When preparing your home for an Open House, be sure to pay as much attention to the outside as you do to the inside. You want to create a great first impression, so by the time potential buyers enter your home, they are already optimistic about living there.
Are you planning a remodeling project? If so, and you plan to sell your home sometime within the next few years, you should take into consideration what younger home buyers are looking for when deciding how to spend your renovation budget.
Why? Because buyers under 35 years of age make up more than 1/3 of home buying consumers, and it is predicted that this percentage will rise.
Here are the important things that younger buyers want in a home, and they will pay a fair price to get what they want.
Flipping properties may seem like a great investment. They make it look so easy on TV. However, flipping a property isn’t always as easy and profitable as they make it look. You can end up on the wrong end of the profit scale if you're not careful.
Are you planning to sell your home within the next 3-6 months? Even if your timeline is a little longer, you should start getting your home ready to shine now.
When your home hits the market you want it to wow potential buyers so you can get the best possible price and sell within your optimum time frame.
Here is a helpful list of things to do ahead of time so you will be confident and not stressed or overwhelmed when the time rolls around. It always comes faster than you think!
Looking for ways to make your space look and feel larger?
Here are six easy changes you can make.
1. Hang curtains higher and wider than your windows. The eye will be drawn up and over and the windows and the room itself will look larger.
2. Strategically place a large mirror in the room. Mirrors reflect light and create the illusion of more space. They are also good for checking your look before heading out the door.
Part of the necessary process of selling your home is allowing strangers into your home. Although your agent will take every precaution to verify the identity of persons entering your home, there are certainly reasons to be cautious.
If you are looking for a home, you are entering other people's homes where you also need to be thinking about safety.
Here is some valuable advice to protect yourself against the potential for crime:
There is a ton of advice out there on how to get your home ready to sell. It's all good advice, and even complete home staging is a good idea, but a lot of people just don't have the time or the money to do the things they would like to do to make their house the best it can be.
If you're one of those people who is seriously time-challenged or financially challenged, then here are a few things you can accomplish that will have the most impact on getting your home sold in the least amount of time for the most money.
Selling your home is one of those big life events. Because most people don't sell a home very often, some good solid advice in the beginning can help avoid making costly errors in judgement.
So where should you go for the best advice? A real estate professional. Find someone that you can trust, invite them to your home, share your plans with them, and get all your questions answered. Get an agent involved before you start any preparation. A good agent's guidance will go a long way to save you time, money and aggravation.
Selling your home can be a complex transaction with many twists and turns. One of those twists can be the home inspection. Knowing how to best respond to a negative home inspection can mean the difference between closing the sale or putting your home back on the market. It's best to put your ego aside, and prepare to compromise.
If you're reading news publications, consuming social media posts, and/or watching the evening news, then you have probably been hearing a lot about the housing market and how home prices are increasing by healthy percentages around the nation.
What does this really mean to you? If you saw a report that said home prices increased by 5% since this time last year, does that mean that the value of your home increased by 5%?