7 Common Mistakes Sellers Make

Your real estate agent will be there with you through every step of your transaction, but check out these seven common mistakes that many sellers make so you can avoid them. 7 Common Mistakes Sellers Make When you're selling a home, it requires a lot of work on your part. it's normal for sellers to make mistakes – after all, people don't sell homes every day. However, check out these most common seller mistakes so you can avoid them: Skipping curb appeal Forgetting to deep-clean Neglecting cabinets, drawers and pantries Leaving clutter out Overstuffing closets Failing to stage Leaving valuables behind Scroll down for a closer look at each. Common Seller Mistake #1: Skipping curb appeal prospective buyers begin forming an impression of your home before they even walk through the front door. As buyers pull up on your street, they're evaluating your homes curb appeal. That means you need to make a special effort to ensure your home is as attractive as possible from the outside – including Cleaning up your landscaping, power washing your driveway and sidewalk, trimming hedges and bushes, and possibly even investing in new house numbers or a new mailbox. You should ask [...]

By |2022-05-08T17:54:24-05:00May 4th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Selling Real Estate, Tips|0 Comments

Do You Have to Stage Every Room in Your Home to Sell?

If you’re like many people selling a home in Middle Tennessee, your REALTOR® has talked to you about home staging – but do you really have to stage every room? This guide explains. Do You Have to Stage Every Room in Your Home to Sell? Staging is a really important part of selling your home, and your real estate agent will most likely offer you pointers and tips if you need them. And though you should try to stage every room in your home, you may have to focus your efforts on the most important period if that's the case, here's where you need to stage: Kitchen Living Room Bedrooms Keep scrolling for tips to help you successfully stage each space. Kitchen Staging: The Basics Your kitchen is one of the most important in your home to stage. That's partly because the kitchen is where prospective buyers stand with their real estate agents to discuss how they feel about a home, and partly because staging is about more than selling four walls and a roof – it’s about selling a lifestyle. You want buyers to see that your kitchen is clean and easy to maintain, and you can [...]

By |2022-04-04T00:31:44-05:00April 17th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Do You Have to Stage Every Room in Your Home to Sell?

How to Depersonalize Your Home Before You List it for Sale

It’s important to depersonalize your home before you list it for sale, but where do you start? This guide gives you six action steps to take. 6 Ways to Depersonalize Your Home Before You List it for Sale If you're selling your home in Middle Tennessee, your real estate agent will most likely talk to you about the importance of depersonalizing it. Depersonalizing doesn't mean making it look like a museum that nobody lives in, but it does mean removing things that could inhibit a buyer's imagination. Here are six ways to depersonalize your home before you list it for sale: Remove personal photos Take down collections and memorabilia Remove sayings from the walls Clear off the refrigerator Put away personal items in the bathrooms and bedrooms Say goodbye to anything potentially controversial Depersonalization Tip #1: Remove Personal Photos Take down your family photos before you list your home for sale. In addition to addressing privacy concerns, this step helps buyers envision their own belongings in your space; that’s tough to do when your family members are smiling down at them from the walls. Depersonalization Tip #2: Take Down Collections and Memorabilia Regardless of how important your collections and memorabilia [...]

By |2022-04-03T23:42:24-05:00April 4th, 2022|Agent Blog, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Listings, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on How to Depersonalize Your Home Before You List it for Sale

Get The Appraisal You Want

Middle Tennessee is a hot market for new jobs and, as a result, people looking to buy new homes. As Nashville and the surrounding neighborhoods continue to grow, the city is increasingly becoming a seller’s market. While buyers may be willing to pay more for a home, at the end of the day, the appraisal can have a big impact on a sale because a lender will only lend to the appraised value. Although there’s no way to fully guarantee a home’s appraisal value, there are steps you can take to make sure your seller’s property appraises at the highest amount possible. Understanding the Appraisal Process First, it helps to understand what goes into an appraisal so you can better explain the process to your clients. This will help them understand the importance of setting a realistic sale price. Once you have a contract in place, the buyer’s lender will begin by contacting a state-licensed or certified appraiser who will then inspect the home. This may be an interior and exterior review or exterior only. Additionally, the appraiser will research county and city records for the property and market, including recent sales and listings of comparable properties. Once they’ve determined [...]

By |2018-11-21T12:24:57-06:00June 21st, 2017|Agent Blog, Agent Productivity, Blog, Buying and Selling Tips, Consumer Blog, Listings, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Get The Appraisal You Want

Navigating Emotions for a Successful Real Estate Transaction

Buying or selling a home is an emotional experience for everyone involved. While we want those associated emotions to be positive, that’s not always the case. And sometimes, less-than-positive emotions can complicate the transaction. As trusted agents, it’s our job to help our clients navigate the experience with tact and empathy. For sellers, cold feet can stem from a number of places—their father built those walls with his own hands, their children grew up at that dining room table, they put their own sweat and tears into making the house what it is today. For buyers, they may be facing the fear of taking on new debt, or the stress of moving to a new city. When stress and emotions run high, tension and argument can often be triggered and we need to be equipped to manage it. These tips can help you diffuse the tension for a successful transaction: Remembering the Why When emotions are run high, the first step to helping your client work through them is to remind them why they started the process in the first place. Go over the factors that led them to the choice that now is the time to sell, or remind [...]

By |2017-05-05T18:43:11-05:00May 5th, 2017|Agent Blog, Real Estate, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Navigating Emotions for a Successful Real Estate Transaction

Think You Know Everything About Submitting an Offer? Think Again

By |2016-08-25T11:59:41-05:00August 25th, 2016|Agent Blog, Blog, Featured Blog Posts, Real Estate Ethics, Selling Real Estate|Comments Off on Think You Know Everything About Submitting an Offer? Think Again
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