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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 2:03pm. 262 Views, 0 Comments.
SEVEN WAYS TO MASSACRE YOUR HOME SALE
- Photos? You don’t want photos of your home on the internet!
- Price the house based on what you owe or what you spent on improving the home. Market value? That doesn’t apply to your home. It is unique.
- Force severe showing restrictions. If they really want to see it, they will provide 72 hours notice and/or agree to schedule for Wednesdays between 11 and 1:30 only.
- Refuse to stage the home. After all, you still have to live there. Surely buyers will understand and overlook the dishes in the sink and juniors toys all over the floor.
- Be present for showings. You need to be there to “SELL THE HOUSE!” to prospect buyers. No one could possibly appreciate the home without your…
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 9:06am. 439 Views, 0 Comments.
10. You priced along with other homes listed for sale, rather than homes that had actually sold.
9. Despite the fact values have fallen all over town and continue to decline, you believe this doesn't apply to your home.
8. You priced your home based on how much you spent improving it.
7. You priced your home based on an appraisal from well over 3 months ago.
6. You believe your house is "unique" and different from all other homes, despite its similarities in size, age, condition and location to other homes. You believe your homes "uniqueness" warrants a higher price than all those other homes.
5. You sincerely believe that if you just stay on the market for long enough, eventually that one "right" buyer will come along, fall in love…
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 8:33am. 336 Views, 0 Comments.
The truth is - ALL HOMES ARE UNIQUE! There are simply no two homes that are exactly alike in every way...
When pricing your home there are some key factors that your Realtor will consider:
- Style of the home ( cape, ranch, colonial, condo, townhouse, etc)
- Age of the home
- Square footage
- Number of beds/baths
- Size of the lot
- General condition of the home
- Any special amenities: Garage, pool, shed, in law apartment, finished basement...etc
- And of course #1 -LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!
Your home will always fall into a range of pricing along with other homes similar to it and close in proximity. No matter how unique your home is it will still fall into that range. If your home is freshly painted - it will still fall into…
Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 3:00pm. 242 Views, 0 Comments.
Coordinating a Connecticut home sale and simultaneous purchase can be quite challenging, especially in todays very shaky market, however it can certainly be done. Home owners upsize and downsize successfully every day.
One of the most frequent calls I get are from CT homeowners inquiring on properties I have for sale that they have interest in, just as soon as they sell their own home. Most folks will want to look around to see whats available, or even locate their new home, before ever putting their own home on market. This is fine if you have already spoken to a lender and in fact you qualify for mortgages on both homes at once, so you are able to buy first and then sell the old at your leisure.
However, I have found most people don’t…
Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 2:54pm. 624 Views, 0 Comments.
Who should be present when buyers want to view your home?
Many seller clients have recently asked me if I will be personally showing their home to prospective buyers, leading me to believe there's some confusion about who exactly should be present when homes are shown.
Some homesellers believe that their agent, or they themselves should be present to show and "sell" the home to prospective buyers. This is a common misconception that can backfire on your home selling plans very easily.
The truth is neither you or your agent can sell any prospect buyer on your home. Homes sell themselves. Your agent is responsible for marketing your home to attract buyers to come in for a further look, providing information about the home to buyers and their…