Monday, August 8, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
Sellers — you did not miss your opportunity! While an increase in interest rates does affect the purchasing power for many buyers, experts are still predicting continued appreciation in home prices across the country. Appreciation may not be as high as it was in 2020 through 2021, however, we are still expecting 3%+ increases.
Most would believe that a rise in interest rates would mean a decrease in home values, however, that's not the case at all if you look at the historical data. Typically in times of inflation of other goods and increased interest rates, we will actually see a boom in real estate values — continuing to prove that real estate can be one of the best investments you can make, so long as you pay attention to the market.
Don't allow the local news and media to dictate your life by means of fear: let's have a conversation about the current state of our local market so that you can make the best decision possible — we'll use logic and reason insteat ...
Monday, August 1, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
You might think that with such high buyer demand it is an easy time to sell your home and anyone can do it, right?
Wrong. Making a hasty, uninformed decision can cost you thousands of dollars in earnings don't be fooled by a "slick salesperson". It is important that you do your homework and get the information you need to feel confident in who represents your largest asset.
Some things to consider:
where does this agent live?
When did they last buy / sell?
What are their reviews like?
Any recent success stories?
What is their marketing strategy?
Can they share marketing examples?
What support do they have?
Something not to consider how low is their commission? Red flag ... You always get what you pay for, most of the time. If their sole focus is on how much commission you can save, then i want to ask you how confident are you in their negotiating skills and how much are they willing s ...
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
Interest rates are increasing, which means there may very likely be a shift coming for sellers and a more "normal" housing market. Wondering how you can net the most money for your home when selling in any market. One thing I always recommend to my clients is staging.
Staging your home will make it stand out from others in your price range, and you won't waste a single opportunity to create a great impression. If you want to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, staging is one of the easiest ways to make it happen.
The best part? Staging doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated! I've listed below a few non-negotiable staging homework items I give to all of my sellers:
Declutter and depersonalize everything! Small objects don’t photo well so remove any knick-knacks and any personal items, refrigerator art, and personal items in the bathroom. When it comes to getting your home ready for the market, less is ALWAYS more.
Deep clean the entire homt ...
Thursday, July 21, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
Every seller wants their home to sell quickly, and for top dollar, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. As you welcome potential buyers into your home, the goal is to leave a lasting impression, and you can do this by planning ahead and getting your home ready to sell. And yes, this usually involves a little more than just deep cleaning and decluttering your home.
Here are a few (easy) things that you can do to prepare your home for the market that can help you get top dollar:
1. Clean, declutter, repeat.
There is nothing worse than walking into a dirty home. Deep clean everything and declutter your home before you even have the listing photos taken. This is what I call "your first move". Go through everything and decide what you want to keep, trash, or donate, and rent a storage space if necessary.
2. Make minor repairs.
In a seller's market, you can sell a home in "lived-in" condition without much complaint, however, in normal markets repairs can make or break a saleg ...
Friday, July 15, 2022 / by Ameil Gill
You've searched for and found the perfect place to call home congratulations! Few things are more exciting than becoming a homeowner, but it is also one of the largest financial investments you'll ever make, which is why it's important to start off on the right foot. Here are my go-to tips for those first few weeks in your new home that can save you time, money, and effort later down the road.
Get to know your neighbors.
Meeting your neighbors is one of the most important things you can do once you move in. After all, you never know when you'll need a good neighbor to grab the mail or water the plants when you're out of town.
Deep clean & paint first!
Theres nothing more inconvenient than having to paint a home while you're living in it. Schedule the movers a few days after closing occurs so that you have time to give your new home a deep clean and a fresh coat of paint.
Change the locks.
There's no telling how many people have a key to your home from former homeowners to babr ...