Wednesday, February 5, 2014

When Selling a Home, Don’t Forget About the Garage!

On February 3, 2014,
in Staging Tips,
by Blog Contributor  REALTOR.org


Being the car enthusiast my husband is, when we were shopping for our home, the first thing he wanted to see was the garage. After checking out, some of the homes would only get a cursory glance before he’d announce that he didn’t like it. There were some that I had to agree with him on; however, there were others that I thought were “the one”.

Finally, I got him to put into words what it was that he didn’t like about them. In a lot of cases, it was the garage. If it was being used as a dumping site, he was put right off. Like many buyers, he couldn’t visualize its potential.

Read more...When Selling a Home, Don’t Forget About the Garage!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Members Honored at 2013 Awards Reception - Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®

 
Salesperson of the Year - Deborah Sasser
, an Associate Partner with
Coldwell Banker Heritage has been a member of the REALTOR® organization
since 2003. She holds the CRS, ABR, SRES and SHS designations. Deborah
has served as a director on the DABR Board of Directors since 2009. She
also participates on many board committees including Community Service,
Finance, Partners in Education, and Professional Development/Education.
For the Ohio Association of REALTORS®, Deborah has served as a director
since 2009 and on the Communications, Equal Opportunity-Diversity,
Legislative, Professional Development and Political Activity & RPAC
Fundraising committees. She is a graduate of the JoAnn Davidson
Leadership Institute and NEW Leadership Ohio programs. Deborah’s
community involvement includes volunteering for Big Brother/Big Sisters,
Habitat for Humanity, and City of Beavercreek Environmental Advisory
Committee.

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Members Honored at 2013 Awards Reception - Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®

Fannie Mae Eyes "Quality Monitoring" of Appraisers

Fannie Mae Eyes "Quality Monitoring" of Appraisers

Fannie Mae reportedly has created a
blacklist of appraisers that it views as having questionable practices,
hoping the list will serve as a warning to banks and mortgage lenders to
be cautious about doing business with appraisers who appear on the
list.


Loans involving appraisers who appear on the “appraisal quality
monitoring” list will face extra scrutiny by Fannie before the
government-sponsored enterprise agrees to buy them from lenders. Read more...

Fannie Mae Eyes

Thursday, January 9, 2014

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market



spring real estate

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn’t wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell. Having a few months to prepare can make for a much smoother selling experience.

If you’re a prospective home seller, here are five things you can do now to get ready for a spring sale:
5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare for the Spring Market