For Top Dollar, Home Sellers Need To Work Homebuyer Search Patterns
For years, I've been saying the smart way to market a home for sale has changed due to the internet, and today's post is designed to show you why.We have created a graphic that explains typical homebuyer search patterns on the internet. With ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 31, 2016 in Advice: Real Estate
Hey Homebuyer, Are You Really In A Bidding War?
Hey Homebuyer, Are You Really In A Bidding War?I ask you this, because if you plan on buying a home in Tallahassee within the next few months, you are likely to be told that you are bidding against another buyer for the home. But will that ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 25, 2016 in Advice: Real Estate
How To Do A Side By Side Home Comparison In Tallahassee
If you ever wished you could do side by side comparisons for a group of homes for sale in Tallahassee, you'll be happy to learn that we have added a property comparison tool to the Tallahassee Real Estate Website.Whenever you start to look at homes ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 7, 2015 in Blogging Real Estate
UPDATE: Home Buying For Smart People 2016
We created the free "Home Buying For Smart People" e-series more than four years ago, and since its launch, thousands of people have used its information to save (collectively) millions of dollars when they purchased a home.The e-series is ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 30, 2015 in Advice: Real Estate
6 Things You Don't Know That Will Hurt You When You Buy A Home
If you are getting ready to buy a home, I bet there are some mistakes you are about to make and you have no idea how harmful they will be.
Fortunately, you can simply read the rest of this short article and be armed with the knowledge that will help ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 30, 2015 in Advice: Real Estate
Why The New Three Day Closing Disclosure Rule Reminds Me Of The Army
The new Three Day Closing Disclosure Rule is now in effect, and it strikes an eerie resemblance to many of the "hurry up and wait" processes that I used to endure enjoy in the Army.Hurry up and wait was a phrase used to describe the far-too-common ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 8, 2015 in Mortgage / Finance
How To Buy An Overpriced Home
Nobody wants to spend more money on a home than it is worth, but what do you do when you fall in love with an overpriced home?Like most articles published on the Tallahassee Real Estate Website, today's post was inspired by a current situation in ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 2, 2015 in Advice: Real Estate
A Competent Buyers Agent Can Help You Join The 20 Percent Of Satisfied Home Buyers
If you are in the market to buy a home in Tallahassee (or anywhere else for that matter), this article should serve to show you why you should take the time to actually interview real estate agents to begin your home buying process.
With more than ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 14, 2015 in Advice: Real Estate
Hey, Can You Tell Me About This House?
A topic that we address several times per day relates to describing a certain home that we have listed for sale. Prospective buyers call our Tallahassee real estate office wanting to know more about a certain home, and often times they do not know ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 2, 2015 in Advice: Real Estate
Don't Let A Frankenstein House Scare You From This Buyer's Market
Surely you have seen or heard about the movie of the man-made monster, but have you also heard about the Frankenstein House?
In the movie, eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature by assembling and then ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 18, 2013 in Advice: Real Estate
The Process Of Buying A Home Demands More Than A Walmart Greeter
When most people begin the process of buying a home, they see no more utility in a real estate agent than they do in a Walmart Greeter.
They merely want to see inside of a particular home that has caught their fancy, putting no thought ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on March 11, 2013 in Advice: Real Estate
The 7 Most Important Members Of Your Home Buying Team
Buying a home is a team sport. If you plan on becoming a home buyer, then you need to understand that you are now the proud owner of a team, and it would be prudent to take the time to assemble the best personnel that are available. Fortunately, it ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 24, 2011 in Main
The First Mistake All Ignorant Homebuyers Make
Being a smart homebuyer means that you won't make the first mistake that all ignorant homebuyer's make. And what mistake is that?
Jumping In To The Market Without Doing Your Homework
If you find a home that you really, really want, before you are ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on June 23, 2011 in Main