Author Archives: Jill Weittenhiller

7 Things That Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Home’s Value [Infographic]

The first rule of real estate is location, location, location! Your proximity to certain natural hazards, places and, yes, even people plays a huge role in determining your home’s value – for better or for worse. Can you guess which neighborhood grocery store can increase a home’s value by 40%?! Check out this infographic to find out.

And don’t forget to get a Housefax Report to see a home’s natural hazard risk, sink holes and other factors that affect a property’s value!

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The 12 Best Summer Open House Tips We’ve Ever Seen

Summer’s here and that means BBQs, beaches and Open Houses! If done right, an Open House can be a great event to impress sellers while attracting new clients. Here’s a collection of our favorite Open House tips EVER — everything from unique ways to promote your event to the oh so critical follow-up.

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Be Prepared! Flood Facts You Can’t Ignore [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to FEMA, every home is vulnerable to flooding. Just an inch of water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

Floods can happen anywhere and anytime. Recently, flash flooding in Arizona accounted for at least 9 fatalities.

Properties in moderate- and low-risk areas account for more than 20 percent of the country’s NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) claims and receive a third of flood-related federal disaster assistance. Regardless of your home’s risk, it’s important that you are prepared in the event of a flooding. 

Want to know if your home is in a flood zone? Run a Housefax Report on your address to see your flood zone risk.

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Housefax® Enhances Its Property Report to Create the Most Comprehensive Report Available

Additional Data Provides Real Estate Agents and Consumers with Valuable Property Insights to Make a More Informed Buying or Selling Decision

July 18, 2017 – Washington, D.C. – Housefax, a leading provider of residential property reports for consumers and industry professionals, has recently announced several key enhancements to its property report. View a sample report.

According to the National Association of Realtors®, homebuyers today want information and they want it fast. They don’t want to search dozens of websites to get it. Real estate agents want a competitive edge to set themselves apart from other agents. And, they want help turning passive shoppers into confident buyers. Housefax Property Reports were designed as a solution for both.

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Should I Buy a Home or Just Keep Renting?

Dear Housefax,

I’m out of debt, and I’m now saving for a down payment on a home. It’s always been my dream to be a homeowner. But lately, I read a lot of arguments against buying a home in favor of renting. How do I know if it’s a good idea for me? Should I buy or keep renting?

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HOME INSPECTOR GUIDE: How to Market Yourself to Real Estate Agents

Marketing is the cornerstone of success for any business, especially home inspectors. But it’s smart marketing that that can really elevate your business. That means being timely, relevant and personal. Whether you are new to the industry or consider yourself a pro, everyone can use help getting his/her name in front of real estate agents.

Being qualified, responsive and objective is absolutely required, but what is the secret sauce to effectively marketing yourself to real estate agents? Here are 10 easy and effective ways to market to agents plus a FREE marketing flyer (click to download)!

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The World’s Largest (and Weirdest) Roadside Attractions from All 50 States

It’s officially summer! And there’s nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation’s majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of… a 30 foot bowling pin?!

That’s right! We’ve compiled this list of the world’s largest (and weirdest) roadside attractions in each state. How many have you visited? And, which do you plan to see this summer? Tell us in the comments below!

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Want to Nail Your Next Buyer’s Tour? Read This First!

Housefax Buyer's Tour Tips

There are hundreds of articles dedicated to helping seller’s agents get their listings ready for home showings. Seller’s agents can use these resources to learn how to stage a house, the best ways to market a home using new channels like Snapchat and even how to create a signature house scent. But what about buyer’s agents? Here are 5 tips that will help you prepare for your next buyer’s tour while impressing clients with your property knowledge and market expertise.

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Man Caves of Famous Celebrities (and Dads) You Gotta See to Believe

 

Celebrity Man Caves

Everybody reading this sentence has his or her own version of what could be called a “man cave.” Urban dictionary defines man cave as “a room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies or activities without interruption. This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interference from any female influence.”

In honor of Father’s Day, we’re taking a peek at the man caves of famous celebrities who are also fathers. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on how to transform any room into your very own man cave!

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