zillow.com - It’s spring, which is the traditional start of the home shopping season. And as the housing market heats up and more homes become available, sellers need to do everything they can to stand out.
To help sellers fight the competition, Zillow asked top real estate agents and interior designers nationwide to identify the most valuable home improvements for a quick resale.
1. Curb Appeal 2. Staging 3. Invest in Small Home Improvements 4. De-clutter 5. Granite Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances
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realtytimes.com - Here’s a hot list of cool moves that make your home more saleable, at a higher price.
Capitalize on first impressions: sweep, clean, paint, check lightbulbs.
Pump up curb appeal: pick-up yard, mow and trim yard, put car in garage.
Set the stage: organize and de-clutter, bake cookies, put valuables away.
Offer informative disclosures, via fact sheets, brochures
Be a good neighbor: let neighbors know about open house.
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realtormag.realtor.org - More sellers are entering the market during the spring selling season, hoping to attract buyers lured by record-low interest rates and increased affordability, according to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune.
Some sellers examine the listing with a microscope, while others depend more on their real estate agents. Even though buyers and sellers both are more informed these days, agents still must “analyze all that data and summarize it in a way that provides useful information that can be utilized,” says Paul Leiser of Avalon Real Estate in New Jersey.
To avoid confrontations with sellers, especially when it comes to the home's value, agents need to keep sellers informed, providing comparable sales data and other