8 Ways A Great Real Estate Agent Can Change Your Life

A real estate transaction can be an exciting thing to experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking and stressful. Your experience will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding your transaction and, perhaps more importantly, the agent you’re working with.

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day! Most of us know that once an American flag is worn, torn, or otherwise in need of being retired, we’re supposed to burn it. But most of us probably aren’t in any position to burn one properly. Going in and out…

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In Town

You want to hire the best agent when you sell your house. You see real estate agent “John Listalots” all over town. His signs are everywhere. So, you figure he must be a great agent. It seems like he sells almost everything in town,…

Mattlin Achieves NAR Certification on Diversity

NEWS RELEASE JAY MATTLIN ACHIEVES CERTIFICATION IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE NETWORK (Lancaster, Ohio) December 6, 2018- Jay Mattlin of Gorsuch Realty has been awarded the At Home with Diversity® certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. Mattlin joins 20,000 other real estate professionals in…

5 Confessions on Becoming a Real Estate Agent

If you’re old enough to remember the 1980s, you remember when everyone had that friend, family member, or acquaintance who tried their hand at becoming a real estate agent. Somewhere along the line, real estate became perceived as a glamorous, easy job that anyone…

Lancaster’s New Trash Cans – Just the Facts

Recently, Lancaster Sanitation and City Council passed a resolution for the Sanitation Department to purchase large trash bins or toters for each residential household in the City and new trash trucks to accommodate the new toters. The toters began showing up at citizens’ houses…

Here’s What Real Estate and Independence Day Have In Common

What’s the first thing you think of when you think 4th of July? Probably fireworks, right? Okay, maybe you think about barbeques, pool parties, or parades first. The point is, the first thought for most people isn’t about the nitty-gritty that we’re actually celebrating…

Less Than 5% of Homes In The US Have Negative Equity, Making It An Ideal Time To Sell For Most Homeowners

After the housing crisis of 2008, many homeowners found themselves “upside down” on their properties, with their mortgage balances significantly higher than the value of their home. According to Zillow, negative equity in the US peaked 31.4% in Q1 of 2012, meaning nearly one-third…

15 Man Caves To Inspire Dad This Fathers Day

Man caves are a great way for a guy to get out of the hustle and bustle of life and get into his own element. Maybe his thing is automobiles, a particular sport, or geeking out on science fiction. Whatever the case may be,…

Happy National Best Friend Day!

It’s National Best Friend Day and, as far as I can tell, it began as a hoax. Someone apparently started it by using a hashtag online, and people jumped on board and made it into something. In the least, it is an “unofficial” National…