March 2020 Real Estate Roundup
March 2020 Real Estate Roundup
March 2020 Real Estate Roundup
March 2020 Real Estate Roundup

Some interesting challenges lie ahead for the economy in general and real estate.  Once things start to become a little clearer people will need to buy and sell homes as part of life moves.  Those who want to take that plunge need to be prepared and the articles in this month’s roundup will help with that.

Real Estate Commissions

When a real estate agent assists a buyer or seller with a real estate transaction they are usually paid a commission upon the completion of the sale or purchase.  In this article by Bill Gassett he explores how real estate agents are paid when helping out their clients.  The commission real estate agents charge are negotiable and depending on the brokerage an agent is with sometimes the agent has the authority to set their own commission.  There are other ways agents or brokers can get paid which are explored in this article.

Great Tips For Listing A Home For Sale

For those considering listing their home for sale on the market Kevin Vitali has surveyed a number of great real estate agents from around the world for their opinion on what helps sell a home.  The tips in this article are pretty much universal for selling a home in any market location as well as any market type.  People will still want to buy homes and there are plenty of buyers ready to make a move.  Home sellers need to put their best foot forward so that buyers are eager to come and see the house and make an offer.

What Does Mashvisor Offer For Investors

For those looking to invest in real estate there are many websites which attempt to help investors narrow down their focus on particular properties.  Spark Rental takes a look at Mashvisor and provides input on how investors may benefit from their services.  Real estate investors need to be thoroughly researching their markets and specific investment properties before making the jump in order to avoid heartache and loss of money down the line.

What Are Millennials Looking For In A Home?

The millennial home buyer is a growing group who are looking to buy homes and put down roots.  Their housing needs do differ a bit as this article by Danny Margagliano points out about millennial home buyers.  Millennial home buyers want greener, more environmentally friendly homes and in addition are looking for homes with smart features.  Home sellers can better position their homes for millennials so that when the time does come to put it on the market there is a large group of buyers ready to consider it.

Great Tips For Homeowners To Save Money

Saving money as a homeowner does not have to involve tradeoffs as savings can be had using the tips in this article by Paul Sian.  An example of a tip is using less credit card for spending and instead focusing in on a budget and making sure money is only being spent based on the money coming in.  Spending more money than one has is a surefire way to get further and further behind due to high debt interest rates.  Homeowners can also save money by making sure to avoid fees, refinancing to lower mortgage rates and more as the article explores.

Ten Things Not To Do When Selling A Home

Get prepared for selling a home by learning about what things will hurt the chances of getting a house sold.  In this article by Luke Skar he covers some areas which can definitely doom a house sale.  When selling a home the idea is to make a house to appeal to as many house buyers as possible to increase the chance of getting an offer.  As buyers come to visit the home and things are left unfinished, incomplete, dirty, the chances of a buyer wanting to make an offer will be less.

Tips For Getting A Home Organized On A Budget

Whether you want to get a home organized for your own purposes or you want it organized so it looks great for buyers there are cost effective ways to do that as Jeff Nelson points out.  Organizing things like the bedroom, bathrooms, kitchen, closets and more can help bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.  A lot of the organizing tips Jeff presents involve no more than one’s own time to make sure everything is where it should to be and easily found.

What Happens When Real Estate Agents Try To Buy A Home?

In this article by Karen Highland she explores the tale of the time her and her husband (who is also a real estate agent) buy a home.  While real estate agents know how to help clients buy and sell homes how do they handle it when they are literally on the other side of the transaction.  While there were some bumps along the way both Karen and her husband navigated the home buyer process and came out with a home they both love and she describes the process along  the way.

Setting A Focal Point For Home Staging

Home staging can help improve the look of a home which buyers will appreciate.  In this article by Sharon Paxson she provides some tips on having a focal point for home staging to better draw buyers into the unique aspects of a home.  A home without focus or left as is can leave buyers confused and wondering if a home is right for them.  On the other hand where a home has been properly staged it allows buyers to see the actual home for what it is, a living space, and not how someone is currently living in it.

Final Thoughts

While the times may be a bit uncertain if your goal is to own a home or sell your current home planning for that should happen now.  People will still need to move and there will be plenty opportunities to buy or sell a home.  Feel free to share any other insightful articles you may found in the comments below.

The Real Estate Roundup for March 2020 was provided by Greater Cincinnati Area Luxury Realtor Paul Sian of United Real Estate Home Connections. Paul is a licensed real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Kentucky and has over 14 years of experience. Feel free to contact Paul for all your Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate needs.

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