Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys writing helpful articles for buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and here at Realty Biz News. He was the #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for 2018.

FAQ’S Buying a Home



What Are The Most Frequently Asked Questions From Buyers to Real Estate Agents? 1. Should I buy a home or continue to rent? One of the most frequently asked questions buyers will ask themselves is should I buy a home. In the long term, buying is going to be better than renting. But whether it […]

How Renters Can Prepare to Be Homeowners



Preparing to Go From Renting to Buying Are you renting your home? When you first move away from home, you are more than likely to end up renting your first property. Most renters would like to become homebuyers but don’t have the financial capability just yet. On occasion, renting to own a home is an […]

How You Can Lose Your Earnest Money Deposit Buying a House



What is an Earnest Money Deposit? Before explaining how you can lose an earnest money deposit, you need to know what it is first. When buying a home, you’re required to put money in escrow that signifies you are serious about moving forward. Another way to think about the purpose of these funds is to […]

Priorities to Take Care of When Moving to a New House



What Should You Do When Moving to a New Home? There’s a lot that goes into moving to a new home. From making sure you’re getting your favorite cable package to the last crock-pot in the kitchen storage, there is a lot of stuff to take care of. If you lose track of your priorities, […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Paying Off Your Mortgage



Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Home Mortgage Early When you buy your first home, you soon learn that life is all about making the right financial decisions. Everything is about the pros and cons of things like paying off the mortgage on your home. These are not easy decisions to make. Before you […]

Why Dual Agency in Real Estate Is Bad For Buyers and Sellers



What is Dual Agency and How Does it Work? There are lots of things in a real estate transaction that a layman has no idea about. Most people do understand the basics of representation. For example a “seller’s real estate agent” represents a seller and a “buyer’s real estate agent” represents a buyer. Pretty simple […]

Helpful Real Estate Articles For Buyers and Sellers



Great Reading When Buying or Selling a Home Each month there are lots of great real estate articles that deserve a little bit of extra attention. Showcasing such articles in a real estate roundup is always enjoyable. Roundups are the perfect opportunity to give other writers a pat on the back for their exceptional work. […]

Questions to Ask a Home Inspector



Questions to Ask Before, During and After a Home Inspection When you are selling or buying a home, the inspection is one of the most significant hurdles to get past. Home inspections cause a lot of properties to come back on the market. From a buyer’s perspective, they are also an excellent way to get […]

Buying a For Sale By Owner: What You Need to Know



What to Be Aware of When Buying a For Sale By Owner Property Have you ever been driving around a local neighborhood and noticed a for sale by owner sign on a home that intrigued you? You are not alone. Many buyers will find the desire to inquire on what’s known in real estate circles […]

Single Agent Dual Agency Fails Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate



Dual Agency Does Not Benefit Consumers When most people buy or sell a home, they pick a great real estate agent they feel comfortable with. Quite often the agent is chosen for various reasons including the following: A recommendation from a friend or relative. You saw an online review or a Google search. You noticed […]