Big News in Omaha! If you’ve not already heard….CBSHOME and BHHS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador Real Estate) are merging into one HUGE company. These are basically the top two residential brokerages in the city….and now a mammoth company. Both are now owned by Berkshire Hathaway, so it only makes sense that they decided to merge.
With this merger, there are lots of moving parts. We will go into more detail about this in future articles and videos…but, for now, please check out this video and brief info below…..
You may have noticed that real estate teams have become the new trend. They are popping up everywhere across the country. Many buyers ask us why this is becoming so popular and what’s the benefits. In summary, a team helps a real estate agent function at their highest ability which gives a much better experience to their clients. Here is some more insight into the Omaha Blythe Real Estate team and why we believe it’s a good approach for our agents and for our clients.
I’ve said for years that everyone at some point in their life should work in the service industry. You can learn a lot about people, business and hard work. Many of the members on the Blythe Team have worked in the restaurant industry in the past. I thought it would be fun to chat with them and see what skills they learned from that industry that contributed to their success in their Real Estate career.
Many families hear “back to school” and it either brings emotions of joy or emotions of sorrow. When it comes to Real Estate there are positives and negatives we tend to see.
One of the busiest times of year for many families is back to school time. In Nebraska, this usually falls in August. This year most of the Omaha metro schools are starting between August 9th –August 17th. This includes OPS, Bennington, Elkhorn, Bellevue, Westside, Gretna and Millard Schools.
When I talk to people wanting to sell their house, one of the MOST common requests I get is, “Will you walk through our house and tell us what we need to do to get our house ready to sell?” Any good Real Estate agent is happy to do this. After years of doing this, I’ve learned that there are 3 things that are relevant to every seller. Regardless of area, price, or time of year. The funny part is most sellers know them but underestimate their importance and ROI.
Smart home buyers always look at the nuts and bolts – home value, neighborhood, projected value as an investment, whether rooms are appropriate to needs, and other things like that. But home buyers, just like any other consumer, can fall in love with a home. It could be the gingerbread roof, the appealing wraparound porch, even the 1920s-era stained glass transom windows in the front room.
Like it or not it’s a seller’s market again, in many areas and price ranges. This means if you’re a buyer and want to purchase a house you’re playing by new rules. Those rules are dictated by the sellers. So, what are some things you can do to increase your chances in a bidding war? I’ve listed a few tips below you might find helpful.