4 ways to improve your real estate game in 2021

Dec 4, 2020 by Josephine Nesbit in For Agents

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It’s been a big and weird year, but the housing market has seen huge gains—with mortgage applications 33% higher than in 2019. Some digital mortgage firms have even seen up to a 40% increase in purchase applications.

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A special Thanksgiving success story

Nov 25, 2020 by Mackenzie Krivant in For Agents

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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.

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A guide to first time home buyers

Nov 18, 2020 by Elizabeth Mixon in For Agents

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In 2020, first time home buyers make up 33% of the buying market. That’s a large group! So, there’s a good chance you’ll work with some, or already are. Understandably, this category needs a different type of support from their real estate agents. Here’s how you can help them and make the most out of your client relationships:

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How to buy before you sell

Nov 18, 2020 by Homebase by Ribbon in Solution Series

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The pros and cons of multiple offer situations

Nov 11, 2020 by Mackenzie Krivant in Home Sellers, Home Buyers, For Agents

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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.

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How Agent Jake Reed Solves Relocation Challenges

Nov 5, 2020 by Elizabeth Mixon in Case Studies

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In 2016, Jake Reed moved cross-country from Los Angeles to Charlotte to relocate for a job as a loan officer. However, after landing on the east coast he decided to harness his knowledge from over 15 years in the mortgage industry to become a full-time real estate agent.

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What's a contingent offer? And how can ribbon help?

Nov 3, 2020 by Homebase by Ribbon in Solution Series

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A contingent offer means that there is something preventing you from closing on a home (e.g. selling your existing home, getting your financing in order, etc.) creating uncertainty for sellers and listing agents. This is how Ribbon can help:

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How to stand out from your competition as a real estate agent

Oct 28, 2020 by Mackenzie Krivant in For Agents

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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.

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How Agent Ed Averette Makes More Purchases Possible

Oct 21, 2020 by Elizabeth Mixon in Case Studies

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When Ed Averette bought his first home, he, like many new homebuyers, didn’t know much about the process. He didn’t ask all the questions he should have, he made mistakes, but this learning experience became a growing experience. It inspired him to become a real estate agent, so he could help ensure others knew anything and everything. And for the past 13 years, he’s been doing just that.

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How Ribbons works in multiple offer scenarios

Oct 15, 2020 by Homebase by Ribbon in FAQ, Solution Series

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The most important thing in a multiple offer scenario is certainty and putting your best and strongest offer up front. Here's how Ribbon can secure you a win in a multiple offer situation:

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