Real Estate

Home Improvements: Can They Increase Your Chance of Selling?

If you are planning to sell you home in the future, you’re probably wondering what steps you can take to help your home sell quickly and boost the selling price. The question you need to answer is “How much does this improvement I’m considering add to the value of my home?” Before you start spending a significant amount of money on home improvement projects, you need to keep a few things in mind. The return on your investment depends on the: Value of your house Market price of houses in your neighborhood Status of housing market where you live Quality of the home improvement project itself Realize that not all home improvement projects can positively impact your bottom line. Some projects can increase [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:35:48-05:00October 9, 2016|Real Estate|

Real Estate Agents Impact Your Bottom Line

Real estate agents wear many hats. From expectations manager to sales negotiator, respected realtors are nimble and flexible. They are committed to doing whatever is needed to get your home sold or put in you in a new one. While they are among the nicest people in the world, realize that they are not doing these things for free. At the end of the day, they have their eye on the prize of getting paid. And they don’t get paid until the home sale or purchase goes through. When you buy or sell your home, you typically don’t evaluate the details of your realtor’s role in the transaction. But it is important to know the various roles an agent can play in a [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:36:02-05:00October 6, 2016|Real Estate|

Veteran Home Sale Options

Serving in the military generally means a permanent change of station (PCS) will occur — frequently. Every move is different but typically it involves selling a home. With each move there are frequently options you may need to ponder. Here are a few for consideration: Flip Your Home into a Long-Term Rental. You need to move quickly and don’t have time to wait for your home to sell. Consider turning your home into a long-term rental. This will essentially pay for your mortgage until the time is right to sell. If needed, hire a property manager to deal with any property issues in your absence. Drop the Listing Price. You need to sell the property quickly. Lowering your price can help your listing [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:36:21-05:00August 26, 2016|Real Estate|

Top Myths about the Real Estate Process

Buying and selling a home is on the short list of stressful life events. So it is important that you take steps to lessen any stressors you can. A real estate professional can help take some of the burden off your shoulders. It is natural to expect your realtor to provide the best service and information possible during your journey. In your real estate transactions, you need a trusted advisor that understands the many aspects of home buying and selling. As with anything in life, there are many things myths that have been generated. Here are a few about the real estate process you’ll want to know: Set your selling price higher than you expect to get. This approach can get cause your [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:36:22-05:00August 26, 2016|Real Estate|

Which Home Listing Service is Best for You?

You can do pretty much anything online these days. You can research neighborhoods, communities and schools on the Internet. You can search for homes you may want to buy. You can even list your home online. So how do you know which home listing service is best for you? At the end of the day, it boils down to which company can save you the most money while generating the best exposure by marketing your property listing. Most real estate listing services charge a fee at some point during your interaction with them as a home seller. In fact, the largest closing cost paid by sellers is typically the commission paid to both the buyer and seller agents. Commissions vary by location and [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:37:47-05:00August 18, 2016|Real Estate|

7 Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly

You are in the military, which means you move around a lot. You go wherever your orders take you and your family. You’re not alone. Did you know that most military families move between six-nine times during a school year. Talk about seeing the country and traveling to ports unknown. By the time you’re ready for retirement, you and your wife will have moving down to a science. Typically when those orders come, you have to sell your home quickly and accept the best price you can get. Here’s a quick list of things you’ll want to know if you haven’t moved all that much…yet: Price Competitively: The best activity you will typically see is in the first 30 days your house is [...]

By |2016-12-15T18:38:06-05:00August 18, 2016|Real Estate|