Thursday, April 21, 2022 / by Margie Wright
Home inspections are critical to both buyers and sellers. It's the last opportunity for a buyer to to discover problems with the home before purchasing. For sellers, it's a chance to address those problems and negotiate pricing with the buyer. If there are major problems found by the inspector, then it can be a big issue for both parties. If there's a home inspection contingency, the buyer can back out or negotiate a different price based on any major issues that arise. As a seller, you may have to pay for these issues to be fixed - that can get very costly very quickly.
As a buyer and a seller, this blog will help you to understand what the home inspection will be like, what will be looked at, and how to handle any issues that arise.
Here's what to expect:
A home inspector will look at the interior and exterior of the home. This will include things like the foundation, structural components, roof, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. They will then provide a written hom. ...
Thursday, April 14, 2022 / by Margie Wright
When you sell your house, of course one of the main goals is to get as much money as you can from it to go towards your next home. You want to sell it for the highest price possible, and in today's market, that number is likely higher than you think. With the high demand for houses and the subsequent low inventory available, homes are selling for asking price or more with some sellers even having to look at bidding wars occurring. Despite all this, though, pricing your house right is critical to getting it sold. Pricing it too high or too low could have a negative impact on your final sale.
The price you set for your house sends a message to all potential buyers. Pricing it too low can send the message that there might be something wrong with the house. Even if the conditions are fine and things are better than they used to be when you first got the house, that initial price point can make it seem too good to be true. Plus, you could end up leaving money on the table which . ...
Thursday, March 3, 2022 / by Margie Wright
Selling your home comes with so many steps and processes, one of which is the decision to have your home staged professionally or not. As we know, having a deep cleaned home is crucial to being able to sell your home. Buyers need to be able to see themselves in the home and envision what the home would look like and feel like for them. All the little details that go into cleaning are big deals at the end of the day. Everybody that comes in wants to see their families and their lives in that home because it has potential! One such way for them to see that potential is via staging.
What is home staging?
Home staging is the art of decorating your house to appeal to potential home buyers. This can be integral to getting your house sold. Home staging makes the home look more valuable, and it draws more appeal to the home overall. What may initially start out as a not so appealing property can be made to look so much better and more inviting. Now, this can be done on your own or by . ...
Thursday, February 17, 2022 / by Margie Wright
When you start seriously looking at homes, there's a lot of language thrown around that can be rather confusing. More often than not, there's no explanations for those terms, no explanation on what the acronyms stand for, and the internet tends to give the most confusing answer first. That's why I wanted to make this blog of the most important and most common terms that you need to know! Bookmark this page so you have it on hand whenever you come across these terms.
If you have questions about anything, or if there's a term you've seen that's not on this list, reach out! It'd be my pleasure to explain and provide answers to all of your questions!
Approved for Short Sale: This term means that a homeowner's bank has approved a reduced listing price on the home, and the home is ready for resale.
Buyers Market: This term describes how the real estate market is doing. When a market is a buyers market, that means that there are more homes on the market than there are buyers . ...
Thursday, January 20, 2022 / by Margie Wright
If you're thinking about selling your home soon (in the next 1-3 years), it's best to start preparing now. Not only will renovations make the space more enjoyable in your remaining time there, but it'll also help your home sell better. Certain renovations can even increase your home's value! However, there are some things that you should stay away from. Staying away from these things can help increase your home value, make it easier and quicker to sell, and ensure that you are comfortable for the remainder of the time that you spend in your home.
This isn't to say that you should stay away from adding personal touches to your home at all. Home is what you make it! But if you're considering selling it in the near future, then there are certain things that it's better to stay away from. Very patterned wallpapers, textured ceilings, and crazy carpet colors are best to be avoided. Buyers will see these, and if it's not in their personal tastes, they'll see these as b! ...