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Where Should A Home Be Listed For Sale?

Where Should A Home Be Listed For Sale?

Where Should A Home Be Listed For Sale?

When putting a home on the market for sale one of the important aspects is to make sure it gets widespread attention on the internet and that it be accessible to home buyers who are looking in the area to make a purchase.  The best way to do this is to have the home listed with a local qualified real estate agent who will list it within their local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  The MLS then shares that listing with many other websites (Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and others) that list homes for sale.  The key aspect to pay attention to is that the real estate agent is local to the property and is a member of the local MLS.  This article looks at how home sales can face setbacks when they are not listed in the proper MLS.

Why The Local MLS Matters

When talking about the local MLS what that is referring to is the MLS associated with the area where the property is located in.  A listing in Cincinnati, Ohio should be listed in the Cincinnati MLS as that is where Cincinnati real estate agents are also working to help their buyers and sellers.  Listing a Cincinnati property in the California MLS makes little sense at all.  While the property will appear in national websites that get MLS listings from all over the US they will not be shown in local websites that have only the local MLS feed.  

The example of a home located in Cincinnati being listed only in the California MLS is an extreme example and unlikely to happen.  What sometimes does happen though is that agents in the MLS the next region over are listing homes in their MLS rather than the local MLS since they don’t want to pay extra for the local MLS dues.  The...

July 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

July 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

The median luxury home price ticked up slightly in July 2020 compared to June 2020 and along with that time on market reduced as well as the number of homes sold increased.  Total luxury homes for sale remained about the same compared to last month.  With increased opening of the economy and more buyers feeling comfortable going out and seeing homes total luxury home sold also increased in the Greater Cincinnati area.

July 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

About the author: The above article “July 2020 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report” was provided by Luxury Real Estate Specialist Paul Sian. Paul can be reached at paul@CinciNKYRealEstate.com or by phone at 513-560-8002. If you’re thinking of selling or buying your investment or commercial business property I would love to share my marketing knowledge and expertise to help you.  Contact me today!

I work in the following Greater Cincinnati, OH and Northern KY areas: Alexandria, Amberly, Amelia, Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Batavia, Blue Ash, Covington, Edgewood, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Hebron, ...

What To Know About A Home’s Roof

What To Know About A Home’s Roof

What To Know About A Home’s Roof

The roof is an important part of the home that help keeps the bad weather out of the home and helps retain heat in the cold months and retain cooler air during the hot months.  There are a number of components that make up the roof.  Keeping all parts of the roof in good working order and properly maintained will help with keeping the house standing and healthy for a long time to come.  This article looks at the importance of routine roof maintenance homeowners should be doing and how to determine if a roof needs replacement.

How Is A Roof Assembled?

A home’s roof consists of a few different components.  Shingles on top of felt underlayment on top of roof decking.  The felt underlayment helps with keeping water from getting into the attic.  Other components of the roof system include the gutters, flashing installed to keep water from leaking into openings of the roof (like the chimney, vent pipes, sky lights and more).  While part of the roof, the gutters are mainly designed to channel water away from the base of the home in order to protect the foundation.

A majority of roof shingles are made out of asphalt that kind of look like very rough sand paper.  Other types of roof shingles include slate tiles, clay tiles, metal, ceramic, plastic and more.  Asphalt shingles are the most commonly installed shingles due to cost and ease of installation.  For longevity metal, ceramic and clay tile shingles usually last longer than asphalt but also cost a bit more.  Some companies have created ...

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