We see them everywhere. On telephone poles, restaurant bulletin boards, posted on stakes on the street corner. Everywhere. You know what I’m talking about. They’re the signs with a phone number followed by “Cash For Your House” or ” We BUY ALL HOMES, Any condition for CASH.” These signs (often written with a sharpie on neon poster board) are targeting homeowners that are underwater or in distress in their mortgages. They’ve been popping up everywhere since the real estate and economic downturn of a just a few years ago. However, now that things are starting to turn around for real estate, we’re STILL seeing them…and homeowners are still thinking it may be the only way for them. [Read more…]
I get it, most people are not thinking about selling their house two weeks before Christmas, but for those of you that are, there are things you can be doing today or at least this week that will prepare you for a great sale come the first of the year. You may not of talk to a real estate agent yet or even checked out current home prices, but there are things you could be doing before the end of the year that will set you up for home selling success if you plan on listing and selling come the first of the year. Here are four tips to preparing your house now for sale after January 1. [Read more…]
So, we are now getting into the Christmas season and your house still hasn’t sold. You really want to decorate for Christmas but don’t want to go overboard. Is there a tasteful way to decorate for the holidays without offending potential buyers or making the house too cluttered? Yes! And were going to talk about some simple ways to make your home festive without covering up the bones of the house. Buyers still want to see the house as it is the other 11 months out of the year but you may not be able to close before Christmas, so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice decorations just because your house is on the market.
Here are some simple tips for decorating a listed house for Christmas.
I swear it was the middle of summer like five days ago and boom, here we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s is literally right around the corner. Where are the days going? While a lot of the country is looking forward to the holiday season, some people are concerned about selling. It’s not ideal to sell your home or even buy a home around the holidays, but it still happens and whether it’s a job change, family status change, or you have finally found the home of your dreams, selling before the end of the year can be stressful. However, there are some ways to do it so that you feel confident and prepared. Here are my top 10 tips for selling your home before Christmas. [Read more…]
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make but maintaining a high value is sometimes a little foreign to homeowners. The last thing you want to do is ruin or decrease your home’s value but many homeowners are doing so without even knowing it.
Here are 10 of the most common ways people ruin their home’s value.
#1. They’ve purchased a home near a power plant or city dump.
For those of us with furry family members in the home, we know that they can add to the cleaning needs inside. It can be extra frustrating if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time.
One of the most common and routine things we clean up after out animals is hair ( unless you have a hypo allergenic breed). Pet hair can work its way into carpet and upholstery and be pretty stubborn to remove. Some pets shed so much you wonder how there is any hair left on their body. One of the best ways to keep hair out of the carpet and upholstery is to help reduce the amount of shedding. Here are some things you can do to keep the hair going into your soft surfaces to a minimum. (Tips from the pros) [Read more…]
There are so many factors that go into putting your home on the market. Everyone can agree that the quicker you sell your home the better right? One of the best ways to get your home sold quickly is to get the word out about your home. The more people that know your home is available the better because it will enable you to find that perfect buyer to fall in love and deem your home the perfect home for them. [Read more…]
No, 2018 is certainly not over, but if you’re considering selling in the next couple months, it helps to do a little research so you get the best price for your property and have prepared the home right. Here’s the top-selling tips for 2018 so far… [Read more…]
If you’re thinking about improving your home, remodeling, or doing some renovations it’s important to get a lot of information beforehand so that you can plan, prepare, and budget accordingly. We’ve undertaken a few renovations over the years and while I’m not an expert, I can definitely appreciate advice and tips from those that of been there before or constantly do it as in real estate investors or flippers. Here are some of the 10 best home improvement tips from the experts. [Read more…]
House been on on the market a long time? Maybe just a few weeks without any bites? Perhaps you’re just setting yourself up for success when you do list? Whatever the reason is that you’re selling, you certainly don’t want to be on the market any longer than you have to.
In doing research yesterday I came across several houses that have been on the market for more than a year. That’s very unusual in this hot market. Even most markets around the US are seeing a four-month absorption rate, meaning that if no new listings hit the market today, it would only take less than four months to completely eliminate every listing on the market. So, what is up with these houses that have been on the market 300 – 400 days or more?