Are you thinking of selling your home this Spring? Here are a few ideas you can start implementing now before your home goes on the market to preserve as much of your home’s equity as you can control. Follow these 7 tips for preparing your home to sell this Spring and you will get more […]
Should I Respond to a Low Ball Offer?
In this changing Austin real estate market, we often hear about multiple offers, homes selling for more than asking price and cash buyers. What we don’t hear about too much, but happens more than you think now that the market is in flux, are “low ball” offers. Even in a booming Austin real estate market, […]
How to Determine Whether it is a Seller’s Market or Buyer’s Market
We often hear the term seller’s market or buyer’s market but it may not always be clear how agents determine what type of market we are currently experiencing. Here, we’ll show you how to determine whether it is a seller’s market or buyer’s market and what metrics agents use to distinguish between the two types […]
Should I Hire the Agent Who Thinks My House is Worth the Most?
If that agent has the money to buy your home at the listing appointment, then yes, absolutely! If they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is, take the money and run. But, 99.99 times out of 100, that isn’t going to be the case. If you’re pondering the question, “should I hire the […]
When Should a Seller Do the Repairs Agreed to in the Buyer’s Repair Addendum?
After the buyer has done their home inspection and you’ve agreed on their list of repairs, it can be confusing for sellers as to the best time to make the repairs. If you make the repairs too soon and the buyer backs out, you might have done repairs for nothing. If you wait too long, […]
Infographic: 6 Steps to Selling a Home in Austin
We are frequently asked what are the steps to selling a home in Austin. Below we’ve included an infographic of the 6 steps to selling your Austin home. Step 1: Understand the Market Figuring out what’s fact and what’s fiction about the Austin market is important. Determine your bottom line and see if the market […]
Is It a Bad Idea to Get Rid of All the Bathtubs in the House?
Are you thinking of taking on a new project? Considering remodeling bathrooms? Maybe in preparation to sell your home? You have all adults (or at least older children) in your house and you never take baths. You might be asking yourself, is it a bad idea to get rid of all the bathtubs in the […]
10 Reasons Why Your Home Is Not Selling
Recently a couple contacted me because they were considering making a change of REALTORS to sell their home. Their listing was about to expire and their home had not sold. They didn’t get one offer during the listing period and they were frustrated and confused. Their REALTOR told them the price per square foot was […]
Best Day to List Austin Home
Recently, national real estate blog Redfin released a study on the best day of the week to list your home. They studied listings over a 21 month period in several major markets, including Travis County in Central Texas. What did the study find? Homes Listed on Friday are 12% More Likely to Sell in 90 […]
Is Staging Effective in Getting Sellers More Money?
As Austin Realtors, we’re often asked if staging is effective in getting sellers more money for their homes in Austin. Working with home buyers in Austin everyday, I can unequivocally say staging has an affect on how much a buyer likes a particular home. To confirm and quantify my experience (with a much bigger sample […]