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Selling a Home

SIX MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DE-CLUTTERING YOUR HOME

Excerpted from an article by Andrea Davis for realtytimes.com “If you’re getting ready to move or sell your home, clutter is your worst enemy.  It makes packing a nightmare, and finding the one item you need could take an extra 15  minutes to more than an hour.  De-cluttering is a great way to get rid…

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME IN 2017

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “It’s 2017.  Now what?  the new year is a time for hope and renewal, and for those who are looking to sell – and simultaneously buy – a home, it can represent a fresh start.  But this year, political and social realities are giving some would-be…

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7 REAL ESTATE PITFALLS THAT COULD COST YOU A SALE

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Selling a home has its typical challenges.  Maybe the couple across the street just listed their house, which you know has an amazing kitchen (while yours is slightly less so).  Maybe values have started to drop a tad.  Or maybe you’re under pressure to sell your…

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IS IT FINALLY TIME TO BUY A CONDO?

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “The popularity of condos has swelled and waned over the years, gaining popularity especially in areas where buyers may be priced out of the single-family home market…. Despite their greater affordability, condos have been harder for buyers to get approved to purchase unless they had a…

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SIX WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR ENTRYWAY

Excerpted from an article by Jen Visosky for realtytimes.com It’s one of the most important spaces in your home – but it can be easily overlooked.  “…The entryway tends to be a place where you just hang your coat, toss your keys into a bowl and take off your shoes – yet this is the…

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SIMPLE STAGING TIPS TO SELL A HOME FAST

Excerpted from an article by Realty Times Staff “…..when you are having your home shown to potential buyers, you want them to see it as a home they could live in.  That’s where staging comes in.  According to Coldwell Banker, homes that were staged spent half the time on the market than homes that were…

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THE LAZY HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO LIVING WELL

Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com   “Keeping your home looking and functioning great isn’t easy.  We all have less and less time to do the things we want to do today – sometimes the “have-to’s” can seem overwhelming.  But high style and great function don’t have to be high maintenance.  These…

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QUICKLY RAISE YOUR HOME VALUE FOR A SUMMER SALE

SOURCE:  Excerpted from an article by Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “Planning to sell your home this summer?  You may have  little – or a lot – to do in order to get your home market ready…but you don’t need a huge budget.  These 10 tips can help you get it looking great with little effort…

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FIVE CURB APPEAL TIPS CAPTIVATE BUYERS

Excerpted from an article by PJ Wade for realtytimes.com “Sellers think once their home is listed online, there’s little left to do but wait for offers to pour in.  Wrong! Curb appeal is king.  The work of drawing prospective buyers out of their cars and through the front door has just begun.  Most buyers want…

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13 REASONS YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO SELL YOUR HOME ON YOUR OWN

SOURCE:  Jaymi Naciri for realtytimes.com “BRUTALLY HONEST REASONS… It’s a choice some people make, mainly to try to save some money…but the number of FSBO transactions is in decline.  Only eight percent of homeowners choose to list themselves – a record low, according to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey.  So why isn’t it…

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