selling your home: Selling Your Home In Todays' Market for Maximum Profit - 05/11/13 09:51 AM
 There are a number of reasons why you may want to sell your home and though getting the most for your home may be your ultimate goal, there are still several strategies you can use to get the best offer for your home. Here are a few tips to getting the most for your house in todays' market!
 
Know Your Local Real Estate Market
While the national housing market may be booming, your local market may be very different. A Realtor can give you the information you need to determine how your local housing market is doing in your area, … (1 comments)

selling your home: Fix It or List It, Which Is Right For You? - 03/28/13 11:38 AM

Whether the love for your present home has faded, or your home just doesn't work for you and your family anymore, deciding between selling your home and remodeling can be a difficult decision. So what should you consider before deciding to fix it or list it?    

What Is The Current Condition Of Your Home?

If part of the reason your home isn't working for you or your family anymore is that several areas of the home need updating or improving, then you may want to reconsider selling your home. A dated kitchen or bathroom can have a considerable effect on … (2 comments)

selling your home: Does your front porch need a make over to attract home buyers? - 03/23/13 02:24 PM

When you are looking to sell your home  giving your front porch a makeover is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home's exterior a fresh look. Here are a few simple ways to spruce up your front entry.                                         

Dress Up The Surface

If your home has a simple concrete porch,or deck there are a number of great ways to give it a more refined appearance that won't involve replacing it. One option is power washing it , another is using a concrete paint or wood stain. Available in many colors and textures, you can create the look of … (2 comments)

selling your home: What Should I Do When A Realtor Wants To Show My Home? - 03/05/13 10:24 AM
Making a good first impression with both buyers and Realtors when showing your home is essential to getting your home  sold.
                                                                                                
Welcome The Buyers & The Realtor
If you happen to be at home while it's being shown, graciously greet the   buyers & the Realtor & invite them in to look around. Make sure that you instruct them to take their time and to ask any questions that they may have.
Leave The Showing To The Pros
It may be a good idea if you can to leave the home for a short time to allow the buyers to look at your … (1 comments)

selling your home: The Lowdown On Lockboxes When Selling Your Home - 10/17/12 11:00 PM
 
What Are Lockboxes & How Do They Work?  
 
When a homeowner lists their house for sale with a Realtor, they may choose to store their house keys in a lockbox for easy access for showing their home. In fact, these handy accessories have all but replaced the need to keep a spare key at the Brokers office or a  key under the mat. And not to mention, they are a lot more effective and secure.
 
What Is A Lockbox?
 
A lockbox is a small strong lockable container that has a storage compartment inside that holds the key … (3 comments)

selling your home: Price It Right The 1st Time Or Try, Try Again... - 07/08/12 09:40 PM

Every homeowner must set an asking price when they first list their home for sale, but what happens when you don't receive any offers? Just as it's important to know when it's time to sell, it's important to recognize the right time to adjust the price.                                        

Supply & Demand

If a lot of homes are currently listed on the market or your home is overpriced, it may be time to consider a price reduction if you hope to stay competitive. If you were shopping for a car & 5 different dealers offered the same make & model at … (3 comments)

selling your home: The Waiting Game, When Is The Right Time To Reduce The Price - 03/19/12 10:43 PM
You set an asking price when you first listed your home, & maybe you have not had any showings or offers yet. Just as it's important to know when it's time to sell, it's important to recognize when it's time to reduce the price.

Suppy & Demand
If a lot of homes are currently listed on the market & your home is priced higher or about the same as the unsold inventory, it may be time to consider a price reduction.If you were buying a car & 5 dealers offered the same car at different prices, what would motivate you to buy from one over the others? If … (1 comments)

selling your home: 2012 Record Breaking Mild Weather Kicks Off The Spring Home Buying Market In NJ - 01/07/12 05:15 PM
Can you believe it is Spring already? Okay, not quite. If you are anything like me, in the Spring you can't  wait for the Holiday season & all of the great get togethers as well as extra time with family & friends. Then when the holidays are over you can't wait for Spring & begin to rethink your strategy if you plan on selling your home at the peak of the buyers market.    I will tell you it may be time to accelerate your plans  & list your home earlier than usual this year. It is just the last week of January … (3 comments)

 
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