Monday, November 4, 2019 / by Ryan Carlson
Are you selling your home during the holiday season? While putting your home on the market right now may have you feeling like Scrooge, it can actually be a great time to sell. The trick is to put yourself in the right frame of mind and to understand how to use the holiday season to your advantage. Here’s what you need to know about selling your home over the holidays.
Use holiday decorations wisely
One of the best reasons to sell during the holiday season is that you can capitalize on the cozy feeling that the holidays inspire. You can use tasteful holiday decorations on both the inside and the outside of your home to make it feel both warm and inviting. The key is to use these kinds of decorations in moderation. For the outside, stick to basics like potted poinsettias and a simple evergreen wreath for the door. On the inside, choose general winter decorations like pinecones and candles. A few decorations placed strategically throughout your home will create that feeling of ...
Monday, October 21, 2019 / by Ryan Carlson
Making an offer on a house can be a very exciting – and very nerve-wracking – experience. Finding a home you love can be a challenging process. Waiting to hear back about your offer can have you on pins and needles. This is the point in the home-buying process where things get serious and the exchange of paperwork starts to escalate. In order to keep your cool during this wild ride, it’s helpful to know what to expect.
Choose a starting price
When you’re making an offer on a house, you must begin with deciding exactly how much to offer. You will need to consider local market conditions, your budget, and how motivated the seller is, among other things. Evaluate local comps, and take into consideration how competitive the market currently is. This will help you decide how close you need to be to the asking price.
Determine your contingencies
Contingencies are items that can change or terminate your offer. It is common to include contingencies about appraisal ...
Friday, December 21, 2018 / by Ryan Carlson
Is selling your home on your to-do list for 2019? While selling a home can be a big undertaking, it’s much easier if you strategize and set goals. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months, why not use the New Year to help you get started? Here are seven New Year’s resolutions to make if you’re selling your home next year.
Resolution #1: Make repairs
If you want to list your home in 2019, then make the resolution to finish minor repairs. It’s easy to let small jobs fall off your to-do list. But it’s essential to tackle them before potential buyers view your home. Patch holes in drywall, fix leaky faucets, and replace burned-out light bulbs.
Resolution #2: Clean and de-clutter
When you’re selling, you want potential buyers to be able to imagine themselves in your home. Help them by cleaning, de-cluttering, and de-personalizing. Go through your belongings and purge what you no longer need or ...
Friday, November 16, 2018 / by Ryan Carlson
If you’re moving out of town for work, then you may want to consider working with a relocation specialist. A relocation specialist is a professional who will help you handle all the details of your move so that’s it’s as stress-free as possible. This includes everything from helping you sell your current home to getting you settled in your new place. Let’s take a closer look at what kinds of services a relocation specialist can offer you.
Help you sell your home
If you are a homeowner, a relocation specialist will help you find an agent to sell your home. When you’re dealing with a move that is prompted by a change in your job, you won’t have much free time to handle all the details. The relocation specialist will help ensure that your home gets on the market, and that you have as little paperwork to deal with as possible.
Help you find a new home
In addition to selling your current home, a relocation specialist will help you find ...
Friday, November 2, 2018 / by Ryan Carlson
You know how it goes. In the beginning, it was all sunshine and heart emojis. You fell in love, and it was hard to imagine ever feeling differently. But time marches on, and sometimes you grow apart or fall out of love – with your house. Buying a house is just as much of an emotional decision as a practical one. And when it comes time to break things off and move forward, it can be tough. Here’s how to break up with your home gracefully.
Understand that your home no longer suits your needs
As we get older, our needs change. The house that you bought as you started your family may no longer suit your needs once those kids are grown and move out. Perhaps you’ve gotten a new job and the commute is too long and is making you unhappy. Maybe you or your spouse have mobility issues that make climbing stairs difficult. Or maybe it’s time to care for an elderly parent and you don’t have the room you need. Whatever the reasons, it’s smart to rea ...