Real Estate Agent

April 2017

Finding a Buyer’s Agent in a Seller’s Market

By |April 14th, 2017|

In the current seller’s market, it is essential to find an agent with a strong record of successfully closing deals. As a home buyer, this is paramount for your offer to be accepted. When beginning the home search, friends and acquaintances will suggest an agent, but connecting with an agent who is seasoned is […]

August 2016

For Sale By Agent

By |August 23rd, 2016|

With the sophistication of on-line real estate websites, you are now able to see your home’s estimated worth at any point in time. All of this easy access may lull you into thinking you could be your own agent. After all, you may possess some of the skills needed; in addition to the plethora […]

May 2016

Beyond Baking Soda

By |May 15th, 2016|

Advantage Home Plus offers employees many services through our no-cost home ownership program. One popular service is our unlimited network of professional local real estate agents. Our agent network is dedicated to helping you sell or find a house in your area. One thing that many agents want you to know but won’t tell you, is that homes sell fastest when they are vacant or free of unpleasant odors.

January 2016

Who Will Represent You?

By |January 21st, 2016|

It’s time to sell your home. You’ve decided to really do it. Your next big decision is who you will use as a real estate agent. If you are like me, you know of several agents. There is your friend’s spouse who is an agent, the friend at work who is selling homes part time, and perhaps the agent you used to buy your current home.
You know that choosing the right agent is important, and the best way to move forward is to begin by interviewing potential agents. You are looking for someone who is skilled, knowledgeable, and who you can trust. The questions you should be ready to ask should include their price and timeline.

“Derogatory” Credit

By |January 21st, 2016|

The FICO score is a measure of consumer credit risk, and it is used by mortgage companies to help screen and qualify buyers for their loans. You’ll hear about this a lot but be aware that the FICO scoring process can be complex and baffling. When I was working with my mortgage broker to get ready to buy a home, I needed to delve into FICO score details and some negative marks on my score from the past. These are called “derogatory” credit marks. I realized that in order to figure out how my score got so low, I also needed to understand the factors used to create my score so I could raise it in order to qualify for a mortgage. Fortunately, my mortgage broker and her team were great at coaching me on how to clean up my negative FICO score issues and teaching me how to increase my score. Sometimes you just need to ask for help to get started. So, here is what I learned about trying to reboot my credit.


October 2014

Finding the Right Agent is Crucial

By |October 4th, 2014|

The information delivered by your neighborhood real estate agent in the past is now available on the internet. You no longer need agents for information regarding which homes are for sale or what houses in your neighborhood sell for. You can easily find that information online. This information itself is no longer what you […]