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7 Smart Home Devices That Could Pay Off When You Sell

by Lisa Castanet

12 Tips to Make Moving Easier

by Lisa Castanet

5 Ways to Thrive in a Seller's Market

by Lisa Castanet

7 Reasons You Should Buy A Home Now

by Lisa Castanet

7 Common Home-Selling Mistakes

by Lisa Castanet

Top 10 APPS for Home Buyers & Sellers

by Lisa Castanet

12 Tips For Your Final Walk-Through

by Lisa Castanet

9 Reasons Why Some Homes Sell Faster

by Lisa Castanet

Calling all homeowners that want to sell their home. Here are the 9 Reasons Why Some Homes Sell Faster.....

1. CURB APPEAL.

Realtors named curb appeal the No. 1 factor affecting the amount of time a home is on the market. - Zillow study.

2. LOCAL SCHOOL RATINGS.

Homes linked to good schools sell faster and at a premium. In one study, one in five buyers said they'd pay 6% to 10% above their budget for the right school. - Realtor.com survey

3. MOVE-IN CONDITION.

Homes that can be marketed as move-in condition sell 12 percent faster. - The Wall Street Journal

4. QUALIFY PHOTOS.

Homes that were marketed with professional photos sold faster in one study, and for $3,400 to $11,200 more than homes presented through amateur photos. - Redfin study

5. STAGING.

Staged homes spend 73% less time on the market than non-staged homes. - The Real Estate Staging Association

6. VIRTUAL TOURS.

Adding a virtual tour to marketing decreases sales time by 20% and increases price by 2%. - Paul Carrillo, George Washington University study

7. DESIGN FEATURES.

According to one study, homes marketed with the following features sell anywhere from 38 to 63 days faster: farmhouse sink, subway tile, quartz, barn door, shaker cabinets, pendant light, exposed brick, frameless shower, stainless steel, tankless water heater. - Zillow Digs study

8. PROPER PRICING.

Homes priced around or slightly below market value are almost 50 percent more likely to sell within 60 days than those priced 12 percent or more above market value. - Zillow study

9. THE RIGHT AGENT.

An experienced agent, who knows the market and has a network of potential buyers can help sell a home 32 percent more quickly than an inexperienced agent. - Study by Dr. Bennie D. Walker, Longwood University

 

10 Reasons to list with a Realtor

by Lisa Castanet

Here are 10 Reasons to list with a Realtor (according to NAR)

 1. PRICE.

Homeowners who sell their homes on their own typically generate $46,000 less than homeowners who work with a Realtor.*

2. ACCESS TO BUYERS

Through the Multiple Listing Service, professional contacts and their own database of prospects, Realtors can help you reach the widest range of customers.

3. MARKETING EXPERTISE.

Realtors know the best ways to advertise to attract buyers, plus they can use the marketing muscle of their brokerage to promote your home.

4. TIME.

Realtors have the time and expertise to handle open houses, showings, inspections and the dozens of other tasks that would take you away from your work and regular routine.

5. SALES SKILLS.

Realtors can evaluate your home and suggest improvements to get you maximum value, and they're skilled at handling showings to generate a positive response.


6. EXPERIENCE HANDLING PAPERWORK.

Buying or selling a home involves reams of paperwork that can be hard to understand. Realtors thrive in this world.


7. NEGOTIATION SKILLS.

With years of bargaining experience and expert understanding of the market, Realtors can help you close the deal at the price and terms you want.


8. KNOWLEDGE OF NEIGHBORHOODS.

Realtors know local communities cold and can help you find a replacement home in the nicest neighborhood and with the best schools.


9. KNOWLEDGE OF SERVICE PROVIDERS.

Realtors can refer you to their network of top-quality lenders, lawyers, inspectors and repair people to make sure you get the best result in every stage of your deal.


10. ADVICE AFTER CLOSING.

An experienced Realtor will continue to support you as questions pop up after the deal is done.

 

* The typical FSBO home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 for agent-assisted home sales. - NAR 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Home Buying Myths Debunked

by Lisa Castanet

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