Planning on Selling Your Home?

If you're thinking about selling your home this year, you're not alone.

Trulia recently conducted a survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults in order to forecast homeownership for 2018. The results show 31 percent of respondents expect 2018 to be a better year for selling a home than 2017 – and only 14 percent expect it to be worse.

So for those of you planning to sell, here are some ways to prepare your home.

Planning on Selling Your Home?

If you're thinking about selling your home this year, you're not alone.

Trulia recently conducted a survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults in order to forecast homeownership for 2018. The results show 31 percent of respondents expect 2018 to be a better year for selling a home than 2017 – and only 14 percent expect it to be worse.

So for those of you planning to sell, here are some ways to prepare your home.

Our Client Was Published In the New York Real Estate Journal

We love sharing and celebrating the success of our clients. That's why when we saw our client, David A. Gabay, Esq., was published in the New York Real Estate Journal -- we had to share it!

Click Here to Read David's Article on Broker's Commissions

10 Most Common Title Problems

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance provides protection for you from title problems that may become known after you close your transaction.

5 Mortgage Closing Terms Every Buyer Should Know

When the housing crisis and economic recession hit, it put many prospective home buyers’ plans on hold, forcing those considering purchasing a home into the rental market. Now, as the economy continues to improve, some of those renters are looking to own. 

However, there are many factors to consider when buying a home. When it comes to the closing process, it is a good idea to know the terminology that will be discussed. This can help make the situation much more comfortable and professional for all parties involved. Below are some of the terms that may be discussed during the closing process.

Should You Rent or Buy?

Have you ever considered how much you pay in rent over an extended period of time? It is probably a lot more than you realize. The amount you spend for rent each month could be applied to a mortgage, not only building equity in your own property, but, in most cases, substantially reducing the Federal and State income taxes you pay each year. And, what happens to your rent money? It’s gone! There’s no interest, no equity, no return.

Our Picks for 2018: The Best Real Estate Marketing Tools

As 2017 is coming to a close, it's a great time to make sure you have all of the right marketing tools and software to make 2018 your best year yet. We encourage you to take the time and reflect with your team, what has worked well and perhaps what has inhibited your growth. What can you do differently to have even more success? More than likely, real estate agents will be saying "better, more focused marketing". We've put together a list of the easiest and most cost-effective real estate marketing tools to help differentiate your brand in 2018.

[Infographic] 2018 National Real Estate Housing Forecast

Next year will set the stage for a significant inflection point in the housing shortage. Inventory increases will be felt in higher priced segments after spring home buying season, which we expect to take hold and begin to provide relief for buyers and drive sales growth in 2018 and beyond. There is big relief for buyers in the upcoming year. 

Popular FAQ: The Cost of Title Insurance

If you've purchased a health or auto insurance policy, chances are you have an idea of how traditional insurance coverage works: you pay your premium and the insurance company takes on the financial liability of your auto or health risks. Obviously your rates will be adjusted according to how "risky" you are as a customer. In this brief blog, we'll explain how title insurance difers from other insurances, how it eliminates risk, and how you can find out the cost of title insurance. 

8 Tips for Showing Your House

So you’re planning to sell your home. You have decided on a price, based on current market values, but your home may sell faster and bring a higher price if it shows well. Potential buyers will get the best impression if your home is clean, neat, uncluttered, in good repair, light, airy, and quiet. Here are a few guidelines to get your home show ready... 

How to Better Qualify Your Real Estate Leads in 2018

Just like any other business owner, you're always looking for new ways to get more leads. With 2018 approaching quickly, you're checking out your robust pipeline and trying to analyze how many of them are actually qualified leads. 

Many deploy a "numbers-game" approach behind their sales process — trying to drive as many leads as possible. However, doing so without a systematized sales process can lead to many issues. Agents can find themselves stuck trying to move these leads down the sales funnel and find the "real" leads. This blog provides real estate agents helpful tips to further qualify their pipeline for 2018 and increase their ROI behind marketing activities.

Title Insurance Calculator for New York

We want to make it easy and simple for you to get a title insurance quote immediately for you or your client. Simply put in the specifics around the property, location, transaction type, sales price and loan amount and you'll receive an immediate title insurance rate quote! The calculator is designed to adjust based on your county, to vary by a wide range of factors, from location to sales prices or loan amounts.

Title Insurance Calculator
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