Are the terms “real estate agent” and “Realtor” interchangeable? Those inside the industry know that they’re not, but they also know that it seems to be a bit of an industry secret — many consumers aren’t sure at all what the difference is between a real estate agent and a Realtor, or whether there even is one.
Here’s a guide you can share with clients to help explain how this real estate agent vs. Realtor thing works.
It’s relatively easy to find advice on how to stage a home, but sometimes the most effectively staged homes are founded on the things you didn’t do. Remember, it’s just as import to appeal to prospective buyers, as it is not to scare them away. Click HERE to read the five tips.
Century 21’s blog recently reviewed the pros and cons of these popular options.
Check out a summary of the most recent Mortgage Bankers Association report.
The NMHC survey…found that renters are willing to pay an extra $31 a month to live in a building that includes “sustainability/green initiatives.” Also, they will pay an extra $26 a month to live in a building that recycles. Click HERE for more on this story.
You may be in the habit of plugging in your smartphone to charge it whenever your battery gets low or, simply whenever you have time. But overcharging a battery can hurt its lifespan. So, when is the optimum time? Read on…
Does Columbus, Ohio make the list?
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Forbes.com compiled its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities by ranking the 100 largest metro areas and their surrounding suburbs. For its rankings, they factor in population growth for 2015 and 2016, year-over-year job growth for 2015, the metro’s economic growth rate, unemployment, and median annual pay for college-educated workers in the area.
Click HERE to see the list.
Eighty percent of adults 45-plus say that they plan to age in place and “remain in my local community” when they retire, according to a survey by the AARP. But as they approach retirement, some are choosing to do the opposite of what they once thought: They’re either moving to the city or choosing to upsize their digs.
Find out more HERE.