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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Here Are the Classes You'll Need to Become a Real Estate Agent!

    Are you wondering “what are the classes I need to become a real estate agent?” Depending on what state you plan to work in, that answer can vary. It might take some research to learn the exact classes you’ll need to become a real estate agent, but from our experience here are some of the courses most agents typically take. Looking to do your own research on the real estate license requirement for your state? We’ll help you with that, too.
    The classes you’ll need to become a real estate agent fall under three general categories:

    Pre-licensing classes
    Exam preparation classes
    Post-licensing classes
    Continuing Education classes

    1. Pre-licensing courses to take before you become an agent
    You’ll want to start your journey to becoming a real estate agent with classes from an accredited real estate licensing school — which is the first thing to focus on when trying to determine “what are the classes I need?” To become a real e ...

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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

    In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy.


    According to Bank of America’s annualHome Buyer Insights Report, 41% of renters surveyed agree that spring is the best time to buy a home. The surprising result, however, is that when ranking the seasons, winter comes in second at 24%.





    In many areas of the country, the spring and summer are the most competitive seasons for buyers. Families with children often want to move over the summer to make sure that their kids are ready for school in the fall. This often leads those families who haven’t found homes to buy to push pause on their search in the fall and winter months.


    This creates a great environment for buyers to find a home with less competi ...

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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    7 Do's for Open Houses During the Holidays (and 4 Don'ts)

    Selling a housearound the holidays can be a difficult task for your clients. There’s a traditional assumption that this is when the market slows down. Despite that, many real estate agents earn moreby capitalizing on less inventory to drive demand for buyers who truly are looking to move before the new year. Don’t assume that homes won’t sell this time of year. They can — if you know how to do it right. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts so that you can help your clients to have a stress-free real estate open house this holiday season.
    7 Rules for open houses during the holidays
    Make your open houses during the holidays shine with these six rules.
    1. DO: Shovel the walk
    If your clients live in a cold climate, make sure the walkways and stairs are free of ice and snow. This will not only give your home a more polished look, but it will also ensure the safety of potential buyers. If you don’t already carry a shovel in your car ...

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    Monday, November 26, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Central Texas Buyers: Don't Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

    Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?
    By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimatefrom their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a closing disclosure3 days before the scheduled closing on their home. The closing disclosure includes final details about the loan and the closing costs.
    But what are closing costs anyway?
    According to Trulia:

    “Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction, and they can be financed as part of the deal or be paid upfront. They range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of a home. (For those who buy a $150,000 home, for example, that would amount to between $3,000 and $7,500 in closing fees.)” 

    Keep in mind that if you are in the market for a home above this price range, your costs coul ...

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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

    The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017.
    Among millennials with incomes over $100,000 a year, the top ways to come up with the necessary funds were to sell stocks (20%) or to sell cryptocurrency (16%).
    The most popular method of savings was the most traditional; 60% of those saving for a down payment used a percentage of their paychecks to achieve their goal, while 75% of those with salaries over $100k were able to save this way.
    For those who have not yet begun to save for their down payment, 32% plan on pursuing additional employment, while 15% plan on driving for a ride-share service as their second job.
    Many first-time buyers are mistakenabout the down payment needed in today’s real estate market. In fact,

    “In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment a ...

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