Home Sellers

What NOT To Do When Selling Your Vacant Property

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

If you are a landlord, selling new construction or have recently relocated then chances are you may also be selling a vacant property. Listing a vacant property is similar to listing a non-vacant property but there are a few key things that will make or break the property’s selling potential. Below are some of the…

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House Not Selling? Try These Tips!

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

Houses linger on the market for a variety of reasons and if you’re one of those sellers, it may be time for a different strategy. Let’s start by assuming you’ve already done the basics like decluttering, cleaning, and sprucing up your curb appeal months ago when you listed it. Your home may look completely different…

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Closing Costs and Fees Paid by Home Sellers

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

Many people associate closing costs with buyers, but sellers too are responsible for a portion of these costs. In addition to paperwork and carefully reviewed contract agreements, knowing a good estimate of your closing costs are also important for a successful closing. Outlined below are the general costs and fees sellers may pay in a…

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Negotiations to be Prepared for During the Home Selling Process

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

Anyone who has ever bought a home knows just how many negotiations can occur. Price is almost always negotiated, but there are other times when a seller will need to negotiate further. Some of the more common situations are outlined below. Price When it comes to the price of a home, sellers have an ideal…

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The Different Meanings of Escrow – The Basics

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers,Mortgage. Tagged:

The term escrow has two different meanings, both of which pertain to the holding of money by a third party. To help you better understand the difference, I’ll cover the basics in this post! ESCROW – Meaning 1 What is escrow? Once a buyer and seller have agreed on a price and contract for a…

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Why Could My Home Appraise For Less Than Market Value?

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

Location, home features, and market value all play a role in determining what a home is worth. When a buyer and seller agree on a selling price for a home, the buyer must then get a home appraisal done. Most lenders will require a home appraisal for a mortgage. If a borrower defaults on a…

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Organizing Your Entryway For Home Showings

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

  Entryways. They are the catchalls of the home. Shoes, coats, keys, book bags and purses always seem to be scattered around the door. In the frantic pace of entering and exiting the home, it always ends up in a shuffled mess. This particular part of the home can be a pain to keep looking…

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How to Best Prepare Your Home for Millennial Buyers

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

Looking at buyers in terms of their generation and purchasing patterns is a smart business move. Different generations have different opinions on things from buying houses to education. Millennials are the newest and largest generation moving into the real estate market. Learning how they tick and marketing your home accordingly will give you an edge…

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