Features To Renovate Gets The Home Sold

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When you renovate features in your home, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Not only do you want to make your home a better place for you and your family to live, but you also want your renovations to add to your home’s resale value. But what, exactly, are the features that will help your home sell faster? Give Your Renovations Some Character According to recent data from Realtor.com (which analyzed more than 1 million single-family listings), the top three renovations that will help you sell your home quickly and at a prime price point? A …

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10 Home-Selling Superstitions That Should Seal the Deal

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Once homeowners have arrived at the decision to sell their property, most want the transaction completed as quickly as possible. Sure, you can hire the best agent in town, price your home just right, and then market the heck out of it, but having a little bit of luck on your side and a few selling superstitions never hurt either. When it comes to getting the deal done in a timely manner, sellers and agents have been known to rely on time-tested selling superstitions. Let’s take a look at 10 that are all but guaranteed to get that “Sold” sticker …

Selling A Home-First Timers Check List

Selling A Home-First Timers Check List

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As a homeowner, the selling process can be an overwhelming experience – especially for first timers. Since they’ve never been through the experience of selling a home, many homeowners feel a bit lost as to what they need to do before they can pass their keys over to the next owners. But not to worry! Here’s a checklist that covers all the essentials for homeowners getting ready to sell their first property: Sprucing Things Up Before homeowners list their home, they will want to handle any minor fixes that might keep them from getting top dollar for their property and …

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Housing Inventory Growth Upward In Oakland County 2019

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The housing inventory in and around Oakland County, Michigan has been a struggle for most buyers the last few years causing higher prices and less inventory for eligible home buyers. Although the housing inventory in Oakland County, Michigan increased in January 2019, the inventory remained averagely lower dropping by 381 homes from 3,629 in December to 3,248 in January. Housing Inventory Getting Better For Buyers While the current inventory remains dependent on affordability in 2019 as far as housing inventory and the housing market, there are signs that some areas are showing signs of an improving housing inventory situation, with year after year increases …

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A For Sale By Owner-6 Reasons To Use Caution

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When you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder, “Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or a for sale by owner who are trying to sell it themselves?” Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over escrow money, and digging into the home’s history, going it alone can end up costing homebuyers a bundle. The following are 6 reasons to avoid a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home. 1. Are you sure it’s legit what they are selling? via GIPHY Unfortunately, scams abound …

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Open House Strategies That Stand Out

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Getting eyeballs on your open house can be a challange especially when there are multiple open houses taking place in the same neighborhood simultaneously, you’re going to want to find a way to make your property the most memorable one in town. Aside from keeping the home immaculately clean and staged to perfection, there are other, decidedly more interesting strategies that some Realtors® use to leave a lasting impression in the minds of would-be buyers. Take a look at these innovative ideas that’ll take your showing from “so-so” to “sold.” 1. Strike up the open house band. via GIPHY Music …

Farmington Hills Michigan Housing Shortage

Farmington Hills Michigan Housing Shortage

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Farmington Hills as with a lot of markets throughout the country, there is a Farmington Hills Michigan Housing shortage of real estate inventory. There are basically more potential buyers than there are suitable properties listed for sale. Buyers and sellers have unique experiences under these circumstances. Here is how the Farmington Hills Michigan housing shortage impacts buyers and sellers. More Home Buyer Competition Insufficient inventory generates a competitive market for potential home buyers. Properties new to the market will normally generate lots of interest. Properties will often receive more than one offer and sell fast. Under these conditions, anticipate properties …

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Novi Michigan Home Sale Preparation To-do List

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It is a good idea to make your property presentable during buyers visit. When potential buyers tour a residence, they must be able to visualize occupying the space. Novi Michigan home sale preparation to-do list entails some fundamental tasks and will result in your home selling quicker and for more money. In this article you will find guidelines for Novi Michigan listings. Preparing A Home For Showings – Guidelines For Novi Michigan Listings Neutralizing the Home While your home is for sale, make the decor less about your personal belongings. This involves removing content that can distract buyers or instill …

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Rx for Farmington Hills Real Estate Inspection Jitters

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Real Estate Inspection Jitters? Rx: Don’t Freak Out! As worrisome physical symptoms go, real estate inspection jitters should not be worrisome in the least. Neither Farmington Hills home buyers or their counterparts (Farmington Hills home sellers) need be troubled if they find themselves awaiting the house inspector with mounting anxiety: these are perfectly normal symptoms. My advice echoes HGTV’s prescription for a “Drama-Free Real Estate Rx”—in their words, “Don’t Freak Out.” The utter normalcy for pre-inspection jitters is indisputable—as is their cause. If you are the seller, you can be perfectly satisfied that you have done everything possible to ensure …

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Novi Real Estate Negotiations: Game Theory

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Game theory only sounds like it has something to do with how to win in some weekend sports outing or family board game. It’s a seriously studied logical field that mathematicians delve into. Interestingly, when you study how to develop successful negotiation tactics—Novi real estate negotiations included—you can look at them via game theory.  There is a problem, though. The further you get into the subject, the more it tends to become more and more abstract. Unless you are someone who looks forward to curling up by a roaring fire with a favorite math textbook, you won’t get very far …