The study found that homes priced between $200,000 and $1 million sold for an average of $3,400 to $11,200 more than their list prices when professionally photographed than homes with amateur photos. For homes priced between $400,000 and $499,999, the study found that homes professionally photographed sold for $11,200 more.
In the case, home inspector Matthew Steinhausen sued a Seward, Neb., real estate agent and her company over the alleged remarks. Steinhausen argued that the remarks were libelous and hurt his business’ reputation. He asked the court for more than $50,000 in damages.
The home inspector said the real estate agent called him a “total idiot” in an e-mail sent to more than 400 other real estate professionals. Dismissing the lawsuit, the judge said the comments were protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
My best wishes and thanks go out to my latest buyer-client on the purchase of her new home on Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park, MD. Rachel was the ideal client to work with. A first-time homebuyer, she was patient, organized, decisive and a lot of fun. Rachel started saving for her home purchase when she was a TEENAGER! As a result, she was well-qualified and very focused. Enjoy your new home, Rachel, and thanks for letting me help you with your real estate need!
Congratulations John & Cassie Gallagher on the Sale of Your Home!
John & Casie Gallagher needed to sell their Odenton, MD, townhome to move and pursue John’s new job in Georgia. The Gallaghers were not really satisfied with the performance of their first realtor, who failed to sell the home after several months of work. Worried and disappointed with their home-sale experience, John & Casie then turned to me for help.
A few weeks after I listed the home, with a fresh approach, lots of work and heavy marketing, we sold the house for 98 percent of the Gallaghers’ asking price. “[We] only wish we had hired you sooner,” the Gallaghers said.
What did the Gallaghers like best about working with me? “Great communication, especially since we were out of town,” they said. “Far and away, the best realtor we’ve ever worked with.”
If I can help you or someone you know with a real estate need, call me direct at (443) 924-7418. You’ll be glad you did!
On average, it takes 7 months to build a new home from scratch, which includes obtaining the building permit, according to the 2012 Survey of Construction from the Census Bureau.
While mortgage application fraud has dropped 5.6 percent year-over-year, the industry is seeing a rise in income-based fraud, according to CoreLogic findings.
Members of Generation Y, as well as those nearing retirement, say saving for a down payment is their biggest barrier to achieving home ownership. However, those aged 30 to 39 say that having too much debt is their biggest hurdle. Those aged 40 to 49 say that job security is their biggest barrier.