How to Set Your Selling Price
When you decide to sell your home, one of the things you'll need to do is to determine an asking price. This can be difficult because you need to find a balance between attracting good offers and getting a high profit.
As you figure it out, you'll learn about fair market value, which means the amount that you and the buyer can agree on (can be subject to some conditions). It is different from an asking price.
Overpricing sometimes also works to your advantage, but be careful; it might cost you more in the ...
When you list your home, there are many items you may not consider as being a part of your home that legally conveys to the buyer as part of the purchase agreement. To avoid confusion and potential problems at the closing table or at the buyer’s final walk-through of your home, here are some items and fixtures that should remain with the home;
Trees, perennials, shrubs.
“Hardscapes” (retaining wall blocks, patio lights, pavers, water fountains)
Window Coverings (Blinds, Curtains, other window treatments and all related hardware)
Washer and Dryer
Refrigerator, Dishwasher & free-standing Range
Breaking Down the Offer
For a seller who has a house in the market for quite a while, it's exhilerating to get a call telling you that someone is making an offer. You go through a series of emotions - intitially you feel ecstatic, the next moment when everything sets in, you start to worry thinking that the offer may may not be as good as you were hoping for.
Don't stop at the price. Look at the rest of the offer. Focus on how much net you're going to get.
Your agent should be able to explain ...
Seven Costly Mistakes Sellers Make
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There are a lot of mistakes sellers can get into when they put up their house for sale. There was a seller in Virginia who had a half bath that was originally placed at the front of his house. He thought that it would be better if it was moved to the back of the main level. All the other similar models had the powder room in the same place for the past 20 years. It ...
Fireplaces Will Help Sell a House
Buyers in general are more attracted to houses with fireplaces. They give a warm and cozy feel. They usually become the centerpiece of a room. Fireplaces add to the aesthetic appeal of a house.
They also keep houses warm during cold times. Even though there are already other possible sources for heat, it can still come in handy when there is no power during storms.
There are other states like California where a house a house needs to have a fireplace in order to be sold. But Gopal Ahluwalia, director of research for the ...