As offices empty out, home investment looks on with green eyes

May 25, 2020

The future for office commercial space looks increasingly uncertain, as more and more people work from home and some employers consider making it a permanent arrangement — even after the pandemic. Transactions for office leases or sales are already significantly lower this year compared to a similar period in 2019, according to data from real…

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A new way of living?

May 11, 2020

Going forward, property experts are considering whether there will be changes in consumer behavior as a result of the pandemic. The widespread implementation of working from home has made home even more important to lots of people, and there are questions as to whether there will be any longer-term changes. Coronavirus lockdowns in many parts…

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Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what to do

May 11, 2020

Months long battle with the coronavirus made it difficult for Aishat Bello* and her husband to pay their 450,000 naira rent. “I was so sick I could barely walk to the bathroom,” Aishat said. Her husband having been let go from his insurance job, was having a hard time meeting medical and feeding expenses for…

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Mastering the art of virtual listing presentations

May 8, 2020

Doesn’t it just feel like literally overnight that the real estate business as we knew it changed? The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the way we do business and forced real estate agents around the country to change and adapt new strategies. Not so surprising my however, real estate markets in some specific niches are still…

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It’s more than smart homes, now it’s smart mirrors

May 5, 2020

  Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest of them all? Yes it’s a battle of smarts now, not just who the fairest is. Smart mirrors are a relatively new trend that takes reflectivity in the bathroom to the next level. Designed with perfect illumination in mind, they add extra luxury to the bathroom.…

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So, no home Elon Musk?😳😳😳

May 5, 2020

While some people are trying to catch up to their home ownership dreams, and working hard at it, others are running right in the opposite direction. One of such folks being Elon Musk. Recently he came out to make quite a puzzling announcement to the effect that, he will own no home and is about…

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Money anxiety keeping you up at night? Here’s how you can ensure you get a good shut eye

May 5, 2020

  Who isn’t worried or anxious about money? Almost everyone at varying levels is. Bills, unemployment, economic woes,businesses crumbling, the recession, it’s a lot to grapple with. The general uncertainty and job and business loss are driving financial stress,” and the average family even has it seemingly worse, seeing that they have come into the…

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Strategies To Weather Economic Downturns in Lagos

May 5, 2020

  The streets of Lagos are now up and running for the most part, thanks to the ease of the lockdown that head held sway for over 3 weeks. Though it’s a far cry from a complete return to normal, certain businesses can now make a guarded, slow return to the market place, gradually building…

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Self-care: Create a You-Booster haven/sanctuary in your home

April 22, 2020

With each week that goes by, things are drastically changing as we try to flatten the curve of the coronavirus. Most people are working from home, businesses are creating new ways to provide for their customers, and mostly staying at home. As you’re hunkered down in your home, practicing self-care is a great way to…

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Buy a home Virtually- Tech is not the enemy

April 21, 2020

These are the times upon us right now. The times where most essential and even dispensable transactions are carried out virtually. Now more than ever before, a whole new world has opened up to us, thanks to virtual processes: business and informal correspondence, learning tools and sessions, social media engagement, most key aspects of human…

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How technology can and is revolutionising the Nigerian real estate space

How technology can and is revolutionising the Nigerian real estate space

It is needless to say that technology plays heavy roles on preconstruction, construction and post-construction stages as well as real estate transactions. A steady trickle in of tech trends and influences is now seemingly revolutionizing the industry most recently, thus, bringing in more efficiency, reduction in costs and time-saving in consummating transactions.   On the…

Living from pay check to pay check? You deserve better

Living from pay check to pay check? You deserve better

It’s less than 2 weeks after payday, and you’re already looking to be broke. Wallet empty, account already in the red. As abysmal and dismaying as this is, it’s the sad reality for most income earners, and it seems like a vicious cycle with no end in sight. More than 70 percent of workers live…

Red Alert: Assured Return schemes

Red Alert: Assured Return schemes

“Assured Returns” is one of the most popular terms used in commercial and residential real estate projects to attract prospective buyers. What #happens in this scenario is that developers promise a certain ‘Assured Return’ on their real estate projects, offering as high as 12-18% returns till possession. This alluring offer entices the gullible public to…

The right realtor for you when selling your home

The right realtor for you when selling your home

It’s time for a new beginning. It’s new, dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for you (I’m literally quoting the lyrics from Micheal Buble’s “Feeling Good” track). You’ve bought a newer property and you just want to start afresh, something just doesn’t sit quite right with you, or say, you’re moving out…

An undisclosed secret that helps new realtors gain clients

An undisclosed secret that helps new realtors gain clients

New realtors, having trouble finding clients and doing business? It can be quite a challenge to establish themselves as a local expert in real estate—especially when you’re competing against seasoned professionals. One often overlooked way to gain experience and insight into a local real estate market is to help renters seeking new apartments. If you’re…

How to Invest in Real Estate Affordably

How to Invest in Real Estate Affordably

Most investment portfolios and retirement plans are invested in stocks and fixed-income investments. But real estate trumps all of these as it is an excellent portfolio diversification because of it being a “hard asset”. More so, the long-term investment performance of real estate is hard to argue with.   Adding some real estate to your…

A modernist look at Farm House Living

A modernist look at Farm House Living

How would you like to live as closely as possible to the farm that produces the very meals you eat? Would this be an alluring case of “being one with nature?   Well “Agri-hood” communities are becoming very popular in the United States for example, and here’s why: Eager to attract buyers who want modern…

Realtors, Dress for Success

Realtors, Dress for Success

Are you a realtor? How can you ensure that you’re dressing for success, that your appearance and outlook is working up the numbers even before your pitch and site inspection does anything? *Here’s how: * The most important thing to remember as an agent no matter what you’re wearing is to look clean and carry yourself…

On the move with baby in tow

On the move with baby in tow

Moving homes…Goh we know how incredibly stressful that is. It’s a nightmare for so many even though they are enthralled by the prospect of a new home, new environment and the rich prospect that the change brings. Add a baby to that moving equation and the plot thickens with stress, totally changes the whole dynamics.…

Networking: Why it’s king in the real estate business

Networking: Why it’s king in the real estate business

For a business that’s heavily dependent on relationships and referrals such as ours real estate, you either network, or you network. Now while understanding the quintessence of networking is one thing, being adept and really effective at it is another. It doesn’t matter the size of event, function, or gathering that you’re at, an all-state…

Skills of negotiation that ensure you stay winning in real estate

Skills of negotiation that ensure you stay winning in real estate

A huge bulk of negotiation stories that you hear frequently set negotiating parties at odd with each other, each party immovably standing their ground and being resolute in their stance, almost like players on opposing sports teams tugging at it relentlessly until the scoreboard declares a winner. Many new agents make the mistake of starting…

New House number? Here’s how to shake off the alien feels in a new neighbourhood

New House number? Here’s how to shake off the alien feels in a new neighbourhood

neighbourhood Home alone, on a lazy Saturday afternoon, you stand, looking out your window, wondering if you belong here, if you fit in here, and when you will. It feels all foreign and new and strange to you, and feeling like a fish out of water probably best describes it. We all know that foreigner…

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