|Posted on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
The key to selling your home is exposure. Exposure causes traffic, traffic causes offers, offers cause bidding wars. If you have 1 or 2 showings per week, and low or no offers, your confidence will be slowly squeezed from your body. Whereas if you had 10-15 showings per week, and multiple offers, you suddenly feel in the driver's seat, and in complete control. Price is not everything. Exposure is the key. Though listing for the right price is the driving factor, you only need one buyer....Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 AM||comments (2)|
Your first steps should be to consult with your Realtor, and make sure you have a full understanding of your parameters whether you are financing or paying cash. You will formulate a plan of attack with your Realtor, and consider your options. But in today's market, very often you will find your self in a bidding war. Whether it is because of price, neighborhood, or size, if you are interested, so are others.
Some of my clients have been suprised to hear that it isn't ju...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
When you decide to sell your home, you want the highest possible return from its sale. Determining price is the most critical step in preparing your home for sale.
Obviously, pricing your property too low won't provide the best return. You are apt to be deluged with lookers and may get many offers, but you could lose thousands of dollars on your family's largest investment.
Likewise, pricing a property too high is risky. Homes priced too high miss their ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
There are 56 single family pool homes under $150,000 in Cape Coral as of today.
Check them out for yourself, and then let's go take a look:
(be sure to click the "private pool" button before hitting "search")
To search all homes for sale like a Realtor, get a free market analysis of your home, m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
As of this morning, there are 166 waterfront properties for sale under $200,000 in Cape Coral.
Want to see them?
Go to: (be sure to click the "waterfront" button)
To search all homes for sale like a Realtor, get a free market analysis of your home, mortgage help, or to check out local p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
When a buyer makes an offer to purchase your home, your Real Estate Professional will contact you promptly. The Real Estate Professional will scrutinize the document, review it with you carefully, and answer your questions. The written offer is important because it lays out all the terms of the proposed transaction and will become a binding contract if you sign it. The offer states the price the buyer is willing to pay and the financing terms, such as assuming your loan or arranging a new loa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
The art of the deal is negotiating. The goal, when you're countering a buyer's offer, is to get the highest price and best terms possible. Once you reject the initial offer, you must decide how much to counter. The answer is easy when the market is hot. You will counter at full price or more.
If the market is normal, you may receive less than full price for your property. In this case, one strategy would be to set your asking price higher than normal. How much lower than yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
This type of strategy works best in a normal to hot seller's market. Rejecting the first offer might cost you the deal but in the long run you could end up coming out ahead. Use this information as more of guideline than a rule.
In a cold market, depending on the number of offers, rejecting the first offer may not be the wisest choice. For example, the market prices are depressed. You have your first bite in six months. It is safe to assume that this may be your only offer ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Many homeowners believe that to maximize their profit on a home sale they should sell it themselves. At first glance, they feel selling a home is simple and why should they pay a broker fees for something they could do themselves? In fact, close to 20% of all the homes sold last year were sold for sale by owner (FSBO).
However, close to half of the FSBO’s said that they would hire a professional next time they sold. Thirty percent said they were unhappy with the results they achie...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
% over 50: 38%
Median home price: $95,000
Top state income tax: None
Cost of living index: 96
For retirees who are looking for lower taxes, cheap housing and a gentle climate, Cape Coral scores on all fronts. Home prices here, for example, have fallen more than 60% since the 2006 peak. For homebuyers, that means a lot of bang for the buck: A newly renovated three-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot house with a pool was recently bought here for $145,00...Read Full Post »