Thinking of selling your house on your own? Real estate listings have migrated to the Internet, where interested buyers can find your house in a single click. Could selling it be more difficult than selling an antique through an online auction site? Is the money you’d save on paying a real estate commission worth the [...]
The golden rule in real estate has always been “location, location, location.” But apparently, a few modern home features—sprawling master bathrooms, luxurious outdoor lounges and his-and-hers closets—can make buyers forget about location. A study released from homebuilding company Pulte Group, found that all but 1 percent of respondents would be willing to sacrifice some aspect of their [...]
Your pets are an important part of your family, but when you're trying to sell your house buyers should not be able to see or smell their presence. Even if your pets are all bark and no bite, you’ll want to take precautions to keep buyers safe and comfortable when showing your home. These could include [...]
If you’re a parent who is planning on selling your home, it’s a good idea to keep some child etiquette rules in mind before your showing. You can make sure your child doesn’t derail your chances of selling your home by making some key preparations in advance. Helping your child understand his or her age-appropriate [...]
Looking around our neighborhood, I see fewer “for sale” signs this December than last year. In fact, several homes that were on the market for over a year have sold this autumn and are now closing. It still isn’t easy being a seller, but times are slowly getting better. Home values are starting to stabilize [...]
Each year we post our financial resolutions for home sellers for the new year. With the current state of our financial system, you need to keep your financial house and home in good shape. I know someone who sold a house this year. It took them seven months, and they had to cut their price [...]
If you're trying to sell your home in 2009 you may want to check out Ilyce's home seller resolutions for the new year. Ilyce's resolutions include pricing your home reasonably, get multiple comparative marketing analyses, groom your home for visitors and have some goals in mind for how soon you want to sell the home. Ilyce suggests staging the home before even the real estate agent sees it, if you're selling your home in 2009.
Homeowners in some parts of the country such as Arizona, Nevada and Florida, are learning the hard way that their real estate investments may lose value. The growing number of foreclosures and short sales makes some wonder when the real estate market will hit bottom. If you're looking to purchase real estate, how do you know when will be the right time to buy? While you can't time the real estate market, remember that you don't always have to buy real estate at the very lowest price to make money.