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Open House Do’s & Don’ts

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Selling a home in today’s market can be difficult. The stakes are high, and the competition is as stiff as its ever been. Today, we’ll look at the best practices of providing a home tour. Open House Do’s Do: Say Yes to Virtual Tours Virtual tours have become a mainstay in the industry. Not only are they convenient, they’re also a great way to rule out buyers that are less serious …

Celebrity homes are a tough sell, says Redfin

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  Aerial view of Katy Perry’s home It turns out, real estate is tricky for everyone–even celebrities. In fact, according to a new Redfin study that compared 60 celebrity homes to other similar properties, celebrities may have an even tougher time in the market than us Normals. “We found that celebrity-owned homes tend to be bigger with more bedrooms and bathrooms, and they cost more per square foot than other abodes …

Exclusive: Is There Hazardous Waste in Your Property?

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There’s nothing like a house that’s ready to sell. The floors sparkle, the light bulbs burn bright, the scent of fresh cookies wafts through the air, and dangerous chemicals threaten to poison anyone who sets foot on the property… Wait, what? According to Drew Boyles, the founder of waste-removal company HazAwayToday, the problem is more common than you might think. And the removal process itself? Challenging, to say the least. “Movers, …

New on Alpha: SMS/Share

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Share reports with your clients in more formats than ever! Here at The MLS, we’re constantly striving to improve the technology we provide to our members. We have a lot of exciting new features to share! Check out the details on our newest feature below:     Share Fig. 1: Example of “Share” button The user will now be able to share reports through a variety of channels: email, SMS (text …

Coming Soon to the Alpha Listing Search!

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Here at The MLS, we’re constantly striving to improve the technology we provide to our members. As a result of these efforts, we have a lot of exciting new features in development, nearly ready for our users to enjoy. Here’s a preview of what we have in store… Radius Search The new radius search feature will give users the ability to search for listings within a designated distance from their desired …

The Pragmatic vs. The Personal: Working With Unrealistic Sellers

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One of the most frustrating things that an agent can experience is a seller who, against the agent’s best efforts, will insist on overpricing their property. In those cases, it’s hard to know how to proceed. National Speaker for Homes.com Joe Sesso has five key pieces of advice for agents who might be experiencing this all-too-common frustration. 1. Understand where they’re coming from Says Sesso, “Selling a house is easy. Selling …

Are More Millennials Moving in With Mom & Pop?

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Moving back in with the parents–super embarrassing, right? Maybe. But, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, that isn’t deterring millennials from moving back home more than ever before. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2014, Pew concluded that a record 60.6 million Americans–a whopping 19% of all U.S. households–are living in multigenerational housing, but even that number is underestimating the real amount. Per Pew: “The Census Bureau …

Zillow Study Busts First-Time Buyer Myths

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Everything you think you know about first-time buyers is wrong. This new info comes fresh from a recent 160-question Zillow Group survey conducted with 13,000 homebuyers and sellers who closed transactions in 2016. The results of the survey bust several prevalent first-time buyer myths wide open and are soon to be released for the general public’s access. For starters? In 2016, a whopping 53 percent of all buyer sales were to …