Better home batteries are changing the sustainable energy game

Photo Via Tesla As battery costs drop, sustainable residential and commercial power becomes a much better deal By Patrick Sisson | Source: Curbed As the cost of solar and wind power continues to drop, sustainable energy is in the middle of a growth spurt. And one of the technologies that may fuel the next phase of sustainable power for homes, […]

6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

By Daniel Bortz | Source: Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. In a recent survey, 42% of home buyers said they found the mortgage experience “stressful,” and 32% found it “complicated.” Even lenders agree that it’s often a struggle. “A lot can go wrong,” says Staci Titsworth, regional manager at PNC […]

Why 2018 is the best year ever for a low down payment mortgage

First-time buyers must act now before conditions change By Steve Cook | Source: Inman This year may just be the best in history for first-time homebuyers to use a low down payment mortgage to leap from renting to owning. Either because they don’t know about low down payments or don’t understand them, thousands of prospective buyers are struggling to […]

How to engage consumers with a real estate Facebook group

Get more leads and referrals than you know what to do with By Will Friedner | Source: Inman News With the current news of Facebook news feed changes, now is the time to focus on building your own real estate Facebook group. Three years ago, I started my first Facebook group for real estate in my area. I […]

How Virtuance Fuels Your Growth

Create a consistent, stand out real estate brand with industry-leading visual marketing solutions At Virtuance, our goal is to improve the quality of your brand and to help you gain more leads. Our services help win you more listings and sell your listings faster/closer to asking price. Virtuance’s results-driven photography increases traffic and click-throughs on listings while securing more […]

Vote for Virtuance’s Photo of the Year

Throughout 2017, our photographers shot more than 1 MILLION images of amazing properties! Our entire team voted on the “photo of the month” for each month of the year. Now it’s your turn to help us choose from these 12 photos of the month to identify the best photo of the year! One lucky person […]

Pros and Cons of Selling a House During Each Season

Photos Powered by Virtuance It’s tricky to decide which time of year is best to list a house. While the spring and the summer are peak seasons for both buyers and sellers, there are benefits to listing a home in the off-season instead. Fortunately for sellers and agents alike, there are always eager buyers available […]

Tesla solar panels and batteries are coming to Home Depot

By Barbara Eldredge | Source: Curbed Tesla’s solar products tend to make huge splashes online, but soon they’ll also get some big-box presence. Tesla has announced that it will be rolling out its solar products—including its solar panels, Powerwall home batteries, and potentially solar roof tiles down the line—at 800 Home Depot stores across the U.S. Read More…

10 hidden Facebook features all agents should know

By Amy Puchaty | Source: Inman News We’ve scoured the social media guides, tracked down the experts and sifted through the flashy add-ons to bring you the top 10 hidden Facebook features, tips and tricks every real estate agent should know going into 2018. Without further ado, we’ll get right into it — because let’s face it […]

Smarter Ways to Collect and Use Testimonials

By Adrian Fisher | Source: REALTORMag Case studies are some of the most effective content marketing tactics, which is why businesspeople from every industry constantly ask for feedback and quotes from clients. And it’s no different in real estate. When potential customers can hear from a third party what it’s like to work with you, […]