Selling

Articles, tips, and suggestions for home sellers.

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85% of home buyers request a home inspection so as a seller you need to know the facts. Usually the home inspection is done during the closing process and integrated into the purchase contract. In fact, most purchase contracts include a home inspection contingency clause stipulating that the buyer can back out if repairs and replacements aren’t made according to the findings of the inspection.

Take the stress out of the crazy closing process and invest in your home inspection before your home even hits the market. A common home inspection will take 2-3 hours and costs anywhere from $200 - $800. That’s a small price to pay in the grand scheme of your home sale so get ahead of the game and invest in a pre-sale inspection now.

Benefits of a pre-sale

[slider_pro id="12"]   In a seller’s market homes sell quickly at a good price equal with home values. Average Days on Market or DOM is how the real estate world measures how quickly a home sells.Days on Market is the time period between when a property is first listed on the MLS and when that property is sold. An average DOM is great for sellers because that means homes are in high demand, not staying on the market long and generally selling for at or above average value prices. The average Days on Market for Los Angeles County is 51 days – 10 days shorter than the Orange County average. Based on city specific DOM, sold prices and square footage prices, we’ve found the Top 10 sellers markets in Los Angeles County. Although they are “sellers” markets,…

Winter is a slow season for the real estate market so if you want to sell your home quickly this season – or any other no matter the market – it’s important to have a strategy. Here are the best tips and tricks to selling your house to get more buyers interested and hooked on your home. Numbers don’t lie and according to real estate statistics these are the most successful, proven strategies to use in order to get results – and quickly!

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1. Post Lots Of Pictures Online – Image is everything and you want to make sure your home has a good one. And not just one, but several so that buyers can get a feel for your home when they see your listing online. 90% of buyers will utilize the internet to search for their next home and if they can’t see your home,

[slider_pro id="10"]   In a seller’s market homes sell quickly at a good price equal with home values. Average Days on Market or DOM is how the real estate world measures how quickly a home sells. Days on Market is the time period between when a property is first listed on the MLS and when that property is sold. The average Days on Market for Orange County is 61 days. Based on city specific DOM, sold prices and square footage prices, we’ve found the Top 10 sellers markets in Orange County. Although they are “sellers” markets, each city on our list represents a good market for both buyers and sellers. Great for sellers because homes are in high demand and selling quickly and obviously desirable because buyers have been snatching up this real estate! sealbeach

A picture is worth a thousand words but when it comes to a home listing, there are certain things that a home buyer can't see - they need to read about it. That's why it's important to have a perfectly crafted listing ad to help capture buyers and entice them to take a good hard look at your beautiful home.  Here are 6 tips on how to write the most effective listing ad ever for your house. 1. Highlight Storage Space. A great selling point for any and every house is storage space. If you have expanded closet spaces, added shelves or storage units, etc. be sure to list it in your home description. Buyers may be moving from an apartment or condo so even mentioning your garage space could be enough to spark some interested parties.

2. Mention Neighborhood

Whether you are renovating your home to up the value or to finally start making all of those changes you talked about when you first moved in, it's time to sit back and learn a few lessons before you begin. Home renovations are costly, time consuming but ultimately gratifying when you see your hard earned results.

Here are the 7 most important lessons you need to learn BEFORE you start your next home renovation:

1. Plan it out!

Don’t just start tearing down walls and asking questions later. Decide what projects you’ll be taking on, plan out your budget (if you’re hiring a contractor, make sure you factor in labor costs), and think about how your renovations long term. Consider what you’re working on now, what you might want to add later and make

Here are the 10 worst mistakes sellers make when choosing a listing agent and how to avoid them so you can make the best decision when it comes to selling your greatest asset.  These are the pitfalls that lie ahead and solutions on how to come out on top. 1.What to look out for: Agents who want to be your best friend. Most real estate agents have great interpersonal skills – that’s why they’re agents. And when you’re a buyer, it is important to find an agent that will intimately understand your needs and wants so that they can help you find your dream home. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s a different story. stepbystep3How to correct it: Check out an agent’s sold record. When it comes to selling your home, you want to choose someone who can get you…

When you’re trying to choose an agent to help sell your home you’re thinking about a good selling price, reasonable time frame and a fair commission rate. With so many agents out there vying for your listing, and so many market and industry factors to consider, making a decision can make you want to pull your hair out! No need to worry though, here’s all you need to know on how to find the right agent for you without going insane. Just take a deep breath, stay calm and follow the steps to the perfect agent for you. 86527481Get a referral from a friend. The easiest thing you can do when searching for an agent is ask around. Ask friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc., you never know who might have a good suggestion for you. A referral is great because you can…

The average sold price per square footage is up for Fullerton real estate.  The average sold price per square footage this August was $302 which is 19.2% up compared to last year. If you’re in Fullerton and thinking about relocating, that means it’s a good time to sell because you’re going to get more money for your house’s square footage. Another important factor in the value of your home’s square footage is proximity to top-ranking schools in the area. A recent report by Redfin discovered that home buyers are willing to pay $50 dollars more per square foot for a house that is near by a top-ranked public school. Read more on schools in Fullerton and how they can affect your home’s square footage values.

Not only has your square footage been appreciating,

Going green isn't just a fad, it’s a smarter way to live. Whether you’re looking for a way to increase the value of your home and attract buyers or simply create a more eco-friendly environment for the family, making a few energy efficient or “green” choices can help you make it happen. Not only is going green fun and easy, it can help you start saving money on your energy bills. So stop fighting it and give into the green life, starting with these 5 home renovations. greenlight 1. Lighten Up and Change Your Bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are a thing of the past; it’s time to upgrade your bulbs to compact fluorescents. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are the swirly bulbs you’ve seen and not only do they use less energy, they also last 10 times longer than your…