Saturday, October 19, 2019 / by Amber Tice
When Chris and I first bought our house back in 2017 we were soooo excited to make repairs and dive right into making it our own. And as much as I love the fact that we had so much motivation, I wish we had more knowledge of not only how to make repairs, but also more knowledge about the real estate market.
You might be asking what does the real estate market have to do with making repairs? Well…. A lot actually. Let me explain…..
Making repairs to your home is tricky business for several reasons. There are a lot of things to consider before tearing down a wall and opening up your space, or adding that third bathroom.
First of all-make sure you have pulled all permits from the city BEFORE you jump into any major repairs to your home. This will save you a lot of hassle down the road. After you’ve listed- the question will be asked on your seller’s disclosure if you have pulled all permits and it will always be ...
Friday, October 18, 2019 / by Jennifer Gilbertz
If you are considering selling your home and live in the greater Spokane, WA area there are several items to consider before taking the leap and listing your home for sale. One of the most important questions home seller’s have is, “How can I net the most equity from the sale of my home?”. Let’s be honest, moving is stressful enough, and the homes selling process can seem daunting. However, if at the end of the home selling rainbow you can have some cash on hand that can be the cherry on top of this massive life and financial transaction. As a full-time Spokane, WA Realtor I get frequently asked when the best time to sell a home is. This depends on several different variables.
First question to ask yourself is; What’s my time frame for needing or wanting to move? If the answer to this question is – I need to move right away, well then, the answer is pretty cut and dry and should list as soon as possible.&n ...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Would you like to know a trick you can use to sell your home faster and for a higher price? Of course! Who wouldn’t? When you put your home on the market, you want it to sell quickly—and profitably. One trick that I share with my sellers is quite simple but has a huge pay-off and that is scheduling a home inspection before you list.
There are many benefits of having your home inspected before you start showing it to potential buyers. Scheduling a home inspection before you put your home on the market gives you a heads-up on any necessary repairs that could lower your home’s selling price (or kill the sale entirely). You don’t want to give the buyer’s any reason to try and work you down in the price or ask for a huge laundry list after they do their inspection. Knowing what’s wrong with your home, before you list, gives you extra time to find the right team and schedule repairs (instead of scrambling at the last minute to find anyone who can take ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
After living in a home for many years, it can be easy to discover things you may not be wild about. While some things can be a quick fix, there may be major changes or updates that make you wonder if it is even worth the investment. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself if you should remodel or just find a new home. As you have probably realized, this isn’t always an easy choice. There are many factors that go into the decision to love it or list it. Here are some things to consider when deciding to remodel or take the plunge and list your home to sell.
1. ***Determine which is most cost-friendly
While both options will have costs, one will have more than the other depending on your situation. Some of the costs of selling include agent commissions, moving costs, minor repairs, the cost of a new home, and potential up-sizing costs. The costs of remodeling can include permits, architectural plans, materials and labor, and any other additional cos ...
Friday, July 26, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
Perhaps you have expanded beyond your current living space, or you would like to move into a different-better neighborhood. Maybe you want to move closer to your work…whatever the reason, there are a few things to do before the “For Sale” sign goes live:
To begin with, you need to look at the principal balance on your current home. You must also figure in all costs associated with selling your home such as; repairs, your closing costs which can be average 8-10% of the sale price of your home and the expense of the move itself.
Reviewing Market Conditions
Evaluate your local market conditions. You are assessing the market to include the current inventory of homes for sale, the recent successful transactions, and housing prices in general. Are homes moving fast in your area? Are you prepared to move quickly should the opportunity present itself to do so? The most helpful tool in this step is to work with an Expe ...