The inside of your home is gorgeous and newly remodelled with the requisite hardwood floors, granite countertops, new light fixtures, up-to-date bathrooms and a completely remodelled basement. Other older and not even as nice area homes are quickly selling for $400,000 or more, but you can’t even get an offer near your $375,000 asking price. Your Realtor (we don’t advise selling your house on your own) even put a “must see inside” tag on your for-sale sign, but nothing is happening. Continue reading
With the real estate market hotter than ever, it’s hard to imagine any home sitting too long without a buyer. Nationwide, November 2017 existing home sales reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. And in Lane County, the Regional Multiple Listing Service reported that November 2017 pending sales were 12 percent higher than pending sales during the same month in 2016. Definite growth. But what about those homes that just don’t seem to sell? If you or someone you know hasn’t sold a property, one of the following reasons might be why:
The home needs too many improvements. It might be tempting for a potential buyer to make an offer on a property needing a little more TLC than planned—especially amid a shortage of choices—but the bottom line often wins the deal. With Lane County’s median home sales price up almost ten percent from 2016, buyers are paying much more these days, and that ten percent rise in value may have just eliminated cash available for a kitchen makeover or new roof. If you have the funds to spare, you may just sell faster and at the price you’d like by making a few important improvements. Consider some of the fixes suggested in this HGTV article. Continue reading
If you’re considering putting your home on the market, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Your home might not be ready to be on the market yet, but a little work goes a long way. These DIY tips can get your home ready to be seen by prospective buyers.
Work on your kitchen
If you haven’t recently redone your kitchen, it might be a good time to work on it. Buyers often decide whether to buy or pass on a house based on the kitchen. And a bad kitchen can lower your selling price. To make sure your kitchen doesn’t hurt the sale of your home, you can spruce it up. Continue reading
Purchasing a family home is a big step for anyone, so it’s no wonder buyers tend to be a little picky. While there are certain features that were always desired in a house, some new demands showed up with the development of new technologies and new generations of buyers. If you’re trying to sell your house, you should know a few tricks that will make it more desirable so here’s what buyers are currently looking for.
Separate laundry room
If you don’t have it, make sure you install it before you put your house on the market because that might be the thing that will sell your house. As a matter of fact, it’s on the very top of the list of most wanted home features for buyers of all ages. If you’re lacking space, place it in a basement or in some room outside the house. Continue reading
There is a debate about whether open houses really help sell a house when potential buyers can simply look at pictures and videos of homes online. But many agents believe that open houses are, in fact, successful. Not only do they provide a convenient way to see the house without having to make an appointment as well as view the house in person after having looked at photos, but they can also lead to future business from potential homebuyers who visit.
Here are three tips for hosting a successful open house: Continue reading
Trying to sell your home during the holiday season can seem like a nightmare. You’ll be dealing with people who are short on money, pressed for time, and looking for perfection. However, if you follow these simple tips, your home will sell a little easier during this jolly time.
Make Your Home A Warm Place
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It would be just awesome if the buying and selling process for a house would be completed at the same time, but it needs everything to be planned carefully and perfectly. The deadlines, paperwork, research, enlisting, etc, is going to be a stressful task when you are planning to do both at the same time. However, still, you can manage it by keeping a few points in mind and making every move carefully.
Also, you should be prepared for the unexpected, at the same time. No matter how well you have planned the process and scheduled the timings, the things can go unexpectedly. It is because of the fact that you are not the only person involved in the process; you need to work in accordance with the buyers, sellers, financiers and real estate agents. For an instance, just think of the moment that you have planned to buy and handle the house at the same time. Continue reading
You want to sell your home fast. Use these easy Feng Shui tips and you will get the right buyers into your home quickly.
- The Right Sign. Have your real estate agent put the ‘for sale’ sign on the right side of your yard. This is the direction that most people look towards when approaching a house.
- Clean up Outside. That means get rid of any dead or dying plants and branches. Make sure that there is a clean route to your front door, too.
Staging your home is one of those most effective ways by which you can make your home more attractive to the prospective buyers. Accurate staging will not only help you to sell your home fast, but will also help you to get high price for your home. But, the problem is that many homeowners don’t have the required knowledge to stage their house in an effective way and thus, they face problems in finding buyers and getting desired dollars for their home.
However, if you are also new to the process and are unknown to the home staging tips, then keep on reading this article. Here are the best home staging tips that will let you get success. Continue reading