Monday, November 25, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the best choice you can make.
Here are seven great reasons not to wait:
Relocation buyers are out there now. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays, and they need their new employees to start as soon as possible.
Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
You can restrict the showings on your home to days and times that are most convenient for you. You will remain in control.
Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
There is minimal competition for you as a seller right now. Over the past few ...
Monday, November 18, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
Lately there has been a lot of talk about Ibuyer and the advantages versus using a Realtor but…what is an Ibuyer? A search of the internet for a definition of Ibuyer comes up blank but it is believed to stand for instant or internet buyer. It refers to a technology based company that uses an automated system to determine the value of homes they in turn make offer on to purchase. These are companies like Offerpad, Opendoor, and Zillow offers.
The pros to using these companies are that you have control and convenience. Control to say when you want to move. Convenience of not having to make the home ready for showings and time on the market.
The cons are that these are investors so their offer is dependent on what they think they can make a return for their investors. After all, they are going to place the home back on the market and sell it for a profit. The price offered is not the same as the price a Realtor would list a ...
Friday, May 24, 2019 / by Harvey Rosenberg
In an ideal world, you'd list your home for sale and boom, the next day you'd be moving out, cash in hand. In reality, however, selling a home takes a little more time than that. While the national average is about 68 days to sell a home, that range can vary depending on the area, time of year, and price point. Here's what you can expect when setting a timeline to sell your home.
Get a real estate agent.
You should interview a potential real estate agent to find out if they are the right fit for you. See how to choose a listing agent here. Be sure it's someone you trust, has a proven track record, and find out their rates. Using an agent to sell your home actually saves you money and gets your home sold faster.
Once you've chosen an agent, find out what the rest of your timeline is. We'll talk estimates below, but he or she will have a better idea with the current market and location you're in.
Next, start decluttering. Clear away what you don't need by donating, trashing,; ...
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”
With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.
Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.
Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity
When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss any old or expired products—keep only what you actually use.
If your vanity has drawers, add drawer organizers, so you have a dedicated space for smaller items, like makeup and jewelry. f ...
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier.
As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it may sit on the market. But price it too low and you may be losing out on a good chunk of money (nobody wants that!). For buyers, it’s important to know a home’s worth before you make an offer. You want your offer to be competitive, but you don’t want to overpay for the property.
Even if you’re not a buyer or seller right now, as a current homeowner you might just be curious about the value of your home. Keeping track of your home’s worth year over year helps you understand the trends in your market. So when you are ready to sell, you can take advantage of a good window of opportunity.
The good news is, a trained real estate agent—who unde/ ...