Moving is an exciting time, but it is also a lot of work! So, why would someone try to navigate the selling process on their own? To hopefully save a few bucks. Is it worth the headaches and the money they think they will save by not hiring an experienced Realtor? The answer is usually no.
So, you want to invest in real estate and need some guidance. If you think any real estate agent can offer you the same assistance, you are mistaken. There are tons of real estate agents out there, but not all are the right match for an investor.
It may be the winter (and a cold one this year), but the real estate market is heating up!
Homes are selling quickly and closer to (or above) asking price. According to the January 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, “34% of properties that closed in January sold at or above the list price. Of the properties that sold at a premium price, 86 percent sold at 101 to 110 percent of the list price.”
You listed your house and it didn’t sell. There is probably nothing more frustrating! What do you do next? Just stay put in your home forever or try again?
First things first, figure out why your house did not sell the first time around. Why do some listings expire and fail to sell? Here are the 10 top factors that influence whether or not your home sells:
Although both real estate agents and Realtors® are licensed to sell real estate, there are differences between them. You should make sure you understand the difference before you hire someone to sell your home.
Historically home sales and home sale prices peak in the spring and summer, making spring the best time of year for sellers to put their homes on the market. However, in his most recent column, Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of realtor.com, has advised that 2017 is not a typical year and sellers should consider listing their homes earlier this year.
I have worked with many real estate agents during my years as a licensed Realtor® and I have found that this field is home to all types of agents and personalities. Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 220 adults in the US is a licensed agent (or was at some point in time). Yet despite the high number of real estate agents, I find that I can count on one hand the other agents that I would love to do business with again.