If you’re making the choice to sell your home, you are likely deciding between selling on your own or hiring a real estate agent. When selling your own home, more commonly known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO), you will be weighing the decision of saving money versus the anxiety of making a costly mistake. Fortunately, there is a new, commission free option, that might just be the perfect solution. It is using a remote, full service agent to professionally represent you with selling your house.
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When it comes to selling your home, the dream scenario is to get multiple offers from buyers competing with each other to raise the price. In a hot seller’s market, it is not unusual to receive 10 or more offers for your home. Whether you have just listed your house for sale by owner or are preparing to offer it for sale, you should be prepared to process multiple offers, discern the difference between the offers, and to leverage those offers to get the highest price while navigating the terms of a 19 page purchase contract with over 100 paragraphs of legalese.
Recent reports and statistics showed that many Californians are packing up and moving out of state. Even Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, recently announced that he is moving from California to Texas. While many are speculating that the billionaire has chosen to leave California because of the exorbitant taxes, Musk is claiming is that his move is due to Covid-19 restrictions. But yes, high taxes and high cost of living has been the main drivers why people are leaving the sunny state behind.
iBuyers are real estate companies that buy properties at a discount directly from home sellers and resell them for a profit to home buyers. They advertise catchy phrases like “Instant cash offer” or “get cash for your house today.” While this may sound attractive to someone who really needs to get out from under a mortgage or needs to move to start a new job, it’s a good idea to take a closer look and know what you’re getting into. So, we did some research for you.
2020 was a tough year for everybody. But aside from the pandemic, more people are saying goodbye to the California dream. Over the last two years, more people have left the state than those who have arrived in search of fine weather and prosperity. The COVID-19 stay-at-home order alone resulted in a net migration loss of 136,000 people from April to June of 2020.
When you put your home on the market, the one aspect that usually comes to mind is profit. Without a doubt, every seller's main goal is to sell their home for the best possible price. However, in an effort to get the best deal possible, many sellers fall prey to myths about home pricing that don’t reflect the current real estate market.
Real estate agent commissions can get a little tricky. Typically, the seller pays the commissions because buyer and seller agent fees are included in the purchase price of the property.
Selling a home is no different from buying your first. It can be complicated, time-consuming, and emotionally challenging. There’s no way you can just let go of your precious abode and easily trade your house keys for a sweet pile of money.
Would you mind buying a home near a cemetery? Or do you think it could be a “grave” mistake, especially if you’re on the hunt for your first home? With roughly over 144,000 cemeteries and graveyards located in the U.S., it isn’t surprising that many of them are located close to residential neighborhoods.