All Posts in Category: Selling

Is It a Good Time to be a Seller?

Wondering whether it’s a good time to be a Seller? Because they are so low, interest rates have a greater impact on affordability than either appreciation or depreciation factors at this point. Every 1% change in interest rate impacts affordability by 11%. Here is an illustration to consider. At 3.75% (30 year fixed) the principal…

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Selling Myth #6…

Enjoying these tips? Here is the last in the installation, courtesy of Keller Williams. Myth #6:  When you receive an offer, you should make the buyer wait. This gives you a better negotiating position. Truth:  You should reply immediately to an offer!  When a buyer makes an offer, that buyer is, at that moment in…

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Selling Myth #5…

Myth #5:  You are better off selling your home on your own and saving money on the commission you would have paid to a real estate agent. Truth:  Statistically, many sellers who attempt to sell their homes on their own cannot consummate the sale without the service of a real estate agent. Homeowners who succeed…

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Selling Myth #4…

Halfway through the miniseries, here is Myth #4 as brought to you by Keller Williams. Do any of these seem familiar yet? Myth #4:  Your home must be every home buyer’s dream home. Truth:  If you get carried away with repairs and replacements to your home, you may end up over-improving the house.   There is…

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Selling Myth #3…

Myth #3:  Once a potential buyer sees the inside of your home, curb appeal won’t matter. Truth:  Buyers probably won’t make it to the inside of the home if the outside of your home does not appeal to them.   Buyers and their agents often do drive-bys before deciding whether a home is worth their time…

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