The most-shared Keeping Current Matters blogs of 2019

The 5 Most Popular Real Estate Blogs of 2019

In an age where you have all the information you’d ever need at your fingertips, productivity and time-efficiency are of utmost importance.

This can be especially true in an industry like real estate. With so many different sources and a lot of technical information, sometimes you spend too much time trying to find the right answers. We know the struggle.

So far this year, Keeping Current Matters has covered tons of different topics that can be helpful for both agents and their clients. With articles about everything from the reasons to rent vs. own to twenty tips to help sellers prepare their house for the market, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.

If you’re curious to see what everyone’s found most helpful, here are our five most popular blogs for 2019 so far.

Important reasons to own a home versus rent.

Following the 2008 housing crisis, many Americans got scared off from the idea of owning a home. This resulted in a booming rental demand that’s driven prices up in almost every city in the nation.

According to Apartment List, the average rent increased by nearly 20% from 2000-2014, with many renters in big cities putting more than 30% of their income into their landlord’s pockets.

The good news is, Millenials are beginning to see the advantages of buying. If you have clients who feel a little overwhelmed with the responsibility of owning a home, this post walks through the five best reasons it’s a better financial decision than renting.

Replacing a garage door can make a big impact on the exterior of your home.

If you’ve ever watched HGTV, you know that your clients probably have a lot of misinformation about the cost and ease of updating a home.

The fact is, renovating is a big decision and may not be in everyone’s best interest. As much as we would all love to live in Pinterest-perfect worlds, smaller updates rather than a major re-do may be better for a return on investment.

This infographic details the top four renovations you can do that will pay off. For agents, this could be a good handout to give clients who are considering buying a fixer-upper or questioning what or if they should update their home.

To stage or not to stage. That is often the question. On the one hand, you want to be able to let the future homebuyers picture themselves in the house. On the other, nothing can take away from that more than outdated furniture and fixtures.

The results are in and staging has proven time and time again that it’s the better choice when trying to sell a home. And that’s just it. You’re trying to sell someone a home, not just a house, and people will pay more for that emotional attachment.

For more seller tips, check out our professionally designed and ready-to-go guides.

20 tips for selling your house fast

Smelly trash. Junked up garages. Dirty laundry in plain sight. These are all big no no’s if you’re showing your house to potential buyers.

In this infographic, we go through the most important do’s and dont’s for homeowners about to put their house on the market.

Not only does it cover all the action items, but they can print it out and check off each one before a showing. Win!

Is 2019 the right year to buy or sell a home?

Is it the right time to buy or sell a home?

It’s the question realtors get most often. And where your opinion matters to your clients, having the facts to back up your answer can help alleviate any lingering unease.

In this piece, we did all the heavy lifting and gathered information from the top economic experts in the industry. From Freddie Mac to the National Association of Realtors, these authorities weigh in on why low mortgage rates will produce strong opportunities for buyers and sellers for months to come.

Bottom Line

The trick to being productive is getting ahead of the game. As a realtor, the best way to do that is to answer your client’s questions before they even ask them.

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve created dozens of thoughtfully-researched real estate marketing materials and these five were the most popular ones. There’s a reason for that!

Your clients are asking these questions. Instead of looking to someone else for the answers, establish yourself as an expert by providing easily shareable content curated from trusted resources.

With the KCM blog, you get ready-to-share content delivered directly to you daily so you’re always up on the latest news and trends.