Real estate

Exploring The Essential Steps Of Selling Your Home: Part 2

real estate for saleIn the last post, we discussed some of the first and most important steps to take when selling a house: examining the real estate market, getting an inspection, and investing in small aesthetic repairs. However, there are several steps that follow, and understanding the process in full is important in order to work best with your real estate agent.

Here are the next steps of setting up your real estate for sale:

  • Develop A Marketing Game Plan
    Having a well thought-out strategy for how you plan to sell your home is imperative to selling it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Most experts agree that it’s better to wait until a marketing strategy is fully developed to put your home on the market. Also, remember that in the 21st Century, your home will need an online presence as well.
    That means you will need professional real estate photography and attractive descriptions included with all of your home’s online listings.
  • Inquire About Relocation Assistance
    This is another important step to take before putting your home up for sale. Many of those who choose to neglect this step end up regretting it, and for good reason — many employers do offer some sort of relocation assistance. Experts say that many employers will even provide a list of real estate agents that will offer hefty discounts on services. If you’re unsure of whom to ask for assistance, start with your company’s HR department.
  • Start Consulting Real Estate Agents
    Finally, now is the time to start contacting and consulting with various real estate agents. The best way to find a quality agent is to test their knowledge by asking about general home advice. What do they think are your home’s most attractive features? What are the biggest changes they would make to your home before adding it to the ever-expanding collection of real estate for sale?
  • Set And Understand Your Home’s Selling Price
    Work with your real estate agent to set an appropriate asking price for your home. Remember: the way people look at houses is changing: 44% of home buyers now look online for properties, so don’t set the price so high that it deters people from clicking on the real estate listings altogether.

Ultimately, these are the essential steps of getting your home ready to sell. Once you set the price, it’s time to clear out as many items as possible to maximize the size perception of potential buyers. Above all, stay vigilant about keeping your home in good condition prior to selling and always stay on top of the local real estate market.

01 Dec 2017

How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

home for saleOnce you list your home for sale, you may be focusing all of your energy on the interior. While shampooing your carpets and rearranging your furniture are essential to attracting potential buyers, it’s important to remember the outside of your home as well. A recent survey found that 52% of home buyers said that finding the right property is the most difficult part of purchasing a new home.

So, how can you make your property stand out?

By investing in curb appeal.

Follow these tips for creating pristine curb appeal and making your house stand out among other homes for sale.

  • Don’t forget to hardscape. Cleaning up your landscaping is the obvious solution to making your home’s exterior stand out, but have you invested in hardscaping? Water features, stone pathways, and brick walls are all examples of modern hardscaping, so consider how these can work on your property.
  • Inspect your home’s roof. Since you are used to looking at it every day, you might not notice the flaws in your roof. Take a closer look to make sure that its in good condition. If not,
    hire a roofer to repair or replace your shingles.
  • Spruce up the gardens. Fresh flowers and lush plants will make your yard more inviting. Be sure to select a variety of colors to brighten up even the most plain home exterior. Potential buyers will feel right at home when they see your beautiful gardens.
  • Add some new paint. Visitors want to see updated home features before buying a house, and this includes freshly painted doors and shutters. If your home’s paint is starting to chip,
    give it a new coat before listing your home for sale.
  • Scrub your deck and driveway. Another maintenance staple that often goes unnoticed, clean driveways and decks are important. Take the time to scrub these features, or hire a professional to do it for you

Home buying often involves considering how much maintenance the buyer will have to put into the house. In this case, less is certainly more. People will notice every detail before they buy a house, so be sure your home’s exterior is as solid as possible.

07 Nov 2017

What to Look for Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

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Whether it’s your first time to buy a house or you already have the experience, having the best real estate agent can be the difference between you and your dream house. Not only are they good in locating house options, but also giving out vital information that helps in making housing decisions. Research shows that 78% of recent buyers enjoyed the services offered by their Realtors in terms of information sharing. With the right estate agent, you are sure to find the best house.

According to property industry statistics, 52% of home buyers reported that locating the right property as the most challenging part of (more…)

14 Sep 2017

Going about Finding the Right Home to Purchase with the Help of Your Local Real Estate Company

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For most people, owning a home represents one of the most coveted experiences that they can have during their life. Having your own home can be such a place in many ways, as you have complete control over your living experience and can bring about any kind of change that you want whenever you want to. Luxury homes are things that people want all the time, and only a percentage of people remain able to gather the kind of resources that are required for the purchase of such a home. If you are looking to purchase a home for quite some time now, it is important that you understand the real estate market in your area, and the kind of features and amenities that would make your home life experience rewarding and fulfilling. (more…)

10 Aug 2017

Why Everyone Should Have a Checklist for Moving Into a New Home

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As the house market slowly rebuilds itself, more and more Americans are taking advantage of lower prices to find the home of their dreams. Due to the stress and hassle involved with moving, it makes sense for every family to have a “moving into a new home checklist” to ensure that no detail is neglected. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when creating your “moving into a new home checklist.”

Budgeting

By and large, the most significant factor for many new home buyers is the price range. As a general rule of thumb if you can just barely afford the house, don’t buy it. Homes always come with unexpected fees; besides, no one wants to count themselves short preemptively. Roughly 27% of all new home sales ar (more…)

21 Nov 2015