Beyond Real Estate:  Helping your elderly family members

Beyond Real Estate:  Helping your elderly family members Although this information is a bit more general than just helping your elderly family members when it comes time to sell or buy their next home, I hope this information can be helpful for your general planning purposes. July 2022 was an interesting time for my husband […]

Good Agent vs Great Agent

There are a lot of licensed real estate agents around the country.  And I mean A LOT!  It seems that everybody you know, knows a Realtor or a real estate agent.  While an agent may be credentialed, that does not mean that every Realtor comes with the same knowledge, know-how and commitment to their craft.  […]

Exploring Staycations

Do you ever think about how many great things your area has to offer, but you just don’t have the time to take advantage of it. You may want to consider taking a Staycation in your own town or nearby! Check out here where Benefit Realty explores two local short term vacation rental properties in […]

The Top 5 things about living in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee area is filled with great advantages! The LakeFront! Beaches – Find a Beach here! Running/ Walking Paths – Explore the Oak Leaf Trail! Milwaukee County Parks Filling Milwaukee County are numerous parks.  Some right on the lakefront and others that brach into the city and suburbs.  Filled with paths, play systems, fitness, golf […]

Top 10 Agent Interview Questions

Top 10 Questions to ask when interviewing a Realtor to sell your home: Have you sold homes in my neighborhood before? What skills do you possess that make you the right choice? Do you have examples of your marketing of other listings you can share? Will the listing photos be taken by a professional real […]

Mid-Century Modern Home Feature

Southeastern Wisconsin is filled with homes of all different styles!  One that abounds and always brings interest, whether it’s your taste or not – is Mid – Century Modern Homes. Colleen Resendiz with Benefit Realty is honored to represent the owner of this Gem located in the town of Brookfield.  Check out this feature on […]

American Dream TV: Selling Milwaukee

At Benefit Realty we choose to not just focus on the day to day work of a Realtor.  We have a larger focus on serving our community!  And on that note, we have taken on a new venture that allows us to feature our community as a whole. You can now find us on local […]

Accepted Offer Strategy Realities

Have you heard it’s a Seller’s Market?  Of course you have!  I’m sure you’ve also heard stories upon stories of “outrageous” offers being presented but declined by the seller.  What does it take to get your offer accepted today? First thing’s first – who is representing you?  Let’s make sure you have an agent who […]

First Time Homebuyer FAQ

If you’re thinking about buying a home there are a few questions we get all of the time.  How do I get a mortgage?  Do I find a Realtor first? How do I find out about homes on the market? Here is a brief overview of what to expect and how the process works.

How does a home inspection work?

A home inspection is an important part of purchasing a home.  This is where your intention should be to identify defects in the property that you are intending to purchase. When a seller decides to list their home on the market they are required to completed  Real Estate Condition Report.  On this report they are […]

Why Can’t I Search for Homes on My Own?

We have all been drawn in from time to time with the romanticized version of what it is like to buy a home.  We have seen it played out on tv or imagined it as we peruse Realtor.com.  Expanding our search so broadly not for realistic searching but now it has become fun!  What is […]

Answering your COVID Questions

If you had asked me in 2019 what we were anticipating in the real estate market I would not have been able to foresee what we are experiencing now!  In 2019 my 2020 market forecast was a transition into a neutral market.  This means buyer demand and listing inventory coming to a neutral point where […]

The 2020 Spring Market

Despite the recent February snowfalls, the Spring Market is heating up quickly!  We are seeing new listings hitting the MLS daily with many listings receiving offers in the first few days.  The remainder of the listings are taking several days, a few weeks, or a few price drops to attract that qualified buyer.  Here are […]

Top 5 Seller FAQ

Top 5 FAQ From Prospective Sellers If you have been on the fence in regards to potentially selling your home, now would be a great time to hop off and get that sign in the yard! Here are the top 5 questions I receive from sellers, along with my best advice. 1) When is the […]

Choosing a Realtor in this Seller’s Market

You have probably heard that the real estate market is hot, right? Properties are getting multiple offers, often selling over the asking price. But did you know that home sales are actually down this year? It’s true! Due to tight inventory (lack of homes on the market available to buyers) home sales are actually down. […]

Common Mistakes

Yep! It’s a seller’s market! But lets not misinterpret what that means. The term “seller’s market” refers to a market where there is low inventory, and high buyer demand. Interest rates are low and buyers are ready to buy! But they are frustrated because there are not a lot of homes to choose from that […]

Discount Realtors : Fact vs Fiction

How can we discount our rate? We charge less because our costs are low. We are local, we keep our overhead low, and we are not part of a national franchise that would require payments for services that don’t add value for our clients. Myth: Our discount commission rate means that buyer agents will not […]

MLS Market Update

Metro MLS has supplied the following market information: New Listings in the Milwaukee region decreased 3.0 percent to 1,622. Pending Sales were down 33.8 percent to 608. Inventory levels fell 1.9 percent to 6,234 units. Prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 3.2 percent to $160,000. Days on Market was up 1.6 […]