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Step 1 - Deciding to Sell Your Home. Welcome to Step 1 of a 9 step series on selling your home.

Step 1 - Deciding to Sell Your Home

Please check back over the next several days for the rest of the series. Are you trying to decide if you should sell your home or not? Well, there are actually 2 categories of sellers: those who have to sell and those who would like to sell. For those of you who have to sell no matter what, the decision has already been made for you. You may be going through a divorce, your company just relocated you to another state, or maybe there’s been a change in your career. Ask yourself these questions Can you afford to sell your home? Deciding to sell your home, whether you’ve lived there for 12 months or 20 years, is an extremely personal decision.

Equity is on Your Side Obviously you will have costs involved in the sale of your home that include the title search and preparation, Realtor fees, taxes, etc. The Space Isn’t Working for You We’ve all seen it before. Can Your Finances Handle the Load? Interest Rates Play a Major Role. Top 7 Myths about home pricing. Understanding how the real estate market works is critical to a seller’s success to selling quickly at the best possible price.

Top 7 Myths about home pricing

If you want the best results don’t buy into the following myths about pricing your home to sell. You will only be setting yourself up for failure. Here are 7 of the top seven myths about pricing your home to sell. Myth #1. An Offer That Comes in Fast Means the Home is Priced Too Low If you get offers in the first few days then you have priced it correctly. Sell Your Home Faster Than Your Neighbors. So you look out the window and notice that someone is putting a Sold sign in the front yard of a neighbors’ home that was just listed 2 weeks ago.

Sell Your Home Faster Than Your Neighbors

Your eyes then pan over to the For Sale sign in your yard that’s been there for 2 months. What is the deal?! Well, there are reasons why some homes sell faster than others. The Importance of Home Staging. It is unfortunate that many homeowners do not understand the importance of home staging and why it is something they ought to seriously consider.

The Importance of Home Staging

Obviously, many do not know what it includes and how to do it. They are in luck if they hire an experienced real estate agent who will encourage them to get a home stager. And for-sale-by-owner homes will more often miss out on this possibility as they are going it alone without the advice of a quality agent to assist them. This article covers the what, why and how of home staging. If you are on the fence about trying it out, you will gain a better understanding of what it is, why you should do it, and how to do it effectively and efficiently. 5 Ways Real Estate Agents Deceive Their Seller Clients. Real estate agents are people, and as with all industries, there are some who you prefer to work with, and some you don’t.

5 Ways Real Estate Agents Deceive Their Seller Clients

When it comes to selling a home, some real estate agents will deceive their clients to benefit themselves. Not all agents are like this, but it is worth knowing the strategies such real estate agents use, so you can spot them and steer clear of those agents who are not worth your commission. Keep in mind all of these things are legal, but that doesn’t make them right for you! In fact, it is quite the opposite. Pros and Cons of Using a Lockbox. You have listed your home for sale and one of the questions that will most likely come up is whether or not you will allow a Realtor to utilize a lockbox on your home to gain access to the property.

Pros and Cons of Using a Lockbox

As a homeowner, you will need to provide permission to a listing agent to utilize a lockbox or not! What is a lockbox? A lockbox contains a key to the home. There are two types of lockboxes, there is a mechanical lockbox which generally has a combination lock, and there is an electronic lockbox which can be accessed by Realtors® and only is opened by authorized keyholders, and every single opening is documented in the lockbox and in a secure web server which alerts the lockbox owner!

Pre-Marketing Your Home During The Holiday Season - Lakeland Real Estate. Are you on the fence about putting your home on the market during the Holiday Season?

Pre-Marketing Your Home During The Holiday Season - Lakeland Real Estate

Consider pre-marketing your home during the holiday season Welcome to Pre-Marketing your Home During the Holiday Season What is home pre-marketing? It allows you, the home seller, to market your home BEFORE it is listed for sale on the MLS. That way, your home can gather interest and be ready for showing when you are! Get The Best Of Both Worlds. Renovate By Opening Your Floor Plan. Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays. Although you may think it’s not the most ideal time of year, having a willing and able buyer for your home may be on your wish list to Santa.

Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Thinking about waiting until after the holidays to list your home for sale. Don’t go with the masses with this train of thought. Here’s why: Buyers schedules are more flexible Most people take more time off during the holidays to get their shopping in, plan for parties, be with family, etc… Well, they’re not going to use all of their paid vacation to do these things. The internet doesn’t shut down during the holidays. It never fails. Key Bathroom Updates to Sell Your Home Faster. Do you just love those beautiful luxury hotel bathrooms that remind you of relaxing spa treatments and make you feel like a celebrity?

Key Bathroom Updates to Sell Your Home Faster

If yes, chances are that your potential buyers also love them. If you want them to think about having a lavish experience, you need to consider making the below bathroom updates to sell your home. Unfortunately, most homeowners do not have a fairytale bathroom ready to be presented, which means they (you) have to invest in upgrades that will hopefully translate into a quick home sale and profit. Long Beach California Homes and Real Estate. Home Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold Quick! Home Staging Tips and Ideas When people decide to list their homes for sale, it goes without saying that they would like to sell the place as soon as possible.

Home Staging Tips To Get Your Home Sold Quick!

In order to get their asking price, or close to it, the home needs to look its best. Here are the top home staging tips to get your home sold quick. Heavy Emphasis on Staging the Outside Make the porch inviting – Regardless of how small or how large your may be, you can do some things to improve its look. Improve the overall curb appeal of the property – Most real estate agents place a lot of emphasis on curb appeal, and for good reason. Hang new house numbers in clear-to-see placeClean all windows, especially the windows at the front of the homeKeep the lawn mowedWash off the driveway and walkway with a pressure washerRepaint the front door Getting the home ready based on the season can pay big dividends.

Remove the clutter – Staging and selling a cluttered home will be much easier with fewer items. Move to Staging the Inside. Price You Set for Your Home Determines 9 Aspects of Selling Your Home. Of course you want to get the most amount of money for your home. That is natural. But the price you set for your home will determine many things thru the life of your listing…. not just how much you net in your pocket. At the end of the day properly pricing your home boils down to the comparable homes that have sold around you. Expert Tips For Selling A Multi-Family Building. Many out of state buyers are looking to make a purchase of a multi-family building here in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky due to the lower cost as compared to other states.

With the lower cost and higher Return on Investment (ROI) out of state investors are lining up to purchase great cash flowing properties and as a result Greater Cincinnati multi-family properties are at 5-7 year highs. While demand is high that does not mean multi-family building owners can expect a cake walk when it comes time to sell. Multi-family building owners still need to prepare their buildings so that they attract buyers who want a ready to cash flow building as opposed to those buyers looking for a bargain.

Bargain hunters will only be interested in a building if the price is in the bargain range. A multi-family home is a building that allows for two or more families to live together in separate apartment/living spaces but generally under one roof. Leave One Unit Vacant Vacant Unit Preparation. Should a Home Seller or Buyer Agree to Extend their Contract? Putting Your Home Back On the Market After a Buyer's Home Inspection. It disheartening to prepare your home, coordinate showings and negotiate an offer to then to have to put your home back on the market because your buyer pulled out of the deal because of home inspections issues. Yet it happens. Having to put your home back on the market because of a buyer backing out because of home inspections issues is certainly a disappointment it also have some detrimental effects to the sale of your home.

Today we will discuss putting your home back on the market after a buyer’s home inspection and what to do and potentially how to avoid it. Homes that Have Been Put Back on the Market May Be Stigmatized There are multiple contingencies in a Massachusetts real estate contract that allows a buyer to back out of a deal. But a home coming back on the market because of home inspections issues or any other issue is met with skepticism by some of the home buying public. Six Important Tips to Help You Prepare for a Home Inspection.

What is a home inspection? A home inspection is limited, non-invasive inspection of a property and it is done usually in association with the sale of a property. Home inspections are recommended by Realtors and it is a part of the purchase contract. Home inspectors have training and certifications (which may vary state by state) to conduct a home inspection. Home inspectors do not open up walls and look inside, their scope of inspection is limited to what they can physically see and test. The Home Inspector will conduct a home inspection looking at the property including the exterior, HVAC, plumbing, electric, limited roof, kitchen appliances including dishwasher, oven, cooktop and other systems of a house. Be sure to have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector as that will be noted in the report.

Low Cost Home Improvements To Make When Selling Your Home. When it comes time to selling your home, which low cost home improvements give a high return on your investment? Surprisingly, there are several that can help you potentially sell faster for a higher price. Many of us have been comfortably living in our houses for years and we get used to things. We just do not notice that many items have become a bit dated or run down. But, when you put your house on the market, it is a whole new ball game. Buyers will notice everything. As they ring up those numbers in their head, whatever that cost is (in their mind), is often the amount they will subtract from the value of your home. Selling a Home Where Mold Grows. The Largest Hurdle for a FSBO (for sale by owner) to sell their home. Benefits of Owning a Condo. Are you Wasting Money Preparing your Home for Sale? Which Home Remodeling Projects Have the Best Returns? by Anita Clark Realtor - Anita Clark Realtor - Exposure.

What Happens if a Wellington Florida Seller Receives Multiple Offers? Is Your Home Compelling? How Does It Stack Up To the Competition? For 90% of the home buyers out there, deciding to put an offer in on a home is an emotional decision. Very rarely is it strictly a practical, financial decision. 10 Easy Home Staging Tips. How To Recover From An Expired Home Sale. So your home has been on the market for three to six months and for whatever reason did not sell within that time frame. The current seller’s market means homes are selling briskly in many markets with more buyers than there are home sellers so given the right conditions homes are selling. Selling a Home Vacant vs Occupied. Advantages and Disadvantages of Selling Vacant vs Occupied If you have the options of selling a home vacant or occupied, it only makes sense to consider which would be more advantageous. The sales process is always stressful.

Tips To Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal and Resale Value. Whether you have just moved in or are looking to sell the house that you have lived in for years, increasing the curb appeal of your home is always a good idea. While it is true that it is what is on the inside that counts, the outward appearance of your home matters too. Seller Tips: Servicing the Air Conditioning System.

There are very few household chores that are more rewarding than servicing the air conditioning system in your home! Not only will you save money on your electricity bills but you will also have the best chance of avoiding breakdowns and staying cool all summer. How To Make Your Luxury Home For Sale Stand Out Against The Competition. Get Ready for Your Home Inspection- Buy a House that is Safe and Sound.

9 KILLER Home Staging Tips for Your Bathroom- Appeal to Buyers! How To Make Your Luxury Home For Sale Stand Out Against The Competition. Home Selling Question: What should I use to make my Home Smell Good? How To Evaluate Purchase Offers When Selling A Home. Home Buyer's Feedback, Reading Between the Lines. Why Sellers Are Keen To Sell Their Home To Millennial Buyers. 8 Options When Your Home Isn't Selling. What You Need To Know About Home Equity Loans by Anita Clark Realtor - Anita Clark Realtor - Exposure.

26 Mini Make Over Tips Sell Your Home For Top Dollar! - Wendy Weir Relocation. What Does A REALTOR Do? - Frederick Real Estate Online. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist & Tips. 9 KILLER Home Staging Tips for Your Bathroom- Appeal to Buyers! Things That Will Lower a Homes Value. How To Price Your Home Correctly by Anita Clark Realtor - Anita Clark Realtor - Exposure. When Mother Natures Invites Herself to Your Home Sale. 5 Tips To Help You Sell A Distressed Property Quickly. Get the Most Out of Your Contractors. How To Prepare For An Appraisal When Selling Your Home. Is Your Home Compelling? How Does It Stack Up To the Competition? The Highs and Lows of Evaluating Multiple Offers When Selling Your Home.

Repairs You Should Make Before Selling Your Home. Open House Safety And Security Tips. Put some fizz in your FSBO. What is Legally Considered Living Space when Measuring Square Footage. Virtual Staging: How to Take the Hassle Out of Staging a House For Sale. Smart Renovations- Renovate and Remodel to Maintain Maximum Value. When is it a good time to sell my home? Selling And Buying A Home After A Hurricane: Is It A Good Idea? Capital Gains Tax Explained. How Millennials are Changing Real Estate Markets. The Usual Suspects: The Real Estate Professionals Involved Behind Every Deal. Does Your House Have Web Appeal? Make it stand out online! Closing Checklist For Home Sellers. Historic Homes. Selling a Home Without a Real Estate Agent Might Not Save Money. 4 Things That Can Kill Your Home Sale. How Do I Know If My Home Is Overpriced- Know the Signs.

Your first offer is usually your best offer... Real Estate Fact or Fiction? Top Reasons Sellers Fire a Real Estate Agent. Fall Preparations For Home Sale - Wendy Weir Relocation. Using Checklists For When Selling Or Buying A Home. Behance. Should You Stage Your Home. Selling Your Home During Divorce- Division of Property. 7 Open House Myths. Private Showing vs Open House Visit- Which is Better to Sell Your Home? - Realty Times. Top Five Real Estate Open House Myths - BUSTED! 15 Home Selling Myths You Need To Stop Believing. Real Estate Terms Buyers and Sellers Should Know. How to Handle Multiple Offers and Bidding Wars on My Home.

Making Your Home Smarter in 2017: Tech You Need to Know About. What is an Escalation Clause and How Do They Work. Why do some homes languish on the market and other homes sell so fast. When to Reduce The Price of Your Home. 3 Things to Scrutinize Before Selling a Home. Dan Barcelon - Evergreen Properties and Investments. Top 3 Reasons to De-clutter Your Home for Sale - Massachusetts Real Estate- Merrimack Valley. The False Hope of an Open House. Personal Property vs Fixtures in Home Sales. The Drawbacks of For Sale By Owner in The Summer. De-Clutter Tips To Maximize Resale Potential. Summer Home Maintenance Checklist And Tips For Your Home. Tips To Keep Your Home Clutter Free. Time to Move Up? What to Consider Before Renting Out Your Condo. Selling Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent. How Do I Appeal A Real Estate Appraisal For My Home? Avoid Making Biggest Moving Mistake - Boulder Real Estate News.