While the temperatures are dropping, the amount of scary good real estate content that’s been published over the past month has been heating up!
In this months roundup of the best Google+ real estate articles, you’re going to find some incredible articles from the best bloggers in the real estate industry. This months roundup includes tips for home buyers, home sellers, real estate investors, homeowners, and for real estate agents.
If you haven’t joined the real estate bloggers group on Facebook, you’re missing out big time! Within this group you’re going to find over 2,000 members and many of these top articles being provided to you as a resource to share on your social networks.
So, without further delay, here are 10 scary good real estate articles from October 2017!
How To Sell A House With Pets
Selling a home can certainly be challenging. When you start adding other people and factors into the equation, it can become even more challenging.
Many homeowners have pets which they absolutely adore. While you may absolutely adore Fido and Boots, they can present some additional challenges to selling a home.
Sharon Paxson has written a fantastic article that provides some helpful tips for selling a house with pets. If you’re going to be selling a house with pets in the future, don’t let your furry friends be the reason your home doesn’t sell.
Sharon’s article is a must read for anyone with pets who will be selling their home!
Getting The Right Price For Your Rental
Are you going to be renting a home? Do you have a hard time grasping what the right price tag you should be asking? You are not alone. Many people struggle with the right number of ask for their rentals. Did you know there are online estimate tools for rentals? These tools are a great place to start as explained by Domineck at Accidental Rental.
Keep in mind, however, that an online tool will never replace an actual human. Sites like Zillow should be used as a starting point not an absolute. Make sure you consult with a local real estate agent to get the most accurate rental place.
How To Make Money By Investing In Real Estate
Investing in real estate is can be an excellent way to make money! With that said, it can also be an excellent way to lose money!
Many times people who’re looking to invest in real estate overthink themselves. They make real estate investing way to difficult and end up making costly financial mistakes.
So, what are the easiest ways to make money by investing in real estate? Maria Mastrolonardo has written a very simple, yet effective, article which provides 3 basic ways to make money by investing in real estate.
If you’re thinking about investing in real estate in the future, or know someone who is, make sure you share Maria’s article with them. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel, the 3 ways Maria discusses in her article do work!
5 Ways Home Buyers Cost Themselves Money
Buying a home has a variety of costs and fees that buyers should be aware of. Many buyers don’t realize that they’re costing themselves extra money by making simple mistakes.
One of the worst ways a home buyer can make is by choosing the wrong mortgage lender. Every mortgage lender will have different costs and fees associated with funding a home loan.
This is one of the top 5 ways home buyers cost themselves money that is discussed in this awesome piece of content from Ellen Pitts of Harmony Realty. Ellen provides some very detailed graphics that discuss 5 ways buyers are potentially costing themselves extra money.
If you or someone you know is going to be buying a home, make sure to share this excellent advice!
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Did you know that deferred maintenance is one of the best ways to destroy a home?
Not completing routing HVAC inspections, roof inspections, and cleaning of gutters are all popular ways homeowners cost themselves extra money in cost repairs.
Now that fall is here, it’s important homeowners are completing seasonal maintenance around their homes. In this article from Rochester’s Real Estate Blog, you’re going to find a very helpful fall home maintenance checklist.
By completing these tasks each fall, homeowners will improve the overall health of their home and help improve the chances they’ll be facing costly repairs!
What Factors Lower A Homes Value?
One of the scariest things for homeowners is the value of their home going down! Oh no, what can possible lower a homes value?
Actually there are many factors that lower property value. Factors such as proximity to train tracks, gun ranges, or a major highway can drastically impact a homes value, and not in a good way!
In this article Bill Gassett covers the most common factors that lower a homes value. This is a great read for those considering a home purchase so they can be on the lookout for these factors that can result in a negative impact on a homes value!
How to Build a Rock Star Real Estate Team
Are you a solo agent but have been thinking about forming a team? How about a new real estate agent and you’re unsure if going a team would be right for you? These are great questions to think about. Creating a real estate team is something that lots of agents consider. In this extremely detailed article, you will see some of the best tips for forming a killer real estate team.
If you have ever thought about forming a team, you won’t want to miss this exceptional post!
9 Tips For Staging Your Bathroom
The next scary good article in this months roundup comes from one of the regulars in these monthly roundups, Kevin Vitali!
Most real estate agents understand the importance of kitchen and baths during a home sale. In fact, many agents will advise sellers that kitchens and baths are the most important rooms in a home sale.
Home sellers don’t realize that they can do things to help improve the appearance of a bathroom. There are some very simple staging tips for a bathroom that can make a world of difference!
Kevin’s article provides 9 incredible staging tips for a bathroom. It’s a must read for those who’re looking to get their bathroom ready for a home sale
Buying A Home With A Rehab Loan
There are so many great mortgage products available for buyers nowadays. For buyers who’re looking to purchase a home that needs rehab, there is a fantastic product that you need to be aware of!
It’s called a 203K Rehab Loan. Buying a home with a rehab loan is often a great fit for those buyers looking to purchase short sales and foreclosures.
Paul Sian explains in detail in this article what the perks are to 203K loans, who can use them, and other important information pertaining to this rehab loan.
2018 Hardwood Flooring Trends
Trends change every year. This includes clothing trends, decor trends, and yes, even hardwood flooring trends!
The Flooring Girl, Debbie Gartner, each year publishes a comprehensive article on the upcoming years hardwood flooring trends. The 2018 hardwood flooring trends guide was published this past month and it must be included in the best real estate articles from Google+!
If you’re thinking about installing some hardwood floors in your home, before doing so, make sure you read Debbie’s article to make sure you’re keeping up with the current trends.
How to Make Your Home Smell Great
One of the biggest turn-offs to home buyers is a home that has unpleasant odors. In fact, things that smell rank in a home can completely distract a buyer. Some will even fear that the smell won’t be able to removed. In her latest article Michelle Gibson explains the importance of how to make your home smell great when selling. Use Michele’s tips to make a great first impression.
When it comes to odors in a home you can never be too careful.
“The Great 8”
I’m sure you’re wondering, what the heck is “The Great 8?”
Well, it’s a similar roundup post to this article of 8 incredible real estate articles from the past month, written by Joe Boylan of Springs Homes.
Just like this roundup, you’re going to find 8 articles covering different real estate topics written by the very best writers in the industry.
Check it out if you’re looking for even more scary good real estate content!
Other Best Of Google+ Real Estate Roundups
- The best of Google Plus real estate from September 2017.
- The best of Google Plus real estate from August 2017.
About the author: This months best of Google+ real estate articles roundup was written by Kyle Hiscock of the Hiscock Sold Team at RE/MAX Realty Group. Kyle has been helping people move in, around, and out of the Greater Rochester NY area for nearly 7 years. If you or someone you know is thinking of moving to Rochester NY or around Rochester, Kyle is an expert on local real estate. He also is very active on many social networks including Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIN, and others.