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Archive for September, 2015

VIDEO: Early offers – should you accept?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Today, I’m going to answer a question from a seller: “Should I take the first offer I get, or should I wait?” There’s a myth that I want to dismantle right off the bat: if you get an offer within two or three days, it doesn’t mean that the home is underpriced.

A lot of sellers don’t trust early offers. But let’s say there is a buyer looking in your neighborhood all week, and they haven’t found their dream home yet. Then your home hits the market, and it’s the perfect property the buyer has been waiting for. They come and see it, and then they make a fair offer. They are serious about buying your home!

It is okay to accept an offer early on. The longer a home is on the market, the more buyers will wonder what’s wrong with the property. Also, if a home is on the market for a long time, you will receive lower offers because buyers think you are desperate to sell.

So, if you get an early offer, it’s acceptable to negotiate or accept fair offers. Your real estate agent can help you determine if the early offer is serious. We listed your house to sell it, and there’s nothing wrong with getting that transaction done early.

If you have any questions on today’s topic or about real estate in general, give me a call or send me an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

VIDEO: How Can You Add Value to Your Myrtle Beach Home?

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, you probably want to sell it for the most money possible. I have some good news for you, because you don’t need to spend a ton of money to do this! Forget about kitchen remodels and major renovations. There are many less expensive ways to add value to your home.

My wife and I built a home eleven years ago, and while the home isn’t old, it’s certainly not new anymore. We’re not moving anytime soon, but we wanted to add some value to our home for our own enjoyment and also for when we decide to move.

Now, you have to understand that the kitchen is where you will get the highest return on your investment. Instead of getting new cabinets and counter tops, we installed a new tile back splash and replaced all of the appliances within the kitchen. This was quite simple, and gave the kitchen a very new feel.

We also did some work on the master bathroom. Instead of putting in new tubs and showers, we repainted our cabinets and installed new drop sinks. We also replaced the lighting fixtures and put a chandelier over the bathtub.

Another thing that I recommend is to eliminate carpet from your bathroom or living room. Buyers appreciate hardwood floors, and even laminate hardwood will work.

These are some really inexpensive ways to add value to your home, and there are many other things you can do to add value. If you’d like to know more about this topic, I’d be very happy to speak to you about it.