Real Estate Tips & Topics

Feb. 24, 2020

What is a Counteroffer in Real Estate?

What Exactly is a Counteroffer? If you make an offer on a home, and the seller rejects your offer and suggests different terms, that’s their counteroffer.

Real Estate Jargon

A counteroffer typically says that the seller will accept the buyer's offer subject to additional terms and/or conditions. These terms and conditions ...

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Sept. 8, 2019

5 Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Buying Your First Home

We know that the home buying process is daunting, and it might seem like you have a million tasks on your plate. Everyone is giving you advice, but where should you spend your time? We asked a recent first-time homebuyer what she wishes she knew before she bought her home ...

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Nov. 28, 2018

I inherited a house – what do I do now?


ORLANDO, Fla. – Nov. 26, 2018 – Aretha Franklin died without a will, leaving an $80 million fortune and multiple properties. Although Franklin's sons appointed her niece to execute the estate, the situation shows how family feuds and other problems can potentially result when inheritance portions aren't ...

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Nov. 11, 2018

Selling an Inherited Property in Florida

Selling Herited Property

Preparing to Sell an Inherited House or a Probate Home in Florida

Are you selling an inherited home or a house undergoing Florida probate proceedings? When it comes to selling real property that you or multiple people have inherited you will want to work with a real estate team who ...

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Sept. 8, 2018

5 Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value

Increase Your Home's Value BEFORE Listing It

Increasing the value of your home before putting it on the market is important, and your budget shouldn’t hold you back. Here are a few, simple tips to improve the look and feel of your home fast, all for under $400.00 ...

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Sept. 8, 2018

5 Things Home Buyers Should Never Compromise On

When buying a home, there are some things you should never compromise on—or you’ll likely regret your home purchase, according to

1. The floor plan. It’s difficult and expensive to reconfigure a home’s floor plan. If a home doesn’t have the minimum number of rooms or the flow ...

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Nov. 28, 2017

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

We surveyed several hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would recommend to their clients.

Home Buying Tips

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

by Andy Fulton on April 21, 2014

Get a Home Inspection Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall ...

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Aug. 26, 2017

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters

Top 12 Real Estate Apps

Whether you plan to buy or sell, with the following apps you can get organized, save money, learn about the homes in your neighborhood, and get inspired for your next renovation project.

Apps For Homeowners: Get Renovation Inspiration

These apps not only offer ideas for your next remodel or home ...

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May 6, 2017

What’s a Pocket Listing?

Home Selling

Have you ever wondered what a “pocket listing” is? Learn a little bit about this trend in hot markets and how an agent familiar with pocket listings can help you sell your home faster or find homes which haven’t hit the market yet.

If you’ve been searching for a home ...

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March 4, 2017

Earnest Money Mistakes


Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home ...

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