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Wednesday, January 29, 2020   /   by Bill Redeker

Buying or Selling Boise? This is why you need an Expert!

Boise and the surrounding suburbs continue to grow at one of the fastest rates in US and it’s projected to continue through 2020. During boom times likes these, it is so important to confide and confer with a professional you know and trust. Here, at Agents With A Smile, we came up with some good guideposts for you as you think about buying or selling in this market and why hiring an expert is imperative:



WHY YOU NEED AN AGENT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME



Listing with an Agent vs. For Sale By Owner: In a 2018 study NAR completed, it showed that on average, homes that were listed and sold with a real estate professional sold for 13% more than without.





Honesty: You need an agent that is going to real with you and let you know how to prep your home to get the most out of this market, a market Boise has never seen before.





Exposure: When selling your home, it is important to get the most exposure possible, even in these hot markets. By having your listing ...

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Monday, October 21, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Fixer-Uppers vs. Buying & Renting

Investing in real estate can really be a great thing for your financial portfolio and a great way to see continuous cash flow. However, the downfalls in real estate investing are that it can be very risky and often times there are long term commitments and up-front expenses that you should be ready for before you decide to invest. Here are the two main ways to invest your money into real estate that you will need to evaluate in order to decide which route is best for you.

Fixer-Uppers
One of the most sought-after opportunities in real estate is to find a home that needs some loving and turning it into the modern-day dream home. However, a lot of this that is seen on TV does leave out a lot of the un-glamorous parts -  for starters, expenses aren’t necessarily coming out of your pocket while you're watching it all unfold from the comfort of your own couch. However, if done right, you can find yourself making a great profit. A RealtyTrac report found that in 2016, homes fl ...

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Monday, July 29, 2019   /   by Natasha McNealy

Things to Remember When Investing in Real Estate

Real Estate investing is a smart way to invest your money, especially in the up and coming Boise area. Our city is continually growing and recognized as one of the most ideal cities to be living in, in the country. While it is smart to start investing your hard-earned money into real estate, it is important that you take your time researching your market before you start investing your money.
Here are some tips you should take into consideration when you are getting started in real estate investing.
- In order to find yourself in a profitable investment, start with the basics of finding a property that is lower cost so that you can make a profit when you sell high. However, you cannot go looking around for the lowest priced property and believe it is going to make you a profit. You still need to consider important factors like the location of the property. This is where it is key to do your research and to have an agent by your side. The smartest places to invest your time and money ...

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