Every year there seems to be a new phone, gadget or product that is a must-have on everyone’s shopping list. But when it comes to shopping for a home, how does the newest home technology influence the buying and selling process? Do homeowners need to add smart home features to sell their homes? Should buyers be on the lookout for automation in their new home? If, like most people, you have questions about home automation and the real estate market, we have a few answers that may help you out.Continue reading
Buying your first home is an exciting time. You’ve decided to step out of the comfort of renting or staying somewhere rent-free and step into a place you can truly call your own. But if you’re not interested in a large space, is owning a condo the same thing as owning a house?
Both options have their benefits and drawbacks, but it ultimately comes down to what you value in a home. You must choose which option fits you correctly, or you might find yourself thinking the grass is greener on your neighbor’s lawn.
We’ll walk you through the process and differences of buying a condo vs. buying a house.Continue reading
When buying an old home, it is common to check that all appliances and systems still work as intended. Having one or a few of them broken simply will not do. But what if there is concern that these aging appliances and systems will break down in the near future? You can maintain, repair, and replace, but the costs are not cheap. You should have a home warranty plan.Continue reading
The most critical step when buying property is choosing to work with a professional real estate agent. They know the market, and their insight and knowledge of the legal and technical steps of the transaction are precious. Below we discuss some characteristics and behaviors agents should demonstrate while working with clients. If you encounter any red flags when choosing a real estate agent, it is a sign you need to work with an Executive!Continue reading
In the last several decades, it has become a common trend for most Americans to use the garage door as the primary entrance to their home instead of the front door. In fact, surveys over the last fifteen years have found that up to 70% of homeowners enter their home exclusively through the garage door. This information has several important impacts for those who are either selling their home or looking to buy a new one. It means that you should now be considering visual appeal, safety, and convenience for a garage door system.Continue reading
Storage units can be a perfect solution for excessive belongings inside your home. When you feel you need to declutter or find additional space when moving, this can sort out the lack of space. Even if you have some delicate belongings, you can find a climate-controlled option. However, it’s far more than simply placing your items inside. It would be best if you learned how to organize a storage unit like a pro to save yourself from searching troubles later on.
Organize a Storage Unit properly
There are many occasions where you might need storage space. You might spring cleaning and have put aside plenty of stuff you don’t want to throw away, but you don’t use either. Or, you find that there are too many items occupying your home and just need to declutter a bit. Also, if you are in the process of buying a new home, maybe a smaller place, you will need additional room for your extra belongings. If you are selling your home, it may be needed to remove personal belongings during showings. Nevertheless, knowing how to organize a storage unit properly will definitely come in handy. To help you create convenient and accessible placement inside your storage unit, here are several tips about organizing:Continue reading
With the global pandemic causing many home sellers to put their listing on hold or to take it off the market completely, right now is actually a great time to put your house up for sale. Although, COVID-19. caused weariness, it has actually not affected the market in a negative way like many thought was possible. Here are five reasons to pull the trigger and sell your home now.
Demand is High
The market has more demand than ever right now with not less people selling and more people looking to buy. With the pandemic, many people have resisted listing their home, making it more of a challenge for those looking for their dream place. Plus as more millennials join the market looking to buy for a growing family or a young professional purchasing their first home, there is a growing demand that is just going to continue into the upcoming months.Continue reading
If you’re considering putting your house on the market, it’s never too early to start figuring out what it will take to make your home irresistible to prospective buyers. Amping up curb appeal isn’t all about the outside, as making your home more marketable is an inside job, too.
When you’ve got a longer list than budget, what are the must-do remodeling projects and what do you skip?Continue reading
A real estate agent that works for a property seller is called a listing agent or a seller’s agent. They have a number of functions, but they can all be summed up in the fact that they are supposed to represent the best interests of the seller in all they do.
Knowing what listing agents do is quite beneficial, especially if you’re at the point of making a decision on whether or not to hire an agent to help sell your property.
This article will explain the functions a listing agent performs for a property seller.
Set a List Price
It is only logical to set a price for your property, one that you believe is worth the value of the property. Your listing agent would typically use a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to determine the list price of your house.
The list price would be based on an analysis of the local real estate market, its prevailing market dynamics and recent sales of the property in your area.Continue reading
When the time comes to sell your home, there’s a lot that needs to be done. Many people get too overwhelmed and scared by the whole process. However, trying to make your home more appealing to potential buyers isn’t as complicated as it sounds at first. Here are some suggestions that might help take the edge off.
Don’t be subjective
The number one rule when trying to make your home more appealing to potential buyers is to avoid being biased. Try to objectively view the situation and understand the market and what sells. Don’t let your personal taste interfere with what the potential buyers will see.
A great way to do this is to ask someone who’s been in the business for a while. Taking advice from your real estate agent or broker is a good route to take. And there are surely some ways that you can let your own style shine through without it being overpowering. Balance is key.Continue reading