Tip #3 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Staging Your Home to Sell it Fast

When it comes to marketing, staging your home to appeal to the highest amount of potential buyers plays an integral part in how fast it sells, and whether or not you get top dollar. What is Home Staging? So what is “staging” when it comes to selling your home? Simply speaking, it is the process of highlighting your homes positives and downplaying its negatives. If you’ve read our previous tip on decluttering and cleaning your home, then you are well on your way to getting your home staged and ready for sale. A properly staged home is important if you … Read More

Tip #2 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Remove Clutter and Clean Up

Remove Clutter and Clean Up When preparing the inside of your home for sale, the first thing you will want to do is remove clutter. What do I mean by clutter? Well… as much as you can without removing those things you use on a daily or weekly basis. That may seem extreme, but the more clutter free your home is, the faster it will sell. For most people, this is going to be a large number of belongings that need to be removed. Let me clarify the word “removed” in this context. I am not referring to stuffing everything … Read More

Tip #1 for Selling Your Home Fast in Any Market

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Sell your home fast with curb appeal

The exterior or “face” of your home is the first thing prospective buyers will see, both online and when they drive by to take a sneak peek!  Your home’s exterior should be warm, inviting, and encourage buyers to see what’s inside.  There are several small and inexpensive things you can do to give your house a quick facelift for potential buyers.  It can make a world of difference without a lot of time and effort. Here are 8 steps to give your home that beautiful curb appeal it deserves: Start with your mailbox, is it in good shape?  You may … Read More

Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!

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Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of buyer interest, available listings that are move-in ready and in affordable price ranges remain hard to come by for many would-be buyers.” The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that there is currently a 5.1-month supply of homes for sale. This remains lower than … Read More

#1 Reason to Sell Your House Now!

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If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their house on the market this year, don’t miss out on the great opportunity you have right now! The latest Existing Home Sales Report from The National Association of Realtors (NAR), reveals that the inventory of homes for sale has dropped to a 5.1-month supply. Historically, a 6-month supply is necessary for a ‘normal’ market, explained below: There are more buyers that are ready, willing and able to buy now, than there has been in years! The supply of homes for sale is not keeping up with … Read More

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

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In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner: The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who … Read More

Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front

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In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them. There is no “later.” Sellers sometimes think, “If the home doesn’t sell for this price, I can always lower it later.” However, research proves that homes that experience a … Read More