How can I reduce the hassle of keeping my house in showcase shape?
Here are some inside tips to keep your home shining between showings and be ready for a buyer in two minutes. Literally!
- 1. Have A Game Plan
- 2. Best Defense Is A Good Offense
We’ll be happy to consult with you on other ways to showcase your house. Call or e-mail for answers to your home-selling questions.
How do I overcome a sluggish market to sell my house?
When a house is stuck in seller’s limbo, one way to jump-start the sale is to offer a mortgage subsidy. While the amount of money involved is less than a price reduction, the bottom line is often more attractive to buyers.
What is the difference between a “Buyers’ Market” and a “Sellers’ Market?”
Is it a good idea to put the house on the market through the holidays?
If you really want to sell your home, consider putting it on the market during the holiday season. You may find it inconvenient to show your house during the holidays, but there’s good reason to consider marketing it during this special time of year.
Call or e-mail us or click on “Ask Your Own Questions” for professional assistance and answers to your home-selling concerns.
What is earnest money?
Earnest money is a cash deposit buyers make when they sign a contract to buy a house. It makes the contract binding and signifies the intention of the buyer to complete the purchase. At closing, the earnest money becomes part of the down payment. If the buyer defaults without a good reason, as spelled out in the contract, the earnest money becomes payment for damages suffered by sellers and their agents.
The earnest deposit is typically several thousand dollars, but usually less than five percent of the purchase price. If the seller does not accept the buyer’s contract, the money is returned to the buyer.
Why do I pay a commission on the sale of my house?
The commission pays for the services we provide and the expenses we incur in selling your home. Some of our services include:
If another agent brings the buyer, the commission is shared with that agent.
What is a walk-through and what should I expect?
Whether you are selling a relatively new house or one that was built years ago, most buyers will want to make a final inspection before settlement. This walk-through should be scheduled long enough before settlement so any problems can be repaired before closing.
What Buyers Typically Look For
We have answers to your questions and more professional tips to make selling your house easier. Call or e-mail us or click on “Ask Your Own Questions.”