How to Sell a Home Quickly During Coronavirus

The number of homeowners putting their houses on the market during coronavirus is low, but the shortage in demand is not always leading to a quick sale. Even though new listings are down roughly 29% in comparison to this same time last year, home sellers who want to snag the steady stream of buyers we’re currently seeing and sell their …

10 Questions with Greg Fox

Greg is the owner/broker of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance in Witchita, Kansas. He is also a former medic for the United States Army. 1.    Which of our BHGRE® P.A.I.G.E. (Passion, Authenticity, Inclusion, Growth, Excellence) core values do you identify with most, and why? Passion.  It’s appropriate that passion is first in PAIGE – everything else flows from our passion …

What Do Homebuyers Want After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Whether we welcome the term ‘new normal’ or wish we had never heard it, it is obvious that coronavirus and much that goes along with it are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. So, what have homebuyers become accustomed during the age of Covid-19 that they will likely want in their new house? The pandemic has changed …

Ways to give back to your community

Successful real estate professionals cultivate relationships with those around them and prioritize building strong communities that in turn, support homeowners. Read below for ideas on ways you can give back to your community and strengthen relationships. Organize a Blood Drive in your community. Donate gifts and toys to those who might not be able to afford their own or organize a toy drive.   Collect …

Housing Values During Coronavirus: Why to Keep Selling and Buying

Many home buyers and sellers are wondering about housing values during this time of the coronavirus. It is a good time to buy or sell? As a real estate professional, you want to advise your clients as best as possible. So, what do you tell them? Will they find that deeply discounted property that is a deal due to a …

10 Questions with John Thorpe

John is regional Vice President of Member Development and has been helping to grow the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network for more than seven years. John is also the President of the non-profit organization LGBTQ+ REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE. 1.    Which of our BHGRE® P.A.I.G.E. (Passion, Authenticity, Inclusion, Growth, Excellence) core values do you identify with most, and why? I don’t …

Our Commitment to Hispanic Heritage

The Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE®) brand proudly stands by and supports our core values (P.A.I.G.E.). These core values remind us, our affiliated brokers and agents, current and potential clients, and anyone we do business with, what we stand for, and how we operate. Passion – to stimulate energy to a higher level of inspiration and emotion Authenticity …

Virtual Hiring in Real Estate: Onboarding New Employees

Virtual hiring can be tricky, which is why onboarding new employees in person is the preferred method for many organizations including the real estate industry. But, today’s real estate brokers and managers are faced with the challenge of navigating through social distancing mandates and limited office interaction due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Onboarding new employees, a process that ideally includes …

How to Market Multi-Family Houses for Sale During Coronavirus

The pandemic’s impact on most real estate segments has changed the way agents are marketing homes for sale. Quarantining and social distancing means finding innovative ways to attract buyers and connect with them. With more multi-family houses for sale over the past decade, this segment continues to thrive throughout COVID-19. Discover how to list, show, and market these coveted multi-family …

National REALTOR® Safety Month

September is National REALTOR® Safety Month. It’s important to acknowledge that while being a real estate agent can be a satisfying and enjoyable career, agents can find themselves in risky situations. Knowledge and empowerment are essential in order to be prepared and stay safe.  We must take substantial actions towards ensuring the safety of real estate agents. The Beverly Carter Foundation is a non-profit …