About the Author

Brendon DeSimone advises buyers, sellers and investors everywhere with their personal real estate needs. Are you in the middle of a transaction and need a second opinion from an impartial real estate expert? Brendon will answer your questions, provide expert advice, and help you find the best agent. A nationally recognized real estate expert and author of "Next Generation Real Estate: New Rules for Smarter Home Buying & Faster Selling", Brendon regularly appears on top media outlets including CNBC, Good Morning America, FOX Business, HGTV, FOX News and Bloomberg. Follow Brendon on Twitter.

Stories by Brendon DeSimone


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for a Great Real Estate Agent

Working with the right agent can deliver big benefits for buyers and sellers alike.


5 Common Misconceptions About Real Estate

When it comes to buying and selling homes, conventional wisdom has its flaws.


5 Tips for First-Time Home Sellers

Whether you purchased your home four years ago or 40, selling for the first time can be tricky. Here are some important points to consider when you list your home for sale.


Go Bigger or Go to a New Home?

You’ve got two options when it comes to a home you’ve outgrown: add on or trade up. Which is right for you?


Don't Be a Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home

Listing your home is enough to make anyone want to run and hide. But if it’s time to sell, you’ll have to face your fears.


5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

The days may be getting shorter, but the home-shopping benefits are growing.


5 Biggest Home-Buying Fears (and How to Face Them)

It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive when making a major purchase, but home buying shouldn’t scare you out of your wits.


Appealing to Autumn Home Buyers

Get to know the two types of shoppers in the market for a new home this season.


What Happens If a Home is Damaged During Escrow?

If your soon-to-be home takes a hit during this in-between stage, be sure you know who is responsible for repairs.


A 3-Step Plan for Finding and Buying Your Next Home

Ready to start your home search? Here’s where to begin.


4 Steps to Take Now for a Faster Home Sale Next Year

Not ready to sell your home, but planning to list it in a year or so? Taking action now can help position you to attract buyers later.


What to Do If Your Home Isn't Selling

Buyers are wary of homes that have been on the market too long. No offers yet? It may be time to take action.


First-Time Home Buyer's Guide to Making an Offer

You’ve mastered the search process and know all the questions to ask at an open house. Now make sure you’re really ready to make your first offer.


4 Tips for Selling a Home Far Away

Whether you’re in the next state or across the country, selling a home remotely can be tough. To pull it off, you’ll need to plan ahead and get some help from a local agent.


Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

Buyers in search of a bargain may be tempted by foreclosed home listings. But are they as great a deal as they seem?

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