There's a few misconceptions out there revolving around paying realtors and we're here to educate and excite you about the savings they can actually bring! Many people (mistakingly) think that they shouldn't pay a realtor for something they can just do themselves. They gripe about the realtor's small commission thinking it's a waste of money, but the reality is, when you hire a qualified realtor, the savings you'll gain are far more than any commission you'll pay. The fact of the matter is, buying or selling your home is stressful, time consuming, and can get very expensive if you don't have the right help. Here's some enlightenment into how realtors save you money in the end:
Before putting your home up for sale, there are changes that can be made that are actually worth it when you go to sell your home. Here is a list of curb appeal changes that can actually end up making you more money than they cost you!
1. Update your mailbox
Mailboxes are likely the first thing that people see when pulling up to your house. You want to make sure it is in good condition so it can make a good first impression for your home. This is one of the cheapest items to replace, if needed, and sometimes will only take a coat of spray paint that can cost as low at $2-3 to bring it back to life. Looking for cheap ways to upgrade your home? This is an easy fit.
Thinking about buying or selling your home but you're not sure what the housing market is doing? Let's dive right into what's going on in the housing market for Summer 2018. More and more people are looking to buy homes as we see growth in the lower end of the market place. Couple things we are seeing; there aren't enough sellers to let those demands, mortgage rates are still on the rise, and higher end buyers have more inventory to choose from. All these things make it an interesting market for both the buyers and sellers.
Inventory has grown 3.3% yet that doesn't include start homes, according to Trulia. "Starter homes have dropped to their lowest levels since 2012. What's available is expensive."
It's Critical to Be On Your Best Behavior While Showing Homes Move Now Than Ever & Here's Why
Ever feel like you're being watched? What used to be just a suspicion may actually be realistic now a days, and we'll tell you why. As technology is getting better and coming in increasingly smaller packages, it's easy to miss the fact that you might be being watched while showing a home to your clients. Remember the good ole saying your mom used to tell you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all"? Yeaaa, you'll want to hold that near and dear when doing a showing. While you might be physically alone with your clients in a home, the chances that you aren't actually 100% alone are skyrocketing.
After you accept an offer on your house, it may be only a few weeks before you have to pack up your belonging and move. And if you know exactly which packing supplies to pick, you should have no trouble getting ready to relocate to a new address. Ultimately, there are several must-have packing supplies to pick up before an upcoming move, and these include:
1. Boxes of Varying Sizes
Transporting items of different sizes can be difficult. Fortunately, there are many quick, easy ways to find moving boxes of varying sizes. Typically, you can buy moving boxes at any home improvement or hardware store. Depending on how much you own, you may need to pick up tiny, small, medium, and large moving boxes in a
If you've ever moved, you likely know what a big cluster it can easily become. Here are some tips to save you time and make you think "wow, why didn't I ever think of that?".
1. Pack an overnight bag. Before you start packing anything, pack the things you know you are going to need. Include a change of clothes, phone and laptop chargers, any personal care items, and maybe a snack or two.
2. Categorize your clothes for easy finding and unpacking.
3. Use trash bags for packing clothes. Keep the clothes on the hangers and open the trash bag around the clothes, letting the hangers stick out at the top of the bag, while the clothes hang inside of it. Wrap the draw strings round the hangers to keep it all in
To the ladies out there: I know you've all been there when you cheap out on a haircut and you end up getting exactly what you paid for and less of what you asked and hoped for. I am constantly having to learn this lesson throughout time that sometimes it's worth it to just spend the extra money . This same philosophy applies to real estate. When you're faced with hiring a realtor or doing it yourself, trust me, just hire the professional. You wouldn't cut your hair yourself. So why would you sell your home yourself?
Many might think that a Realtors job is easy. "Oh I don't need a realtor. I'll just post my home on the MLS and call it good." You think it will sell easy, right? Wrong. Do you know the current market? Do you know what price to list
There are so many realtors out there in the world. There are so many realtors out there in your AREA. So the big questions is, how do you find the right one? How can you sift through the hundreds upon hundreds of realtors that claim to have your interest at the foreground?
Let me tell you something about what I've learned since I've been working in the real estate world. Realtors are business people. So, yes, they care about numbers and money. Who can honestly say that they don't? You'd be lying if you did. The cats out of the bag, people. Realtors do care about getting paid, but that's not the only part to them. Realtors put a lot of time and effort in to finding you the perfect home/rental/investment, or selling your beloved home.
When it comes time to sell your home, everyone and their mother has advice to give you. Before too long, you can easily feel overwhelmed and lost in the process. It is important to take a detached approach when selling your home, to get the best results. We know this process can be taxing, both emotionally and physically, but we've got some tips to help you through it. Here are 7 costly mistakes to avoid when selling your home.
1. Choosing the wrong realtor. The number one mistake people make when they go to sell their house, is trying to sell it without a realtor, or picking the wrong one. Instead of choosing your neighbor down the street who is a realtor on the side, pick and agent who has the experience and knowledge it takes to sell your home.