Neighborhood features that drag down home prices (8/16/2016)
Home prices are largely based on size and features, but neighborhood attributes have a big impact too. A low-rated school, for example, can drop local values 22%.
Which listing price is better – $200K or $199K? (8/10/2016)
FAU: In a study of actual sales, the $199K prices nets sellers more money overall, even though $200K sellers tend to get an offer that’s closer to asking price.
Why do sellers sell? And what’s holding them back? (8/3/2016)
The biggest reason sellers sell (40% of those surveyed) is to move to a nicer home, but a fear that they won’t find an ideal property dissuades 30% of them from trying.
3 ways to attack client clutter with compassion (6/20/2016)
To help prepare a home for sale, frame the conversation in the context of obtaining the best value for the home and avoid addressing the belongings themselves.
The top 6 questions buyers ask sellers (6/15/2016)
These topics come up. Sellers who provide the answer first not only save time, they also appear honest and helpful in a potential buyer’s eyes.
Pop-up staging furniture gets modern twist (6/2/2016)
Fake furniture allows buyers to visualize life inside a home, and the latest faux products look better than ever. With some furniture, buyers can even sit down.
Why do sellers sell? Top 5 reasons (5/19/2016)
40% of sellers – the top share – list their home simply because they want to live in a different neighborhood. But 1 in 4 want a home with “different features.”
How to make cramped space feel more open (5/10/2016)
Small rooms feel larger if they’re staged correctly. The key is a minimum amount of clutter and furniture, light colored walls and, if possible, large mirrors.
The hottest buzzwords in listing ads (4/19/2016)
A study compared listing prices to selling prices and attempted to see which words within listing descriptions tended to attract higher-than-expected offers.
Kitchen remodeling projects that pay off (4/11/2016)
Which projects offer the best return on investment for owners considering a home sale? Amped up appliances help, as do new countertops and a cabinet face-lift.
Home staging tips for do-it-yourselfers (3/2/2016)
Lower-end homes usually don’t have a budget for home staging, but four basic concepts can make them look almost as good as homes decorated by professionals.