sellwithme: Buyers Can Finally Buy a House for Less than List Price (But Savvy Buyers Know When to Still Offer over Asking…) - 09/26/22 11:13 AM

If you’re hoping to buy a home, you’ll be happy to hear that the average sale-to-list price has recently dropped below 100% for the first time since March 2021, according to this Money article. In other words, houses aren’t all selling for over asking price anymore, and you can negotiate a lower price than the owner is asking.
That’s welcome news, and a silver lining to buyers who waited (or weren’t able) to buy a house in the recent market frenzy. While mortgage rates are higher, at least now you’re more able to successfully compete for a house, and even negotiate the price.
But … (0 comments)

sellwithme: If Your Buyer Makes Home Inspection Requests, You Might Not Want to Say No Right Now - 09/26/22 11:09 AM

It’s an industry joke that some buyers request the seller to repair even the most minor issue found on a home inspection, like a leaky faucet for example. But over the past couple of years, most sellers could list their house and it would quickly sell for over asking price — and buyers would often waive the home inspection — so sellers wouldn’t have to worry about that at all. Even if the buyers did have an inspection, sellers could easily reply with a firm no, and the buyers would be fine with it.
So if you’re about to put your house … (2 comments)

sellwithme: Selling Your Home? Here Are Some Real Estate Terms You Need to Know - 09/19/22 11:44 AM

If you’re selling your home—particularly if it’s your first time doing so—it can sometimes seem like your real estate agent is speaking another language with all their industry jargon. But in order to really understand what’s happening with your home sale, it’s important to get a handle on what that jargon means.
So the question is, in today’s market, what are the real estate terms sellers need to know—and what, exactly, do they mean?
A recent article from defined key real estate terms every home seller needs to know in today’s market, including:
DOM. DOM stands for days on the market. Knowing your home’s DOM … (1 comments)

sellwithme: Organizing Your Home? Avoid These Tactics - 09/19/22 11:37 AM

Organizing your home can make your space feel less cluttered, more aesthetically pleasing, and make it easier for you to manage your possessions and find things when you need them.
But not all organizing tactics are created equal, and if you’re about to embark on a home organization journey, there are some tactics you might want to skip altogether.
So what, exactly, are those tactics?
A recent article from outlined organizational tactics that are, at best, a waste of time—and, at worse, could actually make your home feel less organized—including:
Labeling everything. Labels can be helpful for keeping track of your items, but there’s no need to go … (2 comments)