What Not To Do When Selling Your Home: 5 Buyer Turnoffs
Selling your home is a stressful time. No home is flawless, but there are several things you can easily do to help it sell. You want to be the house the buyers can’t stop thinking about, not the house the buyers can’t stop laughing about.
It’s that time of year where ghosts, goblins and witches are everywhere. The tombstones are in the yards and they might even have a pile of bones sticking out for dramatic effect. It’s a fun and escapist time of year and one of my favorites, for sure. Everyone loves a haunted house at Halloween, but what if it is a real-life “haunted” house? What does it mean when you want to sell your “haunted” house? Does a ghost add $5,000 to the asking price? Does the ghost need to pay rent? Continue reading →
Let me preface this by saying, I am a pet lover. I have a dog and a cat. However, my dog likes to stick his nose up people’s behinds and my cat is prone to biting men unprovoked and running out any open exterior door like a psycho flash of lightning. My pets are great, but they have some eccentricities and not everyone loves them like I do, so I am sure to put them up when I have visitors. I always stress to my sellers the importance of “pet maintenance” during the time their home is offered for sale. Pets are not everyone’s cup of tea, some folks have pet hair allergies or are just not into them at all. That is their prerogative. However, what you do want them to be into is your home becoming theirs! So, make it easier for yourself (long-term, anyway) and do some preventative “pet maintenance” before each showing so you can sell your home quickly and for top dollar! Continue reading →
So you got a “Low Ball” Offer…Unfortunately, “low ball offers” are more common than you may think, particularly among investors. A “lowball offer” is an offer that is far below a home’s asking price (sometimes ridiculously low—but the value of “low” is in the eyes of the recipient). There is not really a benchmark for how low an offer is to be considered a “low ball,” but believe me, if you receive one, you’ll know!
So…how should you respond? Should you tell them where they can stick it? Continue reading →
how much is my home worth palestine, texas real estate
What do you think is the #1 thing that is prohibiting your home from selling? The answer may or may not surprise you….more than likely, it is the price of your home. There is no marketing budget on earth that can effectively market an overpriced home. Could it sell at an over market price? Yes, it *could* happen (sure, stranger things have definitely happened…). Is it likely? NO. Continue reading →
I don’t do this often, but I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight one of my listings. The sellers have recently taken out the carpet to expose the hardwood floors, and the results are just amazing! The changes have brought new life into this darling cottage to expose the historic character that this gem has to offer!
BEFORE: carpets were clean, but outdated at 1015 N. Fowler in Palestine. AKA “I’m too sexy for this carpet!” hehe
AFTER: HELLO GORGEOUS HARDWOODS, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! 😉
I’m continually amazed at what a fresh coat of paint can do. It can breathe new life into almost anything, I’m convinced! Paint has remodeling power when you use it to emphasize a room’s best features or play down the flaws. Paint is one of the most economical upgrades for your home and can give it a whole new appeal while feeling “fresh & clean!”