This Month in Real Estate – February 2018

This is a great time for home sellers! With a shortage of homes available and interest rates rising, it is a seller’s market! Watch “This Month in Real Estate,” and then call our agents at Hogland Group to find out how you can take advantage of the current real estate market.

The Hoagland Group at Keller Williams Realty Earns Esteemed Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List 2016 Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service The Hoagland Group has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million … Continued

Don’t Buy the House… Buy the Neighborhood!

Finding the right neighborhood can be just as important as the right house When you’re looking to buy a new home, you need to keep in mind the location of that home and the neighborhood surrounding it. In many cases, it’s the neighborhood that will make you feel welcome and content, not necessarily the floor plan and square footage. Come … Continued

Avoid the Most Common Buyer Errors

Man stressed about home buying

Avoid the Most Common Buyer Errors! Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It’s also time-consuming and comes with a myriad of details. Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home, tend to overlook some items. Their home purchase turns into an expensive process. These errors generally fall into … Continued

The Sweet Smell of a Successful Sale

The Sweet Smell of a Successful Sale Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people’s emotions and overall experience of a space. (Otherwise, there wouldn’t be a multi-billion-dollar fragrance industry!) Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odors, and cooking smells can each dramatically impact how potential buyers feel … Continued

Buyer’s Toolkit – What DO You Need?

Buyer’s Toolkit What do you need to make the most informed, successful home purchase?? Your Team Your Agent A successful purchase starts with the right representative. In fact, once you’ve selected the best agent to represent you, it is likely that he or she can recommend other professionals to join your team, taking more of … Continued

Great Listing Agent Interview Questions

It’s always surprising how many people think “all real estate agents do the same things”.   Do you know that 6% of the agents do 94% of the business?  Make sure you’re hiring one of the 6%!  These agents are in the game every day.  They are experienced.  They know the industry and the market. … Continued

Think you’re interested in HUD / Bank-owned Properties??

What should you know? HUD Homes, Bank-Owned, Pre-Foreclosure, Short-sales… What are we talking about here?? HUD Homes These properties have already been through the foreclosure process and are placed on the market by HUD (The Department of Housing and Urban Development).  They are vacant, sold “as is” and ready for immediate occupancy.  Although they are advertised in the MLS, … Continued

Do You Have Fixer Upper-itis?

Fixer Upper-itis.  That sounds contagious, maybe even dangerous! Lots of people have it — I know we’ve been bitten by the bug, and you may have too! It begins so innocently.  You’re just relaxing on the couch watching Chip and Jo do their amazing transformations and then you start thinking “I could do that!”.  (Sound … Continued