Las Vegas Real Estate News and Tips

The Benefits of Good Customer Service for Real Estate AgentsIt's easy to discount the importance of customer service when agents are busy negotiating deals, drawing up endless paperwork, and handling unreasonable buyer or seller requests. They may be doing so much work behind the scenes that their efforts seem like more than enough. But real estate is a competitive enough field that agents may want to reconsider how they're approaching their clients. It's not enough to be punctual and ask a few half-hearted personal questions.

Home Buying and Selling Can Take a While

It's easy to be polite to people for a few hours or even a full weekend, but home buying can sometimes take months to finally close the transaction. That kind of intense, repeated exposure can wear on everyone involved, but a real estate

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5 Amazing Ways to Market Your HomeSelling a home is different than selling a pint of milk or a designer handbag, but that doesn't mean it won't benefit from thoughtful marketing. No matter what kind of market the seller may be facing, the right marketing can be the key to making the home stand out among its direct competition, which can ultimately push the price up beyond a seller's expectations. The best strategies for selling a home today includes a bit of melding between the old tactics and the new. For a better idea of how to get started, consider the following tips.

Set the Right Price

The first stop for any type of marketing is going to be officially listing the home on the MLS. Some sellers assume they can aim for the moon because they can always drop the price down

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How New Construction Technology Will Impact the Homes of TomorrowHome building has seen some major transformation in the past few years, even if the adoption rates among construction companies are rather uneven. Dubbed con-tech for 'construction technology', the improvements are making headlines for their innovation and noteworthy benefits. When homes can be printed by a machine rather than built brick-by-brick and concrete can heal itself without help from human hands, homeowners may want to pay attention to the new inventions to get a better idea of the future of home building.

The Technology of Breaking Ground

Before the foundation is ever poured, developers need to first scout land for their projects. Before 3D scanners and drones were invented, they would visit several sites and perform analysis to

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Basic Home Improvements that Keep Homes SafeHomeowners have a lot on their plate in terms of upkeep around their homes. One facet of home upkeep is general home safety. Safety in the home is so important. Improvement projects that make the home more secure can boost property values while also preventing thefts and accidents. These home improvement projects are relatively easy to perform and inexpensive to complete.

Light Up Your Yard

Motion activated lights protect the house in two ways. To begin with, motion activated lights turn on when members of the household step outside at night. This helps prevent slips and falls on the property, and prevents injuries. Second, motion activated lights can alert homeowners when there is someone on the property who is not supposed to be there. This

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A Guide to Sustainable Construction for Smart HomeownersUnderstanding sustainable construction is a lot like understanding technology. Not only is it always constantly progressing, changing, and evolving, but it's dependent on adapting fundamental principles to different elements in the building. Keeping up with the trends can help home buyers understand the types of things they should be looking for when they're hoping to cut down on their carbon footprint. While zero-waste homes are still rare, the following developments are strong signs that it's only a matter of time before every residence puts more emphasis on sustainability.

Energy-Efficient Window Installations

Forget trying to decide between double-pane and single-pane windows—there's a potential new player on the market for homeowners who

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What Do Millennials Really Want in Home BuyingWhen it comes to home buying, agents want to engage Millennials and better serve their needs. However, there are a number of myths in regards to this group of potential homebuyers which require further inquiry. Understand more about what Millennials actually want when it comes time to buy a home today.

Millennials Don't Want to Purchase a Home

In contrast to the misguided belief that Millennials prefer renting to buying, a Fannie Mae survey indicates that they are interested in buying homes when they consider attractive aspects of home buying, such as security, privacy and the control of living space. Many Millennials are interested in buying a home, even after a recession. They do perceive the long-term value in buying a home.

Millennials

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6 Must-Have Tools For Every HomeownerWhether a homeowner is putting a picture up on the wall or they’re doing some emergency fixing, every home needs to have a toolbox ready to go for any project. However, many first-time homeowners may not have a toolbox yet or even know what kinds of tools would be helpful around the home. To help those people who don’t know where to begin, here are six useful tools every homeowner should have around.

1. Hammers and Screwdrivers

A necessity for basic repairs and home improvement projects around the home, a hammer and screwdrivers serve countless purposes in countless projects. When it comes to everyday projects, hammers and screwdrivers are going to see the most use, so homeowners ought to ensure they have some on hand. While a homeowner will

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What to Know About Common PestsNo homeowner wants to find out that pests have taken up residence in their home. However, every year countless homeowners have to deal with pest infestations that have taken up residence in their homes. They may bring in boxes and bags and then come to find out that a tiny hitchhiker has become an unwanted visitor, or a home might have an infestation already when someone buys a home. This can usually only be detected with a specialized home inspection conducted for termites and other pests. Pests may sneak in through holes and crack in a home's structure and begin breeding before a homeowner catches sight of the first signs of an issue.

Often when a homeowner finds evidence of common pests, there are a multitude of pests already living within a

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Make Your Home More Inviting with LightingOne of the great secrets to making a home more inviting is to keep the space well lit. Shadowy nooks and crannies, dingy kitchens, and dark living rooms all make a house seem unappealing and uninviting, so it's important for homeowners to brighten up There are many ways that this can be done. These tips will help make a home space more comfortable, cozy and inviting, and many of them can be done as DIY projects for homeowners.

Combine Natural and Artificial Light Sources

Natural daylight makes people feel invigorated, energetic and cheerful, while warm artificial light bulbs can make a home seem cozy and comfortable. Using a variety of light sources in the house can help make the environment seem more inviting. To maximize the amount of

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Strategies For Winning a Bidding WarWhen there are more buyers seeking homes than there are homes for sale, that makes every home a hot commodity. And when multiple people are all vying for the same home, that means there’s a good chance the homeowner will open the floor for a bidding war so they get the best possible offer on the home. A bidding war can sound scary, especially to someone who has never purchased a home before, but it’s possible to be ready for one. Here are a few different ways home buyers can help themselves come out of a bidding war a winner.

Be Preapproved For a Loan

Getting preapproved is a step all home buyers should take before even looking at homes for sale. Being preapproved means the buyer will have written proof from a lender that they’re authorized

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