RE/MAX Blog for Buyers

RE/MAX Blog for Buyers

  • 4 Potential Surprises When Buying a Home

    No. 1: Low inventory means you have to act fast ... In many cities around the U.S., inventories are tight, meaning there are too few homes on the market for potential homebuyers. Homes in good condition that are priced appropriately sell fast. The competitive market means buyers may find a home and make a serious offer in just a few days (sometimes 24 hours!). In extremely low inventory markets like Denver, Seattle and San Francisco, buyers may end up in bidding wars, paying more than the home's asking price. Professional real estate agents understand the unique […]

  • 4 Steps to Winning a Bidding War

    With housing inventory tight in many parts of the country, many home shoppers are finding themselves in a bidding war with other buyers. Use these tips to help you successfully act fast during the bidding process and gain the attention of the seller. 1. Have a "Dream Team" Having the right people on your side during the purchase process is critical to a successful transaction. Whether it is a real estate agent or mortgage loan originator , each individual plays a large role. From tackling paperwork to market knowledge, having an experienced […]

  • Moving with Your Pet? Tips for Planning Your Move Around Your Pooch

    These days, moving to a new home with your pet - whether furry, feathered, or scaled – isn't so uncommon. Many find themselves looking for pet-friendly lodging on the road to their new homes. Here are a few tips from Kim Salerno from Tripswithpets.com . Pet-Friendly Rooms Many hotels allow travelers to bring their pets into every room, while others have a certain number of pet designated rooms. Certain pet friendly hotels welcome pets of all breeds and sizes at no additional charge. Others have weight or breed restrictions, and may charge an extra […]

  • 5 Tips for Getting Over “The One That Got Away”

    Imagine you finally find the house of your dreams. It has everything you hoped for in a home, from the right countertops to the right landscaping. You spend hours envisioning the parties you'll throw in the backyard and the baths you'll take in the clawfoot tub. But fate intervenes. For some unfortunate reason – perhaps a fierce bidding war or a fickle owner who decides to stay put – deal falls through. How do you recover? Here are some tips. 1. Get right back in the saddle If you must have a pity party, do it quickly. Perhaps a quick toast to what could have been, […]

  • Find a Home with the Perfect Backyard BBQ Spot

    As you tour homes, do you stop in the backyard and visualize your friends and family fighting over the first burgers off the grill while the dogs play in the yard? If outdoor entertaining is a priority in your new home, here are four things to look for. 1. Space. You may be dreaming of an extensive outdoor kitchen, complete with weatherproof appliances and a table with a built-in cooler. Or, your budget may limit you to a Hibachi and camp chairs. Regardless, make sure there's enough space to host the backyard soiree of your dreams. 2. Shade. Western facing backyards […]

 

Bill Robbins – Realtor at RE/MAX Bryan-College Station