Monday, February 25, 2019 / by Curtis Sienkiewicz
Once upon a time, real estate listings were no more than facts about the number of bedrooms, square footage, and amenities like a pool and big backyard. Today, agents and homeowners are putting on their writers’ caps and telling compelling stories about properties for sale and using storytelling to help sell a house.
“The right description could be just what gets your buyer in the door,” says Denise Supplee, a Philadelphia-area real estate agent and co-founder of Spark Rental, an online tool for property owners and managers.
People love stories, and that doesn’t change when they search for a property to buy or sell. Pretty pictures and the right price might lure a shopper to a listing, but a well-written story, which helps a looker imagine him or herself living there, can be just what is needed to reel in a buyer.
A Southern California real estate broker uses listing narratives to create “a sense of emotion and to inspire the right ...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / by Tara Hargett
How to help prevent Sellers Remorse....
Before you think about selling your home consider talking about the process and possible downfalls to selling. Just like buyers who second guess if they should move forward in the purchase of a home, Sellers can also get “sellers remorse”. In such a strong sellers market it is very tempting to jump on board and list without having a good reason to sell and are more or less want to “test” the market to see what they could get for their home.
A question you would think you have already answered but may need to really dig deep and answer again is “am I really ready to sell”? One of the ways you could help prevent seller’s remorse is to make a list of advantages and disadvantages and the benefits verses the risk and cost.
Make a plan and be prepared to move. If you ...
Friday, February 8, 2019 / by Jo Skipper
The Spokane market encompasses not only a bustling metropolitan area but also a beautiful landscape surrounded by nature. This area serves as a gateway to many outdoor opportunities so it is no surprise that many people own vacation homes here. We have an abundance of lakes, rivers, mountains, hiking trails, national forest lands, and ski resorts for the outdoor enthusiast. When do people want to get away while still remaining close enough to civilization, this region offers the best of both worlds. What happens when you decide you no longer want or need your vacation home? What do you need to consider to get the most money from your vacation home?
How do you actualize the largest profit from the sale of your vacation home?
Unlike a sale of a primary residence, when you are selling your secondary home you are subject to a capital gains tax. If you sell your primary residence you can make a profit up to 500,000 for a married couple and still avoid this ...
Monday, January 21, 2019 / by Nicolette Samash
If you are considering selling your home with waterfront access, there are a couple marketing techniques that can play in your advantage that are important to be aware of. Buyers searching for waterfront property are often looking to buy into the lifestyle and the “setting” just as much as they are looking at the quality of the home. That’s why it’s important to keep in mind the differences in marketing your listing effectively, and ways that you can make it more visible and more appealing to those on the market.
Just like other listings, pricing right from the beginning is going to do most of your marketing for you.
Stage the outside of the home as well as the inside. Set up patio furniture or a grill, pick up any debris or trash at the shoreline. Landscaping is important in the sale of a regular home, but to a home on the water it’s even more important to help sell the image of a beachfront lifestyle. ...