Raleigh Real Estate Blog

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in NC

 

This post contains the steps, and information on how to obtain your Real Estate License in NC. It also contains some valuable information for those who are thinking of becoming a Realtor and how to have success early in your career!

If you want to obtain your Real Estate License in North Carolina here is how to do it.

Decide to Start a Career in Real Estate 

The first step in your journey to becoming a Real Estate Agent in North Carolina begins with making a decision. If you want to become a Real Estate Agent my recommendation is to go do it! Depending on your current situation it probably makes sense to keep your current job until you really get going. Selling homes in Raleigh isn't as easy as it

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Raleigh Realty September 2015 Real Estate Market Report

Raleigh Housing Market - September, 2015

Raleigh residential homes sold just as fast and for $20,000 less on average than they did in the month of August. This is a considerable drop in price, especially as the number of homes for sale begins to decrease. Part of the reason September brings a fast sale price, as well as a drop in average sales price is schools. Once schools start people need a place, and those who haven’t sold feel the pressure of ‘missing’ the market.

This is an emotion sellers should NOT give in to. In fact a lot of the logic sellers repeat back to me is “the best time to sell a home is in the spring,” far from accurate! The best time to sell a home in Raleigh is during the Winter! So while every Real Estate Article you

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Raleigh Real Estate, reasons to buy a home for sale now

One reason it's a great time to buy a home in Raleigh here in 2015 is the low interest rates. That's one of the more obvious reasons buying a home today makes a lot of sense. Buying Raleigh real estate offers many other benefits for buyers, that far outweigh whether or not it's a good time to buy... 

Earlier this week we wrote an article on whether or not it makes sense to buy real estate at a young age. A recent North Carolina State University graduate reached out and asked:

“Hey Ryan,

Loved your article on buying real estate when you’re young. I’m a first-time home buyer and was wondering if it still makes sense to buy in this market which seems to favor sellers? I’ve heard mixed opinions, what do you think?” - Kevin

I absolutely love

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Buying Raleigh Real Estate at a young age

What is a liability in Real Estate?

If you see real estate as an asset, buy it. If you see real estate as a liability, don’t.What is an Asett in Real Estate?

You can pay off someone else's mortgage or you can pay off your own.

Some people will say you shouldn’t buy real estate and here’s why… it requires a large down payment, there’s property taxes, oh, and the maintenance. Buying a home isn’t for everyone and that’s ok. In fact, a lot of these people are probably speaking from experience and they aren’t wrong. There is a flip side to this argument, and that is buying real estate is a great investment, especially at a young age.

Numbers don’t lie... 80% of millionaires own real estate.

For those looking to secure financial freedom for their future it starts with buying a home. You can reduce your

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Raleigh Area Neighborhoods and Towns

In Raleigh there are quite a few neighborhoods and districts that make up the city itself. From golf course communities, to downtown, to the neighboring towns that make up the Triangle area of NC.

Inside this blog post we are going to assist those who are moving to the Raleigh area with a brief description of Raleigh area neighborhoods, towns, and places that would be of interest to anyone relocating locally. Our purpose is to deliver information that is important to consumers who visit this page and we are going to do so with brief descriptions, statistics, school ratings, real estate and more.

Downtown Raleigh Real Estate and information on towns and schools

Raleigh

Our first blog post included a description of Raleigh neighborhoods in which we gave a little bit of

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Raleigh Real Estate August 2015

Raleigh Real Estate August 2015 Market Updates and Housing Trends 

Housing Trends in Raleigh, North Carolina 

Residential Homes for Sale in Raleigh, during the month of August, reached the year's high marks from back in June. Here you can view all of the Wake County Real Estate Listings.

The Raleigh Real Estate Market jumped up almost $10,000 in August when compared to the average sale price from the month of July. In our post in July we hinted that the housing market was catching it's breath, even though there was a pull back in the average sale price of homes, and the reason behind it was the 42 days on market. Even though homes were selling for less in July, they showed a market that was still a strong sellers market. Additionally, mortgage rates dropped to 90 day

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Mistakes buyers make when purchasing a home for sale in Raleigh NC 

Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home

Buying a home is a big decision. It's important to make sure you're ready to buy real estate as it is typically at least a six-figure investment and you don't want to make any mistakes when purchasing a house. There are a lot of things you can do to ensure you avoid the common mistakes buyers make including reading as much information and high-quality resources as possible. 

After educating yourself as best you can, you don't want to rush into the purchase, instead do more research. Learn about local Real Estate Agents and Lenders who will be assisting you in your transaction before you start seriously shopping for houses for sale. At Raleigh Realty, we always recommend our buyers and sellers

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A Real Life Story About a Home for Sale in Raleigh, NC 

Selling a home for more than your neighbors takes the right mix of ingredients.

Selling homes it's important to use the right techniques

In July, a Realtor® brought a buyer to one of our north Raleigh listings and made an offer. We countered at list price. She came back significantly closer to our list price, however my seller and I were confident in our price so we countered again by saying we would accept their offer at list price. She then told us "you will never sell that home at that price." She cited one home on the street that was comparable which sold for less. We respected her opinion and pointed to the fact that homes in Raleigh are selling 20 days faster and for 10% more than when that home sold a few months ago. That's when the

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Raleigh Real Estate & Housing Trends July 2015 

 

Raleigh NC Real Estate Market Update July 2015 by Realtor, Ryan Fitzgerald

Raleigh homes for sale appreciated by almost 10% from the month of April to June. In our post from June we hinted at the fact that July would show a bit of a pull back and it did. From the staggering $24,000 rise between April and June, home prices in Raleigh are catching their breath with a $10,000 pull back in average sale price.

If you're planning to sell your home in Raleigh, or looking to buy, one it's still a great time to do both! Interest rates are at historically low levels and for those of you renting it's a great opportunity to pay LESS to buy a house, than to rent one. Sellers are in the fortunate situation that their is a lack of inventory along with a high numbers of buyers

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Luxury Home Buying Tips Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

Whether you're shopping for a mansion overlooking the green on the 16th hole, a waterfront home with breathtaking views, or a penthouse loft in the heart of downtown, the luxury home buying process is one you'll want to be sure to do your homework on. As a buyer shopping for high end real estate there are certain tips and strategies that are both similar and different to your typical home buying process. This article will give you eight tips that will help you purchase a magnificent estate at a great price, avoiding common mistakes buyers make along the way.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to buy a luxury home
  • Tips to help with the luxury buying process
  • Common mistakes buyers make
  • How high end real estate purchases are different
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