Watching for a recession. What are the indicators?

What should you look for as an indication that the seller’s market is on the decline? How can you watch for a turn in uneven supply and demand balance in favor of buyers? As exclusive buyer’s agents, we’ve seen this before. But, because we are a small company who work with a small number of

How to read the MLS and other real estate listing sites

Here’s a quick primer on how to read the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and alternate real estate listing sites. Most of my clients “web around” to sites like Trulia and Zillow to look at images of properties for sale. We create customized searches with our database, but the raw data is out there for everyone

By |2019-04-11T10:18:34-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: buying process|Tags: , , , , , , |

House hunting on line

Here’s a quick primer on house hunting on line. Our clients get a customized search in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). That is the primary database, which shares property information with consumer sites, like Zillow.  Our searches aim to be specific.  The raw data is out there, so some of our clients enjoy seeing it all.

By |2020-08-12T12:17:09-04:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: buying process|Tags: , , , , |

Creating an effective house-hunting search

The most common mistake that consumers make when setting up an MLS search is to limit their search too much or too little. The ideal search yields properties that are closer and closer to the goal. Bad searches yield either too few options or properties that don’t work, in the same way, over and over.

By |2017-01-23T08:46:52-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: buying process, House Hunting|Tags: , , , , , , , |