The housing market is competitive, and nobody wants their home sitting on the market for months on end. Constantly having your home in tip-top shape is a tricky task, especially with kids and pets running around. And endless disruptive showings to prospective buyers are not ideal. So, the sooner your house sells, the better. Luckily, there are some things you can do to receive an offer on your home in record time. While not a guarantee, the following five tips from home stagers can go a long way to ensuring a faster sale in 2024.Continue reading
Moving into a new house is exciting – and, like most major life events, incredibly stressful. You have to pack, clean, and hire movers, all on a timeline and budget.
According to a survey conducted by OnePoll, 64% of respondents consider their latest relocation one of the most challenging experiences they have ever had.
Moving comes with many different parts: planning, budgeting, and figuring out how to get your precious belongings into your new home. While procrastinating may be tempting, you can take a few simple steps to make your move less stressful.Continue reading
It may surprise you, but some of the most spectacular home renovations are valueless in the eyes of buyers. What you might consider luxury, another might see as a waste of time, money, and space.
One of homeowners’ biggest home renovation mistakes is adding unnecessary features to their homes. Others make undesirable changes, turning off prospective buyers from putting in an offer. Whether you plan to live in your house a bit longer or plan to list it soon, you should protect your home’s value by avoiding these 10 renovations.Continue reading
By: Frances Black
Downsizing from your current home can make a lot of sense for retirees — or even older people still in the workforce. Most real estate accrues over the long run — the Great Recession notwithstanding. Provided you can find a reasonably priced replacement property and a good mortgage rate, residential sales can unlock capital that in later years can help fend off that most morbid of retirement bugaboos: longevity risk.Continue reading
The holiday season is upon us, and if you find yourself in the position of selling your home during this festive time, you might wonder how to navigate the real estate market effectively. Contrary to the belief that the holidays are a challenging time to sell, you can make your listing stand out and attract potential buyers with the right approach. In this guide, we will explore some valuable tips for a successful home sale during the holiday season.Continue reading
Every decision counts when gearing up to sell your house, from the color of the bathroom tiles to the style of the living room rug. However, some choices can significantly influence potential buyers’ perceptions and your home’s selling price. Here are some practical and impactful staging tips that can make your residence irresistible.Continue reading
Just like when you meet someone for the first time, a good first impression can go a long way. The same can be said when it comes to your home. Your home’s curb appeal — otherwise known as its overall exterior attractiveness — can make a big difference in how it is perceived.
According to the 2022 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report, 55% of home buyers will visit a property after viewing it online, primarily based on its curb appeal. If you are selling your home, you want to pay attention to how your home’s curb appeal might impact its selling value.
And even if you are not ready to sell your home, boosting your curb appeal can help ensure your home gives a great first impression to any visitors or passersby.
Adding charm to your home’s exterior does not have to mean burning a hole in your pocket and spending a lot of money! There are countless ways to boost your home’s curb appeal, making it more enjoyable for you or any potential buyers without breaking the bank.Continue reading
Selling a home can be a complex, challenging process, requiring the utmost diligence, careful consideration, and well-informed decision-making. As homeowners explore their options for selling, one avenue that may come to mind is to go it alone and have a crack at the for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) approach.
While it may seem appealing to handle the sale independently, it is crucial to weigh up just what you are getting for your money. Let us delve into the pros and cons of pursuing a for-sale-by-owner sale, and ultimately highlight why partnering with a real estate professional is the smartest option.Continue reading
Selling a home can be quite a demanding task. It requires the coordination of multiple parties in each stage to ensure everything runs smoothly from the beginning to end. Broaching this complex process requires that every individual understand what their role is and how they can contribute toward streamlined, smooth sales negotiations, regardless of any setbacks that may arise during various stages.
Our guide aims to provide valuable insights which could prove beneficial by informing our readers about red flags they should take notice of, as well as understanding what roles each party can play while selling your home.Continue reading
If you are searching for a new home or looking to list a property, it is important to have a real estate agent by your side. However, a real estate agent needs to exhibit several traits before he or she earns your business. While almost all agents are passionate about their jobs and will do anything to help their clients, it is important to find the right fit. This blog will help you select a realtor by listing several traits you should look for when choosing a real estate agent.Continue reading