Home Selling Tips

Tips for selling your home for the best price in the most reasonable amount of time.

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Why Use a Drone to Help Market Your Home?A drone can be an effective marketing tool in real estate when used correctly. The video drones capture can inspire more buyers to come to an open house or set up a private showing. While drones have been used in the past to sell luxury homes with acreage, the technology is beginning to look more promising for other types of real estate. There are many ways a home seller can use a drone to their marketing advantage.

The Legalities of Drones

While drones have been the subject of many debates, the FAA declared that they were allowed to be used by real estate agents in 2016. However, there are some restrictions placed on drone use though that sellers must adhere to. For example, the drone can only fly during daylight hours and it cannot fly more

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What Sellers Should Know Before Agreeing to a Short SaleSelling a home for less than what is owed is called a short sale. While homeowners may choose to sell their homes underprice for a variety of reasons, there are a number of restrictions and considerations to keep in mind before selling a short sale. With this information, sellers will understand what a short sale means and what to expect from one.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Why Do People Choose a Short Sale?

Sometimes, homeowners need to sell a home, but they owe more on the mortgage loan than what the home can sell for. Selling a home for less than what is owed on the loan is called a short sale.

Although homes tend to

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5 Amazing Ways to Market Your HomeSelling a home is different than selling a pint of milk or a designer handbag, but that doesn't mean it won't benefit from thoughtful marketing. No matter what kind of market the seller may be facing, the right marketing can be the key to making the home stand out among its direct competition, which can ultimately push the price up beyond a seller's expectations. The best strategies for selling a home today includes a bit of melding between the old tactics and the new. For a better idea of how to get started, consider the following tips.

Set the Right Price

The first stop for any type of marketing is going to be officially listing the home on the MLS. Some sellers assume they can aim for the moon because they can always drop the price down

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How to Get the Best Offers in a Buyer's MarketSelling in a buyer's market poses its own set of challenges, but the seller still has plenty of control when it comes how buyers view their home. They may have to rethink how they see the market or bend a little on what they may have wanted from the sale, but there are ways to navigate a flooded market. See what a seller can do to influence buyers and sell their home quickly and efficiently.

Understand What's Ahead

The first thing a seller will need to do is mentally prepare themselves for a home sale that may take a little longer or require more effort than expected. Dropping the price or accepting the first offer may be an easy way to handle the process, but it may also lose a seller tens of thousands of dollars at the end of the day.

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Tips for Selling a Home with Unpermitted WorkUnpermitted work can make problems for homeowners. A home with unpermitted work can be hard to insure and may even be unsafe to live in. Sometimes having unpermitted work is the result of hiring unprofessional contractors, and sometimes it's the result of uninformed DIY. Either way, home buyers who want to purchase a home with unpermitted work may even have a hard time getting a mortgage, so selling a home with with this problem can be a challenge. If you're selling a home that has unpermitted construction, knowing your options can help you make a choice that will be profitable during the home sale.

Do You Have to Disclose Unpermitted Work?

If you're aware of unpermitted construction, this must be disclosed at the time that the home is sold.

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How to Catch Roof Damage EarlyTo catch roof damage early, homeowners need to be especially observant and aware of what's happening to their home. An obvious leak is usually a sign that the roof has been unraveling for months (possibly even years) without anyone even noticing. It all starts with understanding the many components of the roof (shingles, flashing, joints, etc.), and how they work together to protect the home. The good news is that making the effort could save a homeowner thousands of dollars worth of repairs.

Checking for Damage

If the homeowner is brave enough, getting on a ladder to check the joints and shingles can give clues as to the condition of the covering. The flashing is the material directly covering the joints of the roof, and any tears in it will

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How Can Painting Your Home Help Sell Your House?Selling a home can be challenging but painting a home and using an attractive color can make a surprising difference to buyers. Most agents recommend a new coat of paint but there are a number of factors that can influence a buyer's decision-making process. What should homeowners know about painting their Seven Hills home before picking up a few gallons of paint?

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A Top Secret: A Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting a house can make a big difference to a room and can brighten up a space. Paint color and shade can subtly influence prospective buyers. Neutral-color palettes are often recommended for the average buyer but styles and suggestions often change.

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Selling A Vacation Home? What To ExpectSelling a second home is different from selling a primary residence. Prepping the home for sale and navigating the complexities of capital gains tax can leave some sellers feeling stumped. Knowing what to expect can help you through the process.

Tax Implications

The tax implications of selling a vacation home can be significant. The law allows a person to sell a primary residence tax-free if the sale is below a certain threshold, however, this is not the case for the sale of a second home. People who sell their second home must pay 20 percent in federal taxes and an additional cost for their state taxes. Residents who live in their vacation home as a primary residence for at least two years may be able to take advantage of certain tax

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What to Know About Common Roofing TrendsWhen homeowners are looking at their roofing options, they typically fall into one When homeowners think of investments that can increase the value of their home, a trendy roof isn't exactly what comes to mind for most people. Still, for those thinking about selling their home in the near future, upgraded roofing can have a significant impact on a home's value without any of the risk of over-improving a home. For those who are thinking about replacing their roof in the near future, there are some popular roofing trends to consider.

Metal and Concrete Roofing

Durable, long-lasting roofing materials are in high demand, especially among first-time home buyers who don't want the financial burden of having to replace a roof in a few years.

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Should I Get a Home Warranty?When buying a home, a lot of people are cautioned not to miss anything during the final walk-through, lest they find themselves on the hook for a broken system. A home warranty is designed to provide some protection against this sort of problem, but they are not always necessary. People should weigh the cost in relation to their other expenses before they make a decision to purchase a home warranty.

Home Warranty vs Homeowners Insurance

An easy analogy to help home buyers distinguish between a home warranty and homeowners insurance is to consider the same kinds of protections for cars. A warranty on a car makes some provision for repairs or replacement of certain parts or systems, if they wear out or break before the warranty runs out.

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