They Just didn't like the Kitchen

Posted by Cori Seraydarian on November 09, 2020 in  Luxury Home Sales  Sell your home
A house can have all the luxury necessities: in home theater, radiant heating, wine cellar, extensive hardscape, but if the kitchen is weak the house won’t sell. When a house has been on the market for too long very often the feedback to the listing agent is: “House showed really well but they just didn’t like the kitchen”. A fundamental problem may be one that would be hard (and expensive!) to fix: perhaps the kitchen is simply too small. Today’s buyers want large open and airy kitche... read more
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Can I sell my house if it needs work?

Posted by Karen Johnson on February 18, 2020 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
For one reason or another you need to sell your house NOW and all those projects you have been putting off will just never get done. What can you do when your home needs work or is dated or even just not-trendy? 1.    Call your agent. Your home might not be as bad as you think! Or if it really is “that house”; the one with the dead grass or the beat up wood flooring or the original kitchen your agent can talk through some strategies. She may tell you that you shouldn’t touch a thin... read more
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It's the Price

Posted by Maureen Scullion on January 01, 2020 in  Pricing Your Home  Sell your home
So many times we, as real estate agents, sit in the living rooms or kitchens of the homes of very nice people and we all vehemently agree on one thing: We Want The House To Sell.  The Sellers want the house to sell because it's time for them to move to a new home. I want their house to sell because that is how I get paid. We are in complete agreement that we have one singular goal: to get to the Settlement table as fast as possible at the highest possible price. Very often these same people will come to t... read more
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Selling your Home: iBuyers

Posted by Stephanie Schade on September 02, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
We have all heard the commercials: “Sell your home when YOU want to paying no real estate agency commission!” Can this be true? What are the Pros and Cons? Full disclosure – since we have a dog in this fight we will be spending a lot of time on the Cons. What the heck is an iBuyer? iBuyers are companies that purchase homes outright, directly from the owner. The seller doesn’t have to pay an agent, list the home, stage it, market it, or even show it to potential buyers. Instead, they tell the... read more
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Was My Sale Price Too LOW?

Posted by Karen Johnson on July 04, 2019 in  Real Estate Advice  Sell your home
Sellers are often astonished when a house sells in one day. The first place they tend to jump after the excitement of selling has lost some of its glitter is the thought "our sales price was not high enough." Sellers often begin to wonder if they priced the home too low because it sold so fast. While all of that anxiety and uncertainty and questions are popping up on the side of the seller, imagine what's going on with the buyer. Probably an identical scenario! The buyers are questioning whether they paid... read more
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