The Clever Real Estate Blog
Tell me more about

The Clever Latest Stories

Curb Appeal Tips to Get Your Home Sold

Looks mean a lot. The front of your house, the view from the street, can make or break a buyer’s initial interest. If they don’t like what they see at an immediate glance, they might not be into the idea of looking beneath the surface. This becomes especially true if they have many different hom...

  • 12 months ago
  • Ben Mizes

Home Selling

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

For both buyers and sellers, home inspections are a necessary service. They tell you the things that matter when you’re looking to get involved in real estate. They tell you what needs fixing, what’s fine, and what might be a problem later on. These inspection reports also take local laws into c...

  • 1 year ago
  • Jeremy Decker

Saving Money

How to Remove Wallpaper

There are a million guides on tips to get your home sold. Almost all of them will include painting as a way to attract buyers and increase perceived value. What does the exact opposite of a fresh coat of paint? Old, Gaudy, or otherwise ugly wallpaper. That’s what. But don’t worry, weR...

  • 1 year ago
  • Ben Mizes

Home Selling

The Truth About Real Estate Commissions – Are You Overpaying?

A traditional real estate agent charges 6% – 3% to list your home, and 3% for the buyer’s agent. That’s almost $20,000 in commission for a $300,000 home, and $40,000 for a $600,000 home. Is your real estate agent doing enough work to merit such a large commission check? Does an agent th...

  • 1 year ago
  • Jake Cardenas

Home Selling

Top 10 Things To Look For When Hiring a Discount Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. A good agent can provide expert advice to make the real estate process easier, and they can prevent you from making costly mistakes along the way. You don’t n...

  • 1 year ago
  • Jeremy Decker

Investing

Does a Pool Add Value to a Home?

As with many wishlist additions one would like to make to their home, the question of ‘value’ is a significant one. Sure, you might be able to pay for it and get it done, but will you be able to maintain it? And, when the time comes, will building this addition hurt you when you’re selling? On...

  • 1 year ago
  • Ben Mizes

How Much Can I Afford When Buying a House?

  Buying a house can come with some surprises when you look at the expense sheet. There is more to it than looking at the sticker price and preparing a meeting with a mortgage broker. Several factors impact the price of the home itself, but you have to take into consideration things like inspec...

  • 1 year ago
  • Jake Cardenas

Ready to Save on Commissions?

Get a free consultation within 24 hours. Full Service, Flat Fee, Now That’s Clever.

CONNECT TO AGENT For homes over $350,000, a 1% will be charged