Category: Selling a House

  • You say, "I want to sell my home fast." But do you understand what a “fast sale” in real estate means? In the hottest markets, a fast sale typically means you have money in your bank account 30 to 60 days from the time you list your home. Understanding this point and the conditions that can make your sale appreciably longer is the subject of this post in our Learning Center [https://www.homebay.com/resources/home-selling-expectation]. If you have not read it, do! Then read on for quick sale tips

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  • Your home sale may not go as expected - and the resulting stress and anxiety can cause you to make unwise decisions. Avoid mistakes by giving careful consideration to the questions below and use your answers as a  guide on what to do to turn your situation around. Buyer Activity is Low: If you don’t see much buyer activity, first read about why your home may not be selling as quickly as expected [https://www.homebay.com/resources/sell-my-home-fast-tips] and adjust your pricing and/or expectatio

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  • Some homes sell the day they list, while others seemingly take forever. While every situation is unique, there are a number of factors that can shorten or lengthen the time your house is on the market. Some factors you can control, and others you cannot. This post will explain which factors fall into which category and what you can do to make sure you keep your home sale moving along. Factors You Can't Control: * Market Conditions: This is all about supply and demand. In a buyer’s market, t

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  • Read This BEFORE Your General Home Inspection

    Looking for a home inspection checklist? We broke down the rules, costs, timeline, and requirements. Learn more!

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  • We feel awful when our sellers receive low appraisals because it can be a painful outcome for the seller and buyer. But all hope is not lost – there are things you can do to try and keep your sale moving forward. Read on to find out what they are! Appraisal rules are set up in a way that is meant to ensure the seller has no influence over the outcome. The bank underwriter wants to keep appraisals independent to make sure they're not overpaying for the property their funding a loan on. That's w

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  • Each year, the National Association of Realtors produces a study that shows how buyers found the home they purchased. The study includes those listing without an agent or realtor, and those listing with. In the most recent survey [http://www.realtor.org/sites/default/files/Highlights-NAR-HBS-2013.pdf], it showed 11% of buyers found their home through a yard sign or open house.  So should you use a for sale sign? YES! Let's take a look at some more details. The fact that more than 1 out of every

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  • The True Cost of Seller Closing Costs (And How to Save!)

    Selling a home? Learn what you can expect to pay at closing — plus how to save thousands on commission.

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  • 10 Ways to Write Open House Follow-Up Emails (Examples Inside!)

    Good open house follow-ups gauge a potential buyer's interest while getting you valuable feedback. Use these 10 templates for inspiration!

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  • The BEST Time to Provide a Property Disclosure

    Seller’s disclosures protect home buyers and sellers — but mistakes can result in a lost sale, lawsuit, or worse. Learn more.

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