It is more difficult than ever to make a house a home in today’s market. Low inventory and an increase in competition—some from big businesses who are ready to pay all cash—have left worthy homeowners in the cold. We started Ribbon to get these homeowners back in the door and today we launch our newest step to do so: waived appraisal contingencies.
As record low interest rates continue to push homebuyers into the housing market, multiple offer situations have gone from a “sometimes” to a standard practice. This produces an increased pressure on listing agents to compare, select, and negotiate on the perfect offer for their clients—often going through the process for dozens of clients at once.
Each step of the home buying and selling process is fragile. It’s not over, until keys are in hand! And while each house journey is unique, many of the underlying reasons that home sales fall through are similar. Here are a few reasons why this frustrating situation is so common and what you can do about it.
Selling your home can be stressful and surprisingly expensive. Unfortunately home sales fall through for lots of different reasons and can happen at any stage in the process—nothing is final until it’s final! The easiest way to ensure a seamless home selling journey is to go with a buyer who offers all cash. This offer can eliminate many of the main issues, including appraisal and inspection contingencies, negotiation failures, and issues with lenders.
Finding the right real estate agent when buying or selling a home is crucial. This partnership can result in thousands saved for buyers and thousands made for buyers. With so many agents in the market, it’s important to know ways to ensure you stand out and gain the trust of your clients so that you can have a successful partnership. Here’s a bit about what buyers and sellers are looking for.
The holiday season is always a time to take a moment for gratitude and to give thanks. This year it feels particularly important. We started Ribbon to make homeownership achievable for all. To ensure that families can get the homes they love. We recently received a story from a client that filled our hearts. It’s why we do what we do. We thought we’d share to remind everyone that we’re here to help—and it’s an honor to be able to.
Multiple offer situations have many pros and cons. While they can cause stress for buyers, they can be an exciting moment for sellers. As with anything, it’s all about how you see it! Here’s how we see it.
There’s a lot of real estate agents out there, but there is only one you. Ensuring that your clients see what makes you different and special will help your business flourish—no matter what is happening in the market. Here are a few ideas for standing out from the competition.