Many home buyers are unfamiliar with the term Due Diligence when they set out to buy a home. What is the Due Diligence period in a real estate contract? It’s the negotiated amount of time for buyers to do inspections, quotes, etc. to make sure they want to buy the house. Typically lasting 10 -14 [...]
I study the market daily to see where it's headed. I call daily to find buyers for my listings and homes for my buyers. When I work with sellers, I always advise them on how to make their home as attractive as possible by following a home-selling to-do list. Recently I met with Sharon, who [...]
Who loves money? Everyone! Who gets money at a real estate closing? Maybe everyone! My clients Sarah and Terri were buying a home together. Mom Sarah was putting in the most money, and Terri would also live there and help with bills. Here we were at the closing table. The sellers of the home got [...]
When you buy a home, there may be phrases or terms that you may not know. Today we’re going to talk about the due diligence period. Due diligence is a term every buyer needs to understand before signing a contract. Due diligence is the negotiated amount of time at the beginning of a sales contract [...]
The kitchen is the heart of a home, and the state of your kitchen can make the difference between a quick sale or having your home remain on the market for months. To enlarge the appearance of your kitchen, make the counters as empty as possible because you want to highlight how much counter space [...]
Depersonalize Your House for a Faster Sale Using personal photos to decorate the walls and tables are typical in homes. But when you’re selling your home, family photos can distract potential home buyers. Depersonalizing your home is a crucial step when it comes to preparing your house for sale. Tip: Put family photos in storage.
If you are selling your home, here's an easy way you can do to improve the overall impression made by your home to sell it faster. Tip: Lightly spray the house with air freshener so that it has a chance to diffuse before the buyer arrives.
While cleaning is the most obvious step in preparing your house for showings, it’s only one of several things to do before inviting prospective buyers into your home. Odors can be offensive, even when using air fresheners or candles. Sell your home faster with this easy tip. Tip: Air out your home for one-half hour [...]
Want Your Home to Sell Faster? When it comes to selling your home, get family members involved to help. Here's an easy tip to improve your home’s appearance and help you prepare to sell it faster! Tip: Have a family “game plan” to get the home in order quickly if necessary.
A home with worn out dirty carpets is hard to sell. Carpets hold a lot of dirt and odor. They must look and smell clean for your showings. If cleaning does not restore them, you’ll need to replace carpets to make your home sell faster. Tip: Replace the carpet if it does not clean-up well.