Each of your clients has a different idea of their dream house. For some, it’s a home on the lake in Northeast Ohio. For others, it’s a trendy brownstone in the hustle and bustle of city life in Pittsburgh.  

While house preferences will vary, all home shoppers have one thing in common – they are emotionally invested in their quest to find the home of their dreams.  

So, as their real estate agent, how do you tap into that emotional connection with each client to find them the home they can’t possibly do without?  Continue reading

What if you could give yourself a raise next year? 

2021 was a banner year to say the least. Home prices soared, and demand was at an all-time high. Hopefully, you rode that wave to a new career high as well. So, how can you possibly plan to have an even bigger year in 2022?  

This blog will highlight a few key things you should think about or develop plans for now (right now) so that when the new year begins, you’ll hit the ground running toward a higher income than ever.  Continue reading

You can buy groceries online. You can order food delivery from your phone. You can even monitor your home’s security from anywhere.

While having the capability to handle many transactions or tasks digitally with next to no human interaction is convenient, it also lacks some advantages of having a real person available if and when issues arise. Continue reading

Help us find our dream home.

This is a simple directive you’ve no doubt gotten dozens of times from clients who are ready to buy the perfect home. But not just ANY home. They want THE home. A house in the right school district, near family (or away from them, in some cases), in the safest neighborhood, with a perfectly manicured lawn and constructed with all the top-of-the-line materials. Continue reading

Linda’s Story

Linda Thornton had rented the same apartment for more than 20 years. A new owner purchased the complex, and she thought her rent might increase soon. She had dreamed of owning her own home someday but had never pursued the idea. Linda decided now was the time.

After looking at homes in Boardman, Canfield, and the West Side of Youngstown, her real estate agent helped Linda find a lovely home on the West Side. The agent then introduced her to Amerifirst Poland to help finance her new house. Continue reading

If you’re in a hurry to sell your home this fall, you might want to slow down before you put that sign in the yard. Failure to consider a few important factors may break a sale before you make it.

Halloween decorations aside, some things could scare prospective buyers away. So, if you (or your client) are looking to sell, here are some things to think about.

Cut the Clutter

Did you ever see a messy space and suddenly feel anxious? Clutter symbolizes chaos and confusion. Now, let’s put you in the shoes of a home buyer – imagine walking into an open house to see it as a complete mess.

Chances are, you’re turning around and leaving. It’s nearly impossible for homebuyers to visualize themselves in the space if it’s full of clutter. The simple fix here is to clean and remove any unnecessary items before showing the home. Continue reading

POLAND, Ohio (October 28, 2021) – To better serve its clients and enhance the quality of life in the Valley, Amerifirst Poland recently expanded its mortgage lending team as well as its focus on community involvement. 

“It’s an exciting time to be in the mortgage industry, and we’re happy to be in a position to grow our team to keep up with the homebuying demand in the Mahoning Valley,” said Matt Moore, who was recently named Branch Manager of the Amerifirst Poland office. “Our goal is to help anyone who wants to buy a home get the funding they need. Homeownership is an indicator of a strong community, and we’re glad to play a part in that process.”  Continue reading