Home Staging Statistics (2022)
Home staging is the preparation and presentation of a home to make it look and feel move-in-ready to potential buyers. Along with professional real estate photography, it is one of the cornerstones of marketing homes.
Most often, the term ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 21, 2022 in Research
Real Estate Photography Statistics (2022)
Real estate photography is one of the essential elements of real estate marketing. With 97% of home buyers using the internet as part of their home search, showcasing a property in the best possible light is critical to drawing potential buyer ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 16, 2022 in Research
Types of Real Estate Photography (2022)
The five types of real estate photography include residential, interior, architectural, drone, and commercial. And there are two more important visual marketing tools in the mix: video tours and 3D virtual tours increasingly play a role in real ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 13, 2022 in Selling a Home
How Much Does Real Estate Photography Cost? (2022)
The RubyHome team researched and analyzed real estate photography prices across the United States to provide a guide for agents and home sellers to know what they can expect to pay when hiring a residential real estate photographer.
In this ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 12, 2022 in Research
Closing Costs in California Explained
Who Pays Closing Costs in California?
Closing costs are a combination of service fees and taxes collected at the final stage of a real estate transaction.
When you buy a home in California, local government entities are paid a portion of taxes ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on March 16, 2019 in Buying a Home
What Does a Realtor Do?
Most Realtors complete real estate transactions behind the scenes, only involving their clients when necessary. Realtors do this intentionally, as they understand that their clients hired them so that they need not be concerned with the day-to-day ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on February 6, 2019 in Buying a Home
Change of Address Checklist
Among the myriad of moving tasks, changing your address is one of the most important. Missing mail, unpaid bills, or service disruptions are the last things anyone wants to happen during a move.In fact, the earlier you can notify people, government ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on December 8, 2018 in Selling a Home
How do Realtors Get Paid? What Every Buyer and Seller Should Know
Realtors get paid on a commission basis, usually 5 to 6 percent of a home’s sales price, which is split between the listing broker and buyer's agent. Fees typically come out of the sellers’ proceeds while buyers generally pay nothing to ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on August 2, 2017 in Buying a Home
15 Common Real Estate Questions
Real Estate FAQs
As you might imagine, real estate agents field quite a few questions every day. People are naturally curious, and it’s an agent’s job to guide folks through the often-complex world of home buying and selling. You might ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on July 19, 2017 in Buying a Home
What to Do With Pets When Selling Your Home [Pro Tips]
Many Homes on the Market Have Pets
One big goal, when selling your home, is to make it appealing to the widest possible audience. Sellers routinely spruce up their homes and sometimes go as far as professional staging. Whatever you decide, selling ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on May 2, 2017 in Selling a Home
16 Reasons Appraisals Come In Low
There’s no bigger emotional turning point in the home buying process than the moment a buyer makes an offer on a home. The transition from merely shopping to formally putting some skin in the game introduces higher levels of anticipation for ...
Posted by Tony Mariotti on April 26, 2017 in Buying a Home