Preparing Your Home For Sale FAQs

Preparing Your Home For Sale FAQs

How important is preparing your home for sale? Does it really impact value? Having your home show-ready is very important. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Your home should be cleaned up, with things in their correct location. Remove...

Get Started: When To Sell

When should you sell your house – after you buy your next one? If you already own a home, it’s a basic question and the answer is as individual as you are. Generally speaking, under most market conditions, real estate professionals advise listing your present...

Selling Your Home (FAQ)

Q. What do I need to know about lead paint? A. Lead was used as a pigment and drying agent in alkyd oil-based paint until use was banned in 1978. The federal government estimates that lead paint is present in 75 percent of all private housing built before then. It was...

Why Low Rates Aren’t Enough for Buyers

Originally posted on the Daily Real Estate News | Monday, October 13, 2014 Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and housing forecaster Robert Shiller said earlier this year that they expected low rates to serve as a stimulus to home buying this year. Freddie Mac...

The Home Sale: Securing the Deal

Ready to close the deal? Maybe not. Sometimes unforeseeable issues arise just prior to closing the sale. Hopefully, with negotiation, most of these have a workable solution. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. But don’t panic. Another buyer might still...

What is a CMA and Why Do You Need One?

CMA is real estate shorthand for “Comparative Market Analysis”. A CMA is a report prepared by a real estate agent providing data comparing your property to similar properties in the marketplace. The first thing an agent will need to do to provide you with...