Industry Terms Anne Hathaway Would Learn

In real estate and in other industries, proper language is crucial to playing the game well. Remember The Devil Wears Prada? Anne Hathaway’s character had to learn about the history of fashion, the terms and definitions of fashion, and the…
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Good News about San Jose Area

Appraisal is a relational industry. It can often seem like a cold, financial industry with heavy ties into the accounting department. What with all the home appraisals, real estate appraisals, expert litigation, and divorce appraisals this industry…
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Appraisal as a Solution

  Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Maybe you’ve felt that the only way to solve your current problems, is to come up with a brilliant and unconventional master plan. Not all of us have the brilliance and boldness of, say, one of…

San Jose Area: Small-Mid Sized Businesses

For the sake of celebrating one of the grandest cities in the world, today’s post is focused on some of the businesses that make the San Jose area great. Small Business/ Technology: Bay Area Platfora: Platfora is a founding-father (so to…

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Buying a House

Before buying a house, there are a litany of questions you could considering asking yourself. A lot of sources will tell you that the best thing to do for your decision making is to create an elaborate spreadsheet with financial goals and barriers…
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5 Important Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

Industry lingo takes a while to become fluent in, no matter the industry. The fake-it-till-you-make-it routine can work like a charm, but, it can also backfire. Sometimes, we can get stuck nodding and smiling for so long, we don’t find out…
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Highest and Best Use Appraisal, and Other Items of Interest

Summer is a busy season for a lot of us in the real estate industry. It’s a busy time for a lot of us, regardless of the industry. There are a number of niches and services involved in real estate that become an integral part of this season’s…

Organize Necessary Real Estate, Home Sale and Appraising Documents

Organization of real estate documents that are necessary for your selling, buying or appraising process, can be game changing for your experience. This post covers a list of tools and tips from the professionals, to help you keep your papers…

When to Sell Your House

For first time sellers, knowing when to sell can be especially challenging. We know it’s a tricky time for new sellers to maneuver. We put together this list that will help you in your decision making process. We’ve been in the real estate…

4 DIY Ways to Prep Your Home for Sale

Prepping your home for sale can be a disorienting task. We’ve compiled a DIY list for you because, you are fully capable of doing it yourself. All the information on the internet and from your friends can be boiled down to a few main points.…