Friday, April 26, 2019 / by Sara Koenig
What would make a buyer in this market say, "Thank you, next, next...." just like Ariana Grande's latest hit??
Here are a few reasons you might not sell and end up with an expired listing or withdrawn listing, even in our continued strong seller's market.
This is THE number one reason a buyer will not make an offer on your home. Over pricing will ensure that you either never get an offer, or you end up getting an offer below actual market value AND after several months.
As a seller this is the most important decision you will align on with your broker. When selling your home it is easy to reference sites like Zillow and determine the price to list off of that number alone. This is a big mistake. Here is why.
When you invite a professional over to tour your home before selling they can provide you with strong market comparisons since we are in homes every single day. We know what's out there. We are aware of what buye ...
Monday, April 22, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Home selling Mistakes.
What to avoid when selling your home.
1. You hired a real estate agent and told them what to price the home at. If your agent quickly agrees to a price you recommend without doing their homework you may be setting yourself up for failure. A good agent will do their homework and provide comps of similar homes to come up with true market value. Over pricing can cause your home to sit on the market and in the end, you will most likely get less than market value. It is key to price your home correctly. Your agent should be honest and upfront with you.
2. Your agent didn’t advise you on how the home selling process works. You should know the process before listing. Ask questions, be sure of what to expect. After all nobody likes unwanted surprises. Your agent should educate you on what to expect and give you an idea of how things should go.
3. Yo ...
Monday, April 22, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
1. Open escrow and title. Your agent will open escrow with the closing company and order a title policy for you.
2. Get ready for the buyer’s home inspection. Make sure that things are out of the way so the inspector can access electrical outlets. Also make sure that the attic and basement can be accessed. Plan on not being there so the buyer can attend the home inspection. After inspection the buyer’s agent will send a list of items the buyer is asking to be repaired. Talk with your agent about the report and have your agent negotiate the best they can for you. Remember the buyer can walk away from the sale if you are unwilling to make the needed repairs. The repairs being asked for should be safety issues and items that aren’t working, not cosmetic repairs.
3. Appraisal. After the inspection contingency is satisfied the buyers agent will orde ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
If you’re getting ready to move, whether you are trying to sell your home or you’ve already purchased a new one, one of the first things that tends to cause stress in the process is the fear of packing all of your stuff. Whether you’ve been in your current space for a few months or several years, you’ve probably accumulated plenty of things you use and love, and even more items you haven’t touched since you brought them home. Now is the perfect time to purge those items and start fresh in your new home with intentional decor and less clutter. Here are some of the things you’ll save when you let go:
Instead of waiting until you’re ready to move, start sorting through your items now. Sell, donate, or trash the items that you’ve decided don’t have a place in your future home. When you’re ready to pack up for your move, you’ll save so much time because you’ll have less to pack (and unpack).
Thursday, March 28, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
Decluttering could spell the difference between getting less than your asking price vs. full price, or even more than the list price.
One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.
For some homeowners, this is what’s stopping them from selling their home. They’ve accumulated so much stuff since the time they raised their kids. Now that they’re empty nesters, the task of organizing and going thru the memories of their young family days, is a daunting experience.
Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. She gives some great tips for sorting through years of accumulated possessions that we all collect in our homes.
“The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by ...