sellers: The 5th Wall and What People Are Doing with it - 05/02/19 08:24 AM
Have you heard of this new thing called the fifth wall? It's technically just your ceiling but ceilings have long since been forgotten as some place to express architectural design and influences of the times. In early American homes, however, low ceilings were favored to keep the spaces warm even though it might have felt a little claustrophobic. In the Victorian era, high ceilings were often elaborately embellished creating a whole another dimension of style and design.
You've probably seen this in warehouses and factory buildings that of been converted into loft allowing the industrial look to show off exposed beams and … (0 comments)

sellers: How to Handle a Real Estate Counter Offer - 09/17/18 08:03 AM
The Art of the Counteroffer.
You've made an offer to purchase a property and you sit and wait with baited breath on pins and needles for either acceptance, rejection, or a counteroffer. Counteroffers are very common, especially if you've asked the seller to sacrifice something. Buyers shouldn't be nervous about these counteroffers but should have some etiquette when it comes to responding and negotiating that offer.
A counter offer usually comes back because some terms were not agreeable for the seller. The seller requests additional changes to be made before mutual acceptance can occur. This may be the price, terms, the size … (1 comments)

sellers: 5 Crazy and Extreme Ways to Sell a House - 05/31/17 10:09 AM
Selling a house can be a stressful experience. Getting creative and sometimes crazy may sound risky but it might actually work, especially in cooler markets or where it's the buyers market instead of a seller's market.The markets across the country are totally crazy right now. Literally within an hour of each other could be one community that is super hot leaning towards the seller's market side and another could be totally cool leaning toward the buyers market side.
If you are in a buyers market and you need to sell and you don't want to lower your price and it's getting hard … (0 comments)

sellers: The Main Reasons 'For Sale by Owner' Doesn't Work - 04/03/17 09:49 AM
Now, before I lose you completely because of course, I'm a real estate agent telling you why you shouldn't sell your home yourself, stick with me a little while into this article. A lot of people try to sell their own homes and while it can be done, there is a huge amount of stress that can go along with it. I've seen couples practically get a divorce, health problems, and money mistakes. Is it really worth the potential to save a few hundred dollars by selling it yourself?
Besides the stress, here are some of the main reasons selling your home … (7 comments)

sellers: Are You Emotionally Ready to Sell Your House? - 02/23/17 07:22 AM
You can read hundreds of articles about how to prepare your house or property for listing, marketing, and sale but that can be completely different from preparing yourself for the sale of your home.
We can talk ad nauseam about how to create the best curb appeal, do little tips and tricks to attract the right buyers, clean, and stage the property, but how do you prepare yourself to sell your home?
Selling your home, regardless of how long you've been in it, can be an emotional process. Usually, the longer you live in a home, the more emotionally attached you become. You've … (3 comments)

sellers: How to Prepare Your Home for 2016 Buyers - 12/31/15 01:04 AM
Well here we are, one last day of 2015 and we are headstrong is a 2016. Over the next year, home prices will increase as well interest rate making it an ideal time for many home owners to sell their property. Rates are projected to rise to about 5% by the end of 2016 and because home prices are also increasing, now is the pivotal point for homeowners to consider selling their home making the most profit.
If you're considering selling you want to appeal to the majority of homebuyers out there. There are many millennial buyers, move up buyers and homebuyers … (3 comments)

sellers: Could These Things Be Decreasing Your Home's Value? - 12/30/15 01:18 AM
Nobody wants to think of their house as a devaluing in price but there are some major reasons why you could be losing value on your property rapidly. Some may be in your control and some may not be. There's a simple list of things that could be decreasing your homes value at the end of the day.
#1. Your home does not compare to similar homes in the neighborhood.
If you have the smallest and/or the home in the most disrepair in the neighborhood, it will drag down your homes value. Similarly, if you have the biggest and nicest home in the … (29 comments)

sellers: Open Houses Are Pointless - 08/18/15 12:38 AM
That's a bold statement. It all depends on the house, the neighborhood and the market. There has been a lot of controversy around open houses in the last couple of years. How safe are they? Are they pointless for the seller, are agents simply doing it to appease the seller? In a recent article by the National Association of Realtors, 56% of agents call open houses pointless. However, does the general public feel that they are pointless? Are sellers expecting an open house when they list their property? If you choose not to do an open house, will sellers feel it is the … (3 comments)

sellers: Do I Have to Disclose Everything About a Home and What if I Don’t? - 04/02/14 08:31 AM
Do I Have to Disclose Everything About a Home and What if I Don’t?
I probably hear this type of question on about half of the listings in Columbus Ohio, "do I have to disclose problems about the house and what happens if I don't?" There was a recent article in Ohio the talked about the questionable practice of avoiding disclosing certain defects or negative inspection reports to potential buyers and buyers agents. I'm sure there are many listing agents that have chosen to be unethical by not disclosing to buyers known problems or defects about house however, this is … (2 comments)

sellers: 5 Things Every Seller Must Do to Sell | Columbus OH Listing Agent - 09/12/13 05:39 AM
If you’re considering listing and selling your property or home in the Columbus Ohio area there are some things you should know about before putting the home on the market. Simply throwing a sign up in your front yard may attract local buyers but if you’ve not completed these crucial steps, you might lose the buyers at the door.
Here are five things every seller must do: Be honest on the sellers disclosure form. When listing your home or property in Columbus Ohio you will need to fill out a sellers disclosure form. This paperwork will inform buyers of any damage, … (4 comments)

sellers: Increase the Value of Your Columbus Home in 3 Easy Steps - 09/05/13 08:17 PM
Simple steps to increasing the value of your home can be as easy as detailing your car. You know that feeling; you’re considering selling your vehicle so you have it detailed, clean it all up and clear it all out and all of a sudden it becomes a shiny new car again; one you may not want to sell.
Your home works the same way. Sometimes simply decluttering the home can add hundreds if not thousands of dollars of value to the property. So number one would be to de-clutter your home. Depending on how cluttered your home can be this … (2 comments)

sellers: 6 Questions You Must Ask Your Columbus Real Estate Agent - 09/03/13 03:47 AM
6 Questions You Must Ask Your Columbus Real Estate Agent Selling your home can be a stressful time but hiring the right professional to do the majority of the work and facilitate the transaction can make a world of difference. Here are six questions to ask your potential Realtor® when it comes time to selling your home.
How strong of a negotiator are you? There are many challenges that can come up during the purchase and sale transaction and if your agent is wavering or seems weak simply negotiating on the listing contract you can certainly bet they will be similar … (1 comments)

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