You've had it! Enough is enough. Your home's been on the market way longer than you expected and it still hasn't sold. You had some showings at the beginning. But after the first couple of weeks, the showings dropped off to almost zero. You have a showing here and there, still. But nobody has come back for a second look. And nobody has even made an offer. Don't they know your price is negotiable? (I mean, you don't want them low-balling you...but if they like the house, they should at least make an offer, right?)
Every homeowner wants their home to look polished, pulled together and reflect their personal style. But not every homeowner wants to put in the effort to get it there. Some people just hate decorating, and the thought of decorating an entire home? Well, that just sounds terrible. But you can have a gorgeous, well-decorated home even if you're Pinterest challenged. Here are 5 decorating tips for people who hate to decorate:
When you first start looking at houses to buy, you're probably looking to find the best house possible...not looking for the best real estate agent possible. It usually begins innocently enough... Maybe you see a house online. So, you reach out to the agent with the click of the button. Or send a quick e-mail. Perhaps even pick up the phone to ask a few questions, or schedule a showing. Next thing you know, you're being sent listings by e-mail, and going out to see houses with that agent.
There is a certain mystique to older homes. With each one there is always a veil of mystery to be pulled back with every structure that predates the 1970’s. This mystery has a level of attraction to a certain subset of homeowners. So popular are these stalwart buildings that defiantly stand against the withering of time that whole magazines, movies and TV shows are dedicated to their existence and upkeep.
Tons of people think the number 13 is unlucky. Some don’t. But pretty much everyone has at least heard that the number 13 is unlucky. With Friday the 13th upon us, I thought it’d be fun and interesting to send along some superstitions we come across in the real estate industry, which you may have never heard about...
You expected lots of buyers coming through. Ideally, you even expected an offer (or multiple offers!) to come in pretty quickly. But instead, not that many people seem to even know your house is for sale. Otherwise, they'd come out and see it. If people would come and see it, the house would practically sell itself, because it's so nice. You're discouraged, frustrated, and angry... You wonder if your real estate agent is doing his/her job.
Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy. You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be love at first sight. It will just feel right, like it was meant to be. Kind of like the notion of finding your soulmate.
Very few real estate agents do tons of business. In any given area, there's always an agent or two who seem to do all of the business. But that doesn't mean that the few agents who do most of the business, are the best agents. Nor does it mean that the agents you don't see doing much business are not the best agents. There's a difference between "top" agents, and "best" agents.
This home located at 17 Westwind Drive in Lemoyne is an absolute stunner. Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. The owners had this home built by custom builder Ralph Iacono in 2003 and didn't miss a single detail in this elegant home. Let's take a closer look.
Should you work with a real estate agent who’s your friend or a family member? This is such a common question. And it can be a touchy, awkward subject when you know a real estate agent and are planning to buy or sell a house. Part of you probably wants to ignore the topic. Maybe hire another real estate agent, sell your house, or buy a house, and hope your friend or family member just doesn’t notice or find out. They will. And it will be more awkward if you do that. So, you should address this head on.