5 Smart Tips for Buying Your First Home

5 Smart Tips for Buying Your First Home

The process of buying a home for the first time can be both daunting and exciting. First time buyers often aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of the home buying process, but that’s one of our specialties here at Shield Property Management & Sales. Here are five...
Can You Challenge An Appraisal?

Can You Challenge An Appraisal?

While it is not a common practice, you can challenge a real estate appraisal that you feel is too low. The National Association of Realtors estimates that 1 in 10 real estate deals are scuttled due to low appraisals, so you’re not alone in looking for recourse. Be...
How Are Real Estate Agents Paid?

How Are Real Estate Agents Paid?

Most people who buy or sell a home work with a real estate agent and/or broker throughout the home buying/selling process. In fact, according to the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reported by the National Association of Realtors, approximately 88% of home...