Homesellers' Advice

Sept. 6, 2018

Are You Really Ready to Sell? SELLERS’ ADVICE

If you find yourself saying any of the following to your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional, you may be hurting your chances of selling your home quickly and for the most money possible.

“I’m not making any repairs.” According to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report ...

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Aug. 16, 2018

Market Conditions Matter - SELLERS’ ADVICE

Market conditions are like a weather report; they show you what to expect so you can make plans, pick your listing price and decide on your marketing strategy.

 

One thing is certain: Markets are either going up or they’re going down, so as conditions change, you need to know ...

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July 26, 2018

Homeowners, Buyers: It’s Either a Teardown or A Remodel - HOMEOWNERS’ / BUYERS’ ADVICE

Older homes that served our grandparents and parents well may appear poorly planned for today’s families. They tend to be smaller with narrow lots, closed-off kitchens, and fewer bathrooms and bedrooms. On the other hand, older homes tend to offer character and quality craftsmanship that is unmatched today. So, should ...

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July 19, 2018

Three Things Sellers Should Never Do - SELLERS’ ADVICE

Selling your home is one of the largest transactions you’ll ever make, so you want to make sure you sell your home quickly, for the most money and for the best terms possible you don’t want to start off on the wrong foot. Here are three things sellers should never ...

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July 5, 2018

Best Outdoor Projects for Selling Your Home - SELLERS’ ADVICE

As you look at your outdoor living spaces with an eye for upgrades, where will your time and money be best spent? Fresh landscaping? Sprinklers? A new fence? A firepit?

Fortunately, 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features, co-produced by the National Association of REALTORS® and National Association of Landscape Professionals ...

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June 14, 2018

Portable Gardens for Curb Appeal - SELLERS’ ADVICE

To make your home more attractive to homebuyers, you could plant fresh flowers or you could put plants in containers and take your garden with you when you sell your home!  

Containers can accent your home’s personality – like washtubs for a farmhouse look or colorful fired pottery for ...

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May 10, 2018

Selling Your Home In a Cooling Market - SELLERS’ ADVICE

Homebuyers tend to move like a herd – they stampede together and they graze together. Signs your market is easing may include showings with fewer offers, longer days on the market (tracked by your area’s multiple listing service) and more questions, contingencies and demands from buyers.

Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ...

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April 19, 2018

Five Must-do Improvements For Resale - SELLERS’ ADVICE

Most buyers want a move-in ready home that's clean, updated and functional and they're willing to pay more to get what they want. Here are just a few improvements you can do that will go a long way with buyers.

  1. Update the finishes. If you're going ...
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March 15, 2018

Which Fixtures Will You Convey? - SELLERS’ ADVICE

As a home seller, it's important to understand that all built-ins remain with the home, but what do you plan to do about items like refrigerators, chandeliers, washers, dryers and other fixtures?

Customs vary in different parts of the country, but typically anything that is built-in or attached to ...

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Jan. 18, 2018

The Wrong Reasons To Price Your Home - SELLERS’ ADVICE

Some sellers believe it’s smart to price their homes high, but flipping the logic on them could help you see the fallacy of pricing a home for any reason other than what a qualified buyer in the current market will buy, based on current market comparable homes.

Buyers want to ...

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