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Tips to Make the Most of the Sale of a Home Sale During A Seller’s Market

Selling a home can be both stressful and exciting as well as time-consuming.  Preparing your home to sell in any kind of market is important.  During a seller's market, you still want to position your home so you will make the most of the sale even in a hot real estate market.  Here are tips from industry leaders on how to do this. Price your home competitively When selling a home during a...

Tips You Must Know When Buying Or Renovating A Home

Natural disasters can happen at any time and you want to be protected when they do occur. Natural disasters include earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. You want to consider the benefits of purchasing a resilient home construction and location.  Instead of using all decorative features, use resilient features that will increase safety, durability and peace of mind. Resilient features...

How A Realtor Can Help You Through The Entire Home Selling Process

The majority of homeowners use a real estate agent when they are ready to sell their home, in fact, 92% of homes sold last year in the U.S. were sold by an agent or a broker.  A real estate agent not only helps a homeowner through the process of the sale but also after the sale goes through.   It is a benefit to use an agent because they are there before the sale, during the sale and after the sale of...

Tips and Tricks To Use For Packing To Move

Moving is one of the top five most stressful life events.  Professionals in the industry had tested moving tips and tricks to make the daunting task run efficiently and effectively.  Here are several tips and tricks to follow when getting ready to move. Try The Dresser Trick This one is a great secret everyone should know.  You do not have to empty all of your items out of your dresser to move. ...

Questions To Ask a Real Estate Agent Before Selling Your Home

Selling a home is one of life's most stressful events. Using a real estate agent can help take some of the burdens off your shoulders. You will want to be on the same page so ask your agent these eight questions when you decide to sell your home. 1. What are my responsibilities? It is always smart to know what is expected of you and what is expected of your real estate agent. A real estate will be able...

The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Inspection

Is it good or bad for a seller to get a pre-inspection? There are both pros and cons to getting a pre-inspection. You always hear of a home inspection when purchasing a home, but it's not often you hear of a pre-inspection for a potential seller before they list their home. In the current seller's market, is this a good idea? Here are some pros and cons of a seller getting a pre-inspection before...

Five Expectations That Keep a Seller From Getting an Approved Offer

What is keeping you from an approved offer? 1. I Need to Clean and Paint my House Before Taking any Photos. 2. I Don’t Know How to Submit the Photos. 3. My home isn’t listed for sale or I’ve already signed with a Listing Agent. 4. I think my home may need some major work done. 5. I don’t have the money to do a bunch of work on my home if you do buy it. An approved offer is a great way to go...

Bidding War Mistakes Not To Make in Today’s Market

What are bidding war mistakes to avoid for homebuyers in today's market? Bidding every last penny you have Bidding with many contingencies Bidding with no contingencies Assuming you’ll get a second chance Using the term ‘best and final offer’ Using an escalation clause Not knowing a home’s true value The current housing market is hot and is a tough market for buyers. Bidding wars are...

And the Winner Is an All-Cash Offer!

Today's market is hard for a buyer because of the low inventory.  In this sellers' market, a cash buyer has the real advantage. A study from the University of California San Diego concluded that all-cash buyers have paid around 11% less than those using a mortgage in the last 10 years. In fact, cash sales accounted for 23% of home sales in July 2021 and increased to 27% in July 2022. When a buyer...

Is Selling During a Spike in Inflation and Home Values the Best Time?

The increase in inflation and home prices are making the market hot but also can cause concern in safeguarding your assets. Today inflation is close to a 40-year high which has caused a spike in the cost of everything. The housing market is currently a strong seller's market, however many are concerned with the imbalance in low inventory and high demand. Experts in the field assure us there is no need for...

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