When you are moving out of state and still have your home on the market in your previous area, it can make the process of selling more complex. You aren’t there to deal with the details of selling, and you will need people you can trust to protect your interests and make sure the home is well cared for. Bring in a few trusted professionals to make things easier on you. Your REALTOR® Is Your Representative Choose a REALTOR® who has experience handling listings that are vacant and have owners who are absent. They can keep you up to date on what’s going on with your home’s sale and make sure that all showings are handled properly. Your REALTOR® is by far the most important person when it comes to selling your home from a distance. Since you are not there, they will be your representative to take care of all of the daily details of having a house on the market, and make sure that you get that home sold quickly and for the best possible price. Be sure to take your time choosing a real estate professional and use referrals from friends and family as well as reputation […]
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Selling an income property can sometimes be more complicated than selling your home residence, especially if it is occupied. Tenants may not put the same effort into making a home showing-ready as you would, so you will have to be more vigilant or wait until they have moved out to begin the process. Before you list, consider these important points. Talk To Your Tenants If you have people living in the property you want to sell, you should let them know about your plans to sell and discuss the process with them. Since they will have to move, they may decide they want to be out sooner rather than later. However, if you are beginning to show the home right away, they will need to be ready and able to cooperate with showings. Set up times when it is acceptable to them to show the home. Be sure to work around their schedule; after all, it is their home and their things inside the home. Tenants will be more likely to help prepare the home for showings if you are considerate of their time and needs. Hire Someone For Yard Work If your tenants usually do the yard work themselves, […]
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When we have pets, they quickly become a part of our family. But when it comes to selling your home, potential buyers may not be impressed by the presence of your four-legged family member. Whether it’s due to allergies or a simple case of not being a lover of animals, many buyers shy away from a home with pets. The good news is that there are strategies you can employ to sell your house without a ruff time. A Foolproof Solution If you worry about potential home buyers being scared off by the presence of your pet, find an alternate location for them while you are showing the home. Perhaps a neighbor, family member or friend could watch your pet for a few hours. Otherwise, consider boarding your pet temporarily. Without the discomfort of an unfamiliar animal, buyers will be free to tour your home and envision their own belongings in it without having any distraction. If All Else Fails . . . If you cannot find a way to temporarily relocate your pet, place him/her in a pet carrier when buyers are touring your home. Animals should not remain in this type of unit for more than two hours […]
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Selling a home is stressful for everyone, and having young children in the house can add to the stress for the parents. Let’s face it—kids have a way of making a mess in a hurry and leaving it behind for someone else to deal with. They are also problematic in other ways when it comes to selling your house. Of course, you can’t ask your kids to move out while you sell—but you can find some smart solutions to the difficulties of selling a home in which children are living. Lower The Clutter Quotient During the home selling process, pack up some of your kids’ excess toys and other items and put them in storage. Let them help pick which items will stay out, and if the sale process goes on for a while let them trade a few items now and then. Removing a portion of the clutter that comes with kids will make it a lot easier to keep the house clean and ready to show, preventing the stress of trying to clean up a mess of toys when people are on their way to see the house. Set Up A Showing Plan Whenever possible, you should try […]
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The process of selling your home can be a stressful and time-consuming event. Getting a quick sale at the right price is the goal of any homeowner. Here are a few simple tips to getting that sale fast and at the price you want. Hire A Real Estate Expert—This may be obvious, but many people still need to be convinced that hiring a professional to handle the sale of their most valuable asset is important. Get The Price Right—Knowing the fair market value of your home and getting advice on pricing it right will pique buyers’ interest will net you a faster sale. Again, a qualified agent can help make this determination. Have A Marketing Plan—Knowing how to effectively market your property means more people will see your home, and so you increase the potential of attracting that perfect buyer. Consider Offering Incentives—Offering incentives can be just the drive a potential buyer needs to select your property over the competition. Incentives may include major appliances, an allowance for worn carpet or paint, or paying some of the buyer’s closing costs. Clear the Clutter—A neat, tidy, and well-presented home is always more appealing to buyers. It is also a great way […]
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When selling your home, the last thing you want to do is invest more into it, but in most cases making a few repairs or renovations to your home before putting it on the market can really be worth the financial and time investment. You want your home to look fresh, modern, and clean, and with a little work and money you can sometimes increase the value of your home by a considerable amount. Here are a few improvements that can really boost your home’s salability. Fresh Coat Of Paint—Rooms with a fresh coat of paint look new and clean. You’ll want to keep the colors neutral and light, and this is a good opportunity to also make any repairs to ceilings and walls. Flooring—Clean and polished hardwood floors or new carpeting is a big selling point for homes on the market. Again, if you plan on installing new flooring keep the colors neutral and the materials within the price range of the home in order to maximize your investment. Kitchen Improvements—If your kitchen is outdated and your appliances old, then you may want to consider investing in some changes to this important room. A kitchen is often the major […]
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