Red Flags That You Need A Realtor


It's a do-it-yourself kind of world now, and people just naturally want to attempt to sell their homes themselves. You may be trying to save some money on commissions, or you may just feel that you know the finer points of your home better than anyone else. Sure, home selling looks like it would be easy, but you may be in for a big surprise if you think it really is that easy. If you need to know when to say "when" and that you may need a realtor, read on.

Is the price just right? Setting a home's sales price is part art and part science. Homes with high prices sit and sit and never sell. Homes with a too-low price will have you leaving money on the table. When it comes to knowing what that sweet spot price really is, you can count on your Realtor, who will use their local expertise and general market knowledge to price your home to both sell quickly and give you a nice profit.

Do you need to renovate? It's easy to get the wrong idea about home improvement from watching those lovely renovation programs on HGTV. In actuality, home renovation projects can be enormously expensive, so you want to make sure that you are giving buyers what they want and not what you think they want. Day in and day out, your real estate agent comes into contact with buyers who are a font of information about what they are looking for in a home and what they hate to see. Make sure you are counting on the correct information before you begin knocking down that wall or adding that "feature wall".

Do you want to set the stage? Staging has become big, and it can be simple if you know what to do. Staging is just presenting your home in its best possible light; showcasing its attributes and making its problems fade into the background. Real estate agents understand what it means to rearrange your furniture better, to reduce the clutter to make your rooms look larger and other simple tricks to enhance your home for buyers.

Do you have a life outside of selling your home? Of course you do; most people do. Many people who think they can accomplish the home-selling task in their spare time quickly find themselves scrambling to make arrangements for buyers. You can count on a Realtor to show your home anytime, without you needing to change your plans.


24 August 2017

Choosing The Right House

When I started looking for a new house a few years ago, I realized that I had no idea what I really wanted. I knew that I wanted a place that had been updated recently, but apart from that, I was completely in the dark. After evaluating my budget and considering my options, I decided that it would be a good idea to go around with my real estate agent to help me to find a place. My agent was incredibly helpful, and I was able to narrow down my choices within a few hours. This blog is all about making the ever-important decision of becoming a homeowner.