Contributed by Arkansas Realtors Association

House to House: Survey highlights real estate firms’ top challenges, expectations

In August, the National Association of Realtors released the 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which provides insight into the business characteristics and activity of real estate firms, the benefits and education provided to agents and an outlook for the future. The report’s findings, based on a survey of firm executives who are members of … Read More »

September 17th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Tips for transforming residential renters into homeowners

This week’s column was written by Sharon Tremor, an associate broker with Meyers Realty in Hot Springs. Tremor serves on the board of directors for the Hot Springs Board of Realtors and on the local Arkansas Realtors Association’s Realtors Political Action Committee, the state Committee for Risk Reduction and the Legislative Committee. She has earned … Read More »

September 10th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Realtor-stager shares top tips for preparing home to sell

This week’s column, the last in a three-part series, was written by Allison Moore of Warnock Real Estate in Fort Smith. Moore is a licensed real estate agent and has been selling and staging homes in Arkansas since 2014. As a Realtor-stager, she combines a passion for the real estate industry, a background in marketing … Read More »

September 3rd, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Homeownership seen as good investment, affordability a problem

The final installment in Allison Moore’s three-part series about preparing a home to sell will appear in the Sept. 3 edition of Homes Arkansas. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84 percent of Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, the highest number in 10 … Read More »

August 27th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Home-staging options are available for every budget

This week’s column, the second in a three-part series, was written by Allison Moore of Warnock Real Estate in Fort Smith. Moore is a licensed real estate agent and has been selling and staging homes in Arkansas since 2014. As a Realtor-stager, she combines a passion for the real estate industry, a background in marketing … Read More »

August 22nd, 2017 at 11:49 am

House to House: Professional stager shares tips to make home market-ready

This week’s column, the first in a three-part series, was written by Allison Moore of Warnock Real Estate in Fort Smith. Moore is a licensed real estate agent and has been selling and staging homes in Arkansas since 2014. As a Realtor-stager, she combines a passion for the real estate industry, a background in marketing … Read More »

August 13th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Realtor ABCs — Professional designations indicate that real estate pro has specialized training, skill sets

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous and emotional process. If you’ve decided to hire a Realtor to assist you with your endeavor, you’ve made a wise decision. Having a real estate professional in your corner is definitely the way to go to ensure that you get the … Read More »

August 6th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Sellers should check this list before putting home on market

You have decided to put your house on the market. Granted, your Realtor will make the process of finding a buyer easier. Nonetheless, there are things your Realtor or a prospective buyer will need to know about in order to expedite the process — information you will need to have ready before you put your … Read More »

July 30th, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: Make sure ceiling fans rotate correctly to help keep home cooler in summer, warmer in winter

This week’s column was written by S. Patterson, director of communications for the Arkansas Realtors Association. It’s summertime in Arkansas, and although it’s not the hottest summer on record, we are definitely feeling the heat. Swimming pools, lakes and water parks are the popular places to be right now. Those of us who are not … Read More »

July 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 am

House to House: These tips could help sell your home this summer

Selling your home can be no easy feat, especially during the hot summer months. However, there are a number of reasons that this summer could be the best time to put your house on the market. According to the National Association of Realtors, 50 percent of homes are sold during the summer months. “In summer, … Read More »

July 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am