I love trivia… he’s useful information that helps understand some myths about Real Estate posted from NAR website on 2/26/15
Things are still growing in Seguin. Below is the article Seguin Economic Development posted today…. Enjoy!!!!
Thinking of Selling? Have your house Listed? Staging a home is recommended by Realtors often; some clients choose to and some don’t. Does it help? Here is an article posted by NAR on the Texas Association of Realtors on February 16, 2015…you decide…
Does Staging make a home sell for more?
01/29/2015 | Author: Editorial Staff
If you want to increase the price that buyers offer for your listing, staging the property might be the way to do it. According to NAR’s recently released 2015 Profile of Home Staging report, 32% of buyer agents surveyed said staging a home can increase the amount buyers are willing to offer by 1% to 5%. Sixteen percent said it could increase offer prices by 6% to 10%.
According to the report, the median dollar value to stage a home is $675, and 62% of seller agents offer the service to their sellers. If you want to give staging a shot, but do it on a budget, start with these five tips:
1.Try a theme for each room, like a reading nook or movie theater.
2.Remove personal items so buyers can picture themselves in the home.
3.Rework items a homeowner already has rather than making new purchases. This could be as simple as rearranging the furniture to highlight a room’s feature, or using old frames to display new artwork.
4.Paint the walls neutral colors.
5.Get a third party to suggest changes if you’re concerned about a seller having a negative reaction to your ideas.
The Market is moving quick and things are about to get busier!!!! Here is the process your will be guided through with a licensed Realtor.
Give us a call and we would be honored to help you out.
The Selling Process Shared from TAR website 2/13/115
Selling a home can be complicated—you’re not only selling one property but likely trying to find a new place to live. Here are some steps to take to ensure you’re prepared.
Find a Texas REALTOR®
Why? A Texas REALTOR® will save you time and money by setting the correct price for your home, marketing and showing your property, advising you about the pros and cons of offers submitted for your home, helping you negotiate favorable terms, and , and negotiating on your behalf. Ask your friends and relatives for their recommendations, or use the Find a Texas REALTOR® search.
Sign a Listing Agreement
The listing agreement allows the Texas REALTOR® to sell your home during a given period and compensates him when your home sells. The amount of compensation, the length of the listing period, and other terms in the agreement are negotiable.
Set a Price
If you ask too much, you may not find a buyer. If you price the home too low, you’ll cheat yourself out of money. Websites with quickie value estimators aren’t the way to determine the value of your home. Go to the only people with the data and the expertise to accurately read your market: Texas REALTORS®.
Market Your Property
In preparing your home for viewing by prospective buyers, remember that people buy on emotions. Your home has to feel right, or buyers will look elsewhere. Look at your home objectively and listen to suggestions from your agent about ways to make your home more appealing, such as cleaning, de-cluttering, removing personal items like pictures, making cosmetic repairs, etc. And talk to your Texas REALTOR® about his or her plans to advertise your listing and show your property.
Consider Your Options
When a buyer makes an offer, what do you do? Your Texas REALTOR® will help you review it and understand the pros and cons. If you’re lucky enough to have more than one offer, he or she will discuss your options to do what’s best for you. Once an offer is accepted by you and the buyers, the buyers will perform inspections and finalize the deal.
Check out the link below to see if you qualify. Then give us a call. The market is active and moving out there!!!!!