Dos and Don’ts of Negotiating With Real Estate Agents
According to the 2018 Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report, 72% of sellers in urban areas and 63% in suburban areas hold an open house. However, while it may be a tried and true tool in a real estate agent’s toolbox, there are other ways to drive interest among would-be buyers. With COVID-19 putting an end to open houses in some areas, here are five other ways to boost traffic to your home right now.
For most people, buying a home is often the biggest financial event of their lives, making it vital to have someone to guide you who will get it done right. While you’ll likely have many options for licensed real estate agents in your community, be sure to pay attention to their experience.
The Purchase and Sales agreement, commonly referred to as the P&S in real estate deals, is the contract that governs the transaction. Such documents are often long, detailed, full of legalese, and most significantly, binding, making it an essential item to familiarize yourself with before signing.
First impressions are lasting impressions! We’ve all heard the expression and it is very true when it comes to potential buyers seeing your home for sale the first time. They will already start forming opinions before even entering the home.
Buying a home for the first time is exciting. You’re done with renting forever (hopefully), you finally have your own space, and you no longer have to deal with that landlord who may not be your favorite person in the world. In addition to the excitement, it’s also extremely daunting. The money alone is hard to process - this is likely the most money you’ve ever spent on something - and then you think about what else buying a home entails and realize you have no idea what you’re doing.
Buying a house for the first time is a crazy, whirlwind experience. You have no clue what to expect yet you feel like you’re supposed to know the ins and outs of real estate. No one knows what they’re doing for the first time, so you’re not alone, but, this is where having a great agent by your side comes in. During my first time buying, I learned A LOT, so here’s a list of a few.
The Goldilocks Effect: How Much House is Just Right?
It's that time of year. The two months between the first weeks of November and January are home to dozens of secular, historical, and religious occasions; some of our most cherished family traditions; and a phrase that real estate agents are all too familiar with: "Let's take the house off the market for the holidays."
Learn why a home warranty is an affordable, worthwhile expense that covers repair or replacement of common systems and appliances.
Happy Thanksgiving! Now Get the Family Room Out of My Kitchen
Thanksgiving, the homiest of holidays, naturally gets most of us thinking of, well, home. A Thanksgiving celebration is often the scene that springs to mind when home buyers picture holiday entertaining in a new home, and an open concept floor plan is an especially attractive canvas for that picture. It's the holiday of togetherness, after all, the one that's made for hanging out, being grateful, and making memories.
Dwellful survey of more than 200 home sellers underscores the importance of choosing the right agent.
Highlights from the survey focus on:
You've made up your mind: You're moving out, moving up, and moving on, and it's time to put your house on the market. As a first-time seller, you might not know that potential buyers aren't the first people you want to wow.