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Thinking of Selling in 2018? Now is the Perfect Time!

Thinking of Selling in 2018? Now is the Perfect Time!



It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season.

For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller.

Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring as compared to the rest of the year?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed the months in which most people listed their homes for sale in 2017.

Here is a graphic showing the results:



The three months in the second quarter of the year (represented in red) are consistently the most popular months for sellers to list their homes on the market.

Last year, the number of homes available for sale in January was 1,680,000.

That number spiked to 1,970,000 by May!

What does this mean to you?

With the na…
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Real Estate Career Night January 23, 2018

Real Estate Career Night January 23, 2018


Tired of your job and ready for a career change?

If you are thinking about becoming a real estate professional, now’s the time to take our Real Estate Career Test Drive. By taking a short quiz, you can experience a day in the life of a real estate professional, which will help you determine if this might be the career for you.

Test drive the life of a real estate agent by clicking the link below, courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes!

Click Here to Experience the Day in the Life of a Real Estate Agent.

Come by for our career night and find out more about becoming a real estate agent at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes.


Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: 783 N Barron Blvd (Route 83), Grayslake IL 60030

Perhaps more than any other profession, real estate is the domain of the motivated entrepreneur. Real estate is led and dominated by savvy, talented people with a commitment to p…

712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative equity (those who owe more than their home is worth), has dropped more than 20% since the peak in Q4 of 2009 (26%) to 4.9% today.

The report also revealed:

The average homeowner gained approximately $14,900 in equity during the past year.Compared to Q3 2016, negative equity decreased 22% from 3.2 million homes, or 6.3% of all mortgaged properties.U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all homeowners) have seen their equity increase by a total of $870.6 billion since Q3 2016, an increase of 11.8%, year-over-year.
The map below shows the percentage of homes by state with a mortgage and positive equity. (The states in gray have insufficient data to report.)




Significant Equity Is on The Rise

Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic, believe…

What Is My Home Worth in 2018?

What is my home worth in 2018?

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Join BHGRE Star Homes for Top Tech Tools!

Join BHGRE Star Homes for Top Tech Tools!

As a brand we provide industry leading-edge tools and technology to maximize productivity and growth.

ZAP®, our lead generation website and CRM platform, enables agents to cultivate clients by predicting consumer behavior, connecting to tools and resources to guide consumers through the transaction, and providing data-driven intelligence to help the agent prioritize time and effort against those clients.

How can Zap help your business:
Track Consumer Activity: Agents empower their clients and prospects with the most accurate listing data available with Zap. Then Zap monitors consumers online, showing agents when consumers save a search or favorite a house.Get Actionable Insight: Using intelligent algorithms, Zap creates a ZapScore™ which tells an agent when a consumer is ready to close.Hyper-Target Lead Efforts: Agents now know which of their clients and prospects deserve their attention first.Fuel Growth: Zap identifies and sorts active clients…

Find Out More: BHGRE Star Homes - The Lifestyle Brand in Real Estate

Find Out More: BHGRE Star Homes - The Lifestyle Brand in Real Estate

The power of the Better Homes and Gardens® brand is astonishing.

The brand touches 40 million people every month, including 1 in 6 adults, 1 in 5 homeowners and 1 in 4 women.

Generations of people turn to the Better Homes and Gardens brand every day for the latest in design trends, recipes, outdoor style and information to help create a more rich and stylish life.

Because of that, we are the only brand in real estate that is a relevant, meaningful part of consumers’ lives 365 days a year—not just when they are thinking of buying or selling a home.

Real estate professionals who are part of the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network benefit from the universal awareness of the Better Homes and Gardens brand, and the consumer trust that comes along with it.

We believe affiliation with this iconic brand can have a powerful, positive impact on your business.

That impact is seen on all levels; from the refreshing, st…