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4 Signs It’s Time to List With A Realtor

It seemed a great idea at the time. Save yourself the 6 percent commission that you'd have to pay a realtor by selling your home on your own. After all, how difficult is it to put up a “For Sale By Owner (FSBO)” sign on your front lawn and to put an ad on the local paper and in a real estate website. You've even seen enough housing shows to know that you should stage your property inside and out to make it attractive to buyers. You certainly don't need a sales agent to tell you that.

So here it is, six months later, and your home is still on the market with no buyer in sight. Before you reach that sorry state, learn to recognize the four signs that it's time to list with a realtor.


You don't know how

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If you are selling your house, it is a given that you want it sold as soon as possible. Having your house sit on the market for a long period is costly and inconvenient. To sell it quickly, it is important to know some of the most popular qualities in a home that buyers are looking for.

1. Updated Windows

 Buyers are looking for energy efficiency in the home they want to buy to save money and be more environmentally friendly. When buyers see old windows, they automatically think about high utility bills and drafts. The most effective way to increase energy efficiency is to update old windows with good quality, Energy Star-rated windows.

 2. Open Floor Plans

 A house with an open floor plan tends to

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DIY home staging

Last week, we talked about home staging and whether or not it’s worth spending the extra time, money and effort when selling your home. While home staging means different things to different people, it’s all about putting your home in the best possible light. If you’d like to do this without spending a fortune, follow the DIY home staging tips we’ve assembled below for each of the four most important living spaces in your home.

Staging Your Living Room

The living room is one of the first spaces potential home buyers are likely to see, so it’s imperative that you make it as welcoming and appealing as possible. Assuming you’ve already cleaned your house from top to bottom, ensure you’ve decluttered and depersonalized it as well. You’ve no doubt

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That is a question that home sellers are often faced with prior to listing their home and showing it to potential buyers. Does the extra time, money and effort you spend on staging your home ultimately pay off? Let’s break it down.

Home Staging Stats

According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 96% of REALTORS® representing buyers say that staging your home does have an effect; it just comes down to how much:

  • 52% of buyers’ agents believe staged homes increase the value dollar buyers are willing to offer anywhere from 1 to 20%, while 71% of sellers’ agents believe this to be true
  • 81% of buyers said that they could more easily visualize themselves in a home if it was staged and 46% were more willing
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spring-home-improvement-projectsSpring is in the air. The weather is nicer, and then comes the realization every home owner dreads: spring home maintenance. Savvy home owners know to address those seasonal fixes sooner, as it improves home values in the long run. Give your home some much needed TLC, and take care of these essential spring home improvement projects.

Allergy-Proof Your Home

Spring can wreak havoc on allergy sufferers, but did you know there are ways to prevent allergens in your home? Change your HVAC filters for more efficient removal of allergens in the air. Use welcome mats both inside and outside your front door to prevent pollen from being tracked into your home. If you have machine washable curtains, run them through a wash cycle.

Love Your Lawn

A little

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things-to-do-before-selling-your-houseSpring is a popular time for home sellers to put their home on the market. The seasonal holiday slowdown has ended, and there is a renewed interest in real estate when the weather improves.

Selling a home doesn't happen overnight unfortunately.

Before you list, there are some things to do before selling your house. Follow these four tips, and you'll increase your odds in landing a quick and effortless real estate sale.

Get a Home Inspection

If you're not sure where your home's value lies, get your home inspected by a professional. They will be able to identify problems, which you can either address before the sale or account for with an adjusted listing price. You'll also get a good idea of your home's overall condition, which may dictate any

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Looking for a fantastic deal in a great location?    Check out this huge price reduction in Asheton Springs at 104 Red Branch Lane, Simpsonville, SC  29681.  Now only $399,900!  Asheton Springs Executive home is Ready to Move In!   Want a lower maintenance yard to care for but don't want to sacrifice on the quality or the space?  This 4 Bedroom, 3 and Half baths with Bonus Room has tons of extras....Including a 3 Car Garage!   From the moment you walk into the front porch you are greeted by the double arched mahogany doors which adds to the curb appeal of this home. 

The gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level allow you to choose any decorator look you would desire.    The dining room with beautiful arched openings look into the foyer and

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We would like to welcome back Dona Sero as our new homes division sales manager who will be marketing and selling for Reliant Homes!   From the first moment you drive onto a Reliant Homes property, the value of their homes are evident.  They  are committed to quality over quantity, and stand behind our work with an extensive warranty program and dedicated service team. From the time you choose your lot to the time you take residence of your new home, each detail of construction is carefully completed. With quality as their top priority, using our knowledge of professional home building as well as custom home design, we can create a home that's just right for you. Reliant's homes are built to stand the test of time, offering the latest and best amenities…
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How Much Do You Think Your Home is Worth?

When I speak to homeowners who consult with me before listing their home for sale, I find the first thing they ask or want to know is, "What Is My Home Worth?"  Well, that is a simple question with a potentially complicated answer.  I will usually turn the question around and ask them, "What do YOU think Your Home is Worth?"  I do this because I want to understand where are they at mentally in the process of selling their home.  At this stage, most homeowners have not emotionally detached themselves from their home to look at it analytically (as a house) and, in many cases, will overvalue their home's worth. 

The most common answers I get back from a seller is:

  • Price based on what the neighbor's house sold
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