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Thursday, February 21, 2019   /   by Jennifer Gilbertz

You Get What You Pay For

Last summer I was being lazy and didn’t want to cook dinner, so I went to my neighborhood pizza place to grab a slice and a cold drink.  I had been working from home all day and so I was dressed super casual and no make-up with my hair a total mess.  Decided to sit at the bar instead of a table and as fate would have it, I sat next to a couple that was in the process of preparing to sell their deceased mother’s home.  While making casual small I talk the conversation veered to real estate and I mentioned I was an agent.  The wife that I was sitting next to was telling me about the pains and stress of getting her mother’s home ready to sell and I asked who they were listing with.  She had mentioned that they were thinking about going with a “flat fee” brokerage.  A piece of pizza later they were eager to show me the PDF of the Comparative Market Analysis that the agent had prepared for them.  I was beyond shocked to see th ...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019   /   by Jennifer Gilbertz

Pinterest Worthy Home

 
2019 our culture is hyper focused on capturing the beauty of every moment and striving for this ideal of perfection in our lives and in our homes.  Millennials are flocking to Instagram to document and compare their lives to the multitudes of others in this rat race of keeping up with the Jones’.  Today’s real estate market is no exception to the rule and its smart to gear your homes decor and curb appeal to appeal to the masses.  Currently the millennials are becoming one of the fastest growing consumers in the real estate market and in order to cater to millennial tastes here are a few tips to get you on the fast track to having a Pinterest/Instagram worthy abode.
 
Let’s start with what buyers will notice first, curb appeal. Curb appeal sets the tone for the entire showing.  If your home lacks curb appeal or is in bad condition buyers will assume the outside of your home will reflect the interior.  You want to have your best ...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019   /   by Jennifer Gilbertz

Tips to Get the Most Money for Your Home Listing

Selling or buying a home is more than likely going to be one of the largest financial transactions in your life and when it comes to selling your home.  As a seller a couple of your major concerns when listing your home will be how much can I sell for and how long is it going to take to sell.  Once you and your real estate agent decide on list price there are some tactics you might consider in order to help you maximize your equity and get the highest purchase price offers as possible.
 
1                 Launching on a specific day of the week. 
Every agent has a different opinion on when a home should go live with the multiple listing service as well as other online marketing portals.  Some agents will list a home any day of the week and some wait till Friday to have a home hit the market.  At Haven, we believe that homes should launch on a Thursday.  Most buyers are ...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019   /   by Dixie Simon

Should You Have Your Home Inspected Before Selling

Let’s start with when NOT to have a pre-inspection


Let's face it if you are trying to offload a fixer-upper that would give even the most seasoned buyer an obvious reason for concern, there’s no point in paying for a pre-inspection. But if you've maintained your home and want to sell it as quickly, and as profitably, as possible, a pre-inspection is almost always a good idea.


Normally, a serious buyer will pay to have a home formally inspected. The goal is to uncover any potential problems before signing on the dotted line, while there’s still time to negotiate. So, why cough up cash for a pre-inspection if buyers typically pay for a professional inspection of homes they’re serious about? After all, do you really want to know there’s a leak in your roof and that your electrical panel needs updating?


Simply put: Yes, you do. A pre-inspection gives you a heads-up on what a buyer will likely discover and a head start on identifying what to fix ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019   /   by Elizabeth Sorensen

7 Selling Myths You Need To Get Over Fast If You Want To Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between getting an offer quickly and having a house languish for months, drawing little interest.

With that in mind, it's important that potential sellers block out a lot of the noise that often surrounds the intricate art and science of pricing. There are plenty of myths that may cause sellers to lose sleep at night as they attempt to separate fact from fiction.

The following are statements that can stand in the way of a successful sale.

“If we keep waiting, a better offer will come along!”

When sellers receive an offer, they may be skeptical or hesitant to accept it, wondering if other prospective buyers would be inclined to pay more. Thoughts of potential bidding wars could cause sellers to want to wait and see who else falls for their place. While holding off to accept offers f ...

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