Friday, April 26, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Spring is in the air, the weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and home shoppers are out looking with great anticipation on finding a home.
If you are considering selling your home, Spring is the perfect time to list. As the weather warms home shoppers have come out of hibernation.
The market is a hot seller’s market with just over a month’s worth of inventory. A balanced market has 5.5 months of inventory. This is a great position to be in as a seller, but not so much as a home buyer because the competition to get their offers accepted is tough. With so little inventory and so many buyers there are plenty of bidding wars going on to get into contract on a home purchase.
My advice to sellers would be to get your home on the market as quickly as possible. The longer you wait the more competition you will have as a seller. The further we get into Spring the more listings we have. Beat the competition by getting your home on the market first. Chances are if ...
Friday, April 26, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
So, you’ve gone through the process of selling your home. All contingencies have been satisfied and the appraisal has been completed and your listing agent let’s you know that “we are clear to close”. Relief is what you are feeling, then your agent tells you the buyer needs to do their final walk through before signing for the home. The stress returns. It really doesn’t need to be stressful.
Here are some tips that will help you to be prepared:
1. Make sure that you have completed all agreed upon repairs. Supply any receipts for work completed to your agent so she can get them to the buyer’s agent. During the final walk through the buyer will be checking that all agreed upon repairs have been completed. You have until 3 days before closing to complete these repairs. Make sure that if a licensed contractor was supposed to do the work, that you did indeed use a licensed contractor. Other repairs that didn’t s ...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Sellers did you know that Millennial’s make up a large portion of our home buying market. This is the generation born between 1981-1996. They are in their twenties to late thirty’s. They are expected to out number baby boomers in 2019. It is something as a seller you can’t ignore.
They know what they want in a home and they are willing to keep looking until they find it. They see home ownership as more affordable than renting. They know that owning a home makes financial sense. They stay within their budget and don’t want to overpay for a home.
They are looking for homes that have sustainable designs such as the use of green products and materials that are kind to our environment. Energy efficient appliances and smart thermostats.
They want homes that have smart technology, are eco-friendly and cost efficient. They also want homes to be a place of comfort and a quiet sanctuary. The quality of the neighborhood is at the top of their search as most impor ...
Monday, April 22, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Would you like to sell your home quickly? Are you anxious to purchase your next home? Do you want your home to stand out from your competition?
Here are some tips that can help you sell your home quickly.
1. Home staging. Did you know that homes that are staged properly sell 90% faster than homes that are not staged. This doesn’t mean you have to move all your furniture out and have furniture brought in unless it is vacant. If you hire a great real estate agent, they will be able to advise you of what furniture to remove and what should stay in the home. They will help you by advising where to place the furniture in each room. They will also advise you on how to get the home ready to sell.
2. Clean clean clean. How will the buyer feel the moment they come into your home? It is imperative that your home is very clean. This means that the home should be scrubbed and clean. Everything from bathr ...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
Smoking cigarettes once was a symbol of sophistication and style. Classic black and white films featured glamorous movie stars in a dreamy haze of smoke, making one think it was mysterious and sexy. Who remembers how hot the Marlboro Man was??? Who wouldn’t want to smoke? However, now we know the health risks involved, and in spite of the dangers, many people still choose to light up.
Smoking Kills your home’s resale value as well. You can have the same house as the one across the street; they do not smoke, your home is a smoker’s home. Your value is automatically 30% less. Yes, you heard me right---30% less. It is a permanent stink. So, while smoking is undoubtedly bad for your health, it is incredibly detrimental to your home’s health as well.
If you Google how to get the smell of smoke out of your home you could be on the computer for hours with remedies that range from rebu ...