"FOR SALE BY OWNER"

The amount of homes with that "For Sale By Owner" (aka FSBO) sign in the front lawn seldom seems to decrease.  We're here to let you know why doing what may seem like saving money, is actually costing you.

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Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing

Sometimes people are hesitant to put their home on the market because they don't want to use the time and money they think it will require to be "show ready."  

In reality, there are a few small things that can be replaced/repaired to give the home a huge boost in appeal!

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Staging Your Home

See how to stage your home on your own to give that extra appeal to buyers!

Creating Curb Appeal

When selling a home the first impression is critical. Many home buyers eliminate homes quickly if the initial visual impression is not impressive. For this reason, it is important to enhance the curb appeal of your home prior to listing it for sale. Keep in mind that potential buyers will see your home differently than you do. If it has an unappealing or unorganized visage, that will reflect poorly on the rest of the home. It really does not matter how beautiful and warm the interior of the home is, if the outside is not enough to draw the buyers in for a closer look. So how to go about improving the curb appeal of your home?

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Contracts in Real Estate

The contracts that are involved in a real estate transaction can be a complicated thing to the untrained eye. Typically a real estate contract encompasses all aspects of the sale and purchase of a particular property. This includes all subjects and sub-clauses, details of the property and the funding that is involved. It's advisable to read over these documents in entirety with your realtor who can explain all aspects of the contract in greater detail.

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Should I take my Home off the Market During The Holidays?

Many sellers think about takeing their home off the market during the holidays. This may be the best time of year to find a serious, qualified buyer who may be in town visiting family for the holidays. This article spells out some good advice for sellers during this time of year.  When you are thinking of buying a home, think of Idaho Real Estate!  Call Don Wixom for quality service throughout the year!

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Insist on a Home Inspection

As a seller, the home inspection report protects you because it establishes the actual condition of the property at the time of sale.

A home inspection usually covers the following:

  • Plumbing conditions - if there is leakage or clogging
  • Roofing conditions - the extent of deterioration, if there is leakage
  • Electrical conditions - if there are inadequate circuits or potential fire hazards
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    Considering Offers

    When considering an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the price, you may overlook terms that could be favorable to you as a seller.

    You should have a strategy for dealing with each offer. Here are some situations that can effect your decision about an offer:

  • Higher-than-market-interest in a second mortgage for your home
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    The Talking House

    Get Talking House Working For You...and Get Results Fast!

  • Helps sell your home quickly and easily, for top dollar.
  • Radio broadcast of features encourages prospects to listen to your home's most attractive features from the comfort of their car.
  • Never sleeps. . .works 24 hours a day for maximum sales potential.
  • Silent...you won't even notice it's there.
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    Don's Marketing Strategy

    For your property to sell, count on Don for the most exposure to the marketplace, world-wide! There's more to selling a home in Idaho than placing a sign in the yard. Idaho Real Estate SOLD

    It takes personal marketing to buyers as well as other agents.

    It takes someone on the go to make contacts with more people on a daily basis.

    It takes advertising in print media as well as electronic & Internet marketing. Information is power!

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    Five Reasons a Property Will or Will NOT Sell

    The 5 reasons a property will sell or NOT sell:

    1. Location Image

    People will either like the location or not.  Most people like to be situated either in the right school district to meet their needs, close to work, a particular neighborhood or someplace with a view. In most instances, people look for location first.  You know what they say; "Location, Location, Location!"  If your home is in a poor location or has questionable surroundings or neighborhood, any of the remaining four reasons may need extra attention. Idaho Real Estate is always a good location, but there are always possible surroundings that aren't as desirable...

    2. Price Image

    Especially in our current Idaho Real Estate market, PRICE can be THE most strategic reason a buyer will buy.  As your agent, I will provide you (my seller) with comparable properties in both "Active" and "Sold" categories. It's best to be as high as possible when compared to the "SOLD" properties (to get the highest price possible) however,  price average or below when compared to the "ACTIVE" properties (your competition). Some sellers will say something like, "We can always come down..."  However, in a competitive (buyer's) market, some buyers won't even look at a home that seems to be overpriced (above average). Listen to the advice of your agent when determining the pricing strategy of your Idaho home.

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