selling: Number One Reason Your Home Doesn't Sell - 07/30/18 06:10 PM
Now that I have your attention I am going to share with you some bold facts as to why homes don't sell. Many parts of country have had very hot markets and almost everything has sold. Even homes that weren't in good condition and difficult to show sold because buyers needed a place to live and acted quickly, emotionally and without a lot of consideration.  Markets are beginning to change and buyers are not jumping like they were before.
If your home has been on the market and not sold, there is one main reason. Your home is overpriced and buyers were not willing … (14 comments)

selling: Clarksville Housing Prices Have Risen in 2018 - 07/08/18 07:32 PM
The Market Has Totally Recovered in Clarksville Tennessee
 
The housing market has been healed with prices in some neighborhoods having risen 6-8% in the last year. Overall in Clarksville I see a full 6-8% increase the last 3-4 years across the board. This is because of the hot market we have seen especially in the last 18 months.
This means if a seller wants to sell after owning for just 3 to 4 years, the seller will likely get out without having to bring money to the table. In some cases, they can put money in their pockets.

Sellers are still contributing toward closing costs … (14 comments)

selling: 7 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Home - 06/23/18 08:28 PM
7 Signs Telling You It's Time to Sell Your Home

Life brings changes out of your control. Some changes are by choice and needing to sell your home may be one of those decisions you have to make. timing is everything. The important thing to know is to be able to recognize when it is the right time for you to sell.

As real estate agents, we can counsel with a seller and help the seller sort out whether now is a good time to sell or not. Much of it will depend on the home itself. The good news is that we are in a hot … (41 comments)

selling: Smells Can Turn Buyers Away at the Door - 06/18/18 06:29 PM
Smells Can Offend a Buyer, Even Perceived Good Smells

When listing a property, listing agents want the seller to put the home into the best shape possible to attract the biggest pool of buyers. Agents have to be bold and share news that some sellers don't want to hear. It is our responsibility and duty to tell the sellers if the house has offensive odors.

When you come from outside breathing the fresh air and step into the home, the smell of pets, cooking, and smoking odors can all be detected immediately. In the seller's defense, when you live with these odors they become part of of you and … (40 comments)

selling: What Sellers Should Do When Leaving for Vacation - 06/11/18 07:05 PM
 Tips for Your Home When Leaving on Vacation
Life goes on even when selling your home. That very important summer vacation may have been booked months or years ago so there is no need to worry that just because you are selling your home, you can still leave for a few days and the selling can continue. There are some things you must do to make sure all goes well while you are away. Above all, you don't want the marketing or the showings to stop because you are out of town. 
 
Check this list to make sure all is in order.

Tell your agent when you will … (13 comments)

selling: Moving and Selling Cleaning Tips - 05/29/18 06:44 PM
Cleaning Tips for Making Your Home Ready for Market
When showing properties the very first thing I do is take a deep breath and smell. I want to smell a clean smell, no smoke and no pets. I want no cover up fragrances like potpourri, scented candles or air fresheners.

Some basic cleaning supplies work best and will leave your home sparkling. White vinegar is a must and so are cotton cleaning cloths (or old t-shirts or diapers, the cloth kind).

Small nail holes in walls can be filled with white toothpaste or a little bit of cotton. Of course the wall needs to … (19 comments)

selling: Seller Showing Prep Tips to Reduce Risk - 04/05/18 08:08 PM
Make Your Home Safe for Home Buyers to See
When selling a Clarksville TN home, it is important to prepare for showings and think a little deeper than just a pretty presentation. Though staging can handle much of the preparation, there are things to do to insure your safety and reduce the risk of any injury by potential buyers. 

When Selling Put All Valuables Securely Away- It isn't good enough to tuck into a drawer. Lock them away or take to a safety deposit box. Medicine and Prescriptions Should Be Not Be Left in the Home During Showings- Not only might a child get into … (28 comments)

selling: Is It Luck When a House Sells? - 03/18/18 07:33 PM
Does Luck Play into Selling a Home?
Do you believe in luck? When I think about selling a home, I think there is 95% control over conditions, pricing, marketing, photos, strategies, showings and negotiations. The  5% that is remaining is the unknown such as market conditions or possibly having to deal with an uncooperative buyer or agent. 

Selecting an experienced and hard working agent sets the stage for a series of events to take place that will cause the home to sell. 

The seller must be cooperative and onboard to do certain things to get the home sold. That means he must prepare the … (21 comments)

selling: Spring is on the Way in Clarksville TN - 03/10/18 03:25 PM
Don't Delay, Start Your Home Searching Now
The sunshine, daffodils and budding trees are telling us that spring is just days away. Spring sports and practices are in full swing and families are on the move. 

Spring fever means that thoughts turn to home buying. The good news is that builders are building fast and furious to get homes ready for late spring and early summer moves. 

This is also a good time for sellers to put their homes on the market. inventory needs a shot in the arm and this is a fantastic time to sell. You can get some tips for getting … (10 comments)

selling: 7 Reasons to List Your Home Before Spring - 02/03/18 07:43 PM
Only 4 Weeks to Spring 
 
The holidays are over and the snow and cold have made their winter arrival. Now that we are past Groundhog Day, thoughts are turning to spring and a restlessness is stirring in the hearts of many homeowners.

The thoughts are selling are astir and thoughts about whether this could be the right time to sell or to wait until later when warm weather has made its official arrival.
The is good news that now is a fantastic time to take action and get your home on the market. The 7 reasons below can give you an advantage and send you to the … (9 comments)

selling: Why You Should List Your Home Over the Holidays - 11/18/17 02:18 PM
Why The Holidays May Be the Best Time to Sell Your Home
Cooler temperatures are here and people are thinking about turkey and shopping for gifts. Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner. If you are a prospective seller, you may be thinking that it's too late this year to sell and you have missed the opportunity for selling and should wait until spring.
If you have been trying to sell, don't despair. The holidays have some of the best buyers and they are willing to pay more. Homes look pretty with holiday decor and everyone seems to be of good cheer. 

Plus there are lots … (8 comments)

selling: What Should I Do When It's Time to Move and My House Hasn't Sold? - 06/03/17 07:02 PM
Making Preparations to Leave Your Home Vacant 

Summer is moving time for many sellers and when you have to go, your home may not be sold and closed. Though it is a hot market, some homes take longer to sell or it takes longer for the buyer to get financed.
 
In Clarksville TN with our military population, sellers have to report to their new duty stations and that means they may must move as their orders state. This can be a concern for sellers especially if this is their first time to sell a home.

 
Since this is a very active market, my recommendation is to … (29 comments)

selling: Beat the Competition or The Competition Will Beat You - 03/05/17 05:26 PM
Had Lots of Showings? Got No Offers?

Sellers putting their homes on the market in Clarksville TN want to know how quickly they can expect an offer. With a 3-4 month supply of homes, if a home is not getting offers then this is a clear indication that something needs to be done quickly. 

It is even more troubling when there are lots of showings and no offers. Why are the buyers rejecting the home? The main reason there is no offer is the competition is better. Buyers are moving on to something they perceive that's better. 

What can be done to increase the chances of getting an offer?
 
Check the condition of the … (69 comments)

selling: 7 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sell - 01/07/17 04:42 PM
 Low Cost Fixes for the Kitchen to Make it Look Good and Sell 
There are many inexpensive things you can do to brighten up a kitchen and make it look more current. Especially when you are ready to sell, you don't want to invest tens of thousands in your kitchen. Some easy, do-it-yourself ways can improve the look and make the appearance more inviting to buyers and to you.
Clean everything. Appliances, cabinet fronts and insides, baseboards, flooring, ceiling corners and over the cabinets all need a cleaning cloth put to them. I mean really deep clean. Once you have a clean … (75 comments)

selling: Keep An Eye on the Market - 11/11/16 12:22 PM
We Are in a Quickly Changing Market

Other parts of the country have been in multiple offer situations for months. We in Clarksville, TN are experiencing inventory shortages and escalating prices. 
We all know that supply and demand is the economic principle that fuels the real estate market. Too little supply will push prices upwards. This in turn puts a strain on the home buyer's buying power. 
How does a seller know when it is time to sell? When the need to sell presents itself, it is time to talk with an agent. Even if the idea is in the back of your mind, it may be … (29 comments)

selling: 10 Low Budget Fixes That Bring a Bigger Bottom Line - 10/24/16 01:37 PM
A Little Money in the Right Places 10 Places Produces Big Results
A seller doesn't have to spend tons of money to make his house competitive. Many of the items he can do are low budget items and if done correctly can bring significant dollars to the seller's bottom line.
Let's start with the outside and work our way inside. If we can get the buyers in the door we have a much better chance of getting an offer, a Really Good Offer.
 
1. Landscape Is an Attention Getter.
Prune, trim, edge, pull weeds and mow. Adding some fresh flowers and mulch makes it look fresh and … (24 comments)

selling: 10 Signs Telling You It's Time to Sell - 10/18/16 12:48 PM
10 Reasons It's Time to Sell Your Clarksville TN Home

 
You have a home and your partner has a home. Now you want a home for the two of you. This is a sign it's time to sell.
You need more space and have outgrown your present home. This is  a sign it's time to sell.
Your home needs improvements and updating. This is  a sign it's time to sell.
A job opportunity has come along requiring a transfer. This is  a sign it's time to sell.
The kids are gone and you no longer need all the space. This is  a sign it's time to sell.
Your health has … (35 comments)

selling: 5 Reasons Fall is the Best Time to Sell Your Home - 09/21/16 12:54 PM
Fall is Here and It's a Great Time for Selling

Don't worry that now that school is back in session buyers are no longer buying. That is not the case. Buyers continue to buy all year long in Clarksville, TN. There are some very good reasons that now is the time to sell your home and can even be the best time to sell of any time of the year.

1. Buyers that looked earlier this year and got discouraged are back looking. Don't you want them looking at your house?
2. Much of the inventory over the summer has been absorbed. Putting your home … (17 comments)

selling: Think Skinny When Selling Your Home - 09/04/16 07:12 AM
Selling Your Clarksville Home, Think Skinny.
When you are getting ready to sell your home think lean, think skinny. By getting it right before you go on the market, your chances of a higher price, quicker sale and less negotiation are likely to happen.
I have been advising sellers for years on how to make their homes look their best for selling. Getting your home ready takes time, a plan and follow through, pretty much like making your mind up to lose weight or start an exercise plan.
 
Start By Thinking Skinny. 
Don't get overwhelmed. Keep the mental picture of how it is to look in your … (66 comments)

selling: Don't Get Bent Out of Shape, It's Just Business - 08/26/16 01:52 PM
Keep You Emotions in Check, It's Better for Business and Your Health

Selling a home can go smoothly or it can be a rocky journey.  For first-time home sellers especially, it may seem that all the cards are stacked in favor of the home buyer with the real estate agent coming out a winner no matter what.

You have lots of company in your thinking but you need to remember when you choose the right agent, your agent is on your side and will advocate for you. Emotions can get out of control especially when talking price, selling expenses and personal property. It is … (45 comments)

 
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