Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / by Ameil Gill
Thinking of selling? Here are the three most common home-selling myths ive been hearing from clients on a regular basis, along with what you should know about each.
Myth #1: overpricing a home leaves room for negotiation
overpricing your house in the belief that you can reduce the price back later is a strategy that can backfire badly. For instance, if you price above market value and sit on the market, buyers may wonder if theres something wrong with your home that kept other buyers away. So to keep from selling your property at below market value and from wasting valuable time, dont fall into the overpricing trap.
Myth #2: selling by owner saves me money
it can seem that way at first, but on average, a real estate agent will net you 25% more on your sale (completely covering any agent commissions). When you find the right agent, they will price your property to get you the most money in the shortest time, all while handling all of the paperwork, prospective buyers, and negotiatg ...
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / by Ameil Gill
Every seller wants their home to sell quickly for top dollar, but it takes more than luck to make this happen. It involves careful planning and knowing how to professionally prepare your home to convince buyers to pull out their checkbooks.
A few home improvements can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers. There may be small changes we can make to a home that can dramatically change the price you ultimately receive and selling speed.
Here is a list of recommendations on easy things you can do to prepare your home to sell:
1. Clean & declutter.
You want buyers to focus on how awesome your space is, not how messy or dirty it looks.
2. Neutral colors
as much as you might love your bright red kitchen or plum purple living room, buyers may not. Repaint your rooms in neutral tones like grays and whites that allow buyers to focus on the spaces themselves, not the color of the walls.
3. Do a mini renovation
small updates can make a big difference. ...
Thursday, September 2, 2021 / by Ameil Gill
Should you make repairs to your home before you sell? This is a very common question that i am asked by many sellers. I'm sure you have heard that homes in move-in-ready condition sell for more money than those that need a little tlc, and while that is mostly true, there are some repairs that may not yield a high return on investment when myou go to sell. So how do you decide which repairs to complete and what not to fix when youre selling your home?
That's where i come in!
My job is to educate you on what may be a potential issue with buyers in the current market, and what you can (or should) skip, while still disclosing. Safety concerns or costly repairs should be addressed, such as electrical issues or faulty wiring, moisture or water infiltration, leaks, or other plumbing or septic-related issues.
Now let's get to the items you should not fix. Some home repairs you can eliminate from your list because theyre too much work for the reward, or too expensive to earn back in th! ...
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / by Ameil Gill
With low inventory, and historically low interest rates, the housing market is expected to continue to stay strong through the remainder of 2021.
Here are a few current market trends, as well as insight into where the market may be headed:
prices = high. Will continue to climb, at a slower pace
inventory = low. We have seen a slight uptick, however it is still a strong seller's market
interest rates = even lower. They will increase slightly, but still at record lows
days on market = measured in hours, not days. We will begin to see more price decreases and higher days on the market while sellers adjust to the stabilizing market
if you have questions about whats happening in your neighborhood, reach out! I would love to answer any questions you have or provide a free market analysis. Your home could be worth more than you think! ...
Friday, August 20, 2021 / by Ameil Gill
There is something refreshing and beautiful about summer decor breezy fabrics, natural elements, and boho influences make it feel like youre bringing the warm weather and sunshine indoors. Here are a few of the latest interior design trends that we have been seeing this summer that will most likely be staying for a while.
1. Natural materials
rattan, wicker, wood, and other natural materials are usually associated with the summer season, however, designers are now saying this trend works all year round. From wood bead chandeliers to woven baskets and wicker chairs, there is a lot to choose from. Its all about incorporating natural elements that are simple, earthy, and minimal, to help set the boho summer vibe.
2. Green kitchens
sage green kitchens are fast becoming one of the biggest kitchen trends for 2021! Whether it's paint, cabinetry, or tiles, the hue is popping up everywhere.
3. Biophilic design
in other words: bringing the outdoors in. This type of design? ...