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Should I Rent My House If I Can't Sell It?

March 4, 2014 8:21 am

Home For RentA recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home. The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge more in rent than they pay in mortgage each month, so they are going for it.” This logic makes sense in some cases. We at KCM believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Are you ready to be a landlord? Before renting your home, you should answer the following questions to make sure this is the right course of action for you and your family. 10 Questions to Ask BEFORE Renting Your Home

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

March 3, 2014 8:12 am

5-ReasonsWhether you are buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you toward your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but rather have been strengthened in recent months with the Federal Government continuing to taper bond purchases and the impact that decision has had on mortgage rates.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?


Who Are Homeowners? [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 28, 2014 8:06 am

Who Are Homeowners


Millennials & Social Media

February 27, 2014 8:00 am

If you are a REALTOR® hoping to capitalize on the emerging Millennial buying demographic, it is crucial to understand the wants, needs, and desires of your potential client. Our generation was the catalyst for every social media outlet that is now used by every age group in America, and no matter what traits pundits would like to label on the Millennials, their own information is transported with a wider reach and on an exponentially faster scale than ever before. The key to understanding social media is this: It is a medium… Not a product. Much like any other marketing strategy that has been used by agents since the beginning of our industry –  such as bus bench signs, direct mail, or cold calling – your brand on Social Media will not create rapport with everyone, and you cannot expect it to do so.

Just Believe Your Own Eyes

February 26, 2014 7:57 am

Our founder, Steve Harney, occasionally asks to do a personal post on what he sees as important to our industry. Today is one of those days. Enjoy! – The KCM Crew Many believe the housing market is in a full out recovery. Others are questioning that assumption. To find out, maybe the only thing we need to do is just [...]