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Wednesday, September 23, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

Seven things first-time sellers should know in 2020

Price, condition, location, appearance and financing remain major drivers for home buyers everywhere. But, required amenities and how buyers pinpoint, “tour,” and purchase the homes they find desirable has changed significantly -- and maybe permanently -- this year.

In response to COVID, home offices, more space, well equipped kitchens, bigger backyards, workout rooms, even Zoom studios have moved onto the must-have list for many buyers. Sellers must also recognize that today’s buyers are not just ok with technology. They use it for everything.

Consequently:

1.     Sellers have to get real fast.

While selling can be very emotional for homeowners, today’s sellers must be willing to set their emotions aside and approach a home sale as the business transaction it is. If they’re in a slow market or natural disaster zone, taking a wait-and-see approach could be the smart move. If they must sell as-is now, they will have to be a. ...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale.
If you’ve ever watched the show “The Price Is Right,” you know the only way to win the game is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item up for bid without going over. That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price.
When it comes to pricing your home, setting it at or slightly below market value will increase the visibility of your listing and drive more buyers your way. This strategy actually increases the number of buyers who will see your home in their search process. Why? When potential buyers look at your listing and see a great price for a fantastic home, they’re probably going to want to take a close ...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

What to Repair Before You List

What to Repair Before You List





When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to make before selling your home.


Repaint walls.


Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.


Repair floors.


Hardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixing scratches or dull areas. If your carpet is worn or stained, consider replacing them. And don’t forget the tile in your kitchen or bathrooms. Re-grouting can go a long way in making ding ...

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Thursday, April 25, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Sandra Bullock's Beach House on Tybee Island in Georgia

SANDRA BULLOCK’S BEACH HOUSE ON TYBEE ISLAND IN GEORGIA







Sandra Bullock bought this beach house on Tybee Island in Georgia in 2001, but now she’s ready to let it go. She’s selling the oceanfront home fully furnished for $6.5 million.


The listing says, “If you’re looking for your very own private retreat, then look no further than this stunning low country estate. For the serious-minded, this compound, made up of 9 parcels, provides privacy unlike any other on this barrier island. Tucked away on almost 3 acres of fenced, beachfront real estate, you can escape it all in style.”


Take a look!




Sandra Bullock’s Beach House on Tybee Island




The front porch is wide and long and connects to a screened section on each side:

The listing says:

The spacious main house has 3,360 square feet of luxury living including a gourmet kitchen, expansive screened porches, a private home gym, a basketball court, a pool ...

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Monday, February 4, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

WHOSE MORTGAGE DO YOU WANT TO PAY? YOURS OR YOUR LANDLORD’S??

WHOSE MORTGAGE DO YOU WANT TO PAY? YOURS OR YOUR LANDLORD’S?




There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.




As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business explained in their article, “12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich”:



“While renting on a temporary basis isn’t terrible, you should most certainly own the roof over your head if you’re serious about your finances. It won’t make you rich overnight, but by renting, you’re paying someone else’s mortgage. In effect, you’re making someone else rich.”




“The spring homebuying season is almost upon us, and if rates stay lower, inventory continues to grow, and the job market ...

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