How Selling A Home “As Is” Can Be Beneficial And Financially Rewarding
Do you want less hassle when it comes time to sell your home? If so, you may want to think about selling your home “as is.” Selling “as is” simply means putting the property on the market in its current condition, with few or no improvements. Our NEW As Is Guide provides invaluable tips and suggestions on how to effectively sell your home “as is” while still getting an optimal price. Read on to learn the benefits of selling your home “as is” and how a correct pricing strategy could get you more money than you even anticipated.
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Most Common & Costly Home Selling Mistakes
When it comes to selling your home, there are plenty of mistakes you could potentially make. Selling a home is a complex process, so you should be aware of some of the more common mistakes people make so you can avoid them. Here are 9 common home selling mistakes you can avoid:
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The Emotional Rewards Of Downsizing
Do you live in a home that is too large? Maybe there are entire portions of your home you no longer live in, but you heat them, clutter them, and ignore them. It may be time for downsizing your home, or as we call it, rightsize your life.
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“Contingency” – What Does Contingency Mean for Real Estate?
If you’ve ever bought or sold a house, you may have experienced confusion over all of the terminology involved in the process, such as contingency. Real estate contracts are full of legal jargon that can be hard to understand, especially if it’s your first time buying or selling.
What does the word “contingency” mean in sales, especially in real estate?
What Does Contingency Really Mean?
Contingency is a simple word from Latin roots meaning to hold together. Wait, if it means to hold together, why is it known as a way out of a contract? Well, consider buying real estate without any contingencies. Would you purchase a home if you couldn’t inspect it, do an appraisal, or check for termites? Or have a loan contingency if you need to get a mortgage? No, hopefully you wouldn’t. You need the contingency to hold the contract together even though, if a contingency isn’t fulfilled, the contract will die.
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Staging a Home for Sale Tips
There are people who can walk into a room and visualize what it can become – a coat of paint here, an area rug there, crown molding, soft lighting . . . they can imagine the potential. Unfortunately, most people do not have this ability. Therefore, when selling your home, you don’t want to rely on potential buyers to perceive the appeal of your home on their own; you have to set the stage for them. Below are some of our favorite home staging tips!
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Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas. Requirements differ from county to county, so it’s always safer to check with a Realtor or appraiser before you sell your home!
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12 Tips To Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home
Every seller hopes to sell their home fast and for top dollar. After 33 years in the real estate business, helping everyone from condo owners to luxury home owners successfully sell their home, I have put together 12 tips to help you through this process.
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Is it Okay to Sell My House in the Summer?
The seasonal real estate market can vary dramatically by region. In the DC metropolitan area, there’s an old saying: “When the fireworks go up, the sales come down.” It’s not that inventory creeps higher in the summer; there’s a noticeable decrease in buyer interest as people go on vacation, focus on their out-of-school kids, and engage in summer activities.
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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying A Home
Let’s face it: Buying a home is a major investment. However, for many people it can end up being more expensive than it needs to be due to some costly mistakes. Here are 14 home buyer mistakes to avoid, and some helpful tips that could mean the difference between financial security and financial distress.
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Video: Fulcrum Pricing – What is it? How Does it Help You Get Top Dollar for Your Home?
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