Category: Preparing to Sell

  • To get the very best results from your photo shoot, please prepare your property before the photographer arrives. As you get your home ready, please be mindful of the bullet points listed below: * GENERAL: * Clean glass doors and windows * Vacuum or mop floors * Dust furniture and appliances * Tidy up closets * Turn off any TVs * Open blinds to let in good natural light * Remove scuff marks from the walls * OUTSIDE: * Clear the driveway of cars,

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  • We will reimburse the expense of photography [https://www.homebay.com/resources/does-homebay-arrange-photography-for-me/], up to $150, for any photographer who has standing flashes and wide angle lenses. As noted in this video, we think both are critical to top quality photos. The better your photos, the more clicks, showings and offers you will receive.

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  • Home Bay pays for pro listing photos [https://www.homebay.com/tips/why-having-really-nice-pictures-of-your-home-matter-a-lot/] for all of our clients. Here's how the listing photo process works: 1. Home Bay pays for listing photos and will send you a list of recommended listing photographers in your area. 2. You contact one of these companies, or any other photographer of your choosing, to schedule the time of the photo session. 3. Home Bay will pay up to $150 to

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  • Yes, Home Bay can help you with pricing by pulling comps, sharing them with you and answering questions you may have about them. Here is a short video on our approach to pricing. If you are interested in auto-appraisals, we have found the most accurate sites to be: * Redfin [https://www.homebay.com/tips/which-home-value-estimator-is-better-redfin-or-zillow/] * Realtor.com * Zillow [https://www.homebay.com/tips/zillow-announces-new-price-this-home-tool-for-sellers/] * Trulia Statist

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  • How to Get Neighborhood Comps

    By Home Bay

    Posted on July 18th, 2016

    Once you sign up with Home Bay, we can send you any neighborhood comps - or similar home values and details - that you would like. We typically recommend that you look at the last six months of sales in your neighborhood for homes like yours (same number of bedrooms and similar square footage). We recommend that you focus on average price, price per square foot and average days of marketing prior to going into escrow. You can use this information to help identify a good price for your home [htt

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  • It can be intimidating to price your home, but there's no reason to spend too much time worrying about the long-term implications of your initial price. This post explains why. Today, almost all serious buyers are signed up for alerts when new properties come on market that match their price, bedroom and location parameters. Within the first couple weeks you list, almost all serious buyers looking for properties in your area will see your house for sale, make appointments and potentially make o

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  • Get advice from industry expert, Zillow CEO Spencer Raskoff, on how to analyze your list price, how to determine when to change your price and how to maximize the impact of price changes. Spencer Raskoff, the CEO of Zillow, wrote a book called Zillow Talk. In the book, he devotes an entire chapter to analyzing pricing. He cites that the biggest mistake home sellers make is leaving room to negotiate. He writes that you should not price your home above the fair market value. Here's an excerpt:

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  • Here is what the Home Bay For Sale sign [https://www.homebay.com/tips/do-fsbos-need-a-for-sale-sign/] looks like. We think it's a massive improvement over the cheesy listing FSBO signs of the past!

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  • One of the many perks of working with Home Bay is that you get afor sale sign [https://www.homebay.com/tips/do-fsbos-need-a-for-sale-sign/] when you list with us. Read on to learn how we get your sign to you and how soon after you come on board that we post it in your yard. Part of our on boarding process is to ask you whether you want a sign from us. Unless you specify otherwise, we typically wait to have the sign posted until your home is ready to go live on the major real estate websites and

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  • To add your phone number to a Home Bay For Sale sign [https://www.homebay.com/resources/how-to-customize-a-homebay-for-sale-sign/], you would purchase a real estate sign rider online or through a local sign company. They typically cost about $30. An example is shown below. This example features an older design of our sign. Check out the new design [https://www.homebay.com/resources/what-does-the-homebay-for-sale-sign-look-like/] . Local sign companies often work with those selling without a

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