Working With Professional Real Estate Agents

Buyers and sellers typically work with a licensed real estate salesperson or broker. It is important to ascertain if that person is working “for” you (you are the client) or “with” you (you are the customer). Most states will require that the licensee make early written disclosure concerning the agency relationship. License Required State licensing…

Fixer Upper Properties: What You Really Need to Know

Here are some terms and concepts to consider in this corner of the real estate market. I. Definitions — There are different degrees of fixing. A. Cosmetic repair — Paint, landscaping, carpets, clean-up, minor repairs. (refurbishing)B. Rehabilitating — Making livable again, habitable.C. Renovating — To make new, restoringD. Remodeling — Room additions, balcony, changing floor…