Hiring A Real Estate Agent
Choosing Your Real Estate Agent
Selling a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you will ever make, and it’s important to have a real estate agent who can give you a true idea of your options, explain the details of the transaction to you, and help to navigate any potential problems. But how do you choose a real estate agent?
Are You Overestimating Your Home’s Value?
A large percent of home sellers think their homes are worth more than the agent’s recommended selling price. A recent study published in the Journal of Housing Economics found that homeowners are overestimating the value of their properties by 8% on average.
For Sale by Owner: Pros and Cons
If you’re thinking about listing your home as for sale by owner (FSBO), there are some definite positives and negatives you need to understand before selling your home yourself.
Home Improvement Tips
Organize Your Home
Clutter can get out of control in a hurry. Odds and ends get stashed in a junk drawer to remain for eternity. No matter how long it takes you, each item on the list will have you one step closer to a cleaner house and a lighter outlook on life.
Organizing Your Home Records
Unless you’re living in the 123-room Spelling Manor, you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty.
Boost Your Home’s Look for Less
Itching for a home improvement project but low on cash? Not every project has to break the bank; there are plenty of jobs that will boost your home’s appeal for under $500.
Pet Odor Can Chase Away Buyers
Having pet odors inside your home can turn off potential home buyers and keep your home from selling. Ask your real estate agent for an honest opinion about whether your home has a pet smell.
Tips for Moving With Pets
It’s often said that moving is one of the most stressful things that will happen to a person in their lifetime. The same can be said for your pet.