Friday, December 27, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
It’s not 1999 anymore—and that means your first showing is going to take place online. If you want your house to sell fast and for the most amount of money, you need to make sure it looks as good as possible. To do that, it’s critical that your listing includes professional pictures and videos.
The fact is, people don’t really need to sell their homes with a traditional real estate agent anymore. While there are a variety of options on how to sell a house—whether for sale by owner, with a flat-fee brokerage, or with an awesome real estate agent like me—presenting a property in the best light possible is non-negotiable in today’s market.
The way people shop for real estate has also changed: over 90% of searches for a new home start online. The majority of this initial interest won’t involve you (or your realtor) at all. A prospective buyer will find a property they like on a real estate search ...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
Do you currently feel stuck because you want to buy a new house, but need to sell your old one first? If you’re confused by the process, you’re not alone—but that’s why I’m here to help you navigate. If you find yourself in the position of needing to buy a new home and sell your existing one simultaneously, then this information is for you. By timing your steps and planning ahead, you’ll be able to save thousands of dollars and avoid being temporarily homeless.
You might be thinking, sure, homeless…it’s not that serious, is it? The truth is that the crucial period between closings could lead you to couch surfing if you don’t execute your timing correctly. Timing your sale and your purchase at the same time is what will enable you to come out of this successfully.
Since most Americans who own a home will find themselves in this position, I’ve created a&nb ...
Sunday, December 1, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
Everyone wants to sell their house for top dollar, but did you know that pricing your home for a high amount is not the way to do it? You might be surprised to learn that your best chance of making the most on your sale is by limiting your market time. The fact is that a lower market time = a higher offer price, so you’ll want to read carefully if you’re looking to make the most of your property.
The Importance of The First Few Weeks
When you list your house for sale, you’re going to get the most traffic within the first few weeks your property is on the market. Why? Serious buyers and real estate agents that have been scouring listings for weeks will be looking for fresh deals—and you’ll be the new kid on the block. The buzz created by your emergence on the market creates a sense of urgency amongst buyers. They’re going to want to schedule a showing to make sure they have a chance to get their bid in ...
Saturday, November 16, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
Making the decision to buy a house is exciting, and your emotions will be running high as you embark on this new journey. But before you get carried away searching online for properties, you’ll need to answer an important question: how much should I spend on a house?
Determining a price range you’re comfortable with is the most important part of the home buying process—and should be the deciding factor in the types of properties you search for. You’ll be committing to a monthly payment, so you need to decide what you can comfortably afford based on a monthly housing budget. A loan preapproval shouldn’t dictate the intended purchase price of your new home, since the preapproval letter doesn’t break down what you’re recurring payments will be.
How much you’re able to spend on a house should be based solely on the number of total housing expenses you can afford per month. Your monthly mortga ...
Monday, October 21, 2019 / by Jessica Nager
First and foremost, the purchase of your first home should be treated as an investment. Making memories and growing a family are all great perks of home ownership, but If you don’t view your house as a financial investment, then you’re not ready to buy. There’s no other way you should be looking at it if you want to make a good financial decision.
Now that we have our groundwork established, let’s get to our 3 reasons why Gary and Grant got it wrong.
Reason #1: Buying A Home Doesn’t Necessarily Require A Large Capital Payment
Our gurus don’t believe in tying up capital in a large down payment, which is understandable. The facts are, though, that the days of having to put down 10-20% are long gone! Buyers in 2019 have more options today than they’ve ever had before.
There are a variety of ways you can minimize or eliminate tying up huge amounts of your ...