How to Get Your Home Ready For Sale and Many Other Wise Real Estate Topics

You probably already know that every agent has a different opinion on how to get your home ready for sale.  The buyer of your home has a different opinion too.  Being flexible is the most truth we can tell you.  Making your home perfect will not deliver the most profit to you in the long run.  In our real estate blog, you will learn many secrets that just make the process simple.

Getting the Most Profit From Your Investment

Flexiblity in negotiation and what you are willing to do being stated in the listing and at the home gives you the most opportunity for profit.  As a result of this flexibility being advertised to buyers, the concessions that would be given willingly to a buyer are often absorbed in the negotiation.  Most importantly, the defined about asked for by a buyer is never calculated to the dollar and does not have the time restraint of getting bids from contractors.

Taking Advantage of the Simple Steps on How To Get Your Home Ready For Sale

 Because you will learn the simple steps of how to get your home ready for sale in our blog, we will limit them in this paragraph.  

  • Clean
  • De-clutter
  • De-personalize
  • Repair obvious problems
  • Be flexible to buyer’s desires

In conclusion, none of these should take you hours of stress or weeks of delay.  Buyers are purchasing your property based on your location.

Learn About Real Estate From The Comfort of Your Home


By using the blog as your primer to what you need to know combined with our knowledge, we will make a great team.  Maximizing your profit is the number one priority and that starts with keeping your selling fees low and asking a high price.

 

Proven Steps on How To Get Your Home Ready for Sale


We call these steps yet they are really tricks of the trade.  

 

  • Before you paint, try a Magic Eraser.

  • Get rid of smells, use Angry Orange.

  • Declutter by packing and store boxes in your garage.

  • To depersonalize, take your personal pictures and rivalries off the wall.

 

 

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For many people, it can be tempting to put off listing their home for sale until spring to list their home. After all, the market is too slow during the colder months, right? Think again. The sales numbers tell a different story.  Over the last 3 years, sales have increased by about 4.5% in the winter months. If you’re thinking of selling, here are several reasons you should go ahead and list your place now…
Warning: Don’t Be Scammed by Real Estate Wire Fraud

Warning: Don’t Be Scammed by Real Estate Wire Fraud

The exciting moment is coming up: your offer was accepted, you’ve completed the inspection process, and now you are ready to close on your dream home! The final step is to sign the paperwork and transfer the payment for the purchase. The closing process can feel complicated if you aren’t familiar with the mortgage and real estate industries, which is why it is essential to have a trusted agent to watch out for your interests…
8 Steps to Improve Your Credit (and Qualify for a Mortgage)

8 Steps to Improve Your Credit (and Qualify for a Mortgage)

Tips to Improve Your CreditHas your low credit score got you down because you feel like it is impossible to qualify for a mortgage? If you are dreaming of homeownership, don’t let yourself get stuck in a rut. There are simple things that can be done to improve your credit score, helping you take a step closer to owning the perfect home for your family.At DUFFY Realty, we love seeing our clients move into their…
Antitrust Efforts Against the “Real Estate Cartel”

Antitrust Efforts Against the “Real Estate Cartel”

Is the real estate industry being stifled by “cartel” activity, happening among agents who want to maintain fat commissions and big paydays? The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), an organization that focuses on consumer rights, has found that antitrust steps need to be taken to avoid the trend of higher home prices, stifled competition, and poor service for home buyers. As home prices have soared, so have real estate commissions. Many people are questioning the…
Don’t Be Fooled By Investor Speculation In The Real Estate Industry

Don’t Be Fooled By Investor Speculation In The Real Estate Industry

It’s no surprise that advances in technology are changing the real estate industry. Years ago, home buyers had to rely on real estate agents to see the homes available in the local market. Now, real estate agents are still an important part of the home buying process. But buyers can also look online to view listings that have been shared with the general public. New Trend in the Real Estate Industry: iBuyers One of the…
Is Fall a Good Time To Buy or Sell a Home

Is Fall a Good Time To Buy or Sell a Home

As the seasons change, we often get questions from people who are considering a move: is fall a good time to buy or sell a home? If you have flexibility with your move schedule, then it’s smart to talk to a real estate agent so you can choose the ideal time of year to maximize your equity. Many people assume that summer is the best time to buy or sell a home. While it’s true…
Options For Low and No Down Payment Loans

Options For Low and No Down Payment Loans

These days, a mortgage that requires low and no down payment loan  can be hard to find. They are typically only available to people who demonstrate they have the income to repay such loans and are a good credit risk. Depending on the lender (public or private), you’ll likely need a credit score of 620 or higher. If you are an aspiring homeowner with little money for a down payment, be sure to look into these…
5 Tips For Buying Your First Home

5 Tips For Buying Your First Home

First time home buyers often wonder if they’re making a big mistake when they start to buy their first home. The idea of committing to a house and a mortgage payment can feel worrying and unsettling. On the other hand, the allure of owning your own place can also feel exciting! Before you jump into home ownership, here are several quick tips for buying your first home to help you to buy a home that…
Should I Turn My Home into a Rental Property?

Should I Turn My Home into a Rental Property?

Should You Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property? Wondering whether it’s a good idea to turn your home into a rental property? You aren’t the first to consider the possibility. It’s a question that people grapple with every day. So, what do you need to know? Here are several things to think about before you put it on the rental market: Are You Ready Be a Landlord? If you are ready and willing, then…
Fed Rate Changes Affect the Real Estate Industry

Fed Rate Changes Affect the Real Estate Industry

How Fed Rate Changes Affect the Real Estate Industry The recent Fed meeting brought about a surprising change in the direction of interest rates and Fed rate changes affect the real estate industry. In other meetings, the decision was to maintain the same rates, or even to increase rates just a bit. But in the latest Fed meeting, they decided to drop interest rates. So, what does that mean for the real estate industry? The…
Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Team

Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Team

For most families, buying a home is the biggest financial investment that will be made for the future. Are you protecting your investment by hiring the right real estate services when it is time to buy or sell a home by knowing the benefits of hiring a real estate team? It’s a good time to compare your options by determining whether you should be working with a real estate team or a solo agent. Benefits…
Preparing for an Appraisal Before Selling a Home

Preparing for an Appraisal Before Selling a Home

If you are preparing to move to a new home, one essential step is a successful transaction to sell your current home. Not only do you need an appraisal before selling a home, but you also need to consider home staging, cleaning, repairs, renovations, and more. An experienced real estate team, like DUFFY Realty, can walk you through the most effective strategy to ensure you maximize equity and find a good buyer by preparing for…
Mortgage vs Rent : Making the Right Financial Decision for Your Family

Mortgage vs Rent : Making the Right Financial Decision for Your Family

Is there a right choice when it comes to the decision of mortgage vs rent : making the right financial decision? Financial decisions are important to care for the financial needs of your family. Not only do you need to think about your current income and cash flow, but it is also important to look at the long-term outlook for your investment. This mortgage vs rent : making the right financial decision quandary has many moving…