Found 81 blog entries about Selling.

6 Tips to Stage Your Home for a Fast Sale

If you're going to put your house on the market, it's because you want it to sell quickly and are hoping to get your asking price for it. The way you stage your home will do a lot to improve your results. The following are some tips and tricks that can help you sell your home fast.

1. Improve Curb Appeal

This is advice you hear frequently. People will typically do a drive-by of your home before touring the inside. Based on what they see on the outside will determine if it's worth their time to look inside.

You can improve the curb appeal by power washing the walkways and siding. Make sure the house numbers are visible and easy to read. Plant attractive flowers, mow the lawn, and wash the windows. Stain

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4 Tips for Selling Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Real estate activity plummeted after the COVID-19 pandemic first came around in March 2020. Although the market has since shown signs of recovery, many would-be homebuyers are taking precautions to guard their families against the coronavirus. Tasked with selling a home, taking precautions of your own can improve your chances of making a sale. These tips will improve your ability to move a home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Make Sanitation-Friendly Goodie Bags

Goodie bags aren't just for kids. Although sanitation products won't bring the same joy as candy, they will give them comfort. At minimum, include face masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Consider adding other items such as

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4 Ways to Sell Your House for the Most Money

Your home is the biggest source of wealth you likely have. It gives you the potential to reap major financial rewards. However, those rewards can only be yours if you know how to market and sell your home at the best possible price.

Selling a house for the most money is challenging. However, if you do your due diligence and learn from trained real estate agents, the process can become drastically easier. Here are a few things to think about if you want to sell your property at the highest possible price.

1. Know the Local Market

The housing market is in constant flux. This flux is seen on a national level, state level, and local level. It is unwise for you to think that market conditions will stay

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4 Signs That Now Is a Good Time to Sell

You will hear people say it is a buyer's market or a seller's market. However, things are usually not that cut and dry. It could be a seller's market on one side of the city and a buyer's market on the other side.

Market conditions vary by the type of home being sold. For example, a single-family home might be sought after by an investor who wants to use it as a rental property. In the same area, commercial real estate may be difficult to sell. The following are a few factors you can consider when determining if now is the right time to sell.

1. Look at the Inventory

When the market is balanced, which means a market that does not favor the buyer or the seller, there is typically six months of inventory

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5 Not-So-Obvious Things People Ignore When Selling a Home

Selling a home is not always a walk in the park. Markets can be demanding, and at times, you may feel overwhelmed by the task. The commonly overlooked mistakes sellers tend to make cost them both in the final sale price and time their property stays on the market. If you want to sell your home at a reasonable price and fast, ensure you do not miss these essential items on your itinerary list.

1. Cancellation of Current Utility and Internet Services

You would assume it is pretty straightforward. However, when selling your home, you have to be on top of switching your utility bills. Switch over your electric, phone, gas, water, cable, and internet service bills, or else you might find

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Understanding Escrow When Buying or Selling a Home

When you buy or sell a home, there are several steps to the real estate transaction. Escrow is the period of time between when you sign a contingent agreement and when you close on the home. Escrow can also refer to a sum of money that a buyer places with the lender in good faith for completing the transaction. Escrow agents handle the escrow process. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, it's important to know the pros and cons of using escrow for the real estate transaction.

Escrow Instead of a Title Agent

You can use escrow in lieu of a title agent. A seller can choose this method of closing the purchase of a home. The escrow agent will prepare the title and deed. The escrow agent is

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The Advantages of Working With a Home Appraisal

Home appraisals have long been considered an integral part of the home-buying process. The appraisal makes sure that the buyer is paying a fair price, and the appraisal protects the mortgage company against losses.

Still, for all of their benefits, appraisals can feel like an added stress. The buyer needs to spend money on the appraisal, and the seller is worried that the appraisal will come back for less than what they feel the home is worth.

Changes to the Laws on Appraisals 

Changes have been made to how appraisals are done. Government agencies have made rules saying that home appraisals are not required for a home that sells for under $400,000. That being said, most major lenders will still

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The Benefits of Interviewing Real Estate Agents

If you want to sell your home as efficiently as possible, then you need to pick the right real estate agent. However, it can be difficult to find a real estate agent based on the information you find online. While it may seem strange, here are three reasons why you should interview your real estate agents before hiring them.

Ask Them Questions

If you sit down and talk with a real estate agent, then you can ask him or her various questions. This way, you can ensure that your goals and the agent's goals will align as you work together. Keep in mind that you can ask the agent plenty of home-related questions during the interview.

Here are some common questions to help you see whether the agent has

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3 Tips for Finding an Ideal Real Estate Agent

If you plan to move out of your home, then you should find a real estate agent that can meet your needs. However, you may be worried about finding a real estate agent that can offer you the right services. If you feel this way, then we have three tips to help you find the ideal real estate agent for your situation.

1. Look at Online Reviews

You should always spend some time looking at reviews when you want to pick someone to work with. This also applies to real estate agents, since you can get a general idea of how they work with others. By reading reviews, you can get a good idea if they're a good match for your needs.

Keep in mind that the reviews will have varying opinions. This means that you

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Deciding Between Turnkey and Fixer-Upper Homes Can Be Difficult

As a homebuyer, many factors are involved when deciding between turnkey and fixer-upper purchases. It is never a good idea to buy a home without truly understanding how each type affects the owner. What are the best ways to tell if you should buy a home with makeover potential? When do you know that a completely finished house is your best choice? Here are a few considerations that could help you make the best decision.

A Fix Doesn’t Have to Be Done Right Now

Most people who buy fixer-upper homes do it for the turnaround investment potential. If they can make enough improvements in a short amount of time, they can resell the home for a premium because of increased equity in a vibrant

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