There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling your home — and for many sellers, those moving parts can cause a good amount of stress.
Articles & Resources for Home Sellers
The shelter in place orders that have been in effect for weeks across the country have many people spending more time at home than ever before.
And after spending so much time in their homes, many of them are noticing what they don’t like about their current space — and what they’re looking for in a new home. A new survey from realtor.com asked people what they considered must-have features for their next home after sheltering in place. And, unsurprisingly, many of them had to do with space. Continue Reading
There’s a lot that goes into successfully selling your home, from listing at the right time to hiring the right agent. But there’s one asset you might not have thought of that can make or break your home sale — and that’s the right photos.
When it comes to selling your home, you want to make sure you list and sell at the right time. But the “right time” can vary from person to person. What might be the perfect time for your neighbor or friend to sell might be too early — or too late — for you.
So how, exactly, do you know the best time to sell for you? In a recent video, the team at Realtor.com explained five key factors to consider when determining the best time to sell, including:Continue Reading
True or false? When you’re selling your home, you should bake cookies before a showing or an open house. After all, who doesn’t like the smell of freshly baked cookies?
Well, it isn’t like you can Betty Crocker your way to a sale, let alone at the highest price possible. Your entire house still needs to be appealing. A batch of cookies isn’t going to hide bad odors enough or divert people’s attention from a messy house that needs repairs.
Picture (and smell) this — a buyer shows up to a house and the homeowner has:Continue Reading
With low inventory and housing prices increasing, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their home on their own (as an “FSBO”, or “for sale by owner”) without using the services of a real estate professional.
Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and brokering transactions. In most cases, the seller is not. And since the housing crisis of 2007-2009, navigating the process and disclosure requirements have become even more complex.
If you’re a seller and thinking of going it alone, know that your ability to negotiate will determine whether you can get the best deal for you and their family, and protect yourself legally and financially. Continue Reading
Are you an empty nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does an active adult community like Green Valley AZ sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs?
How can you line up your current needs with your goals and dreams for the future? The answer for many might be the equity you have in your house.
According to the latest Equity Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner in the United States gained $14,000 in equity over the course of the last year. On the West Coast, homeowners gained twice that amount, with homeowners in Washington gaining an average of $38,000!Continue Reading