Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / by Robyn Burley
Fear typically comes from a lack of education so it’s our mission to educate you on the real estate market and ‘lift the curtain’ on all your uncertainties about the real estate process.
The real estate market is in a constant state of flux
It is important that you understand what the markets doing now BEFORE you decide to buy or sell so you can be prepared to make rapid decisions when the time comes.
Mastering the Market is dependent upon answering one main question:
→ What type of market are you entering into?
There are 3 types of real estate markets:
→ Buyers Market
→ Sellers Market
→ Balanced MarketSo how can you identify the current type of real estate market and how can the type affect your decisions?1. Identifying a 'Buyers Market'
If you are a buyer looking to a purchase home in a buyer's real estate market, this is the best financial market for you to buy in… but why?
It is because there are more homes av; ...
Monday, June 3, 2019 / by Robyn Burley
It's crazy how fast the first year in business goes...
It is one of the most exciting, terrifying, exhausting and rewarding experiences we have ever gone through.
Although this past year has had its ups and downs, we have learned 3 very important lessons that have shaped who we are today and who we will become in the future...
1. Patience is Powerful
I'm sure you've heard it before: Business is a marathon NOT a sprint!
Although we have learned that (in some ways) you need to move FAST in real estate, sprinting too quickly more often leads to avoidable missteps rather than success.
Steady growth requires patience and time BUT is far more sustainable and (in our experience) has been a key to our success year 1!
2. Put People First (then Innovate)
In a saturated market like real estate, it's SO easy to make decisions based on what is trending in the industry.
Instead of looking at what your competition does to innovate and imitating that; the framework of your decisions sho! ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / by Robyn Burley
Social media is such a big part of our daily lives.
You may have even stumbled upon this blog post through one of our @FluxRealty social channels...
But how often do you look at your own social media with objective eyes?
DID YOU KNOW that your social media could affect your ability to get a loan or mortgage?
You want to move and it’s time to start talking about that dirty ‘F’ word…
It’s really one of the most stress inducing topics in our business and personal lives.
When you’re thinking about buying your dream home, how often does the word "finance" come up??
Pretty consistently in our real estate experience...
I’m sure you’ve heard it before… “talk to a bank or mortgage broker BEFORE you start looking at homes”...
SO what can you do on your end to make sure you get approved for the loan or mortgage you want BEFORE setting foot in a Broker's office?
Thursday, June 14, 2018 / by Robyn Burley
We have moved many times ourselves and know intimately the energy and nerves which accompany this big life transition. If you’re with us on this one, you may be wondering: how do I cut through the bull$h*t and have a fantastic Real Estate experience with a new Realtor?
Here are four tips for the savvy home buyer on How to Select the Right Realtor for YOU!
Tip 1: Do your research
Begin with a quick Google search of Realtors in your area. Look at any reviews that have been left by former clients on their social media profiles and via Google Reviews.
Online reviews are an incredibly valuable source for getting an unbiased sense of the quality of the service. Check out our Google Reviews to see what we mean.
A piece of advice: Consider the Realtor you know for the job but make sure you look at other possibilities before you make your decision on who should work for you. Don’t let the idea that “I have to work with them because I know th ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 / by Robyn Burley
Buying a house can be a stressful and uncertain process. There is so much to consider when buying a home, especially when it's your first-time. Besides what you can afford in a mortgage, property taxes and utility costs, do you understand all of the costs you might incur when buying real estate?
Our Flux Realty Sales Team Leader, Matt Fierling, and his Showing Partner, Colin Bass, discuss 7 UNEXPECTED COSTS WHEN BUYING A HOME to prepare you for this big change!
1. HOME INSPECTION
Home inspections are a necessary part of buying a home. A home inspector is looking for are high cost items like major plumbing issues or roof leaks that can cost you thousands. Home inspections can typically cost around $500.00.
In a competitive home market where there are multiple offer situations, it can be difficult to get a home inspection accepted on an offer. If we don’t have any competition, it is more likely that we can include a home inspect. ...