Advertising Your Home [A Complete Guide]

Marketing has its roots in every form of communication, be it newspapers, television, or social media. In 1981, 22% of all home buyers found their dream house through newspapers and people are still asking themselves the question…  How Do I Attract Buyers? You can attract buyers to your property by advertising across several mediums: social media, print media, Google, listing websites, and more. Your real estate agent may not use all of these methods when your house hits the market. Every realtor has their preferred methods of advertising, so you should ask them what methods your agent is most comfortable with….

Interviewing Multiple Real Estate Agents [Guide & FAQ’s]

With so many real estate agents out there, it’s hard to choose who to partner with. Many people think that all agents are the same, but that is far from the truth… There is a lot of variety between agents. Each is different in their quality of service, the services they offer, and their costs. As a home buyer or seller, you’ll need to identify what your priorities are so you can find the best real estate agent for you.  At FastExpert, we strongly advise that you interview multiple agents before you commit to one. Ideally, you should interview 4-6…

What is the Best Day and Time for an Open House | Home Selling FAQ’S

When planning to sell your home, the best realtors in your local area may advise you to host an open house. This is a critical step in the process of selling your home and can rake in a mass quantity of prospective buyers all at once. An open house can save you time, money, and help you sell your home faster while getting a better deal on the home.  Making sure your open house is executed perfectly should be a priority for anyone who is selling a home, so we’ve made this resource to answer some frequently asked question about…

What is FSBO and Why Is It A Bad Idea?

Many people are deceived into thinking that they can save money and sell their house easily on their own thanks to FSBO websites. These websites help you list your house for sale on your own instead of listing through an agent. After your home gets listed on their site, people will contact you, see your house and sometimes you’ll find a buyer. Sounds simple right?  The benefit is that you’d save about 6% in real estate agent commissions from the sale of your home. So why do most people still hire agents rather than sell the house themselves? The answer…

2020’s Top Real Estate Agent | Monique Walker

Through all of the insanity of 2020, real estate agents everywhere were battling to reach new heights to be deemed the Top Real Estate Agent in America.  Many fought for the title, but only one could be the best – and for 2020, that agent is Monique Walker of Scottsdale, Arizona. She achieved this title by providing exceptional client experience, flexing her expertise in real estate, and buying and selling the most homes of any of our FastExpert agents in 2020. We were able to steal Monique for a short interview to hear about why so many people buy and…

The Best Real Estate Agents for 2021

To find the best realtors for 2021, we looked to the top realtors from 2020  These agents were agile and intelligent experts who could keep up with the rapidly changing market around them.  In February 2020, COVID-19 rattled the real estate market and the economy as a whole. This provided home buyers and sellers with unique opportunities and challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the storm of change, many real estate agents found it hard to adjust to new requirements, but some were able to push through and continue to provide their clients with the best possible experience.  We compiled…

Should I Accept the First Offer on My Home, Or Wait?

Imagine this- your real estate agent calls you on a Monday morning to tell you that you just got the first offer on your home. You sigh with relief and feel a sudden surge of adrenaline pumping through your veins as you picture moving out.  But there’s a catch. Your agent tells you that the first offer on your home is a little lower than your asking price. They encourages you to take the deal, telling you that you’re lucky to be offered a six-digit price for your house. You tell them that you’ll think about it and hang up….

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Real Estate

As the coronavirus continues to keep people in their homes, businesses all around the world are facing inactivity and consequential shutdowns. With economic activity collapsing on most fronts, the real estate sector has started to see it’s a fair share. The novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic in early March by the World health organization. And while initially, the crisis had only seemed a healthcare scare, it later turned economic at an alarming pace. To curtail the spread of COVID 19, governments across the world issued stay-at-home orders for citizens, and some even locked down entire regions. With people staying…

How a Listing Agent Can Help You Sell

Buying a house can be challenging, but selling one can have its own unique hurdles and headaches. You have to research and price your house, accommodate potential home buyers and open-houses, negotiate and make decisions on offers, and navigate home inspections. Buyers generally have many options when making their decision, so what can you do to make your house stand out and attract potential buyers? For one, you can hire a real estate agent to do the heavy lifting. An agent who assists a house seller is also known as a listing agent, and they can be priceless to home…

Why Your House Isn’t Selling?

If your house has been on the market for a while, with no decent offers made, there has to be a reason for it. It can be frustrating when a house you expect to sell quickly goes unsold, and the longer it is listed, the lower the value drops. Often homeowners are forced to lower the price of a high-value home that has some common problems in order to get it to sell. Your home may have one or many of the below issues that are preventing it from selling. Read on to see if any of these reasons could…