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Category: Selling

Selling a house is a process. As a real estate agent in Williamsburg, Virginia, I share my knowledge through blogging. However, various news feeds are imported from other websites such as Redfin, Keeping Current Matters, and Homelight. This will allow you to get a broad overview of what is taking place in the industry. After all, it is not recommended to only seek one source for info. Otherwise, you could be missing some of the critical elements to have a successful home sale.

A vast array of topics is covered, such as home inspections, adding value, market data, etc. To repeat, I don’t consider myself to be all that involved in the real estate industry per se. As Realtors, we’re more like consultants, marketing specialists, and market analysts. Obviously, we’re all still salespersons at the end of the day, but those are the vital factors that sell homes. To sum it all up, there’s a lot more to selling a house than just sticking a sign in the yard and posting an ad online. That is if you would like to get your home sold promptly.

For the most part, you can expect posts to get uploaded multiple times throughout the week. If you would like to keep up with the latest, you can subscribe. And if you have any questions about real estate, feel free to reach out at any time. I hope all of you find the information provided to be helpful. Feel free to share with your friends!

The Home Selling Process In Seven Steps

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Home Selling Process

It is vital to understand the home selling process before listing. The last thing you want is to feel like you’re flying blind while hoping for the best. As a Realtor, I’ve put together a condensed step-by-step guide to sell your home.

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Things to Know About a Home Inspection

Learning About Home Inspections

Did you know 85% of home buyers request a home inspection? I think it’s safe to say, taking this step during the home buying process is extremely important, and that goes for both new construction and older homes. Doing so before taking ownership may save you a grip in the long run.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your House

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Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your House

You in particular may question hiring a Realtor to sell your house.

Well, just to clarify, yes, you should hire a Realtor to sell your house.

Firstly, I am a Realtor myself.

I know what you’re thinking to yourself as a result of that statement.

“As a Realtor, why wouldn’t he say yes?”

Besides the fact that I am a Realtor, that’s not why I said yes.

Statistically, hiring a Realtor to sell your house can save time and money.

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Top 10 Home Improvements to Increase Resale Value

Most Valuable Home Improvements

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“What are the most valuable home improvements?”

If a homeowner is planning to sell their home in the future, this is a question one may ask.

As a Realtor, I understand making changes to one’s home is oftentimes a very emotional process.

My advice to all homeowners is to disallow ones emotions to make “value-add” decisions.

For example, adding a swimming pool and over-personalizing the home are some of the worst home “improvements” one could make.

Therefore, “added” resale value will remain stagnant.

This is why hiring a professional interior designer is highly recommended.

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The Pros and Cons of FSBO

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Here’s Why You Should or Shouldn’t Go FSBO

Going FSBO, otherwise pronounced as “fis-bo,” has pros and cons that are often overlooked. Selling your house is going to be a heck of a lot more work than you think. It also doesn’t help that the internet seems to make some of us believe we can do anything ourselves. Hence, potentially causing your solo effort to end with costly mistakes and deep remorse.

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How Much Is Your House Worth?

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Finding Your Home Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home at some point, I’m sure you’ve wondered about the value of your home. While the internet makes us believe we do anything, the traditional methods of finding a property’s real market value are still king.

Finding Home Value With Online Tools

Websites like Zillow, for example, go by algorithms instead of reality. Emily Heffler, Zillow’s director of communications, reputation management, and chief Zestimate wrangler, stated the following: “It’s a starting point; it’s not an appraisal. It’s a computer, and we haven’t been to your home. We haven’t seen your new kitchen.”

However, the Zestimate error rate in Chicago, Illinois, is surprisingly low at 3.8%. On the other hand, 41.4% of Zestimate’s are not within 5% of the actual sales price. Ouch.

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