Has the market slowed down a bit, yes, but it will pick back up in the next week to 2 weeks. So what does that mean for a Home Seller- Get your house on the market fast, because buyers are still out there and are waiting for just the right home to claim as their own.
Start with a Walk Thru with a Realtor, then they can sit down with you and go over what needs to be done in the home, so the next 1-3 buyers walking thru will put in an offer. What we are finding right now in the market, is if your home looks spectacular on first impressions-(that doesn’t mean dumping money into your home) then buyers will fall in love with it, and often if there are multiple buyers interested then you may get more for your home than the asking price. Which only happens if your home is priced right. So get the right advice. Ask for comparable homes that have sold in the area. Think on it.
Advice #1. Declutter- everything but a few items off of your kitchen cabinets, off the countertops, tables etc. Again your Realtor can also give you advice on this.
Advice #2. Take down family pictures, and anything personal, trophies, awards, etc. This is wonderful and makes it your home, but to a new Buyer- they can’t picture themselves feeling comfortable in your home with your personal stuff- they need to be able to picture their items if this will be Their home.
Advice #3. Staging your home- what your Realtor can/should do prior to pictures being taken. Fluffing the pillows, greys, blues, pops of color are in right now, your home should look like the cover of a magazine, inviting, not overwhelming to a new buyer.
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13 Home Staging Tips To sell your Home Fast!
Highlight your home’s strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to prospective buyers with these secrets.
Color can be incorporated in many ways, so don’t be afraid to use it creatively. From unique pieces of art to decorative pillows, a pop of color can really catch a buyer’s eye.
Throw out old belongings that simply add to a clutter-filled home.
Too much furniture is one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make. Consider arranging a few core pieces in your space and see the difference.
Pull furniture away from the walls to create groups within a room and to help with the traffice flow in and through the space.
Mix It Up
Shake up the room’s style and attitude by periodically moving furniture around and incorporating old accessories into your design in a new way.
Make that junk room into a dreamy crafts room.
Letting outside light in can brighten the space and make the room feel larger.
Most homes are improperly lit. Aim for 100 watts every 50 square feet in layers of ambient, task and accent lighting.
Displaying art in traditional ways — in a circle at the same height around the room — can make it invisible. Leave the stereotype behind and display art in surprising ways.
Looking for a chic, dramatic style? Try freshening your furniture with a coat of black paint.
Odd-numbered groups of accessories, especially threes, tend to be more eye appealing.
Head outside and grab some greenery from your yard to bring a fresh look indoors.
Creating a warm entrance to your home is welcoming to your guests
Right now Homes are selling 10-30% above market value, depending on area and amenities. Now is the time to sell. Why it is a win-win for the seller and buyer!
Why houses are selling faster and higher than the market value. Interest rates have remained at an all time low and will slowly increase, so now as a buyer now is the time to jump, even if you pay a little more for a home now than next year the savings of a low-interest rate now will save money in the future and in the long run.
For the Seller, making your home ready to go and ready to move within 30-45 days! Your goal is to work with an agent to prepare your home the best way possible, setting you up for a bidding war and getting you the highest price for the sell of your home. Get a competitive market analysis and see what homes have sold for in the last 30-300 days and truly see how your home compares. Contact a professional to get started today!
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Begin now! Meet with an Expert Realtor to make sure you are selling your home for the highest value possible! Here are a Few tips on how to begin getting your home ready. 1. Un-personalize take down personal pictures etc. 2. De-clutter move things off of kitchen counters and visual decor. 3-6 contact your realtor.
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About Good Neighbor Next Door
Law enforcement officers, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians can contribute to community revitalization while becoming homeowners through HUD’s Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program. HUD offers a substantial incentive in the form of a discount of 50% from the list price of the home. In return you must commit to live in the property for 36 months as your sole residence.
How the Program Works
Eligible Single Family homes located in revitalization areas are listed exclusively for sale through the Good Neighbor Next Door Sales program. Properties are available for purchase through the program for seven days.
How to Participate in Good Neighbor Next Door
Check the listings for your state. Follow the instructions to submit your interest in purchasing a specific home. If more than one person submits an offer on a single home a selection will be made by random lottery. You must meet the requirements for a law enforcement officer, teacher, firefighter or emergency medical technician and comply with HUD’s regulations for the program.
HUD requires that you sign a second mortgage and note for the discount amount. No interest or payments are required on this “silent second” provided that you fulfill the three-year occupancy requirement.
The number of properties available is limited and the list of available properties changes weekly.
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