Thursday, October 24, 2019 / by Shayla Morford
Let's face it, whether you buy or sell a home, there are going to be costs involved. Fortunate for a seller, most of those funds are coming towards your bank account, not away.
But what exactly can a seller expect-cost wise, when selling a property?
1. Payoffs or Leins that may be attached to the property from purchasing a loan or possible legal actions taken against the homeowner, the first things to be paid are the past debts incured and tied to the home.
2. Repairs or Renovations to make the place ready for the spotlight. The most common items include a good carpet cleaning, painting walls or replacing damaged fixtures. Sellers are even in charge of making sure working Smoke and CO2 Detectors are available at the appraisal, in the necessary locations. Zillow lists the average national moving/home preparation costs at $6,570.
3. Is the home going to be listed without occupants? You will need to continue paying utilities on an empty house. Driveways need plowed in th ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Selling your home is a big deal. The decision to do so is usually not a quick one and the thought of selling your home can cause a series of mixed emotions- scared, excited, nervous, sad and a plethora of others.
Many home sellers decide to sell their home on their own in an attempt to save on real estate commissions and rightly so. This seems logical and the process seems easy enough- especially if this isn’t your first rodeo.
I often liken the selling process to brain surgery. You do everything you can to ensure it goes smooth but when it doesn’t you want a team of experts ready to 1) foresee the problem before it escalates 2) possess the knowledge and skill to navigate the situation and present the options 3) act decisively and confidently to handle any emergencies 4) remain unemotional and in control at all times 5) have compassion for those under their care.
The selling process involves so much more than just hanging a sign in your yard, taking some gr ...