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Tech Review: Keeping Current Matters [VIDEO]

October 28, 2013 9:27 am

??We're proud to announce that KCM was recently highlighted on Chicago Agent Magazine's Tech Review. Every so often, they choose a tech company that they feel would be beneficial for real estate professionals that are looking to take their business to the next level. After taking a long, hard look at KCM, they have given their thoughts and feedback, rating us with a 4.5 out of 5.

Real Estate: TV vs. Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 25, 2013 9:24 am

Courtesy of: Park City Real Estate - JensenandCompany.com

Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings

October 24, 2013 9:24 am

Today we are honored to have Nikki Buckelew, the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute, return as our guest blogger.  Nikki is considered a leading authority on seniors real estate and housing. - The KCM Crew SeniorsIf there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings! So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown? First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place. Even though it may feel like they are just trying to make our lives difficult, there may be in their minds very good reasons for staying put. Ask yourself these questions... Is it possible they:

10 Hidden Hazards When Buying Foreclosures

October 23, 2013 9:24 am

ForeclosureBuying a foreclosed home can seem like a dream. What could be better than getting a home for a fraction of the market value? Some may even say that the deals sound like they could be too good to be true. In some cases, those doubters aren't too far off the mark. There are some hidden dangers in buying foreclosure properties that, if you're not aware of them, could be disheartening and disappointing. If you are pursuing this route in buying your new home, be sure to look out for these hazards and hidden costs.
  1. Destruction of Property – A sad truth about foreclosure properties is that they have often been purposely destroyed. Sometimes the homeowners do this out of frustration over losing their homes, or out of simple carelessness when they realize their home is irretrievably gone after too many missed mortgage payments. If the homeowners have not destroyed the property themselves, there is also a chance that the home has been vandalized by other people because it has been left sitting empty.

Forbes: Buy Now or Pay More Later?

October 22, 2013 9:21 am

Time is moneyEven though no one at KCM actively lists or sells real estate, some of our readers believe that there is an inherent basis toward the real estate community in our writing. For that reason, we want to quote a third party source today. Forbes, in their online edition last week, spoke to the importance of buying a home now rather than waiting. The article, Should You Buy a Home Now or Pay More Later?, explains: