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How to Choose the Best Offer for Your Home

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Offer for Your Home

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When choosing an offer on your home, there are a few factors you should consider.  The highest dollar amount isn’t always the best deal.

Be sure that you:

1.  Understand the process.  All offers are negotiable.
2.  Set baselines.  Decide in advance what’s most important to you.
3.  Create an offer review process.  Establish a time frame for accepting multiple offers.
4.  Don’t take offers personally.  Treat the sale like a business transaction.
5.  Review every term.  Are the buyers pre-qualified?  Have they asked you to include something you were planning to take with you?

Your Realtor can walk you through all of the steps for selling your home and choosing the right offer.

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5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

5 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale During the Holidays

5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays: 

1.  There are fewer homes on the market during the holidays.  Less supply means more demand for your house.  More demand means a quicker sale.

2.  Buyers are more emotional during the holiday season.  They’re more likely to fall in love with your house and, if they are already in love with your house when they make their offer, they’ll be more willing to pay your price.

3.  Buyers have more free time.  Buyers are more likely to have more free time during the week during the holiday season.  Showings will be more likely to be at more convenient times for you.

4.  But, you don’t have to worry about your celebrations being disturbed.  You can request that there are no showings on Christmas or any other days that you’d rather be left alone.  People are still shopping on the days surrounding these holidays.

5.  Buyers who are shopping during the holidays are more serious.  They’d rather be celebrating the season, but they’re house-shopping instead because they need to find a home.

Looking for advice about listing a home in the Tampa Bay area?  Contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Keep Your Home Sale from Falling Apart

How to Keep Your Home Sale From Falling Apart

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Your home’s sale isn’t over yet just because you have a signed contract.

You can certainly breathe easier, but you still have work to do to get through the closing.

To keep things from falling apart in the middle of the deal, be sure to avoid these 5 common mistakes:

1.  Ignoring Contract Contingencies
2.  Not Bothering to Fix Things That Break
3.  Getting Lax About Deadlines
4.  Refusing to Negotiate Any Further
5.  Hiding Liens From Buyers

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Copyright 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Realtors vs. For Sale by Owners

About to put your house on the market? Are you going to try to sell it yourself?

Before you do, consider these statistics:

  • Realtors sell homes 19 days faster than For Sale by Owner
  • Realtors sell for 19%, or about $41,000, more than For Sale by Owner
  • The total number of For Sale by Owner property sales has fallen from 20% to 9% in the last decade

Realtors vs. For Sale by Owners

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