4 Factors that Damage the Online Reputation of a Rental Property

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Nowadays, every business needs their business online. It’s imperative! Recent studies show that the majority of renters sift through online reviews before booking a visit. For this reason, property owners and managers can’t ignore the online reputation of a rental property. 

On the flip side, by establishing a good online reputation, landlords can attract the most desirable tenants. This is why residents and potential renters who post their grievances on the internet can quickly affect a rental unit’s rate of occupancy. 

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Helpful Tips to Buy + Sell Property in a Pandemic

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, real estate isn’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. People will always need to move, and many are still choosing to invest during this unprecedented time. This piece is targeted at people looking to buy or sell property in a pandemic.

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Buying or selling, there’s a lot that has changed since 2020.

The real estate industry has been steadily moving online for years now, and even more so during the pandemic. According to Zillow home trends expert Amanda Pendleton, real estate is now a digital-first transaction, and if you want to stay ahead, you must consider incorporating technology.

A word that used to be important is now paramount, that is safety. We all must consider health risks for ourselves and others while still accomplishing our real estate goals. Let’s explore some tips to buy or sell property in a pandemic while still remaining Covid-conscious and keeping your peace of mind.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips to Keep It Sparkling This Summer

We’ve just said goodbye to winter and welcomed spring, which means that summer is arriving soon. Those who have their own swimming pools know how exciting it is to refresh yourself during hot temperatures. Keep reading to learn about some great swimming pool maintenance tips to help you make the most of your Summer!

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If you have children, or you’re too busy with work, then you probably already know how difficult it may be to juggle everything. On one hand, you have to entertain your children, plus you have to take care of anything else, including your pool.

During summertime, it becomes the focal point where all your guests will want to be. Therefore, you have to make sure your swimming pool looks impeccable. So how are you going to achieve it? Follow these steps and you’ll do just fine!

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Top Strategies for Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the safest and most expensive investments you’re likely to make in your lifetime. Even if you have an extensive real estate portfolio, it’s foolish to take real estate investment lightly. Doing so can spell out financial disaster. Overpaying, missed flaws, and acts of god can all risk your investments. 

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Many of these things can’t be controlled fully by the owner, these risks can only be mitigated. However, it’s always your choice as to whether you invest or not. The price you decide to pay is fully under your control. 

If you get a cheaper purchase price, minor setbacks won’t risk your financial portfolio. Not to mention, profits will be much higher regardless of what you decide to do with the property later on. Better prices also equal more investment capital on hand and allow you to seize more opportunities than if you overpaid. 

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Should You Buy a House If You Don’t Intend to Live in It?

Not everyone who decides to buy a new house intends to live in the property. There are other reasons to invest in it. If you’re looking at properties available like those at Beresfords, you can stay and live there or pursue other plans. In this piece we’ll answer the question, “Should you buy a house for reasons other than personal use?” 

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WAVE3 News Interviews Tre Pryor Regarding Low Housing Inventory in Louisville

I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to appear on Wave3 news five times now. As a local expert, it’s been my pleasure to share what I’ve learned. This most recent interview appeared on March 17th and covered the current low levels of housing inventory in Louisville, Kentucky. The title of the piece: Looking for a new home? Good luck. Inventory is way down because of COVID-19.

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Photo of Tre Pryor on Zoom call with David Mattingly, anchor with NBC’s Wave3 news.

Housing inventory in Louisville is currently at historic lows. This makes it an extreme seller’s market. Buyers today will have a very difficult time purchasing a new home.

If anyone would like a more specific answer to your particular real estate needs, please contact me anytime.

It’s also interesting to note that Melissa Bottom, who, along with her husband, was also interviewed in this piece. They are my clients whom I’m helping purchase a new home that’s currently being built.

Recommending her to David for this piece gave it a more personal touch that really brings home the current difficulties buyers are facing due to the low housing inventory in Louisville.

Previous interviews with Tre Pryor:

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Green Living: Buying an Eco-Friendly House

These days, we all want to make better decisions when it comes to our purchases. It’s not just about saving money or maintaining a healthier lifestyle for ourselves. More people are demonstrating their concern for the world by supporting brands and products that show environmental responsibility. The same should be true when buying an eco-friendly house.

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Depending on your home’s location and roof layout, solar panels could pay for themselves in as little as 7 years.

So, how can we make a difference when it comes to the homes we buy for ourselves and our families? An expert home remodeling contractor in Cherry Hill, NJ has a few tips on making eco-friendly considerations when buying a new home.

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3 Genius Tips to Make Cleaning Your Kitchen a Breeze

Nothing feels better than a clean home. Well, maybe not “nothing” but you get the idea. Not only is it easy on the eyes and elevates the mood, but have a clean house also plays a big role in ensuring that you and your family stay healthy. The kitchen is the most used room in the house. So, read on to learn way s to make cleaning your kitchen a breeze and everyone wins! 

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Where to start? As you look at your kitchen, there are a number of different surfaces, and not all of them need the same treatment. Some need cleaned more frequently and each needs a specific cleaning tool or solution.

Read on to learn about three of the most amazing tips to help you clean your kitchen in no time. 

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Thinking About Making Furniture from Pallets?

As a basic wooden frame to transport and load goods through ships, forklifts, and trucks, you can transform simple pallets into lots of things. Here’s a wood pallet bar you can buy on Etsy. From armoires to coffee tables or even picture frames, there’s a lot you could easily make. By reusing and turning old pallets into furniture, you can keep them out of the waste stream.

DIYers love to make something new out of something old… in this case pallets!

The best part is that pallets are almost always free. However, before you begin collecting them and making furniture from pallets, you might need to know that some can be dangerous. Here are a few important points to know.

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3 Tips to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Broker

Besides finding the perfect house, one of the most crucial steps is knowing what to do when choosing a mortgage broker. Whether you are building your dream home or buying an existing home, there are a large number of financial products. Navigating these choices requires specific expertise. 

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In this article, we look at why a mortgage broker can help give your sound advice when choosing a loan. Not all mortgage brokers are the same. Read on to learn what to do and what questions to ask to find the best one for you!

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3 Important Things to Know Before Buying a Home

For sure, you dream that one day you can have your own house. You browse online to find different home styles that you like. Every day you work hard and save as much as possible so that you can purchase this dream house. Investing your money in houses is a wise decision. Getting there is a worthwhile goal! So, what are the things to know before buying a home?

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As you’ve probably guessed, there are a large number of things to know before buying a home. We’ll try and cover the most important ones in this piece but there are more! This underscores the importance of find experts who can help you through the process.

From the experienced local Realtor to the trustworthy loan officer, and even to the home inspector that will be analyzing your potential home—they’re all important!

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New Home Updates That Bring More Brightness, Energy Conservation

Are you looking for some new home updates that will add value to your property? We are here to help you out!

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Quick fixes all over the house are secret weapons that instantly raise the value of your place. Another exceptional option is to choose energy-efficient upgrades that lower down the bills and upscale the property value.

Here are some ideas that bring brightness, conserve energy, and add significant value to your property. Keep reading to find the best solution for your home.  

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Top 5 Benefits of Renting to Own a House

Did you know that the number of households renting in the U.S. has significantly increased during the last decade? Renting a home might gain you more flexibility than owning a home. However, what about the renting to own a house process? The rent-to-own property provides you with the unique opportunity to avail the advantages of being both a tenant and a property owner. Here are some crucial things to consider when renting a property to own.

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What You Need to Know About Hardwood Flooring in Your House

Are you considering updating the flooring in your home this year? Do you have your heart set on hardwood flooring thanks to its natural beauty, elegance, and durability? While hardwood flooring is certainly a popular choice among homeowners, it’s important to be aware of everything that this type of flooring entails in terms of cleaning and maintaining it, as well as durability and lifespan. So, let’s jump in and take a look at all you need to know about hardwood flooring!

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3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office Space

Work from home was once reserved for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. However, the COVID shutdowns and restrictions have forced people all over the world into their homes. Businesses were also forced to adapt and make accommodations to allow their staff to work from home. So now might just be the perfect time to upgrade your home office. What do you think?

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As we enter a new year, it looks like remote working will remain a reality for a while longer. While the idea of working in bed with a cup of tea in hand was fun at the start, most remote workers soon realized that this is not a viable option in the long-term. To ensure you are productive as a remote worker, you need to create a space that allows you to do your job to the best of your ability. 

Ideally, you want to have a dedicated room in the house as your office. But that might not always be possible. Creating a formal office space also has the potential to increase the value of your property should you choose to sell it down the line. With this in mind, it’s worth making a few investments. Below are a few ideas to help you get started on upgrading your home office.

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