Tips for Sellers

The Importance of Decluttering and Simple Steps To Make It Happen

Everyone has some clutter that piles up at times. Clutter can easily sneak up on you if you are busy. No matter how much we try to live paperlessly, there are always papers coming home from school and work. We still get snail mail that can pile up. The kids’ toys that get left out and the everyday items you…

How To Get Your Home Updated To Sell With No Budget

Are you ready to sell your home? You may be wondering what steps you need to take to get prepared to sell your home.  Most sellers want to sell their home quickly and inexpensively. It can be very costly when you add up all expenses such as home repairs, closing costs, home staging, and other fees.  Fortunately, there are ways…

Three of the Smartest Ways To Secure a Home

Your home, and the belongings inside and outside, are your most costly investment.  There are many ways you can secure a home.  Most importantly, you want to do all that you can to protect your home and keep your family safe. Learning how to burglar-proof your home is something that you should not put off. There are many affordable home…

How To Bring Families Together In A Multigenerational Home

Family is everything.  We spend our entire lives being cared for and caring for our family.  Now more than ever, middle-aged Americans find themselves a part of what’s known as the “sandwich generation.”   As a result, a multigenerational home is necessary when faced with caring for children while simultaneously caring for aging parents.  Several factors may include health issues,…

How To Stage Your Home For Your Best ROI

If you’re ready to sell your home, you are probably expecting to do cosmetic updates and repairs that are needed.  You want to get as close to your asking price as you can, which means you will need to make the property as appealing to potential buyers as possible.  It helps to stage it into something similar to properties out…

How To Get Prepared To List Your Home

Are you thinking of putting your home up for sale?  Perhaps this is the first time you will list your home, or the first time in many years, and you aren’t sure what to expect.  This checklist will have you prepared to get your house ready to sell. 1.  Start preparing your home to sell by addressing your finances. Call…

Your Summer Landscape And How To Boost It

Summer is officially here! You may want to consider curb appeal and how your summer landscape can add value to your home. Landscaping and gardening is often a project that many people enjoy working on during this season. Your landscape is a large part of the first impression that homebuyers experience, so you’ll want your summer landscaping and gardens to…

What is a Short Sale Anyway?

An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale? A short sale happens when you sell your house for less than your remaining mortgage balance, the proceeds of which go to the lender and in return the lender forgives the remaining balance. Selling your home as a short…

Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest Time

In order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more offers you will get. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want. The most important factor of marketing your home is…

Setting the Price

The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home. Several factors will contribute to your final decision. First, you should compare your…

Considering Offers

When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a seller. Some terms that may work in your favor: higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home the buyer…

Know Why You are Selling

If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want. If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price possible is not one of your priorities. It does not…

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price. A bad first impression…