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Best Google+ Real Estate June 2017 How does one even begin to filter through the 10’s, if not 100’s of well-written real estate blog articles this past month? Are we drawn to read about certain topics given it’s more ‘in the news’ than others? Or do we tend to click on those articles whose titles attract us the most?

With one of the busiest real estate periods of the year underway, one thing’s for sure: this month offered a variety of the above-mentioned! As always, when putting these “best of” compilations together, we are unfortunately limited to just a dozen or so articles, which stood out from the rest for a number of reasons.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the best Google Plus real estate articles for June 2017:

13 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

Whereas most of us can make a mistake in our daily life, when it comes to mortgage loans, making certain mistakes can turn out to be quite pricey!

In this very informative article, Luke discusses the most common first-time home buyer mistakes and what one can do to avoid them.

In the end, we know that buying a home isn’t an everyday thing! It’s not like one can return it after a few days or weeks, and request a refund! Thus, use the real estate professionals around you to assist you during this important process, and the common mistakes mentioned in the article won’t stand a chance!

The Guide to Dual Agency in Real Estate

Buyer’s agent? Seller’s agent? What if there’s only one agent representing both parties?

Given the incredible importance of knowing how dual agency works, why it’s being used, and most importantly, how one can avoid pulling the short straw, Bill took quite the time and effort in compiling the recently published articles on the subject.

Definitely one of the more educating compilations around, so don’t even think about giving this one a skip! If you are buying or selling a home it is critical to understand how dual agency works in your state!

Is My Home An Asset Or A Liability? It Depends!

How much is my home worth?” is one of the most frequently asked questions around! With real estate markets booming throughout the U.S., home-ownership is a great investment. Or is it?

Using his usual eloquent writing style, Conor describes how purchasing property can be isn’t always the same: are you looking for a home or investment property? Which things ought one to take into account when making the comparison? And does the home turn out to be an asset or liability? Timing in real estate is everything. Always remember that when purchasing a home.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Real Estate Agents

Stephen Covey’s world best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, was the inspiration for yet another episode in the series.

Being a real estate agent isn’t for pushovers — that’s how Xavier starts his article on one of the most competitive jobs in the business world today.

How does one rise above the competition? What can one do to separate oneself from the rest of the pack? What can one learn from top-performing real estate agents?

Top producing real estate agents are good at managing their time, energy and attention. Perhaps time to read up on how you too can jump on that bandwagon? If you have thoughts of becoming a top producing agent,this will be a good read!

Learn These 4 Secrets To Boost Your Home’s Value

If you’re currently looking to sell your home, make sure to follow Lynn’s great advice explained in her recent article!

We all want those extra few bucks in our pockets whenever we can, and it’s no different for home sellers in this marketplace. How does one go about it though?

Don’t worry, Lynn explains it in detail with her 4 secrets on how one can boost a home’s value! A home that’s seen as being (more) desirable will increase in value!

Why Isn’t My Home Selling?

Not every home seller in this market is lucky enough to sell his property in a timely fashion. Real estate agents sometimes hear the question what are the reasons why my home isn’t selling more than they would like to hear!

At times, the answer to that question might be very straightforward; other times not so. Home sellers might take it personally as they can’t figure out why all their hard work (and money) in getting the property ready for marketing isn’t paying off.

What are the most common reasons why a house might not be selling? Bill hands out quite the helpful tips to assist these home sellers in achieving their goal. Some of it might turn out to be relatively easy to implement!

Time to improve those odds of sitting at the closing table sooner rather than later, wouldn’t you say?! Who wouldn’t want to sell their home quicker and for more money.

10 Sizzling Tips For Selling A Home During The Summer

No doubt, a ‘hot article’ as we’re heading into the Summer months as Kyle takes us through a number of very important elements which one needs to keep in mind if selling one’s home is on the agenda this time of the year!

Don’t get caught off guard by postponing a lot of the preparation until right before the marketing of your home kick starts!

Even though one might contemplate taking a few shortcuts here and there (it’s much nicer sipping your cool drink in the shade, we know), please be aware that these helpful tips will make a tremendous difference in final selling price, as well as timing when selling a home during the Summer! Take a look at the excellent summer home selling tips.

May 2017 Real Estate Roundup

One of my favorite real estate article roundups is Paul’s monthly edition. I don’t need to tell you that unless you’re online 24/7, there will always be great real estate content that you’ve missed!

This compilation series will make sure all of your favorite real estate blog writers (and topics) have been covered, ranging from topics related to home buyers and sellers, home-ownership etc. Plus, he recently started adding some bonus material in the form of video as well!

Another informative article you should bookmark! The great thing about Paul’s round-up is you can see some exceptional real estate content all in one place. Happy reading!

How Is The Real Estate Market? And What Does It Mean To You?

Every real estate agent will hear the question of “How is the real estate market? at least a few times per day! There’s no straightforward answer as it depends on the individual. Are you a buyer? Are you a seller? Perhaps a property investor?

Different markets mean different things to different people!

Kevin discusses what the real estate market really is and how it functions. Knowing what type of market you’re heading into will lead to a more realistic expectation of what’s to come, how to look for homes, and how to adjust one’s negotiation strategy.

9 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Over the years as a homeowner, you will have been exposed to opportunities to refinance your mortgage. And why wouldn’t you, given some of these record-low interest rate levels?!

However, you need to make sure proper analysis is done on your financial situation. Does home refinancing benefit you in your current situation? There’s no immediate right or wrong answer.

Anita takes you through nine questions you need to ask yourself before embarking on a refinancing mission!

Negotiating After The Home Inspection

The home inspection is a major hurdle in a real estate transaction. More sales fall apart at this point than at any other. Often times the sale falls apart because there was not a meeting of the minds between the buyer and the seller. In his latest article, Joe Boylan discusses what you need to know about negotiating a home inspection. Take a look at his excellent tips to increase the odds your sale stays together!

And with this last article, I round off yet another best of Google+ real estate content month! I hope you will enjoy reading the articles as much as I have, and that you’ll concur that these are definitely sticking out from the rest of this past month’s real estate blog publications!

In case you missed it, here are a few past months best of Google Plus real estate articles.

Previous Google+ Real Estate Article recaps:

Xavier De-Buck This article was written by Xavier De Buck, your top-producing Johannesburg (South Africa) real estate agent with Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio, who’s passionate about the property market, social media and the synergy of both! You can read his blog at