New Rules for Buying or Selling a Home During Covid-19

HOW BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE HAS CHANGED SINCE OUR “NEW NORMAL“ Recently, several people have asked me (from a socially safe distance, of course) if people are buying or selling homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Absolutely, I say! I’ve been working with lots of buyers and sellers these past two months. Other Realtors I

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3 Most Important Things to Look For in a Realtor®

Whether you’re selling a home or looking to buy one, finding the right real estate agent is critical. It can be the difference between having a smooth, enjoyable experience or one filled with frustration. In my opinion, finding a great Realtor really comes down to just three key attributes. That’s it. Everything else—state-of-the-art technology, brand

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Closing Costs Close-Up

Closing costs are miscellaneous fees charged by those involved with the home sale (such as your lender for processing the loan, the title company for handling the paperwork, a land surveyor, local government offices for recording the deed,etc.).  The average closing costs percentage is usually about 2-5% of the purchase price (e.g., ~$4500 on a

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CRS, ABR and SRES – what do they mean?

Those designations after my name – Regina Acosta Tobin, CRS, ABR, SRES – they’re a good thing! The Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) is the highest designation awarded in the residential sales field. Essentially, it’s like a Master Degree for real estate agents. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. For buyers and sellers, that’s important —

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