selling a home: Selling a home? Find out how to price it here…. - 01/17/14 08:43 PM
If you’re selling a home, have you thought about the cost of waiting for it to sell?
If it’s your only home, the cost of waiting is the difference between your current home’s monthly expenses and your new home’s monthly expenses.
If it’s a second home, it’s just the cost of the current home’s expenses.
To make the math easy, let’s say you’re selling a second home with monthly expenses like this:
•  $500 Association Fee or Maintenance
•  $200 Property Taxes
•  $100 Electricity
•  $700 Mortgage Payment (interest portion only)
That means if you keep the house around, the costs add up to … (1 comments)

selling a home: As a Seller, What should I expect from a Realtor? - 05/25/13 09:32 PM
 
This is the second of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When your agent has fully prepared for a listing appointment with you, they will be ready to help you sell your home fast. Before this meeting, your real estate agent will research comparable home sales in the area. They will look at homes similar in age, size, features, and price in your neighborhood to create a report that will give an educated “best guess” of your home’s fair market value.
The most important piece of data that your agent should be preparing … (0 comments)

selling a home: Can you help me sell a home? Why Yes! Click here. =) - 05/10/13 11:51 PM
Houses 4 sale on the market today…

This is the second tip in our series: “12 Tips for Buying Real Estate in Southwest Florida” which is also available as a free eBook at www.AckermanSWFL.com/ebooks/.
…are usually great deals (if not steals) for buyers. But what if you’re on the other end of the transaction? Read on for tips for sellers!
 
For many, part of the buying process means selling a home as well, unless of course you are a first time home buyer. At first, you may be inclined to go to the local newspaper and immediately list your home in the houses 4 … (0 comments)

selling a home: Are you selling your home? Preparing for a Home Inspection & Appraisal - 04/11/13 10:03 PM
 
This is the eleventh of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When you get one or more offers on your home, it’s important for your real estate agent to carefully review the offer and explain the contingencies that it may include.
 
A professional home inspection is an important element in the sale of your home. Buyers will hire an inspector to complete a thorough review of your home. Remember, an inspector’s job is to find any and all issues with the home, whether they are small or large. … (2 comments)

selling a home: Tips on Negotiating the sale and understanding contract contingencies. WATCH THE VIDEO! - 03/30/13 10:13 PM
 
This is the tenth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When you get one or more offers on your home, it’s important for your real estate agent to carefully review the offer and explain the contingencies that it may include.
 
Unless the offer on your house came from an investor, the chances are pretty good that the offer will be contingent on the appraisal price of your home. Why? The bank or institution that is issuing a mortgage wants proof of the home’s value as insurance against … (0 comments)

selling a home: Tips on how to show your home for sale. Click here to see the video! - 03/15/13 10:48 PM
 
This is the eighth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
If you purchased your home, you probably remember going on appointments to see properties. However, if you’ve never sold a home before, you might want a refresher on how a home showing works from the seller’s perspective.
Your real estate agent should start by having a conversation with you about your availability. It’s imperative that you not be in the home while it’s being shown to potential buyers. They need to be able to walk around freely. Your … (1 comments)

selling a home: What are your Real Estate Agent's duties? Do you know? - 03/08/13 09:26 PM
 
This is the seventh of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
You are paying your real estate agent a commission to sell your home. What do you get in return? What are the real estate agent’s duties?
The first duty of your real estate agent is to prepare research for your listing appointment, as discussed in Tip #2. He or she is also responsible for marketing your home to potential buyers and should provide you with tips on staging your home for a quick sale.
 
A typical real … (1 comments)

selling a home: Selling? How Much Is Your Home Worth? - 02/28/13 07:49 PM
Selling? How Much Is Your Home Worth? Is now the right time to sell your home? How much is it worth?
How much will your home sell for?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you're looking to sell your home, you probably want to know if now is the right time. What's the highest price can you get? How long will it take to sell? Should you sell now, or, if you have a choice, wait for the market to change?
You don't want to underprice your home and lose money. But you … (2 comments)

selling a home: What is your Real Estate Agent's Marketing Plan for selling your home? - 02/19/13 08:38 PM



This is the fifth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast, which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
The real estate agent that you’ve chosen to sell your home should be ready to put a marketing plan into action. As soon as the listing agreement is signed, it’s time to get started. In addition to listing your property on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), at Ackerman & Associates we will also:
Write advertisements with descriptions of your home Take photos Create a virtual tour of your home Marketing on the internet Networking with … (0 comments)

selling a home: How do I set the right price for the sale of my home? See the Video! - 02/10/13 12:47 AM

 
This is the fourth of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.
When you are trying to sell your home fast, setting the right asking price is absolutely key.
You can’t change the location of your Fort Myers home. You also can’t quickly change the other fundamentals of your home – its size, layout, or similar factors. In most cases, the home’s price is the strongest weapon in the quest for a quick sale!
As long as you haven’t picked a shady, fly-by-night operator for a real estate … (0 comments)

selling a home: Selling a Home? Make sure you understand the terms of the agreement. - 02/02/13 05:41 AM
  This is the third of 12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

Now that you’ve chosen a real estate agent (Tip #1) and had a Listing Appointment (Tip #2), it’s time to examine the terms of your Listing Agreement.
 

The most common type of agreement is an Exclusive Right to-Sell Listing (also known as Exclusive Right or Exclusive Listing). You will find that the vast majority of all agents will offer this type of agreement. In this type of contract, when you sell your home, you … (0 comments)

selling a home: Do you want to sell your home fast? - 01/13/13 12:14 AM
Do you want to sell your home fast? A.J. Ackerman has resources to help you:
Choosing a listing agent to assist you in selling your home is an important piece of the real estate puzzle. Real estate professionals educate you, the seller, as to the "fair market value" of your home. They also understand how to list your home appropriately so it will sell. 
When it comes to "curb appeal" and "showcasing" the best features of your home, your listing agent will give you a list of ways to enhance the outside and inside to improve the probability of a quick sale. … (0 comments)

 
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