Should I Take My Home off the Market for the Holidays?

Should I Take My Home off the Market for the Holidays?

Selling your home can be a stressful event. One of the most difficult aspects of selling your home is waiting for an interested buyer to view your home and make an offer. During this time, you may wait for days between viewings, all the while having to keep your home in impeccable condition. You may also have to leave your home with short notice when a real estate agent calls you to schedule a viewing. This can not only be stressful, but it can also be inconvenient to you. If the holidays are approaching, you may be wondering if you should take your home off the market or keep it listed for sale during this period of time. There are several points to consider:

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GOOGLE YOUR ADDRESS?

Google Your Address?

6 Reasons to Google Your Address

With virtually any type of information imaginable online, it makes sense to do regular internet searches for your home’s address. There are at least six compelling reasons it makes sense to do so, especially if it’s an address you’re thinking of renting, buying or selling. Smart homeowners would do well to search for their addresses, too, and here’s why:

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THIS MONTH IN REAL ESTATE – MAY, 2011

This Month in Real Estate – May, 2011

The following is a Keller Williams produced video. It gives a short overview of what is happening during the month of May, 2011.

If you would like to know what is happening in your neighborhood, please contact me.

SHOULD I SELL OR RENT OUT MY HOUSE?

Should I Sell or Rent Out My House ?

Usually, moving means that you will need to sell your home. After all, it’s usually a necessary step in affording a new home.

But for a number of reasons some people choose to rent out their homes instead. For example:

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SELLER’S CHECKLIST – COMPREHENSIVE

Seller’s Checklist – Comprehensive

This checklist is meant as a guide to help you get your home ready to be sold.  You will want to capture the potential buyer’s interest from the moment they step out of their car and increase their interest as they open your front door and move throughout your home.

Request the Seller’s Checklist – Comprehensive, and I will email back an excel version of this spread sheet so that you can alter it at will.  Ideally, you should load this spreadsheet onto your computer so that you can make electronic notes as you go. 

Click HERE for the PDF version of the Comprehensive Seller’s Checklist.

NATIONAL HOUSING NUMBERS

National Housing Numbers

Sales of existing-home sales rose in March, continuing an uneven recovery that began after sales bottomed last July, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops, increased 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.10 million in March from an upwardly revised 4.92 million in February, but are 6.3 percent below the 5.44 million pace in March 2010. Sales were at elevated levels from March through June of 2010 in response to the home buyer tax credit.

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The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics: What Does it Mean for Consumers?

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics: What Does it Mean for Consumers?

How does the Code of Ethics affect everyday real estate practices?

If a REALTOR® represents you, whether you are buying or selling a home, you can count on that REALTOR® to:

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