selling your delaware home: If you're thinking of selling your home, try these quick fixes - 12/07/22 07:00 AM
When you list your home, you want it to sell as quickly as possible. But in order for your home to sell quickly, it needs to appeal to buyers. One way to make your home more appealing to buyers is to clean it up. This will help to remove any potential distractions or negative associations that buyers may have with the property. Additionally, you can make sure that the exterior of your home is in good condition and that any necessary repairs have been made.
A recent article from Redfin outlined quick DIY home improvement projects you can do to up your home’s appeal—and … (1 comments)

selling your delaware home: Selling In Today's Shifting Market? Spend Your Money Wisely - 10/12/22 07:31 AM
The playbook for selling a home needs a makeover, and often so do the houses.
Selling a house takes much more elbow grease than it did a year ago. Homeowners earlier could expect a bidding war the moment they staked the for-sale sign in the front yard, even if the property was in dire need of updating.
With mortgage rates now pushing 7%, buyers are harder to come by and easier to turn off, real-estate agents say. Making repairs or even small cosmetic improvements that buyers care about could make the difference between getting your asking price or giving a discount.
Between mid-July and … (1 comments)

selling your delaware home: Important Reasons for Working with an Agent to Sell Your Home - 09/21/22 07:28 AM
In a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be renovated before they sell their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help you think through today’s market conditions and how they impact what you should – and shouldn’t – do before selling your house.
Here are some considerations a professional will guide you through.
What You Need To Know About Your Local Market
Since the supply of homes for sale has increased so much this year, today’s buyers have more options than they had last year. That may mean … (4 comments)

selling your delaware home: How To Reduce Seller Anxiety from the Home Inspection - 09/14/22 09:03 AM
The home inspection can be a particularly stressful part of the home buying process for buyers, but the equally anxious seller might be waiting with bated breath for the results as well. The buyer is typically responsible for scheduling and paying for the home inspection, but if the house is revealed to have major defects, a new negotiation period begins for corrections, credits or losing the sale altogether.
“When selling a home, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the process is waiting to see the outcome of the home inspection,” says Mallory Micetich, home care expert at Angi.
Home inspection issues like … (1 comments)

selling your delaware home: The Importance of Staging a Home to Sell - 08/30/22 12:17 PM
Home staging is the set of actions necessary to prepare your home for sale. Staging a house is an essential task that pays actual dividends. Staged homes sell for more money and in less time than non-staged homes.
Why Is Staging a Home Important?Staging a home is crucial because it allows potential buyers to see your home with fresh eyes. The National Association of Realtors' 2021 Profile of Home Staging revealed that 82% of buyers' agents said buyers could more easily visualize a staged house as their own home.
According to that same report, 47% of buyers' agents said that home staging affected most buyers' perception of … (1 comments)

selling your delaware home: The Truth About The Current Housing Market - 05/19/22 07:51 AM
Many people ask me if home prices will fall and if they should wait to buy or sell.  Here are some facts to  make buyer and seller decisions easier.
Home Price Expectations
Home prices have grown for over 120 consecutive months (10 years) year over year. The price appreciation has averaged 15% for 2021 which is a stark increase to 6% in 2020.  
Why are prices growing?  Demand drives pricing.  There are still many more buyers in the market to purchase a home than homeowners who are willing to sell. Because of this imbalance, home price forecasters believe prices are expected to increase throughout … (4 comments)

selling your delaware home: Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune - 05/02/22 03:10 AM
Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather than waiting until the spring.
 1. Buyers Are Looking Right Now, and They’re Ready To PurchaseThe ShowingTime Showing Index reports data from more than six million property showings scheduled across the country each month. In other words, it’s a gauge of how many buyers are out looking at homes … (2 comments)

selling your delaware home: History Shows, The Time to List Your House to Sell is Now (this week) - 04/11/22 03:30 AM
Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it was an atypical year). When applied to the current market, experts determined the ideal week to list a house this year. The research says:
If you’ve been putting your move on the back burner waiting for the ideal time to sell, you should know your … (1 comments)

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