A survey of real estate practitioners shows a slowdown in market activity, but some practitioners view it as a “welcome brake” on the rapid home price growth that’s occurred when there’s been only modest growth in consumer incomes and jobs, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. The survey of more than 3,000 real estate practitioners reflects expectations for home sales, prices, ...
How Not to Buy A Home - Develop An Irrational Aversion to List Price BY TNI LEBLANCReal Estate Broker Owner with Mint Properties, Tni Leblanc www.mintprop.comre-printed with permission from author Tni Leblanc April 07, 2013 10:49 amHow Not to Buy A Home - Develop An Irrational Aversion to List Price I’ve seen it happen to even the most eager ...
You might not realize it, but there is a drastically low inventory of homes for sale, and that’s causing the housing market to lag a little bit. In the past, there were many houses on the market, but with the buyer’s market, and the reduced value of many homes, people have been reluctant to try to sell their homes. Now, there is a high demand for houses, and there are many buyers,...
In today’s competitive real
estate market, sometimes the standard, run-of-the-mill open houses aren’t
yielding much success, and some sellers are choosing an alternative and
effective method, that has been dubbed, “extreme open houses.”
The biggest advantage of an
extreme open house is that potential buyers can see your home in a different
light, giving you a chance to display so...
Before making an offer on a property asks your realtor to
make a comparative market analysis to determine that property current market value.
It takes years and many transactions to make an accurate comparative market analysis.
In performing these calculations the realtor will take in the differences of
the houses. Watch this educational video by HAR to find out! We’re always here
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the Holiday Season Could Be Ideal Time for Listing Your Home
The holiday season is
traditionally a quiet time for the real estate market and in the past many
people chose to delay listing their property, or to take it off the market
completely until the following year or even the following spring. This is
because most potential home buyers were presumed to be too preoccupied with
Single-family new-home sales posted a sharp rise in October, up 25.4 percent from September, according to newly released Census Bureau data. That was a similar rate to last spring when the new-home market was taking off in recovery mode.
Across the country, all regions posted double-digit gains in new-home sales in October. In the Midwest, they jumped 34 percent; 28.2 percent in the South; ...
Great news … someone wants to purchase your home! But there’s a long way to go before you close the deal. That’s where negotiating skill comes into the picture. Unfortunately, you can make some big mistakes at this point. Here are three of the worst.Bad negotiation tactic #1 - Split the differenceYou’re asking $240,000 and the buyer offers $230,000. The solution is staring you right in the face: m...
You know that feeling you get when you walk into a model home and easily
envision yourself living there? As a home seller, that’s the feeling
you want potential buyers to get when they walk through your front door.
Like a model home, your house should be inviting and showcased in a
manner that is attractive but not distracting. Depending on the current
condition of your home’s interior, ...
Why For-Sale-by-Owner Sales
obviously know their homes better than anyone, but that doesn’t mean they’re
the best salespersons for their properties.
sellers are tempted to try a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) transaction because their
local community is in the midst of a sellers’ market and they think they can
sell easily without help. Others try the FSBO route...
*FREE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE THAT WILL = BIG BUCK$! If you will EVER put your home on the market always follow the rules listed below without exception!#1 Two types of flooring in one room is one too many!#2 NEVER put carpet in the bathrooms or kitchen!#3 Do not smoke or allow anyone else to smoke in your home!#4 If you are not a professio...