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Angier - Benson - Clayton - Four Oaks - Fuquay Varina - Garner - Pine Level
Princeton - Raleigh - Selma - Smithfield - Wendell - Willow Spring
Cary - Holly Springs - Apex

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Fall Cleaning and Home Staging Tips

It’s a great time to do some fall cleaning. What you do now can help you sell next year.

With the holidays approaching, it’s a great time to get some fall cleaning done. If you’re thinking about selling your home after the new year, it’s also a great time to do some prep work so that your move isn’t so much of a hassle when the time comes. There are a lot of decluttering and staging tips you can institute now that will pay off later. Here are our four best tips: 1. Tackle those closets. Decluttering your closets is a great way to make some extra room for out-of-town guests as well as Christmas presents. When the time comes to clean those closets out, things will be much easier. 2. Get a storage unit. If there is additional furniture in your home that you need to move out to make room for guests, putting it in a storage unit is a great idea. It’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about decluttering from your house when it comes time to list. 3. Clean your home for the fall season. Do a deep clean for the holidays just like you would in the spring. When you’ve got your home sparkling clean, you’re halfway there when it comes to listing and staging in the new year. 4. Hire movers. People are always looking to make a little extra cash this time of year. Have movers help you get things out of your home you know you won't need after the holidays.

Following these tips will get you ahead.

If you follow these tips, you will already be one step ahead of the market when the new year comes. If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you!

4 Ways to Make a Lowball Offer Work for You

Right now, the Triangle area market seems to be filled with either bidding wars or lowball offers; there hasn’t been a whole lot in between.

Though pricing can be a problem when it comes to homes sitting on the market, I think that one of the main reasons homes are taking a little longer to sell is due to neighborhood and market conditions.

When a home sits on the market for a longer period of time than we’d like, that usually gives buyers the green light to submit a lowball offer. What should you do if you receive a low offer on your home? Here are four steps you should take to make that lowball offer work for you:

1. Don’t be insulted by a lowball offer. Try to take each offer at face-value and refrain from reacting emotionally. It’s unproductive and not in your best interest to simply reject an offer immediately. Think of this as a starting point of the negotiation.

2. Respond gracefully. Determine what is most important to the buyer in this transaction. Is it price? Concessions? Closing costs? The condition of the property? Grace and consideration can go a long way in a negotiation.

3. Write a strategic counter offer. Once we’ve discovered what is most important to the buyer in this transaction, we will know which elements to factor into our counteroffer. We can negotiate by asking buyers for more money up front or fewer contingencies in the offer.

4. Negotiate other terms. Most of the time, the buyer is looking at one large number: the sale price. This is where we’ll attempt to negotiate with them and educate them on some of the aspects of the offer that they may not have considered so that both the buyer and the seller feel that they’re getting a good deal.

Determine what is most important to the buyer in this transaction.

If you have any questions about lowball offers or the real estate market in general, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help you!

The 3 Most Ridiculous Home Selling Myths

There are many things to remember when trying to sell your home, but there is a lot of misinformation out there as well. It comes from all places and at all price ranges, but we wanted to address a few of these selling myths today and explain them.
  1. It’s better to sell in the spring and summer. While this time of year is typically when the market is the busiest, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time to sell. If you are looking to move now, it is a great time. The market is going to dictate what your home will sell for regardless of the season. 
  2. Don’t worry about staging your home. This is another key mistake. While it is true that buyers will use their imagination when walking around your home, you’ve also got to give them a good canvas to paint on. You don’t need to remove every single thing from the home, but put your best foot forward by packing up the stuff you don’t use regularly or don’t envision yourself taking to your next home. 
  3. Bad pictures of the home online are OK. They are 'in fact' not OK. It’s important that you to put your best foot forward by having a professional photographer take photos of your home. Cell phones are great, but most don't have a good enough camera to capture your home in the best light possible. 

Put your best foot forward.

I hope I have busted some of these myths for you. If you’re interested in buying or selling or if you just have a quick question, we are always here to help. Give us a call or send us an email today.