What is a Buyer'sĀ Agent? And Why Do You Need One?

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Think of a buyer's agent as your resource. They will research the market for you and keep you updated on all the market changes, new listings, price reductions, etc. As an agent, they have seen many of the homes on the market and can narrow the search down quickly to just the homes that meet your needs and priorities. A buyer's agent will walk you through the search, assist with negotiations, help you obtain financing, meet deadlines, and be beside you the entire time.

Is It Still a Sellers' Market?

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Yes, but there are early indications of a shift in favor of buyers. June numbers are not available yet, but the May numbers show a slight change in our local and national real estate markets. According to the Berkshire Board of Realtors, the median home sale price in Berkshire County declined by $30,000 in May compared to April of 2022, and [...]

What Do Higher Interest Rates Mean For Homebuyers and Sellers?

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How Do Changes in Interest Rates Affect Home Buyers and Sellers?

On June 15, 2022, The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 0.75%. The federal interest rate now ranges from 1.5% to 1.75%. This rate represents the cost banks pay to borrow money from each other. If banks pay more to borrow money, they must charge more to [...]

The Pre-Listing Home Tune-up

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If you are considering selling your home, a quick tune-up could help you get thousands more. The trick is to maximize your return on investment without breaking the bank. So, what can you do right away to get the most bang for your [...]

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