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Thursday, June 20, 2019   /   by Marketing Dept

4 Tips For Buying A Home In A Hot Market

When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the challenge of finding a home, most homes (especially the desirable ones) have multiple offers, making it harder to get into the home of your dreams.


But buying a home in a hot market isn’t impossible! You just have to approach it strategically and stack the deck in your favor to find – and successfully buy – the right home for you and your family.


Here are four tips for buying a home in a hot market that will put you a step ahead of the home-buying competition:


1. Make Your Offer As Attractive As Possible





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When faced with multiple offers, sellers are going to go with the offer that’s the most attractive, both in offer amount and the actual terms of the offer. So if you want to stand out from other potential homebuyers and make ...

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Thursday, June 20, 2019   /   by Marketing Dept

7 Pricing Myths You Need to Get Past If You Want to Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between getting an offer quickly and having a house languish for months, drawing little interest.
With that in mind, it’s important that potential sellers block out a lot of the noise that often surrounds the intricate art and science of pricing. There are plenty of myths that may cause sellers to lose sleep at night as they attempt to separate fact from fiction.
The following are statements that can stand in the way of a successful sale.
1. ‘If we keep waiting, a better offer will come along!’
When sellers receive an offer from the first showing, they may be skeptical or hesitant to accept it, wondering if other prospective buyers would be inclined to pay more. Thoughts of potential bidding wars could cause sellers to want to wait and see who else falls for their place. But, reme ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019   /   by Marketing Dept

11 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster (WITHOUT Dropping the Price)

From leaving the house for showings and open houses to having to keep the place spotless at all times, having a home on the market can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Once you’ve made the decision to sell, you want to know that you won’t be in this anxiety-filled limbo forever. You want to hand over those keys, collect your check and move on — literally!
So, without lowering your asking price, what can you do to sell your home in a hurry? The following are 11 strategies that will help your property sell quickly without your wallet taking a heavy hit.
1. Declutter.
Few things detract from the beauty of a home quite like clutter. Though straightening and organizing is rarely the way most homeowners want to spend their days, it makes a huge difference. We’re not just talking about scrapping the junk mail either. Rid your entryways and mud rooms of extra coats, bags, and boots. Keep those countertops clear, and don’t forget to straighten up inside the kit ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019   /   by Marketing Dept

Selling Your Home? These Are The Features Homeowners Are Looking For

When potential buyers hit the market, they typically have a list of things they want and need in their new home. As a seller, if you can anticipate those wants and needs, it puts you in a better position to successfully sell your home. And, thanks to a new survey, anticipating those wants and needs just got easier.


According to a recent survey from home services company Porch, home price (77%) and home size (60%) topped the list of features homebuyers look for in a new home. But those aren’t the only features potential buyers are looking for! There are a number of features homebuyers look for in a home that you can control as a seller, including home features (50%) and curb appeal (14%).




The Takeaway


As a seller, there’s a lot you can do to cater to potential buyers, like landscaping your yard to increase curb appeal or adding desirable features—and the more you cater to what homebuyers want, the faster and easier it will be to sell your home ...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019   /   by Marketing Dept

More Single Women Buying Real Estate

Traditionally, many people thought buying a home came after other major life milestones—particularly marriage. And while this was a commonly held belief for most people, it was especially true for women.
But (thankfully!) things change. Today it’s not uncommon for women to wait until later in life to get married (or to forgo marriage altogether), but they’re not letting that stop them from purchasing real estate. According to a recent article in Realtor Magazine, the share of single female home buyers jumped from 15 to 18 percent over the last three years—and today, when it comes to home purchases, single women are outpacing men.

The Takeaway
If you’re a single woman and you’ve been thinking about buying a home, now is a great time to join your peers and make a move!

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