Renting seems like the easy way out to most people. Although rent prices fluctuate each year, you only pay rent and utilities with a landlord at your fingertips to fix any and every problem, and the flexibility to pack up and venture out to the next city without any attachment. Yes, these are some perks that make it easy when you are young and finding your path. What about when you finally get that job you want to keep and can picture yourself staying there for some time?
Communication is key to capturing the millennial homebuyer. Millennials are not like your buyers from before. Millennials know what they want, and they know how to get it. With a wide network, it is likely they are associated with a real estate agent somehow. A referral isn't enough for millennials. They will do their research to make sure who they are working with is someone they'd like to be associated with. This calls for agents and lenders to be on top of their marketing game and responsive. Don't let lack of communication and dragging of the home buying process let you lose out on this buyer. Capturing a millennial can up your business drastically because of their loyalty to people and products they like and trust, and their network. A millennial will refer you in a heartbeat if you make a memorable impression.
Nobody likes to be forgotten, especially during the home buying process. Considering features in a home for an animal is parallel to considering features for children. It's important during the search process to be prepared in knowing what everyone in your family is going to need to feel comfortable after the big move; including your animals that you're bringing along with you.
The real estate business has been struggling with individuals referred to as Fraudsters or Money Mules for a while now. They will rob your entire life savings, in a matter of minutes by hacking into a finance business employee's email accounts and sending out wiring instructions for services to consumers. After the money is transferred, it is then moved to another accounts that is difficult to trace.
As homes evolve over the years incorporating new technology and innovation into them, current and future home owners have to be sure to keep up on what's coming next. Think smart. Homes are getting faster and more environmentally friendly all over the world and consumers expect them to be in prime locations. People are willing to have a more compact living space in order to be in a prime area featuring restaurants, bars, grocery stores they can walk to instead of using their car.
Going green has become a necessity in the real estate industry the passed few years and will only increase. Fortunately, homeowners can do simple improvements to their property that will be cost efficient and generate the highest return on their investment.
Millennials are working hard in their early careers right now and most likely saving up by rooming with friends or family. They are becoming aware that renting on their own is looking more and more less likely of a good idea as rent prices rise.
The world we live in today is a digital one and searching for a home is no different. The typical buyer used a mobile device to search for properties online. They looked at websites with photos, home listings, and information about the home buying process. They then contacted an agent and visited a median of 10 homes over 10 weeks again in 2016 before purchasing a home.