The importance of Appraisal Protection

Apr 20, 2021 by Mackenzie Krivant in For Agents

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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.

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The top software real estate agents should use in 2021

Apr 1, 2021 by Elizabeth Mixon in For Agents

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The market moved quickly in 2020 and it’s not slowing down in 2021. The good news is that there are plenty of tools to help you keep up with the pace, meet the demand, and close out the year with more commission than ever before.

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Introducing RibbonHub: Where agents collaborate on winning offers

Mar 30, 2021 by Mackenzie Krivant in For Agents

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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.

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Challenges of Homeownership in America

Mar 26, 2021 by Josephine Nesbit in For Agents

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Homeownership has always been part of the American dream — but it hasn’t been equally achievable for all. Understanding these gaps is important as homeownership offers stability for families and it is one of the key means of building wealth in the U.S. 

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Standing in solidarity

Mar 19, 2021 by Shaival Shah & Wei Gan in For Agents

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Challenges that first-time homebuyers face in this market

Mar 18, 2021 by Josephine Nesbit in For Agents

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Buying and owning a home is a dream for many Americans. Unfortunately the experience can be stressful — especially for first-time buyers in this market. It’s one of the biggest transactions anyone can make in their lifetime. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be exciting.

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A Ribbon guide to Atlanta

Mar 11, 2021 by Elizabeth Mixon in Home Sellers, Home Buyers, For Agents

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Atlanta, Georgia has been one of the hottest real estate markets for the past several years. Far from changing that, the pandemic has only made the Atlanta real estate market more competitive. Although prices are soaring, Atlanta is still a great place to buy a home. A booming population, active job market, and high quality of life could make Atlanta the right place for your clients. Here’s what you need to know if Georgia is on their mind.

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Forecasting for 2021: Trends buyers, sellers, and agents should expect

Feb 18, 2021 by Elizabeth Mixon in Home Sellers, Home Buyers, For Agents

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Last year was a wild year for the housing market. Home prices soared, interest rates dropped, and inventory dwindled—hello seller’s market! It was one of the most active real estate markets in a decade. After all of that, what can buyers, sellers, and agents expect from the market as we go through 2021?

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5 reasons a home sale may fall through

Jan 14, 2021 by Mackenzie Krivant in Home Buyers, For Agents

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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.

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Why sellers prefer a cash offer

Jan 8, 2021 by Mackenzie Krivant in For Agents

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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.

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