Real Estate Agent

September 24, 2018
what is an open house

What is an Open House and What You Should Expect

Sell That House! If you’re in the process of selling your home, you may be pondering the different strategies to help make that sale. Online ads. Real estate agent referrals. And don’t forget about that classic one – having an open house. Do you know what an open house is?…
August 27, 2018
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What is reasonable to offer below asking price? – Part 2

Get an education, move out, meet someone special, and buy a home together. Does this sound like anyone you know? Could it even sound like you? Even if this scenario isn’t exactly you, wanting to buy a home is a dream that many Americans have. And buying a home is…
February 28, 2018

Real Estate Facebook Ads – Harness the Power

About Advertising Your Real Estate Listings  To be successful in the business of real estate, one of the critical components is to make your name – and your listings – highly visible. After all, how can you sell properties if there is no one you can sell them to? A…
December 20, 2017
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The Facebook Market: How it’s Changing Real Estate

The Evolving Face of Social Media You may or may not be a fan, but there’s little doubt that you haven’t heard about it: Facebook. This is the social media platform where you can tell people what you are thinking, show pictures of your latest vacation, and “like” whatever your…
December 7, 2017
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Characteristics of a Successful Real Estate Agent

When it comes to buying and selling homes, you will meet up with a whole cast of characters. Think mortgage lenders like Shamrock Financial, home inspectors, the sellers, legal reps. And you cannot forget about the successful real estate agent! This person is the connection between you and the house…
October 19, 2017

Why Sell Your House? Five Compelling Reasons

Why Sell Your House? To sell or not to sell – that is the question. If this thought has been floating around in your mind, what has been stopping you from taking the plunge? Perhaps you are unsure about whether you would make a profit, or when you should put your…
July 6, 2017
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Getting That Home Loan in Five Easy Steps

How to Get a Home Loan Unless you just won the lottery or inherited money from a long-lost relative, to buy your first home, you will need to get a home loan. Definition: Your mortgage is a loan that a mortgage lender gives to you to buy a home. That…
June 6, 2017
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Shamrock Financial – One of the Best Mortgage Lenders

Choosing One of the Best Mortgage Lenders If you have ever bought a home or are in the process of doing so, you know that you have a lot of boxes to check on your task list. You need to save up for that down payment, find the right real…
April 18, 2017

A Complete Guide to Home Inspection

Your Ultimate Guide to Home Inspections When you want to buy a new TV or smartphone, you may look through flyers, research various options, and ask for recommendations to make sure you get the best value for your money. So why wouldn’t you do that with a home? To avoid…
April 5, 2017
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How to Make Sure Your Home Closing Goes as Planned

After weeks of helping your clients search for that property that meets both their budget and their wants, at last you found the one! But that’s just the start of the process. You now need to guide your clients through the home closing process to cap the financial transaction. Your…
March 28, 2017
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Credit Rating Changes Means Good News for Consumers – July 2017

Here Comes Your Credit! Being approved for a mortgage is a great thing. Preparing your finances to get approved is another. On their end, mortgage lenders need to make sure that every borrower is a good credit risk. This means that the mortgage lender needs to be convinced that the…
March 7, 2017

5 Popular First Home Mortgage Loan Programs

If you are thinking of buying your first home, then you know that there are plenty of decisions to make, and one of those is about your first home mortgage loan program. Which mortgage to get, what terms are best, which mortgage lenders to consider – it can get overwhelming…
March 3, 2017
MA Real Estate Disclosure Form

New MA Real Estate Agency Disclosure Form

Out with the Old, In with the New No one likes a complicated form, and real estate is no exception. Therefore, if you are a real estate agent working in Massachusetts, then you need to be aware of changes that will affect you in this new MA real estate agency…
February 3, 2017

Real Estate Postcards – A Little Can Do a Whole Lot

The location, the prices, the market, the trends. If you have any hope of becoming a rock star real estate agent, you need specific and current knowledge about these topics, and more. But then ask yourself these questions: Do clients know whom you are? Do they know what you have…
December 29, 2016
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Changes to FHA Loan Limits – January 2017

Consider an FHA Mortgage You have decided to buy a home and that’s great! While the decision itself may be exciting, doing all of that required administrative work – locating pay stubs, collecting bank account details, assembling debt details – is not.  Then comes the issue of decision making: What…