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Best Advice for Home Sellers

Here are the best article on the web for home sellers. Follow these tips, and you'll have a successful home sale!

3 Tips to Negotiate Real Estate Commission

It's a common situation all real estate agents experience. We are discussing the benefits of our services with a perspective seller, and the commission bomb is dropped: "Is the commission negotiable," the homeowner asks. "Some agents will do this for 4%," is another comment I hear often in Brighton.

Top Home Seller Mistakes When Selecting A Realtor

You have come to that time in your life when you will be packing your bags and looking for your next housing gig. Part of this process will be picking a great Real Estate agent to work with. Unfortunately choosing the right Realtor is an area where many home sellers make a big mistake that leads to disappointment.

What types of flooring give the best ROI if you're selling your home?

Often, customers ask me which types of flooring are the best investments, or which provide the best ROI (return on investment) for your home in Westchester County? Also, more and more, I'm seeing a trend to fixing up the home 2-3 years before homeowners intend to sell.

Bathroom Renovation Resale Value for Your Boston Condo

Tight space, tight budget, and the fear of sinking money you won't get back. Bathroom renovation resale value is not always 100%. When getting ready to sell your Boston condo, you can make small inexpensive changes with a big impact. A bathroom is a small space which can make or break a sale.

Tips to Sell A Home When You Have Pets

You want buyers to be able to picture themselves in your home. This means giving them the space to envision living there, space that is free from too many of your personal things - including pets and all they bring with them. So how do you go about selling your property when you have pets?

Mistakes Sellers Make - Hiring the Wrong Agent

We have all seen it, the big colonial home on the hill or the cute as a button ranch house that the "wrong agent" somehow ended up listing. You know the agent...the one who never answers their phone, has another job that constantly keeps them away, is shady, doesn't follow-up, throws a sign in the yard and disappears, has nearly zero marketing...yes, the one that gives our industry a black eye!

How To Negotiate Issues After A Home Inspection

First of all, you should be clear on the realities of selling a home. No home is perfect, and an honest inspector is very likely to find some existing issues with your home. This is normal.

Biggest Home Seller Mistakes Infographic

Recently, I participated in an Activerain survey about the top three seller mistakes home sellers can make when they are listing their homes for sale. The survey results are now in and the top six biggest home seller mistakes are illustrated in the infographic below.

Top 5 Home Seller Real Estate Mistakes

Selling your home is challenging at the best of times. It may be the largest sale you have ever made. Combine this fact with a tough real estate market and you have a recipe for serious stress. Though it may be stressful, there is no reason to make selling your home any more difficult than it has to be.

Home Inspection Preparation When Selling Real Estate

How to prepare for a home inspection is a thought that more seller's should consider. Unfortunately many do not. One of the things that is quite common in the majority of all Real Estate transactions is a home inspection that is paid for by the buyer and performed by a licensed professional home inspector.

Divorce and Selling Real Estate

When going through a divorce when of the first things that may come to mind is whether or not you should sell the marital home. Divorce and selling real estate are probably two of the most stressful life events. Going through both at the same time can be ten times worse.

Should I Renovate or Sell As Is?

When prospective home sellers invite me for a consultation, the most common question is not,"What is my home's value?" but, "Should I renovate or sell the house as is?" .

Are Zillows Home Value Estimates Accurate

One of the questions that real estate agents often get from consumers is "how accurate are the Zillow home value estimates". There are more tools available than ever for the average person interested in buying or selling a home.

5 Ways to Keep You Real Estate Agent Sober - Seller Edition

The market is shifting for sellers and the denial of reality could be cause for increased alcohol consumption among real estate agents. Just saying, sellers...If you care about your Realtor. here are a couple of tips that can help maintain an higher level of sobriety - and greater success in marketing your property.

Is It Smart to Spend Money to Sell Your House?

Is it smart to spend money on your house, only to turn around and sell it? Well, the answer is sometimes yes, and sometimes no. Watch my short video to learn more: Thanks for watching my video, please visit my new YouTube channel for more videos about Albuquerque Real Estate.

What types of kitchen floors do new home buyers look for?

Believe it or not, hardwood flooring is the most popular type of kitchen floors for Westchester NY. Most popular types of Kitchen floors for new homeowners

The First Seven Steps Your Realtor Must Take

You've signed the listing agreement, now what? Between the signing of the listing agreement and the second week your home is on the market, there is an enormous amount of work for the listing agent. Done right, completing these tasks lays a solid foundation for a successful marketing plan for your home.

Burnt Out Bulbs May Say More to Buyers than You Think

Burnt Out Bulbs May Say More to Buyers than You Think. Lately I have shown a few Clarksville homes for sale and they had light fixtures with burnt out bulbs and even some missing bulbs. So what's the big deal?

Five Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale

Five Things To Do Before Listing Your Home For Sale If you are a homeowner who has made the decision to list your home for sale, there are things you could and should do prior to listing it for sale.Your house should be prepared carefully, paying attention to every detail.

Staging FAQ's-I Can't Afford to Stage my Home...Any Suggestions?

Stagers run up against this road block all of the time and the bigger Can you afford NOT to stage your home? question is: First of all, what exactly is staging? It's not just about moving furniture around. Staging or home styling is more about making sure that a buyer can see all of the possibilities of your property.

Subliminal Sabotage: Seller Slip-Ups

Selling homes is a blend of art and science coupled with strategy and action. For all the talent and skill a rock star listing agent may bring to the table, subliminal signs that a seller isn't ready to sell can thwart the most valiant of efforts .

Sellers' Mistakes from a Home Stager's Eyes-Don't Derail Your Sale!

When I'm contacted by an agent for a staging consultation for their new listing, I usually hear these words: Agents understand the role that a property's condition plays in selling a listing. Yes, the List Price is important but the condition does affect what, if anything , a buyer is willing to offer.

8 Secrets to a Successful FSBO Sale

Techniques of top producing agents shared with home owners who want to sell a home on their own.

Bathroom Renovation Resale Value for Your Boston Condo

Tight space, tight budget, and the fear of sinking money you won't get back. Bathroom renovation resale value is not always 100%. When getting ready to sell your Boston condo, you can make small inexpensive changes with a big impact. A bathroom is a small space which can make or break a sale.

Curbed Boston : The Boston Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog

Curbed features interesting homes and news related to the real estate market.