8 Secret Strategies for Selling Your Home FAST!

The 8 Secret Strategies To Sell Your Home For Up To 18% More Money for Your Home Than Traditional Real Estate Methods!

What Should You Pay Attention to When Buying?

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Today I am excited to share a checklist with you that you should be looking at if you’re out looking at homes to buy. Pay special attention to these tips, and you can make sure you don’t buy a lemon or overpay for a home. If you want a copy of this checklist, just give us a call and we’ll send one right out!

There are important factors that affect value, on both the inside and outside of the home. On the inside, here’s what you want to make sure you pay attention to:
  • The walls: You want them to be safe, smooth, and sound.
  • Plumbing system: Make sure it works properly.
  • The windows: Make sure there are no cracks.
  • A/C + Heater: Make sure both are working properly.
  • Water or mold damage in the basement.

Each of these items is important, and each comes with a hefty price tag. For example, it could cost you another $10,000 to $12,000 to replace an A/C system. There are a lot of things to consider on the outside of the home as well. Here they are:
  • The roof: Are the shingles and gutters down tight? 
  • The sidewalk: If it’s in bad shape, some townships charge the homeowners to pay for repairs.
  • Windows and siding: These are both expensive items to replace.
  • Chimneys: In older houses, a lot of them need to be re-pointed, which is also pretty expensive.
  • Hill or corner lot: If your home is on one of these lots, it will sell for less, so buy it for less.
  • Flood insurance: Could add another $200 on your monthly payment if you’re in a flood zone.
These are just a few of the many tips we have. If you’d like a copy of the full list, or our other report about what affects home value, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll send it right out. Talk to you soon!

Underreported Data in Real Estate News

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Lately, there’s been some inaccurate news stories out about real estate. Contrary to popular belief, I expect a hot market in the Suburbs of Philadelphia this year! 

You may have heard about a drop in existing home sales from December. Many pundits haven’t addressed the cause of this. However, experts like me understand why this happened. The new TRID legislation went into effect on October 1st, and this new paperwork delayed closings. TRID requires three to five business days after closing to secure a deal. Interestingly enough, most business deals occur on Friday, just before the weekend break. There you have it -- that’s the single, most underreported detail!

Additionally, new home sales actually annualized in thousands. The reality is our market is incredibly strong. TRID won’t bog us down! The number of increasing home sales in the luxury market prove it. 

Foot traffic has also increased. This means more people are walking into and touring homes. Prospective buyers are actively searching for their dream home! They’re looking to take advantage of low interest rates while they’re available. This high demand makes it a great time for sellers to list.

If I haven’t made my point just yet, look at the median years of homeowner tenure before moving. That number has gone down from ten to nine in the last year alone. Plus, consider homeownership as investment. According to the 2-15 Return on Investment graph, real estate earns the best return compared to any other investment market, including NASDAQ and Dow Jones.

If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in the Suburbs of Philadelphia, now is the time to act! Give me a call or send me an email today.