On average, more than three of every one-thousand Missourians get divorced each year. In many cases, divorcing couples will need to sell their home, and smart realtors understand both the pitfalls and the opportunities inherent in these properties. Often, the sale of the home represents the last stage in the divorce, making couples eager to […]
Getting documents notarized may seem like a pretty routine part of the job. After all, it’s a part of every buying or selling process, and it can be as simple as having your client take the documents to their local bank branch. But, like all aspects of buying or selling, there exist legal pitfalls that […]
When you work in real estate long enough, you will come across transactions in which the buyer or seller wants to use an IRA to complete the deal. This is especially true if you’re working with commercial properties, or ones that may be rented out or flipped. Read on to find out what you need […]
As a Real Estate Agent, your reputation is gold. Or lead, if you don’t watch out. Check out our infographic, print it out, keep it handy to remind yourself!
When selling a property, the process of transferring title to the buyer is usually pretty straightforward. But what happens when it’s not? How is title transferred, for example, if the title-holder died more than one year ago? Understanding how to proactively and accurately navigate this situation can mean the difference between impressing your client or […]
Disclose, Disclose, Disclose – To Stay Out of Disputes Between Sellers & Buyers on “Failure to Disclose Allegations” If a real estate agent fails to exercise appropriate judgment when working with a seller intent on “under-disclosing” pertinent facts about a listed property, or a buyer’s agent fails to properly address a buyer’s noted concern about […]
We all want our clients to have the best closing possible, and we know that this is one of the biggest (and most stressful) days of every client’s life. Follow these tips to ensure everything goes according to plan! Verify that parties executing the sale contract are the “correct parties” – for example, make sure […]
A few weeks ago I attended a broker’s annual awards ceremony, where five outstanding agents were being recognized. I had worked with all five and knew them to be deserving. I had seen them take detailed, complicated routes to properly address problems, even when it threatened to slow down the process or jeopardize their commission. For […]