We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market. Start by connecting with a real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real … [Read more...] about Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale
The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend U.S. dollars, inflation impacts you and you should be looking for the right hedge against inflation. Economists expect the effects of … [Read more...] about Hedge Against Inflation With Real Estate
Buying and Selling your home at the same time can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner. Especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it's dwindling.¹ You're not alone either if you're already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home all at … [Read more...] about 9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time
When you are considering listing your home, there are things you can change and things you can’t. Your home may be in the perfect location, be conveniently located to desirable amenities, have the right number of beds and baths, and may even have bonus features such as a theatre room or full, finished … [Read more...] about Are Floor Plans Important?
How does the home appraisal process work? Why is it necessary? Will it help me sell my house? These are questions that may be on your mind if this is the first time you’ve gone through the process of selling your home. An appraisal is simply an unbiased, third-party valuation of your property. Because it needs to be … [Read more...] about Home Appraisal Process for Sellers
According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more … [Read more...] about 10 Home Staging Secrets for a Quick Sale at Top Dollar
If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever. That’s … [Read more...] about How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market
The days of neighborhood marketing campaigns directed to neighbors that realtors have done for decades is past. For years realtors have mailed just listed, open house, under contract, and just sold postcards to neighbors. Most recently they passively shared the post on social media, hung fliers on your neighbors’ homes or … [Read more...] about Open House Marketing for Today’s Seller