Have you ever priced your home higher than its worth to leave room for negotiations, but never saw the results you were hoping for? Have you ever lost out on your dream home because someone bought it before you could get pre-approved? Do you believe that every agent is going to produce the same results for your home?

You might be surprised to know all of the common misconceptions related to real estate, but it happens all the time! One of the biggest problems people have with buying or selling property is misinformation -- so it never hurts to cover all your bases before making such a huge financial decision. With the right resources and proper explanation, your success as a buyer or seller will be immeasurable. 

With that being said, here are…

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The most important thing about buying or selling a home with a Realtor is getting to know them! You want to understand where they come from, the things they have learned from prior transactions, and ultimately make sure that the person you are working with is a great fit. We value transparency and want to ensure that you have the opportunity to get to know each of the agents on our team. In this article, Robert Craig shares some of the biggest takeaways from his first transaction:

I’ve always known that putting in the hard work first makes everything else easier down the line. This is also what I have gathered from my first real estate transaction, and I wouldn't have had it any other way! I have learned so many valuable lessons that no class could…

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Don’t you just love going online and browsing through all of the houses you see yourself living in one day? Looking at floor plans.. deciding on your “must haves''.. mentally checking houses off your list.. these are all amazing things! -- but if you haven’t been pre-approved for a loan, the only issue here is that you don’t know for certain if the home you’re looking at is within your price range. Of course you have a general idea of how much you’re able to afford, but knowing for certain how much you are qualified to spend is what will set you up for the next steps in finally buying your dream home!

There are several benefits to consulting with a lender and receiving a pre-approval letter. If you are unsure about where you stand financially when…

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We already know that the top ten most popular Anchorage neighborhoods to live in are:

1. South Addition

2. Rogers Park

3. Airport Heights

4. Turnagain

5. Northstar

6. Bear Valley

7. Huffman/O'Malley

8. Basher

9. Rabbit Creek

10. Bayshore/Klatt

The question you should ask yourself now is -- what will the next up and coming neighborhood be, and when should I jump on making this my next real estate investment? The reason you should be asking this question is because if you make your next home purchase in an area that you know is up and coming, you can buy cheap while the neighborhood is in development, and receive a huge return on your investment by selling in the future when the place is booming with hungry buyers!

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Despite COVID restrictions and everything that has happened in the past year -- The Alaska housing market is thriving! According to real estate data, home sales in Alaska reached their highest level of volume and broke more price records in 2020 than have been seen in the last ten years. 

One of the biggest reasons for the upward trend in real estate sales is because of the super low interest rates on home loans and low inventory throughout the entire state. The current market is in favor of the seller, which means that as fast as homes are getting put on the market, they are being sold. 

The high demand of people looking to buy in 2020 was also due to the increasing number of people working from home. Homeowners are looking to upsize their…

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Why do you need a real estate agent?

Well, there are a number of reasons why choosing to buy or sell with a knowledgeable agent could only work out to your benefit. In this article, we dive in deep about the ins and outs of FSBO (For Sale By Owner) to help you make an informed decision, and about why using an agent is worth your time and every penny. Here are ten reason why you should buy or sell your home with a licensed real estate agent:

The first thought that comes to everyone's mind when they think of going FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is that they are going to be saving a ton of money -- this is not necessarily true. According to the National Association of Realtors, the “median sales price of a FSBO home was $200,000 in 2018, which is…

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Every Realtor has an idea of how they think their first transaction is going to go, but let me tell you -- it almost never works out exactly how you plan. There will always be new challenges to face and obstacles to overcome -- but it's the way you handle these objections that will make all the difference!

My first sale was nothing like I thought it would be!

 


It all started with a phone conversation I had with the sweetest lady I had ever spoken to. She had been traveling in an RV across the southwest for the past 6 months and had just listed her condo with another agent. After weeks of having her home on the market, and receiving little to no correspondence from her agent, she began to lose hope in actually selling her property.

After…

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