Author Archives: Jill Weittenhiller

Housefax Celebrates Earth Week with a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin first conceived the idea. The senator was worried about the rate of industrialization and the careless attitude of people towards our environment. Today, Earth Day events are coordinated globally in more than 193 countries to support environmental protection and awareness.

Housefax is celebrating Earth Day all week long by encouraging “green” pledges that will increase environmental awareness and decrease environmental waste throughout the home — today and every day.

For a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Cardclick here to participate in the Housefax Earth Week Campaign. No purchase necessary.

A healthier, green planet starts at home. #HousefaxCares

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 Real Estate Agent Survey Results

Housefax today announced survey results that show 8 out of 10 Real Estate Agents recommend providing a Housefax Property Report during an Open House. When agents were asked how else they leverage Housefax Reports to generate more business, the top three responses were: Listing Presentations, Home Inspections and Open Houses. (Click here for more tips on how to use Housefax Reports.)

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BUYERS GUIDE: What to Do When your Dream Home Gets a Bad Inspection

You’ve been house hunting for weeks, maybe months, or in my case years (sorry, Barb!). You walk into what feels like the 192nd house. Updated kitchen — check. Finished basement — check. New washer and dryer — bonus! Could this be it? You make an offer — it’s accepted! Now there’s nothing to do but wait anxiously for the home inspection. When the day finally arrives, you feel a strange mix of excitement and dread. Then you get the not-so-great news.

What should you do if you get surprising inspection results that are not automatic deal-killers? Here’s some advice from the pros, just in time for National Home Inspection Month in April.  Continue reading

[E-Book] 20 Social Media Tips & Free (Yes, FREE) Resources to Crush 2017

 

The Ultimate 2017 Social Media Playbook

Will 2017 be the year you finally crush your business’s social media goals? Heck yes! And here’s why. We’ve done the heavy lifting to create this free guide packed with 20 of the absolute best social media tips EVER, useful stats for YOU (savvy real estate agent) and FREE resources.

The Ultimate Social Media Playbook

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In it, we share:

  • The best (and worst) times to post
  • The social media network with the highest lead conversion rate (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Facebook!)
  • The #1 content goal for marketers in 2017 (which by the way, you can’t afford to ignore.)
  • A winning YouTube video that you can easily swipe
  • Jimmy Fallon’s techniques to attract millennials (if he was an agent.)

The best part? All of these strategies and techniques are incredibly practical, yet powerful and proven. So yeah, basically, they’re easy and they work.

Click here to download your FREE social media playbook today.

Pro Secrets Revealed: How to Use a Housefax Report to Sell More Homes [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a recent survey of real estate agents, we asked, “how do you recommend using a Housefax Report to sell more homes?” Results showed that 8 out of 10 agents recommend providing a Housefax Report during an Open House. It’s an easy yet powerful way to build confidence.

The following infographic reveals 6 ways successful agents are using Housefax Reports today. If you’re ready to get started, check out Housefax PRO, a service for real estate agents who want to take their business to the next level with personalized Housefax Reports.

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Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal this Spring for $50 or Less [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

Whether you’re looking to update your home’s exterior, or thinking of selling your home, first impressions are everything. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63% of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. What will they see?

Here are 4 easy and budget-friendly DIY projects that create instant curb appeal.

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4 Easy Ways to Turn your Home into an Enchanted Castle

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Disney’s highly anticipated “Beauty and the Beast” brought so many guests to movie theaters this weekend that the live-action remake became the biggest box-office opener so far of the year, and the seventh-best debut of all time.

The picture brought in an impressive $170 million, well above analyst expectations of $130 million to $150 million.

It’s also created quite a frenzy with homeowners who want to relive the magic and splendor on a daily basis at home. Here are 4 easy DIY design tips to transform your humble place into an enchanted castle. Continue reading

11 Questions You Should Always Ask When Buying a Home [SPOILER ALERT: Housefax Can Give You All the Answers!]

Before you make an offer on a house it pays to ask a handful of questions. While the answers might scare you off or make you rethink your bid, they could make you feel more confident that you’re making the right move on the right house. And as a seller or real estate agent you should anticipate and be prepared to answer these questions

But where do you go for all this information? With so many sources out there, who can you trust?

The good news is Housefax has relationships with over a dozen trusted public and private sources to bring you reliable data. Whether you are a real estate agent, homebuyer or seller, Housefax answers 11 must-ask questions immediately, to build confidence and cut the amount of time you waste researching in half.

You have questions. Housefax knows the answers.

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20 Influential and Powerful Women in Real Estate

March is Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. Recently, the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list of most powerful and influential people in real estate was released.

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Common Listing Presentation Mistakes that Lose the Listing

As a real estate agent your listing presentation is one of the most important things you do. It’s where you truly “make the sale” with your prospective client. That means you have to do it well. No – you have to do it incredibly, amazingly, stupendously well. But how do you do that?

The National Association of REALTORS® has handed you a golden ticket for success. The Buyers and Sellers Profile tells you EXACTLY what sellers are looking for in an agent:  Continue reading