Agents who want to learn more about marketing historic homes need to spend time learning about “as is” clauses; definitions of styles/periods of homes and condition issues, which are “monumental” on some sales.
Imagine moving into a new home and finding dozens of chicken carcasses behind your walls. That's exactly what greeted one Pennsylvania family when doing some renovations to their newly purchased home.
To effectively sell historic properties, real estate agents need to understand historical architectural styles, such as Victorian, Federal and Greek Revival.
The article, “Gayborhoods: Real estate’s mysterious same-sex couple premium,” cites a 2001 study that found in cities where there were a higher concentration of those identifying as gay and also were technologically progressive, these cities also would be economically vibrant.
We’ve heard the stories of seemingly unsellable homes. The homes that are said to be haunted or the site of a murder. Sometimes, homes are just plain odd. We asked real estate agents around the country to share their quirky home sale stories and how they overcame those challenges.
Those who stick it out and make it to the top of their profession can expect to earn $90,000 a year or more with flexible hours. Also, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities should be best for those who are able to switch specialties and appraise different types of properties.