Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area

Will the Bay Area economy remain strong in 2017? What’s in store for commercial and residential real estate? How will Trump’s election affect our region? The ‘Bay Area’ Defined What is the Bay Area exactly? Which housing markets are included in this forecast? For reporting purposes, we are using the “textbook” definition of the San [...]

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team

  With the economy on a slow rise back to normalcy, many are still unsure of whether they should be buying or selling a home. Despite the uneasiness you may feel, you don’t necessarily have to stay put. With low mortgage interest rates, it is the perfect time for first-time buyers, investors and existing homeowners [...]

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

6 Creative Open House Ideas To Sell Your Home Fast

It’s easy to see the value of an open house—a designated time for real estate agents and prospective buyers to scope out your home while on a Sunday spree of house tours. But if you’re worried about getting lost among the competition, creative open house ideas are a must if you want to make a [...]

6 Creative Open House Ideas To Sell Your Home Fast2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

What you need to know about who is Buying Homes

There’s always a lot of news around housing numbers. Whether home sales are up or down, hot or cold, when they’re released, housing numbers grab headlines. According to the most recent numbers from the National Association of Realtors, nearly 5 million homes will be sold in 2014. That’s a lot of homes! One thing that [...]

What you need to know about who is Buying Homes2018-10-03T23:29:06+00:00

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale

When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tricky to know which changes would make your home sell more quickly or boost the sale price — and which would just be a waste of your time and resources. Each home (and each homeowner) is different; that’s why we’ve come up with [...]

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home for Sale2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year

If you're considering selling your home, now is the time to get ready. Not next month, not next week, not tomorrow. Right now. Why? Because buyers are already on the hunt. The Internet is the new curb appeal Last month will likely be remembered for polar vortexes, widespread snow, and historic traffic jams. Lost in [...]

Want to Sell Your Home? The Spring Selling Season May Be Coming Early This Year2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Increase Your Chances of a High Appraisal

Many homeowners choose to get their properties appraised before selling a home. Having an appraisal can help sellers determine how to price their homes to avoid asking for too much or too little. Appraisers examine a variety of factors when valuing a home, including market conditions, the surrounding neighborhood and the home itself. So when [...]

Increase Your Chances of a High Appraisal2018-10-03T23:29:09+00:00

Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually though 2017

The housing recovery is expected to grow at an annualized rate 0.6 percent through the third quarter of this year, then gain momentum and prices are projected to grow 3.7 percent between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014 until settling down to 3.3 percent annual increases over the next three years according to Fiserv, [...]

Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually though 20172018-10-03T23:29:09+00:00

How a Real Estate Agent Helps Home Sellers

Given all the tools the Internet and modern innovation make available to consumers in general, some may wonder whether they truly need an agent to help sell their home. If having doubts, homeowners looking to sell should consider what a professional brings to the table. For starters, MSN Real Estate notes real estate agents are familiar with all [...]

How a Real Estate Agent Helps Home Sellers2018-10-03T23:29:09+00:00