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  • Dealing With Difficult Buyers: The Married Couple Who Can’t Agree

    "I want a big backyard, but HE doesn't like to mow..." "I'd love to have an office, but SHE wants a playroom for the kids..." An otherwise compatible couple may have completely different views on real estate. Those contrasting preferences can quickly get in the way of finding a great home. But by incorporating strategic guidance and patience, any agent can steer a conflicted married couple toward a home …

  • 9 Real Estate Photo Errors to Avoid

    Let's face it: Every listing isn't going to be a gorgeous manor on a picturesque hillside. That's where a good feature real estate photo can make a big difference. By following a few basic tips, you can enhance any home's strong suits and minimize weaknesses. Make sure to avoid the following errors with your feature listing photos: Error 1: The hidden house Don’t leave your clients confused about wh…

  • What Agents Need to Know About VA Loan Credit Criteria

    Thanks to the recent housing meltdown, loan programs are ratcheting up restrictions and locking countless capable buyers out of loan contention. That's one reason why the VA loan program continues to boom. VA loans offer flexible terms and big savings to our nation’s military homebuyers. Eligible buyers can tap into 100 percent financing, low closing costs, no PMI (private mortgage insurance) and no prepa…

  • VA Loan Eligibility Basics for Agents

    Providing top-notch service to military house hunters doesn’t stop with neighborhood recommendations and home tours. Financing is often the most complex part of buying a home for new buyers. Frustrated by information overload and a lack of clear answers, confused buyers often turn to their trusted agents for mortgage advice. Make sure that you can offer sound guidance to your military clients with a basic und…