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Tuesday, April 30, 2019   /   by Connie Tracy

Home-Selling Timeline

You have decided to sell your home but aren't sure what you should do first... Here is a home-selling timeline to help you along the way and keep stress at bay. 

While you are making the most of your weekends by getting ready to sell, don't get overwhelmed and break your to-do list into manageable chunks... even better idea...  break it into bite-size-pieces.. so much easier to swallow. 

As soon as possible...

* Interview a real estate agent(s):

Take time to find an expert who has a great track record, good communication skills, and confidence!

* Make a plan:

Work with your agent to prioritize tasks. Focus on one at a time.

* Declutter:

What can you live without until you move? Pack it up and move it out!

2-3 months


* Hire a home inspector: 

Get a pre-inspection so you can identify issues or items that need repair. Work these into your budget in the beginning so it doesn't blow a deal later.

* Make the repairs:

Get some a ...

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Saturday, April 27, 2019   /   by Connie Tracy

Sellers Need to Know! Part 3

What is an Appraisal Report?

The appraiser sends the report to the lender taking note of the value of the home and how it was reached. Lenders are required to give buyers a copy. It may include the following:

* Condition of the home and notes about the neighborhood
* Information about upgrades
* Interior and exterior pictures
* Maps of the parcel and home
* Information about the comparables
* Description of how the appraiser determined the home value
* The home's value

As a seller, it is helpful to have the home appraised for a higher value. Here are some steps to give the appraiser the best possible impression of your home.

1. Keep receipts or pictures of recent upgrades or renovations
According to some appraisers, renovations made in the past five years are most valuable. However, even if it has been more than five years, you may want to mention it. Take note any newer appliances that are part of the home such as a new dishwasher or stove. Having this ready bef ...

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Monday, April 22, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

Important steps in the home selling process (part two)

1.       Open escrow and title. Your agent will open escrow with the closing company and order a title policy for you.


 


2.     Get ready for the buyer’s home inspection. Make sure that things are out of the way so the inspector can access electrical outlets. Also make sure that the attic and basement can be accessed. Plan on not being there so the buyer can attend the home inspection. After inspection the buyer’s agent will send a list of items the buyer is asking to be repaired. Talk with your agent about the report and have your agent negotiate the best they can for you. Remember the buyer can walk away from the sale if you are unwilling to make the needed repairs. The repairs being asked for should be safety issues and items that aren’t working, not cosmetic repairs.


 


 


3.      Appraisal. After the inspection contingency is satisfied the buyers agent will orde ...

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Monday, April 22, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

Important steps in the home selling process (part one)

1.       Choose a listing agent. Make sure to interview at least 3 agents. Have a list of questions ready to ask them. Find out about how they will market your home. What services do they offer? Do they use professional photography? What do they do differently that makes them stand out? Ask for references. Check their reviews online and the reviews of their brokerage. Pay attention to them, are they listening to you? Are they asking why you would like to sell? Do they seem genuine and caring? Do they have your best interest at heart or are you just another sale? Would they advise you not to sell if it’s not in your best interest? Follow your gut.
2.       Find out how much your home is worth. Have the listing agent do a market analysis for your home. What other homes in your neighborhood have sold? How do they compare to yours? It is so important to list at the right price. The last thing you want to do is to overprice ...

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Monday, April 22, 2019   /   by Pamela Glende

Home selling Mistakes.

Home selling Mistakes.


What to avoid when selling your home.


1.       You hired a real estate agent and told them what to price the home at. If your agent quickly agrees to a price you recommend without doing their homework you may be setting yourself up for failure. A good agent will do their homework and provide comps of similar homes to come up with true market value. Over pricing can cause your home to sit on the market and in the end, you will most likely get less than market value. It is key to price your home correctly. Your agent should be honest and upfront with you.


2.       Your agent didn’t advise you on how the home selling process works. You should know the process before listing. Ask questions, be sure of what to expect. After all nobody likes unwanted surprises. Your agent should educate you on what to expect and give you an idea of how things should go.


3.       Yo ...

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