can help them score the…

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How to Explain Closing Costs

September 13, 2019
Closing Costs

Ever had a first-time homebuyer confused over closing costs? Prepping clients for these important figures can help ensure smooth sailing on closing day—not to mention a rock-solid client-agent relationship with the potential for extra referral business! Below you’ll find some quick basics you can go over with your clients. Even experienced homebuyers may not know everything that’s lumped into the category of closing costs, and might appreciate the extra clarification from their trusted real estate agent.   What are closing costs? Closing costs, also called…

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Mortgage Cheat Sheet for Realtors®

August 21, 2019

Clients shopping their mortgage options? Share our helpful infographic! This simplified starting point may clue them into a financing avenue they’ve overlooked—potentially boosting their buying power. Select each section of the infographic to read more about FHA loans, conventional or Jumbo loans, USDA loans or VA loans. Ultimately, the best resource for loan information is a loan officer, but your clients may appreciate a brief overview of the market’s most common home loan types. HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation’s principal offices are located at 5775 DTC Boulevard,…

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Useful Guides for Different Homebuyers

March 28, 2019

As all real estate professionals know, helping buyers find and close on their dream home is a team effort. One way we try to be a team player in your work with clients is by putting together handy homebuyer guides, chock full of tips for every stage of the process. Check out this infographic to see which guides you might find most useful for your client.

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What Your Client’s New-home Warranty Can Do for You

February 22, 2019
Home Care representative meeting with homeowners

A new-home warranty offers obvious advantages for your clients—and some not-so-obvious opportunities for you! If you’re used to selling resale, you’ve seen that once your clients have the keys, they’re generally stuck with the bill if they have a home problem four or six months down the road. With a new home and all-new appliances, not only are buyers less likely to have a problem in the first place, but they also enjoy the peace of mind a home warranty and manufacturers’ warranties afford. Here…

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10 Tips for Cold-weather Home Showings

October 12, 2018
For sale sign, half buried in snow

The fall/winter selling season has its challenges: lower housing inventory, shorter days, inclement weather, fewer buyers and curb appeal that’s not at its most appealing—just to name a few. However, it does have some advantages, such as motivated buyers and sellers, potentially faster loan processing and less competition for moving companies, appraisers and other move-related services. Below are a few tips to help you make the most of your valuable cold-weather client appointments and achieve your sales goals before the year ends.   If you’re…

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