The Real Estate Business

The Real Estate Business Why Working With an Agent Is So Important HGTV and home renovation shows may be entertaining, but they’re not always accurate. In particular, most of them skip over the important ways real estate agents can help homeowners. In the real world, agents play a huge role in home purchases, sales and even flips. Are you planning to make a real estate move this […]
Buying What to Know About Today’s Busy Market You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable than renting. Are you considering […]
Buying 4 Common Questions About Closing Costs If you’re getting ready to buy a home, you’re probably focused on saving as much as you can for the down payment. But don’t forget: You’ll need to cover closing costs, too. To create a realistic homebuying plan, make sure you factor in this additional upfront expense so that you can set yourself up for […]
The Real Estate Business 5 Ways to Build More Equity in Your Home Equity — or the share of your property you actually own — is a benefit to any homeowner. For one, it means more profits when it’s time to sell. On top of that, it can also give you cash when you need it — either through a refinance or home equity loan. Fortunately, building equity […]
The Real Estate Business The True Value of a Real Estate Agent With the wealth of information available online, many of today’s consumers are incredibly knowledgeable about the homebuying and selling process. Add in the desire to save — or make — as much money as possible, and it’s easy to see why you might be tempted to pass on hiring an agent.  But before flying solo, […]
Buying Don’t Get Blindsided by Closing Costs Have you ever decided to buy something, only to find out about additional costs at the end? The last thing you want is to be surprised by unexpected fees – especially at your closing.  You’ve made your financial calculations. Extra charges at the eleventh hour could make all your plans go bust.  But you can’t […]
Housing Trends & Market Updates How has the Real Estate Landscape Changed in the Past 10 Years? In 2008, the real estate landscape was on the brink of a monumental change. The Great Recession officially started in December 2007, and the housing industry was on the front lines of the longest economic slump since World War II. Homeowners who had bought at the peak of the housing bubble found themselves underwater on […]
Buying 21 Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents … and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you’ve got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction? One way to know whether you’ve got a good agent (or not) is to consider […]
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Selling Top 15 Reasons For Sale By Owners Listings Fail In a seller’s market, it’s easy for a lot of sellers to reach the conclusion that they don’t actually need a real estate agent to offload their homes. After all, there are buyers everywhere, and home prices are skyrocketing; how hard can it really be to just do it yourself and save some money on […]
Selling How To Market A Luxury Home In Indianapolis Due to the limited quantity of both luxury homes and prospective luxury home buyers, marketing a luxury home in Hamilton County can be a challenge. Unlike marketing traditional homes, a luxury home requires that you target a very small, specific section of the home-buying population. Here are some tips and tricks for helping you do […]
Buying Hire an Agent When Building a House Many homebuyers think they don’t need to hire an agent when building a new home. After all, you’re buying directly from the builder and they already have contractors, lenders and inspectors. Why should someone else be brought into the mix? The truth is, buying any home without an agent can be a costly mistake. It […]
Buying Zillow: The Good The Bad And … The Good Zillow is a great consumer tool when you are investigating moving to a new city, state, or country. It allows you to get to know the area, the type of homes for sale, a general price of what homes are selling for, and is an excellent online tool to get familiar with homes in general. […]
Selling FSBO: Penny Wise Or Pound Foolish? I’m all about saving money.  If I can find a shirt or pair of pants for a deal, I’m in.  In fact I only look at the racks that say CLEARANCE or 50% OFF.  It was how I was raised. So when people talk about selling their house without a Realtor. My first inclination is […]
The Real Estate Business I’ve Had Some People Recently Ask How Jack And I Work Together I’ve had some people recently ask how Jack and I work together? We work as a team. He takes the lead and works directly with some clients. And, I take the lead and work directly with some clients. Yet, we work in the background with all our clients Some times I will show homes, go […]
Selling How Many People Look For A Home On A Mobile Device? Are you using your mobile device or computer to search for your next home?  A huge percentage of home buyers are starting their initial home search on the Internet.  Lugar Team at Century 21 Scheetz  captures numerous buyers that are starting their home search through our numerous on-line marketing initiatives.  Internet leads have a long […]
The Real Estate Business Realtor – A Full Time Job Being a Realtor is a full time job.  It’s just not something someone can do in their spare time.  A Realtor who is committed to their work and their clients has to work beyond the nine to five.  So why is it so many people think being a Realtor can be part time? After practicing […]