What Modern Agents Need to Know About Home Buyer Technology

Digital transformation has permanently shifted how consumers make purchasing decisions and interact with the business world at large. In order to adapt to those changes and stay relevant to their consumer base, many industries have embraced new technology—and real estate is no exception. What was once a market driven by local agents and homebuyers has [...]

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

Are you working with a Realtor® or a real estate agent? Often, people use the words interchangeably to refer to any individual who handles real estate transactions, but that’s not correct.  A real estate professional can be classified as a real estate agent, Realtor®, and/or broker.  The difference between these titles are the levels of [...]

What Are the Benefits of Buying or Selling a Home for Cash?

Most people try to avoid getting into debt; it’s a much wiser financial decision. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. On big-ticket items such as higher education, purchasing a car, and buying a house, loans are a common occurrence. If you had the option, would you buy these big ticket items for cash? If you can [...]

A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms

Let's be real: real estate has a lot of abbreviations. We'll frequently have agents in our office ask, "What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs?" To anyone outside of real estate, that all sounds like a lot of mumbo-jumbo. Never fear we're here to [...]

Six New Homeowner Mistakes You Must Avoid

Congratulations! You’re embarking on an exciting, new adventure — owning your first home! As you get ready to sign the papers and start living in your new abode, it’s crucial that you don’t ignore some major missteps first-time homebuyers have made in the past. By taking prep steps ahead of time to avoid these common [...]

What is a Property Survey and Why You Should Get One Before Buying a House

When buying a home, the last thing you want is a surprise. Most people worry about leaky roofs or rusty boilers. But there may be property issues that can come to light and cost you a lot of money if you’re not careful. One way to avoid getting in over your head is to get [...]

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY 2017

We want to thank The Union's readers once again for naming Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty as Nevada County's "Best Real Estate Company"- and for the 11th time in the last 14 years!  We also want to thank you for voting: Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Commercial Division for "Best Commercial Real Estate Company”Charlie Brock for [...]

Smart Marketing for Smart Homes

We know by definition that a smart home is a home equipped with network-connected products for controlling functions such as temperature, lighting, security, safety, and entertainment either remotely or with a separate system within the home itself. Now we want to know, what’s the best way to market yourself as a smart home resource? At [...]

Tips for Home Buyers: Working with a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home can be a daunting task because there are is so much that goes into it. Buying a home is not a simple see a house, sign a document, pay for it, and then move in. There are all sorts of twists, turns, and potential heartbreaks along the way that you need [...]

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

It can be a challenge to find the right real estate agent. In areas like Nevada County, there are so many different companies and agents to choose from. How do you know if you’ve found the right one? What qualities should you look for when selecting an agent? We’ve put together the ultimate list of 7 [...]