It seems paradoxical, but buyer psychology studies prove one way to get home buyers interested in your home for sale is to make it boring! Let me explain...
Some real estate truisms seem eternal, like "buy land; they're not making it anymore," but recent developments could make that Mark Twain quote obsolete!
Life's delays can put home sellers in a time crunch, leaving only minutes to prepare for a showing. Here's how to handle "showing emergencies" like a pro!
An “as-is” listing means the seller is leaving repairs up to the buyer. Does it signal huge flaws, or a certain bargain? Good news: you don't have to guess!
Kitchens get harsh scrutiny from potential home buyers, but you've acclimated over time, making it easy to overlook your kitchen's cry for help.
When I saw "How to Sell Your House for More than it's Worth", I just had to take the clickbait! It was interesting, but not in the way the authors intended.
Would-be home sellers may change their mind after seeing a national article stating "home sales are slowing"—but that's the wrong takeaway, and here's why.
Although home prices in our market have been on the rise, I’m confident Cherokee and Cobb County home prices for currently listed properties are steals!
When attracting buyers to a home, paint color is huge. A recent Zillow study showed one wall color "tended to sell for $3,496 more” than other colors.
A recent Wall Street Journal headline “Why Home Prices Have Nowhere to Go But Up” may have garnered attention at the cost of advancing a pretty iffy notion.
When choosing a real estate agent, qualifications and credentials come first. But there are some often-overlooked standards you should also consider!
For homeowners planning to sell anytime soon, there is value in noting how some of yesterday’s home furnishing styles and materials are now best retired.
Despite the seller's desire to hold all offers the 7 days, one offer got instant attention. The listing agent "was blown away" by it, making national news.
Thinking of upsizing? Hard choice in today's market; rising prices encourages up-sizers to sell yet daunts buying. But another factor could prove crucial...
Real estate market observers expect spring activity upticks, and mild price rises were expected due to economy optimism & listing shortages. But instead of mild increases, “Home prices just took the biggest jump in 4 years” was the headline, backed by data: The U.S. median home price had risen 8.9% since last year.
National news feeds have been beating around the bush when it comes to reporting on current real estate markets, but that changed last month. Cherokee & Cobb County homeowners deciding whether to list and sell their homes finally got encouragement as the "sellers market" label has showed up more and more in the news.
Can existing home sales slide at the same time they advance? Cherokee and Cobb County real estate watchers who have heard similar conflicting accounts on successive news reports could be forgiven for deciding somebody is confused. They might be right about that, but in fact, both reports are technically correct.
With today's tight housing inventories, even owners of income-producing rental properties are considering the timely financial decision of selling. If selling a tenant-occupied house is on your list, here's a few guidelines that may solve tenant-occupied rental home sale issues before they become problematic.
If a National Association of Realtors® expert is to be taken literally, there is one unlikely factor that could lessen the stress level associated with selling your Cherokee and Cobb County house: Just have some kids around. That may not sound logical—but here's why it actually makes sense...
You may think your house's location and features will easily draw multiple offers from a flock of eager prospects, guaranteeing a quick, successful sale. Your house has it all; it literally sells itself! So all you have to do is plant a sign in the yard and wait for the sale to be finalized, right?
There's been a remarkable rebound in home values, and earlier this month, the real estate recovery was the topic of CNBC commentary: "Homeowners are sitting on trillions in equity". Understanding the scale in terms that are more meaningful to Cherokee and Cobb County readers calls for some imagination...
If you're planning to sell your Cherokee or Cobb County home, you've already thought about getting it in shape for photos and showings. Cleaning and de-cluttering are obvious tasks ahead of you, but you may also be considering more serious home projects or remodeling. Here's some tips to help with those decisions!
Game theory is a complex logic field studied by mathematicians, yet its application in Cherokee & Cobb county real estate negotiations is simple & useful.
Home inspections are seen as one of the final items that could derail your transaction, so 'inspection jitters' are perfectly normal. Here's some tips!
Heard of pet-friendly homes? With 84+ million US families with pets, it's likely many home buyers will view your home with Fido or Fluffball in mind.