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February 25, 2021

Dream Home?

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, answers the question, “Is it really your dream home?” He debunks this myth and explains why it’s based on your budget and the housing market. "As you...
February 23, 2021

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February 18, 2021

We are not in a Housing Bubble

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, discusses why we’re not in a housing bubble. "The three reasons why we’re definitely not in a housing bubble is because the supply is limited, the...
February 16, 2021

More than One Offer on a Home

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, discusses how to handle more than one offer on a home. "If there’s more than one offer, at least one of them is full price. You can start with...
February 9, 2021

Definition of Needs Work

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, talks about a house that “needs work.” He defines what the phrase could mean based on your personal preference. "Those terms are all different...
February 2, 2021

Virtual Home Buying

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, talks about buying a home through the virtual world. He discusses the statistics between viewing a house online and in person and what really matters...
January 28, 2021

Are you a Realtor

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, defines what it means to be a realtor and how it differs from being a real estate agent. "In my opinion, if you don’t join the National Association...
January 26, 2021

MLS is the root

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, discusses the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that delivers listing information to all real estate portals. He talks about why it’s important to start...
January 21, 2021

Foreclosure

In this episode of “Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, discusses the likelihood of a foreclosure crisis brought by the covid outbreak. "Foreclosure means you just stop paying and walk away. Why would you...
January 19, 2021

Bidding Tips: Part 2

In this episode of “The Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, continues the conversation on bidding for a house by sharing the variety of factors that contribute to landing on a good deal. Listen to know...
January 14, 2021

Bidding Tips: Part 1

In this episode of “The Russell Realty Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, provides real estate advice on how to approach buying a house in today's competitive market. "The market is so aggressive and so competitive...
January 12, 2021

Never Been a Better Time to Sell

In this episode of “The Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, gives a real estate answer to, "Why is now a good time to sell your home?" "That's really what it's all about; The number one thing is that...
January 7, 2021

I Hate the Word Contract

In this episode of “The Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, explains his position on contracts, why he finds the word problematic, and how they differ from agreements. "I personally think that the word...
January 5, 2021

Tried and True: Real Estate Marketing

In this episode of the “Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of The Russell Realty Group, discusses real estate marketing strategies that will help sell your home. "When I come into your house and give you a listing presentation on...
December 31, 2020

Two Reasons Your Home Won’t Sell

In this episode of “The Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of the Russell Realty Group, reveals the two reasons he thinks a home won’t sell. Listen to learn why your house is not selling. "We can never say that price is not an...
December 29, 2020

More Space: Improving the Work-From-Home Life

In this episode of the “Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of The Russell Realty Group, talks about the challenge of adjusting your home layout to the new reality of working from home. He provides insight on how to best approach...
December 24, 2020

Commuting

In this episode of the “Russell Real Team Minute Podcast,” Evan Russell, owner of The Russell Realty Group, discusses the decision to move from big cities to the suburbs during the pandemic. He also discusses the impact this has on the real estate...
November 1, 2020

8 Central Street – Just Sold in North Reading

  Just Sold in North Reading   Love at First sight! This gorgeous colonial offers a formal living room and dining room with hardwood floors.The spacious fully applianced kitchen has stainless steel appliances, tile floor, backsplash and granite countertops.The kitchen is open to a fireplace’d […]
February 18, 2020

Closing Cost Credit vs Reduction in Purchase Price

  Closing cost credit vs reduction in purchase price Start: Welcome to another episode of Russell Realty Minute with your host Evan Russell. Where Evan shares his real-world real estate experience with you. If you like what you hear, please be sure to give them […]
February 18, 2020

Why Feedback Doesn’t Matter

The only feedback a seller wants to hear is, “Are they going to make an offer?”
February 18, 2020

5 Things Couples Agree on When Home Shopping

5 Things Couples Agree on When Home Shopping
February 17, 2020

5 Things Couple Agree on When Home Shopping Version 2

February 17, 2020

5 things couple’s bicker about while home shopping

Couples can bicker when trying to decide on a home to purchase. A certain level of compromise is usually required in finding the right one. As a real estate pro, you may find yourself a mediator to these disputes.
December 20, 2018

Web address tells the story

You’d be hard pressed to find, especially these days, a company that does not have a website. If you don’t have a website, well, you are really placing your business in a tiny pigeonhole. You need to provide a website that represents who you are […]
December 2, 2018

Who Pays The Real Estate Agent’s Commission?

Who Pays the Real Estate Agents Commission The truth about real estate commissions. Many buyers, buyer agents say to their buyer’s agent what am I paying you for, right? What am I paying you for, what are you doing for me, right? Let’s just break […]
May 22, 2018

Buying Now, If I Want To Resell Later?

That’s a good question! You want to purchase a home that will give you a good resell value later on. To do this, look at the type of home you’re planning to purchase that may be attractive to future buyers. When you’re looking to purchase […]
May 8, 2018

Buying and Selling Real Estate: Ten Tips

Real estate is changing hands in ways that make headlines. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, here are some tips to help you make the best deal. BUYING: So you want to buy a house? In this market? Are you nuts? Actually, it depends on […]
April 23, 2018
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Some Things You May Not Know About Mold

Here is the issue: A Lot of people are going to great lengths to ensure that there is no mold in their homes. Now alone, that is a good thing, but there is a problem. Not every inspector is going to be able to correctly […]
April 17, 2018

Does Staging Sell Real Estate?

There is something to be said about a neat and tidy house when you are sorting through house after house looking for the perfect home for you and your family. This is something that should be kept in mind when selling either a personal home […]
April 9, 2018

Do You Need A Home Inspection?

DO YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION Do I really need a home inspection? I mean what do I want to spend 450 bucks or 350 bucks on a home inspection, right? It’s pretty obvious what the house needs or doesn’t need, right? You could probably […]
March 7, 2018

Meeting Your Buyer Agent For The First Time

MEETING YOUR BUYER AGENT FOR THE FIRST TIME When you set up a tour, and you’re meeting your buyer agent for the first time, there’s a couple things you really want to look for when first, that buyer agent is first getting out of the […]
March 1, 2018

Is It Available Or Not?

  IS IT AVAILABLE OR NOT Hey, can you explain something to me? This always frustrates me. How come when I find a home on Zillow, and I reached out to a particular agent about that house. They say to me oh gee sorry, the […]
March 1, 2018

Should I Use My Friend As My Real Estate Agent?

When deciding to buy or sell a home, many of us have friends or family that are already in the real estate business. We have cousins and uncles and brothers and sisters and neighbors and third cousins of your mom’s friends or whatever, that are […]
March 1, 2018
Two Reasons Why A Home Won't Sell

Two Reasons Why A Home Won’t Sell

  Listen to “2 Reasons Why a Home Doesn’t Sell” on Spreaker.   TWO REASONS WHY A HOME WON’T SELL There are really only two reasons why a home doesn’t sell. People say price, condition, location, that sort of thing. But what I would say […]
February 25, 2018

Shiny Object Syndrome

If you haven’t already noticed, there are a ton of Facebook groups out there. In fact, I am probably in about over twenty of them myself. There’s Facebook Mastermind, Facebook Lead Generation, Facebook Expired, Facebook What Should I Spend My Money On, all these real […]
February 23, 2018

Curious How Your Home Should Be Priced?

When selling a home, the importance of strategic pricing cannot be overstated. Now more than ever before, a potential buyer is likely to search the internet long before picking up the phone or meeting an agent for an actual house hunting expedition. Consider this: If […]
February 22, 2018

Home Valuation Sites

February 21, 2018

What Not To Do When Buying A Home

  WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN BUYING A HOME All right. So you’ve put an offer on a house, it’s been accepted. You’re moving through the home inspection phase, and then they’re going to sign the perch and sale. Here are just a couple quick […]
February 10, 2018

It’s Your Time To Buy

I’ve been hearing this for years. It’s everywhere, in reading articles and different information pieces and different content marketing shared in a variety of places. They all say that same kind of things: “It’s never been a better time to buy!” “Now is the time […]
February 7, 2018

What Is My Agent Doing For Me?

WHAT IS MY AGENT DOING FOR ME Sometimes it’s difficult to see at first what your real estate agent is actually doing for you. Take you the best buy for example, when you walk into best buy, the first person says how you doing, you […]