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Most homeowners have visited the Zillow website at some point to check their Zestimate value. Some are pleasantly surprised, while others are offended at the low price assigned to their beloved home. Zillow, and many other realtor websites, have been providing real estate valuations for years. So what goes into these property estimates and how much value should we be placing on the provided information?
If you are planning to sell your home in the spring of 2020, you are likely starting to feel increased stress over the long to-do list to get your home ready. As I have advised my clients, those who hit the market in the earliest part of the spring tend to sell their homes quicker and for more money. With that said, sellers have roughly 90 days from Thanksgiving to make their home as attractive as possible to the buyer community. What are the main actions you can take to accomplish this goal?
Thoughts, feelings, and emotions are stirred at the suggestion of selling the family home. It may be that just the parents are living there now, but the house may still be very much in the hearts and memories of the children that spent any length of time there. Someone can be gone from the house for 30 years or more, yet the thought of the house no longer being in the family is disturbing. Often the house is the anchor for a family that is spread out across the country or the world. Even so, there may still exist the hope of family gathering once more at the dining room table, of bringing one's own children to play in the tree house, or playing with Grampa's trains in the basement.