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Spring is the most popular time of the year to put a home on the market. Fall is the second most popular time of the year to sell a home. Selling a home in the summer, however, is a bit tricky. READ MORE
Most people are nuts. Let's face it. Buyers and sellers are nuts. Agents and brokers are nuts, too. We’re all a bit nuts in our own individually weird ways, which makes us unique and intriguing. I say it’s the degree of nuttiness, however, that defines how much we’re willing to endure before snapping.
And when it comes to real estate transactions, the nut factor isn’t all that apparent at first glance.
It takes a while to pop up. But by then, there’s generally some sort of contractual agreement in place. So, how do you get out of it? How do you fire your agent? Agents, do you want to know how to fire your client? It can be a two-way street. READ MORE
Do you know what issues most often turn off buyers or kill a sale? Here are some of the big ones.
From a leaky or aging roof to a positive radon test in the basement, there’s probably a lot on your home sale to-do list. And while, yes, you want your house to look its best for prospective buyers, there are some less-than-obvious issues you should probably address before you list your home for sale on Trulia. Whether you’re selling a home in San Angelo, TX or planning to list your home for sale in Hoboken, NJ here’s the lowdown on some common issues that can cause a home sale to fall through. READ MORE
Posted on April 24, 2017 - 08:00 PM
by Julie Smith
Homeowners don't generally think about filling the shoes of a first-time home seller until they decide to buy a new home. Usually, the motivating factor is the need to move -- due to work-related issues or the needs of a growing family -- and that generally involves buying another house. It's when the homeowners stop to consider the move that it may dawn on them, yes, because they need to sell, they are now a first-time home seller.
Selling a home is very different from buying a home. Whereas buying a home generally involves emotions and feelings, selling a home typically centers on what listing agents like to call maximizing profit potential. READ MORE
Posted on April 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM
by Julie Smith
The way many real estate agentsoperate when advising a seller on home pricing is to present a seller with a range of prices, often a low sales price and a high sales price. The spread between the two prices will be relatively small. It's the home seller who selects the listed sales price, and it's the real estate agent who provides the information to help educate the seller. Although, you can see why many sellers will often gravitate to the high sales price. READ MORE
Posted on April 20, 2017 - 08:17 PM
by Julie Smith
Real estate agents love working with people, but there are always clients who may unintentionally cross the line. Here are a few simple protocols you can use while shopping for a home that will keep you out of hot water and on good terms with real estate agents.. READ MORE
When I list a home for sale, one of the first questions I typically ask sellers is how quickly they would like to sell. It's no secret that an overpriced home takes longer to sell, and it might eventually sell for a lot less than market value. In a high demand market, a well-priced home could sell within 10 to 21 days. READ MORE
Simply put, a “buyer’s market” is a term commonly used to describe a market condition where the supply surpasses the demand. The real estate market after the housing bubble burst back in 2007 is a prime example of a buyer’s market. The nation as a whole had suffered through a fairly significant recession over the past several years when home values along with the demand for real estate plummeted. With lower home values and an increase in inventory of homes for sale, a buyer’s market was created. Understanding how to sell your home during these situations is the key to selling a home quickly and at a reasonable price.
With that said, maximizing your home’s resale value when the market favors the buyer typically involves a multi-pronged approach. The following tips on “how to maximize your home resale value in a buyer’s market” can help ensure that your home sells for every penny despite the disadvantages of a buyer’s market. READ MORE