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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

What to Repair Before You List

What to Repair Before You List





When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.


Repaint walls.


Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.


Repair floors.


Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making ding ...

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Friday, May 4, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

THIS JUST IN: DATA SAYS MAY IS THE BEST MONTH TO SELL YOUR HOME

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.


For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is a breakdown by month:





ATTOM even went a step further and broke their results down by day.



Top 5 Days to Sell:







June 28th – 9.1% above market






February 15th – 9.0% above market






May 31st – 8.3% above market






May 29th – 8.2% above market






June 21st – 8.1% above market





It should come as no surprise that May and June dominate as the top months to sell and that 4 of the top 5 days to sell fall in those two mon ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

EXISTING HOME SALES GROW DESPITE LOW INVENTORY

Some Highlights:





According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million.






This is the strongest pace since November of 2017.






Inventory levels dropped year-over-year for the 34th consecutive month and are now 7.2% lower than March 2017 levels, representing a 3.6-month supply.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner











With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional.


Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.


Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO:





The buyer who wants the best deal possible






The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer






The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)






The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house ...

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