It’s Fall. The magical time of the year when the leaves change, football and postseason baseball arrives, and the weather starts to take the dip into cooler temps after a hot summer. It’s also the time the kids go back to school and you start planning for the holidays. For you, it could also be time for another change: selling your home.
Where Real Estate and Life Meet
One of the most important tasks real estate agents have is following up with leads. Yet many don’t do it for one reason or another. Maybe they don’t think the lead will buy or sell a house or they just get too busy and the lead slips through the cracks. But real estate agents are throwing away money by not following up.
Real estate professionals have a lot of technology at their fingertips. As we head further into the 21st century, agents and brokers have more and more ways to do their job better. Nearly every piece of technology a Realtor® needs can be found on their tablet or smartphone.
You look around and there’s construction happening everywhere. Especially if you live in a large city. New apartment buildings, new office buildings and new homes. However, there is an issue beneath the surface affecting the amount and pace of new construction. For the last several years, construction has slowed due to a shortage of labor.
The California coast. It’s where everyone wants a home. They desire
a place to sit on the beach and watch as the waves of the Pacific roll in. This is also why homes on the coast are among the most expensive in California. The counties that border the ocean have, on average, the most expensive homes in the state.
When looking for a luxury home, there are always trends in what builders are building and what buyers are buying. Opinions differ as to what every luxury home buyer is looking for, but a few trends are agreed upon by everyone.
How large will your mortgage be? What’s the monthly rate? When looking for a home, one of the biggest concerns you will have as a buyer is your mortgage. The mortgage is something every home buyer needs to take seriously. You could be paying this rate for 30 years if you don’t move before then. You should research lenders to find the one that works best for you.
There are three key ways that drone technology is enhancing the real estate industry and assisting real estate professionals with important aspects of the transaction. Using new technology helps the industry advance as things grow and change around us. Drones have been a big part of the change in how listings can be presented to the public and making certain aspects more conveneient for buyers and sellers. Using drones can help reduce the time it takes to tour a property for potential buyers and can speed along the transaction.
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Real Estate Agent
Ready to sell your house? Then it’s time to start looking for an agent to represent you! Though you could sell by owner, a real estate agent will help price your home, develop a marketing plan to get more eyes on your listing and more. It’s important to find an agent that you’re comfortable and confident working with. Here are the top 10 questions to ask while deciding on a real estate agent:
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Mablibu LivingMalibu is a very unique coastal community. It is an enclave that attracts celebrities, entertainment professionals, and those seeking an exclusive yet relaxed environment. Malibu stretches over approximately 30 miles of coastline and extends approximately 6 miles inland. The population is 18,000+/- and its elevation goes from sea level to over 3,000 feet. Read more...
About Pritchett-RapfPritchett-Rapf Realtors is the largest independent real estate firm in Malibu. The company has over 50 years of real estate experience concentrating on sales of beachfront homes, estates, ranches, inland residential, vacant land, mobile homes and condominiums.