Friday, November 8, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
If you’ve decided to sell your house, you’re probably wondering how to ensure that it sells quickly so that you can move on to your next adventure!
The first thing to remember is that the two things that drive home sales are price, and condition. So correct pricing and ensuring that your home is in good condition are very important!
If you’ve already listed, or are about to list, your home, you should have had a comparative market analysis done by a local Realtor. It’s important to price your home at or below market value. You don’t want to list too much below market value, because that will cause buyers to wonder what is wrong with your home. However, listing $5-10,000 below market value is a great strategy for causing a bidding war and getting an eventual sale price above your list price. People notice a good deal, and will be more likely to pay more if t ...
Friday, November 8, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Are you afraid of becoming homeless??
It is unnerving to list your home for sale when you have no guarantees that you’ll find your next home in time. You know that in this market, your home will sell quickly, but finding a home is another story! What if you sign a contract with a buyer to sell your home but you just can’t find the one that you’re looking for??
You are not alone- many buyers in this hot sellers market find themselves in the exact same situation.
You could use a bridge loan or a home equity line of credit to avoid the pitfalls of selling before finding your next home, BUT you run the risk of paying two mortgages at once. Yikes!!
Or should you sell first then buy once you have the funds in your little fist?? Likely in this scenario you would be homeless for awhile and need to stay in your parents basement.
The best option for you depends on a lot of factors. You’ll want to think about your timeline, your financial situatio ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Katrina Miller
Listing Your Home For Sale and Survive the Showings-
As a Realtor in Spokane, WA I am going to shed some light on how to survive the showings once you list your home.
Believe it or not, during showings people will go through your drawers and cabinets. It is important to declutter and keep your home organized. Make sure you keep your personal belongings locked up. Be extra cautious about anything of monetary or sentimental value. When in doubt, put it away and lock it up.
2. Send your pets on a vacation-
Pets are my favorite but they can make showings complicated and stinky. Some people are not dog or cat lovers. When they walk into your home they want it to smell nice and not be covered in fur when they leave. By having your pets at a different location during the showing process it makes your home more accessible. People love seeing homes right when they want. The easier to see a home the happier the buyer will be! ...
Monday, November 4, 2019 / by Jennifer Gilbertz
Now, even though I am a licensed real estate agent and you would expect me to say ABSOLUTELY YES to this question, please hear me out….
I have so many cautionary tales about this topic, but I will share my most recent and heartbreaking one. The other day I received a phone call from a very sweet gentlemen asking about a home for sale in Spokane. He said he was currently living in Wenatchee, WA and had sold his home and had to find a new one quickly. I shouldn’t stereotype but I could gather from his voice and manner of speaking that this gentleman was more than likely in his retirement years. I could hear a sadness in his voice when I asked about his current situation.
See, homes in Wenatchee have been skyrocketing in price and property tax amounts. Lots of families are moving to Spokane, WA because in comparison our housing market is substantially more affordable. This gentleman, we will call his Joe, Joe had fa ...
Monday, November 4, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Here in the Spokane Real Estate Market homes are selling very quickly. It’s a strong seller’s market. Homes are often under contract in a matter of days. One of the things that you can count of is paying a commission to a real estate brokerage.
Is it important to hire a real estate professional?
The answer is yes. The facts are that homes sold through a real estate brokerage net more than homes sold by owner. Also, there could be legal ramifications selling your home “by owner”? Real estate professionals have the legal documents that protect both sides of the contract and have been through the training. That’s why they require a license. They know how to protect you and what to watch out for. Let’s face it selling your home is not like selling a car. It is one of your most expensive assets.
How do you choose the right real estate brokerage?
You should have at least 3 real estate companies do a market analysis of your home’s value. Interview ...