May 2017 Real Estate Roundup
May 2017 Real Estate Roundup
May 2017 Real Estate Roundup

May 2017 Real Estate Roundup

May 2017 Real Estate Roundup

With the abundance of real estate content available online wouldn’t it be nice if you could find out about some of the articles you may have missed? These Real Estate Roundup articles attempt to do just that for you, collect some of the great articles published during the month and share them with all for their reading enjoyment. The articles contain information and insights for homebuyers, home sellers, homeownership and more.

What Annoying Things Sellers May Have To Sell With When Selling Their Home

Selling a home in and of itself is a pretty intense task. From finding the right real estate agent to getting a home in tip top condition there is plenty to do before even the first buyer shows up. Once the home is on the market there is a whole host of other issues to deal with and many of those issues can be downright annoying as Bill Gassett points out in his article about annoying things home sellers will face when selling their home. While there are plenty of annoying things home sellers will have to face Bill provides some excellent advice on how to minimize the impact of those nuisances and have a better home sale.

Use A Mortgage Broker Or Bank For Your Mortgage Needs

Conor MacEvilly put together this excellent article with input from Luke Skar of Inlanta Mortgage-Madison about the pros and cons of getting a mortgage from a mortgage broker or from a bank. There are many different options for homebuyers to get their mortgage from and the two primary providers of national banks or mortgage brokers each will offer different products and different options. While there is no clear cut answer as to which will work best both Conor and Luke provide some excellent input as to the pros and cons either option will have.

Cost Effective Home Improvements The Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

Whether you are wanting to improve your home just for the sake of keeping it updated or to make it nicer in anticipation of selling there are many options available. No one wants to overspend on home improvements where the homeowner will never get a return on investment. But there are plenty of areas where a home can be improved and within a good budget range that will not only make your home look nicer but also will help improve the value as Kyle Hiscock expertly points out. So whether you just want to improve your home for your own desires or are planning on selling sometime soon these budget friendly home improvements may be right for you.

Aerial Photos and Videos For Marketing Your Home

With the improvement in technologies associated with remote control aerial vehicles (also referred to as drones) it is now more cost effective to capture both aerial photo and video footage of your home to use to market it for sale. Whereas in the past aerial photos and videos involved flying an actual helicopter over a home with a pilot, camera person, flight clearances and more the cost was only justifiable for luxury homes. With current technology many Realtors and photographers can now take their own aerial photos for a fraction of the cost it would take to hire a helicopter along with pilot and camera person. Paul Sian discusses the benefits of aerial photos and videos for marketing a home and also talks about where it may not make the most sense.

Staging Your Luxury Home Prior To Listing It For Sale

Marketing any home for sale requires more than just a few pictures/videos and then posting it up for sale in hopes of finding the right buyer. Depending on the current setup of the luxury home, staging may be necessary in order to enhance the way the home looks both for the internet marketing as well as for in-person visits. Some luxury homes may need little to no staging depending on how they are setup. Other homes can benefit from the tips provided by in their article about staging tips for luxury homes.

Tips For Preparing An Older Home For Sale

Homes that are older in age have a perceived disadvantage for some homebuyers. Old age to some buyers usually means lots of work to update, fix or maintain the home even though this may not be the case. In fact many older homes due to construction design may be more sturdy than some more recent homes since they have stood the test of time. In order to help older homes be more appealing to homebuyers Debbie Drummond provides some excellent tips with budget friendly ways to help and older home compete with newer homes.


As an added bonus here are two excellent YouTube videos on real estate subjects that are not only excellently put together but also informative for viewers. The first one is from Inlanta Mortgage – Madison and is about Curb Appeal Tips For Summer Time Home Selling:

The second video is from and is about the process of listing your home for sale with a Realtor:

About The Author

May 2017 Real Estate Round Up was written by Greater Cincinnati Area Luxury Real Estate Agent Paul Sian of RE/MAX Incline. Paul is a licensed real estate agent in the states of Ohio and Kentucky and has over 10 years of experience. Feel free to contact Paul for all your Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate needs.

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