Posts Tagged selling your home

Real Estate Tips: Quick Staging when you are selling your home

Friday, March 9th, 2012

You might have a great set of furniture but your unique wallpaper might not appeal to a lot of potential buyers. You should see the home from the perspective of a buyer and this should guide you how to enhance the property. Here are some practical and quick fixes to dash up your home:

Make the entrance inviting

People who are looking for a home to buy usually drive by to check the property out before deciding to contact the seller. The area near the front door should be nice and you will almost likely be contacted so the interior can be checked.

No Clutter

Put away any stuff which may distract your target buyer from focusing on the property. Put away boxes, knickknacks, and photos so the square footage of the house can be clearly appreciated.

Showcase your space

You need to arrange the furniture so you can show how big the spaces are. Remove unwanted pieces so you can create a smooth flow of traffic when you give a tour of your house. Clear the walls of your furniture so the buyer can go around the perimeter of a certain room and it will also help to make the room look bigger.

Reduce odors

Smells will make an impression to potential buyers. Make sure you remove odors of cooking, smoking, or of pets. Make it as fresh as you can. Open the windows before you do an open house. Boil some cinnamon or bake some goodies to make it smell nice and fresh. Clean the rooms and fixings thoroughly and make everything squeaky clean.

Do necessary repairs

Go around your home and make sure you fix the things that need some fixing. Check the walls, ceilings, faucets, cabinets, and other parts of the house. Pretend that you are buying the home and check what the buyer might check out.

What Are Real Estate Commissions?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

38023Real estate agent commissions are things that are extremely difficult to understand, especially if you are not exactly in the business.  In this blog we are going to explore real estate agent commissions and figure out exactly what you may own to a real estate agent if you do decide to get one to represent your home.  One of the first things that you need to understand is that all real estate agents work for a real estate broker; companies such as Century 21 are the brokers.

All of the fees that are paid to the real estate agent have to go through the broker, so there really is no money that is passing the hands of the real estate agent themselves, keep that in mind.  Only the real estate broker can pay the real estate agent their commissions and they sign a listing agreement with you, the seller.

Real estate fees and commissions honestly vary throughout the world, so it really depends and you definitely have to do your research on that one

Increasing the Value of Your Home: 2

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

improve-2Taking care of the inside of your home is the next step. Inside, there are lots of things you can do to make your home look more inviting, more tempting, to prospective buyers. Begin by getting rid of all the clutter in your home. Organization is key. Buyers may have a hard time imagining themselves in a disorganized, messy house.

Feel free to do some painting as well. A fresh coat of paint can do a lot to improve both the look and the feel of your home — plus it’s a very cost effective way to improve your house.

Cleaning can do a lot as well. Remember, it does not cost anything to wash all the windows and make them shine. Wash the walls as well, and the floor. Replacing your flooring is considerably more expensive, so if your carpet is threadbare, just buy a few rugs and place them strategically. Mop up any linoleum and make your wood floors shine.

Increasing the Value of Your Home: 1

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

increase-1The housing market is an absolute disaster right now. Homes are staying on the market for months, even years at a time. More often than not, when you are trying to sell your house, you want it to get snatched up as quickly as possible — preferably for an amount that is at least somewhat close to the asking price. You are probably trying to buy something else yourself, after all. You need the money; you need the closer. So, what can you do to compensate for the state of the market? Believe it or not, there is a number of ways you can take matters into your own hands.

First of all, spruce up the outside of your home. Spend some time tidying up your front and back yards. Make sure it is clean of yard waste and trash, try to keep it mowed regularly, and get rid of all those unsightly weeds.

If you have the money to do so, even try a little landscaping. Plant some flowers, keep your hedges neatly trimmed. A house that looks great on the outside is going to draw a lot more attention.