Author: Mike Nichols

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

2022 Real Estate Technology Innovations

Real estate is changing at a rapid pace and each year brings innovations to the industry. Pushed forward by thought leaders, the real estate industry embraces advancement of products and services quickly, all designed to stay ahead of the competition.    Here are a few 

Can You Fire Your Real Estate Agent?

Can You Fire Your Real Estate Agent?

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful situation. When you are having issues with your agent, it can become untenable. The most common complaint from clients is that their agent does not communicate with them enough and aren’t responsive to their needs. While 

What is a Kick-Out Clause

What is a Kick-Out Clause

As the seller’s market continues to thrive across the country, sellers are wondering how to choose the right offer. The frantic pace of the real estate market has resulted in multiple offers on desirable properties. While this may seem like a great problem for sellers 

Prepping an Empty House for Sale

Prepping an Empty House for Sale

You read that right. Should you “prep” an empty house? This is not about adding furniture or plants to a vacant home, but it’s about looking at the empty home and making it more appealing to buyers.    Not all homes need furniture to sell 

Additional Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent

Additional Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent

Most sellers spend a long time considering whether they should sell their home. These same people who have considered all the financial and personal pros and cons of moving hire the first real estate agent they like. While certainly it’s important to find an agent 

5 Nursery Design Trends for the Modern Home

5 Nursery Design Trends for the Modern Home

One of the most exciting parts of expecting a baby is decorating the nursery. Today’s young parents are shunning the traditional pink and blue for more contemporary styles that blend with the rest of the home. With themes ranging from boho to Mid-Century Modern, there 

Rising Interest Rates – Should I Lock in the Mortgage Rate?

Rising Interest Rates – Should I Lock in the Mortgage Rate?

One of the most important financial considerations of buying a new home is the interest rate paid on the mortgage. Over time, a higher interest rate can add thousands of dollars to the true cost of buying the home. When interest rates are low or 

Home Renovations for the Aging Population

Home Renovations for the Aging Population

Approximately 90 percent of seniors over 65 years old intend to stay in their homes for at least 10 more years, according to AARP. As a result, remodeling companies report an uptick in the number of customers doing upgrades and remodels to allow them to 

Selling a Property with Tenants in Place

Selling a Property with Tenants in Place

The strong seller’s market has prompted homeowners across the country to consider selling their homes. What if your property is a rental unit with tenants in place? Can you still sell and take advantage of the rising home values? Yes, by understanding the steps and 

What is YIMBY?

What is YIMBY?

You’ve heard the term, “NIMBY.” The “not in my backyard” theme involves a group of residents working to prevent more development in their community. With the tight housing market and rising home prices, millennial buyers are complaining that they can’t afford to live where they