Selling your home can be one of the biggest steps you’ll take in your adult life. You could be upgrading from your starter home, interested in a new neighborhood, or even just needing a change in life. But before you put your living space on the market, invest a proper amount of effort into the task at hand. Utilize these 6 tips on what NOT to do when selling your home.
In this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize that they don’t need a real estate agent and believe that they can save the fee for the services a real estate agent offers.
Buying or selling a house is both exhilarating and overwhelming. With change on the horizon, you may be wondering what you need to do first to help you land your dream home in an ample amount of time. It isn’t unusual for homebuyers and sellers alike to go online to search for their next home or see what their current one is worth; often, Zillow is one of the first sites visited.
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.
Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
Consumers who are seriously in the home-buying and -selling market should be mindful of a variety of competing home price estimators. Solely relying on just one price estimate is likely to skew the views of what a particular property will actually transact for. When it comes to online home value estimates, however, the No. 1 caveat for consumers is that these estimates are not a substitute for formal appraisals, comparative market analyses and the in-depth expertise of real estate professionals. Nonetheless, it is important to know the different sources of automated valuation models (or AVMs) and home value estimates available online, so that you can help clients and potential clients understand these estimates in their proper context.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving.
If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the current lack of inventory:
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