- Location Location Location – pick a location that’s convenient and easy to get to. Close to shops, amenities and public transport will reduce the amount of emissions that come from getting around. Inquire about the council’s recycling program.
- Orient yourself with the right orientation – if a house is to have good eco principles, it will designed with the right orientation. This means that the living areas will face due north, to make the most of the winter sun while allowing the hotter summer sun to pass overhead. Sleeping rooms, meanwhile, will be oriented towards to the South to capture cool summer breezes.
- Cosy is not a four letter word – consider how the space is used as much as the size of it. Oversized houses utilises more resources in both construction and maintenance, while smaller dwellings are cleverly conceived can feel quite spacious.
- Inquire about insulation – ask about the insulation. Higher R values means the house will better protected against extreme weather elements. See if the windows are double glazed. While you’re at it, ask about other green home features such as solar panels and solar hot water. Make your message loud and
- Style: We all know houses come in a variety of styles, such as Cape Cod, Split Level, Colonial, Ranch, High Ranch, Contemporary, etc. Each of these has certain strengths, as well as weaknesses, and a real estate agent must fully understand and be familiar with, the advantages of the particular style of house. Who might be the best niche audience for this style? How can it be articulated in the best light, and motivate a potential buyer? Obviously, it all begins, with the ability to listen to what a particular buyer is seeking, and to explain how this particular home, is well – suited for them!
- Tendencies: What specific attributes, unique characteristics, etc, does this house and/ or property possess? Consider tendencies/ factors such as ease, energy – efficiency, property characteristics, etc.
- Region; rooms: Why is the region, this house is situated in, a positive? Think about the area, in general, as well as the specific neighborhood and block! What is exceptional about the rooms, or any specific rooms? Obviously, one should accentuate the positive!
- Energy – efficiency: Are there any green features, environmental pluses, or energy – efficient characteristics? Examine factors such as windows,
To increase chances of being noticed by potential buyers, you even removed emblems and other signs of affiliation. You also agreed with your agent to have your pets be no-show when buyers want to see the house.
But despite these efforts, your house still stays in the seller’s market for some time. Some house just few blocks from yours have already sold in just a few days or a week.You start wondering and contemplating of the probable problems.
Well, it could be high time for you to check the tag you’ve labeled your house with. According to real estate reports, buyers are still considering price tags to fit their budgets first before considering other factors such as needs, functions, and appearance of the house.
Put in mind that a house is a commodity too. Like other goods which we buy from day-to-day, the price tag matters a lot. We are buying goods because we believe their prices are right. It will be the same principle that applies to houses in the seller’s market. If you were the buyer, would you go after a house that has a high price tag than what your budget canRead More
Review the land survey to get some of the figures and facts that you want to use as selling points on the land for sale. This can include the acreage or square foot of the lot, if there is anything sitting on the land such as a building, and the shape of the lot. Even if it does not have any actual buildings, there may be other selling points like trees, a pond or lake, sewer system or well, etc. You should also research thoroughly any zoning options the property could have.
You should talk to your neighbors to see if they would be interested in buying the property before you put it up for sale, whether it is in an urban or rural setting. If you are able to sell it to one of the neighbors, it will help to relieve you of putting together a plan to promote the selling of the land, advertising it, and possibly having to pay a commission to a real estate agent.
When putting your land for sale it does not limit you to selling it to people living in the immediate area. If you do have to putRead More
If you are selling a home only by yourself, this could rise up your time and costs. A buyer`s advocate knows what is the best time of the year to list your home. The winter season is usually the worst period as people are more focused on celebrating and socializing, not purchasing or selling properties.
If you set a reasonable rate even though the market has dropped, you will still notice some action and interest from potential buyers. The calculation you have to make will automatically include the home renovation and improvements you have made to scope out a higher price range. If your home has been on the market almost a year and people are parading in it every second day without showing an interest this is a sure sign that you have mistaken the calculation. The feedback you are receiving is a clear sign that you need to include some other factors to get the deal done. Despite the fact how lovely and new your house is – every time a buyer looks at your property they are comparing it against other homes they have already seen.
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- An agent must know his client: Never assume every homeowner is the same, or even has the same priorities and/ or goals. In my over a decade, as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have often explained, during my presentation to potential clients, I will endeavor to get them the best possible price, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of hassle/ aggravation. However, one of these ingredients might be more important than another, dependent upon the homeowner. Before beginning, have a thorough, frank, getting – to – know – you, discussion!
- Pre – discuss the property, before it’s shown: In terms of your client (the homeowner), this means walking through the home and grounds, and pointing out areas of strength, as well as weaknesses, which might impact how effectively it will show. Features to discuss include: clutter; paint touch – ups; grounds’ condition; curb appeal; etc. Will staging benefit the marketing of this house? When showing the house to potential buyers (customers), know what they are looking for, and tailor – make the presentation, based on their needs, and priorities!
- Truly show: Have you ever gone
Some renovations will return a positive ROI while others may be money pits. There are many variables to consider when deciding on whether or not to renovate before selling. Among the top items to consider is the current market, comparables in the neighborhood, the home’s value with and without renovations and the timeline for selling. In a competitive market, renovations will most likely not be necessary before selling the property. Whereas, in a slower market (where the property needs to measure up to the competition) a renovation may be necessary to even the playing field.
Minor vs. Major Renovations Before Selling
The best thing to do is start out with some minor cosmetic upgrades instead of investing a lot of time and money into a full renovation. By thinking small it can still get buyers in the door. Here are a few top minor renovations to consider to add more value to your home before selling:
- Doors – The front door is typically the first and last thing that potential buyers see when touring a home. So it’s no surprise that replacing an existing front door can net you a full return on investment. A
Regularly Maintain all Electrical Appliances
Make sure that various domestic appliances at your home such as the refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, microwave, and other kitchen gadgets are maintained in outstanding and operable condition.
Simple DIY maintenance projects can do the job for you, or you may make an annual appliance maintenance and repair contract with a professional company. This will significantly reduce your home energy consumption over a period of time.
Use Appliances Efficiently
When you use the washing machine with your dryer, try to wash the bulk of clothes in a single cycle. This will ensure that multiple loads of clothes are dried while the dryer is already warm. Similarly, adjust the temperature of your refrigerator and freezer according to the load and your cooling needs. If you have a computer at home, set it to auto deep sleep mode to save energy when it is not in use.
Install a Solar Device
If your environment receives plenty of sunshine for a major part of the year, consider installing a solar energy device or roof solar panels to reduce your monthly energy bills. Solar energy is clean, green,Read More
To find a green home builder you should talk to the contractors in your area. Some that will travel to your area to build your home but their services will add more expense to the cost of your home.
To ensure that you will have the best green home builder ask them what type of building material they will use. You should also inquire about their disposal methods to make sure they are in compliant with sustainability practices. The materials that they should use are non-toxic when possible, and environmentally friendly. They should also be materials that come from renewable sources, or sustainable material. This can include materials from homes that have been knocked down. This material can include old doors, cabinets, some of the wood to accent the home such as using the material for ceiling beams, and more. They should try to avoid using plastics and choose their wood carefully. You should ask to see examples of the green projects they have completed. Their construction philosophy should focus on green building. It should not just focus on usingRead More
Nowadays, every purchaser is in search of storage. So, you should create enough space in your closets. All you have to do is remove half the things from your closets and then re-organize the rest of the stuff. This will impress the buyers. Also, make sure all of your cabinets and closets are neat and clean.
Light it up
Make sure you light up your house. After location, lighting is something that all buyers care about. What you need to do is remove the drapes, dust the windows, install quality light bulbs, change the lampshades and cut the bushes. Actually, the idea is to make your home as bright as possible.
Play the agent field
One mistake that you don’t want to make is hiring an inexperienced broker. What you need to do is do your homework to get an experienced broker. The professional should be able to monitor the MLS. He should have the information about the houses that are going to be on the market. Actually, you should look for a broker who uses technology in order to do their business.
Conceal the critters
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