Thursday, November 10, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
10 Ways Reason to Work with an Agent when Buying your Home
First off, most people don't know that buyers do not pay for Realtor Services. The commission paid to agents comes from the Seller’s Proceeds from the sale. Now there are costs associated with your transaction that you the buyer will be responsible for, such as home insurance, title verifications, lender's fees, and home inspections. But the actual service of using a Realtor, for example, me, is FREE.
Neat right? So if that is not enough…Here are 10 More Reasons you should work with an Agent when purchasing your home.
You will see listings before they hit the market with a custom MLS search that comes directly to your email inbox.
You will receive access to your agent’s network of other agents (and listings!)
You can leave it to them to weed through the duds and only show you homes that fit your criteria.
You will have a no-nonsense fri; ...
Thursday, August 4, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
Avoid These Mistakes When Pricing Your Home
Pricing mistake #1: Not listening to your agent's recommendation.
Your realtor's goal is to price your property according to the current market while getting you top dollar for your home. To do that, your agent will compile an analysis report of similar homes that have sold recently, study local market trends, and highlight the features of your property to strategically price your home. While you as the seller may want to start high when pricing and that is your right BUT, you will have a hard time finding a Realtor that will let that fly. This brings me to…
Pricing Mistake #2: Overpricing your home so you’ll have “room to negotiate.”
Overpricing is the #1 way to crush your chance at getting the most money for your home. The idea that pricing a home higher will lead to a higher sale price is just flat-out WRONG! If you overprice your property, it will sit on the market. When y; ...
Saturday, July 23, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
How to AVOID falling out of Escrow as a Seller
Did you know… 37% of Purchase Agreements fall through due to Repair issues.
For Example, Seller Soliel puts her house on the market hoping to get top dollar for the sale. To her knowledge, the framing and foundation were in good shape but she hadn’t crawled under to see for herself. After being listed for 15 days, an interested buyer submits an offer with standard contingencies. Now keep in mind, one of those contingencies states that Buyer Barnet has the right to hire a professional to inspect the property.
The home inspector spends a few hours combing through each room, checking for safety and functionality. After emerging from under the house he informs Buy Barnet and Seller Soliel that a leak has been rotting out a section of the framing for years and recommends hiring a Foundation Expert to advise on the extent of damage, costs, and remedies.
The Foundation Expert re ...
Friday, July 15, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
Pondering a Reno?
How do I pick a contractor?
Ideally, you want to build the same kind of relationship with your contractor as you do with your real estate agent: one built on trust that makes you want to go back to that person for any future needs. Your contractor should be a very good listener and communicator. You want them to “get” your vision for your home, and to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Do your due diligence by checking out contractors’ reputations, talking with other clients, and looking at work they have done previously before you make your selection.
How much will my project cost?
Of course, the answer depends upon the scope of your project, but in order to get the best estimate from your contractor, take time to write down each detail of your plan so that the contractor can include everything in their estimate. Renovations are famous for taking longer and costing more than originally planned, but this i ...
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 / by Tatiana Seidlin
ASKED. ANSWERED. SOLD.
14 Questions Sellers Often Ask Before Listing Their Home
If you have a home to sell, you’re probably excited to get the process started. There are many things you need to consider when selling your property, and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the task. The good news is I've done extensive research about what you need to know about selling your home – and I've answered 14 of the questions you’re probably wondering:
1) What percentage of the listing price can I expect to get?
The list-to-sell ratio is determined by dividing the selling price by the listing price. The ratio is largely market-driven. In a sellers’ market, which is when inventory is low, sellers may get close to 100% or over 100% if the home sells above list price. In a market with a large inventory of homes, a buyers’ market, buyers have more negotiating power, so the list-to-sell ratio may be closer to 90%. My goal is to get you as close to a ...