How accurate is Zillow or Trulia?

I get asked this question all the time. Buyers and sellers alike want to be able to figure out what the value of a home should be. I have a separate post as to how I go about figuring valuation of a home, and you can read that post on Market Valuations here. If you…

Why should I pay for the buyer’s closing costs?

Why should I pay for the buyer’s closing costs?

In each real estate transaction, there are buyer’s closing costs, as well as seller’s closing costs. But increasingly, buyers are asking sellers to cover their closing costs. Why should sellers pay for buyer’s closing costs? The main reason is that this is purely an accounting move. With the way we structure purchase agreements, it is…

Are Auction Homes worth it?

Are Auction Homes worth it?

Once in a while, you may see a home listed for sale at a ridiculously low price of $1. Yes, a dollar. Almost always, this indicates that the house is being sold under auction terms. Some times a different house may be identified as going under auction, with a higher price. Either way, auctions can…

Staging a home

Staging a home

5 Reasons to stage a home for sale? There are several reasons why I recommend staging a home before putting it up for sale. I’ve listed my top 5 below. Read on. It’s the basis of marketing Marketing a home starts with the basics. You have to start with a strong foundation and build upon…