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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Unlocking Dreams, Building Legacies: 20 Years of Mastery in Real Estate Craftsmanship. Trust the Top Realtor with a Legacy of Knowledge, Skill, and Personalized Service, Tailored to Make Your Dream Home a Reality.#TheRealEstateMaven #JackyeMumphreyTheMaven #1BlackRealtorInAtlanta #AtlantaTopAgents #TopBlackAgents #MabletonSpecialist #1RealtorInAtlanta
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By Daniela Pellicciotti, The Miami condo specialist
(Condoideas Realty Group)
Recent years were a boon for home sellers, with intense bidding wars and high offers from wealthy baby boomers. Sellers had the upper hand, reaping substantial profits. However, the market is shifting. While home prices continue to rise modestly, the frenzied demand is cooling. With more options available, buyers are becoming more cautious, insisting on inspections and other contingencies.Mortgage rates have surged to 7% from record lows below 3% in 2021, deterring buyers and complicating matters for sellers. Those who need to buy another property are finding it difficult to upgrade due to increased borrowing costs. This summer, sellers may face a harsh reality as they might need to lower asking prices or wait longer for offers.Despite these challenges, home prices are not collapsing, a...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
One Lexington isn't just a condo—it epitomizes a unique lifestyle. Step into this one-bedroom, one-bath residence and behold stunning 11th-floor vistas that captivate with every gaze. The expansive kitchen, boasting granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and a designated work area, seamlessly flows into the living space, complete with a vibrant multi-color fireplace and balcony access—an ideal haven for unwinding amidst the breathtaking scenery. With lofty 11' ceilings, the ambiance is both expansive and welcoming. Luxuriate in the master bathroom, featuring granite-topped vanities and a generously sized walk-in closet furnished with custom cabinetry and a revolving corner unit. Centralized hot water and cooling systems ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness, elevating the living expe...
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
Welcome to 200 Lochness Lane, where modern elegance meets comfort in the heart of Benbrook, Texas. This stunning single-story home is a sanctuary of style and functionality, offering a perfect blend of contemporary design and timeless charm. Key Features: Address: 200 Lochness Ln, Benbrook, TX 76126 Property Type: Modern White Brick Single Story Home Bedrooms & Baths: 3 Beds & 2 Baths, with 1435 Sq Ft of living space Location: Nestled in the sought-after Westpark Addition in Benbrook, Texas Flooring: Enjoy the durability and beauty of wood-looking tile floors throughout the entry, living room, dining area, and kitchen. Kitchen: A chef's delight with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a subway tile backsplash, creating a perfect blend of style and funct...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
This post is based only on my observations, and  what I have discovered.  I am not saying having one of these things means your home will not sell.  What I have found is that I see these three traits with a greater percentage of expired listings than non-expired listings.  Any one of these issues does or could make it harder to sell your house.  Here they are:1.  No front picture of the house.   They usually start off with the brand new dreamy kitchen, which is a mistake.   Most people want to see the exterior pic, immediately.  My first thought when an agent does this is that the "exterior must be rough" .   And this is why curb appeal is so important.2.  The house has solar panels.   Many buyers do not want them, and they certainly don't want to inherit your payments on something they...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Selling real estate "as is" has always been an option.  There are so many investors-flippers in our region that some will even buy it will all remaining contents and get rid of it, if that is of interest to you.But keep in mind, the less you do, the less you get.  Many flippers can settle on your home withing 10-14 days, and all you do is sign paperwork.   Keep in mind, they are buying your property under market value, with the sole intent of fixing it up, and turning a nice profit.If you'd like to sell a property, do not currently have cash flow, and would like to make some repairs or improvements, I work with a few contractors and companies who will wait 90 days for payment.   If you take that route, you will get more money for your house.The point is, I have options for you.  Let's d...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Listed by the Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes, Michael Joseph and Nicole Nelson, Co-agents.  Michael can be reached at:  Michael D Joseph 520-275-4201   michael@SWDesertHomes.comCheck out this gem! Step into move-in ready with this immaculate, like-new home nestled in the picturesque Hardy Estates community. Convenient to so much, and yet still offering privacy - make this a must see!Situated on a premium lot overlooking a serene wash area, the backyard oasis features open-view fencing and a cozy patio equipped with a ceiling fan, perfect for enjoying the tranquil surroundings with minimal upkeep. Inside, you'll be greeted by a formal dining room ideal for hosting gatherings, and a convenient office space for those who work from home. With three bedrooms, two full baths, and one-half ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Great insights! Handling multiple offers can be challenging, but this blog provides clear strategies to make the process smoother. It's crucial to evaluate each offer carefully and consider both financial and personal terms to make the best decision for your sale.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Welcome to the bustling world of real estate! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re sitting on a hot property that’s attracting more offers than a bee to honey. Congratulations! But with great desirability comes the great dilemma of choosing the right offer. Fear not, for I’m here to guide you through the maze of multiple offers with ease. Understanding the Offers First things first, let’s lay out all the offers on the table. It’s not just about the highest bid; it’s ab...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Insightful blog! Selling a home as-is can save time and money, but it might also attract lower offers. This piece probably covers the benefits and drawbacks, helping homeowners make an informed decision. Eager to read about strategies to maximize value even without extensive renovations!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Selling your home "as-is" can be a viable option depending on your circumstances, but it comes with its own set of pros and cons: Pros: Convenience: Selling your home as-is can be convenient because you're not required to make any repairs or renovations. This can save you time and effort, especially if you're in a hurry to sell or don't have the resources to invest in fixing up the property. Cost Savings: By selling your home as-is, you can avoid the ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Selling your home "as-is" can be a viable option depending on your circumstances, but it comes with its own set of pros and cons: Pros: Convenience: Selling your home as-is can be convenient because you're not required to make any repairs or renovations. This can save you time and effort, especially if you're in a hurry to sell or don't have the resources to invest in fixing up the property. Cost Savings: By selling your home as-is, you can avoid the expenses associated with repairs and upgrades. This can include not only the cost of materials and labor but also the time it takes to complete the work. Selling as-is might be financially beneficial if the needed repairs are extensive or if you're selling a distressed property. Attracting Investors: Investors and house flippers are often ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Discover this chic condominium nestled in the vibrant heart of Portland Park, offering impeccable views that redefine perfection! Portland on the Park stands tall as one of downtown's premier high-rise buildings, boasting unparalleled amenities such as a rooftop deck adorned with gas fire pits, BBQ facilities, TVs, and panoramic vistas spanning the Valley and downtown Phoenix.Residents enjoy access to multiple communal spaces for hosting gatherings, a sprawling gym, a refreshing pool, and, true to its location in the Roosevelt Art District, an abundance of captivating local artwork on display. Step inside this remarkable unit to find an island kitchen equipped with Bosch appliances, maple hardwood floors, ample storage space, and, of course, breathtaking views characteristic of Portland...
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Chances are, if you are getting ready to sell your home, you are also preparing to purchase a new home. So, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on your current property.   Chances are, if you are getting ready to sell your home, you are also preparing to purchase a new home. So, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on your current property. However, you certainly want to get the best price possible when selling it, and per the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400. As you can see, it will pay off in the end to stage your home to entice potential buyers. Some people will hire a certified staging professional to get the job done.  While it might seem easier than doing it yourself, it is not the only wa...
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By Nicky Dean, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Preparation: Prepare your home for sale by decluttering, cleaning, and making any necessary repairs or improvements. Consider staging your home to showcase its best features and appeal to potential buyers. Setting the Right Price: Research comparable properties in your area to determine a competitive and realistic listing price. Consult with a real estate agent to help you set the right price based on market trends and the condition of your home. Marketing: Create a comprehensive marketing strategy to reach potential buyers. This may include professional photography, 3D virtual tours, videos, listing on multiple online platforms, and traditional marketing methods like signage and print advertising. Showings: Make your home available for showings to interested buyers. Ensure that your h...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Selling your house is a big decision. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ve probably ever made, and it’s a place where you’ve created countless memories. That combo means there’s going to be a lot of emotions involved. You want someone who understands your perspective, knows what it feels like, and is an expert at helping homeowners just like you navigate the process of selling a home. That’s where a good listing agent, also known as a seller's agent, comes in. Here are just a few skills you’ll want your agent to have. The Ability To Turn Something Complex into Something Simple Some agents are going to use big, fancy real estate terms to try and impress you. But you shouldn’t have to know all the industry jargon in order to understand what they’re saying. If anything, it's...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Welcome to Arbor Village Condominium - Your Perfect Canton Township HomeWelcome to this immaculate and move-in-ready townhouse nestled in the prime location of Arbor Village Condominium, Canton Township's highly coveted community. Boasting over 1600 square feet of meticulously crafted living space across two floors, this impressive residence offers the epitome of modern comfort and style. Canton Township is one of Southeast Michigan's prime locations for condominium living.Explore the Features of 43449 W Arbor Way Dr in Arbor Way Condominium 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Canton Township 1037 Square Feet Plymouth-Canton Schools Finished Basement VIEW ALL PHOTOS HERE Immaculate and Move-in ReadyThroughout the home, you'll find beautiful 2-town painting complemented by newly installed luxury vi...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Recent data from Fannie Mae reveals that nearly 25% of home buyers and sellers believe that home prices will decrease. If you find yourself among those concerned about this possibility, fear not! Let me shed some light on the situation.Much of this apprehension likely stems from the doom and gloom portrayed in the media and online. But here's the scoop - bad news sells. So, what you're consuming may not be the whole enchilada. You might just be getting the sensationalized version.As Jay Thompson, a Real Estate Industry Consultant, aptly puts it:“Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with exclamation points or predicting impending doom for the industry. Clickbait, the sensationalizing of headlines and content, has been an issue since the dawn of the ...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
A pre-sale home inspection, conducted before listing your home on the market, can offer several benefits for both sellers and buyers: Identifying Issues: A pre-sale home inspection can help sellers identify any potential issues or problems with their property before putting it on the market. This allows sellers to address issues proactively, rather than being caught off guard by them during the negotiation process or after a buyer's inspection. Avoiding Surprises: By uncovering issues early on, sellers can avoid surprises that could derail a sale or lead to renegotiations later in the process. Addressing issues upfront can help streamline the transaction and reduce the likelihood of last-minute complications. Enhancing Transparency: Providing a pre-sale inspection report to potential bu...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
The impact of a death in a home on sales can vary depending on several factors, including local laws and cultural attitudes. Here are some key considerations: Disclosure Laws: In many jurisdictions, sellers are legally required to disclose deaths that have occurred in a home within a certain timeframe, typically ranging from a few months to a few years. Failure to disclose such information can lead to legal issues and potential lawsuits. Buyers may also have the right to cancel a sale or renegotiate the terms if they discover that a death occurred in the home. Stigmatized Property: Homes where a death, particularly a violent or high-profile death, has occurred may be considered stigmatized properties. While there is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes a stigmatized pr...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Renovating your home before selling can offer several benefits, helping you to attract more buyers and potentially sell your home at a higher price. Here are some of the key benefits: Increased Market Value: Renovations can increase the market value of your home, allowing you to list it at a higher price. Upgrades such as kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, and adding additional living space can significantly boost your home's value. Faster Sale: A renovated home is often more attractive to buyers, leading to a faster sale. Many buyers prefer move-in ready homes and are willing to pay a premium for properties that have already been updated. Expanded Buyer Pool: Renovations can make your home more appealing to a broader range of buyers. By modernizing outdated features and addressing...
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