Zestimates, Eppraisals & Instant Online Valuations – OH MY!
Recently, a Zillow representative visiting our RE/MAX Waco office said that if it were possible, Zillow would most likely rate the accuracy of its Texas property valuations lower than one star–not something potential home-sellers want to hear.
If you’re thinking of selling your home here in Waco, Texas, you need an accurate valuation of it. In order to sell your home in a timely manner without short-changing yourself, it’s important to know what your property is worth in today’s real estate market.
So, let’s examine the tools available to help you determine just how much your house is worth. [Read more…]
I Need A Market Analysis, or CMA or something
A real estate market analysis is a realtor’s objective opinion of what your home would likely sell for. Which factors would influence your home’s market value? Typically, an analysis will include all homes sold within one mile of the property in question. Factors such as location, density, size, and turnover in your neighborhood will help determine value.
The most common type of market analysis is a comparative analysis. A real estate agent will conduct a study of homes that have sold within the past 3 to 6 months and look for factors that would help determine the comparative market value of your home.
My Next Home
Selling when you can’t find a new home you want to buy
There is a fear that currently paralyzes home owners’ ability to list their homes for sale, despite their strong desire to make a move. In the current market the sellers hold the upper hand due to low levels of inventory. The Texas Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University currently shows a 31.3% reduction in inventory levels compared to last year. With so few homes on the market, buyers are forced to compete with each other.
But What If…
We thought for certain that sellers would be jumping on the opportunity to sell their homes and reap the financial reward of competing offers. Surprisingly the opposite occurred: sellers were nervous about finding their next home and delayed selling. What if they listed their home and it sold too fast before they could find another one?
When none of the homes for sale meet your needs, wants or dreams
Waco Home Team is ready to help you move in the right direction. What if you are looking for something specific, something that may not be on the market‽ This seems unlikely, but with historically low housing inventory it is becoming more and more common. Fortunately, Waco Home Team’s Feet-on-the-Street campaign will dig up that hidden gem!
Realtors getting their hands dirty!?! What? Waco Home Team has a plan.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want…
The first step is to understand exactly what you are looking for in your next home. This includes a comprehensive consultation and interview. During the interview we will uncover your Wants and Needs. Further, you may come to understand where you and your buying partner may differ and where you may need to compromise with each other. Home search parameters are set in order of importance. The most common are:
Should I Remodel Before I List My Home For Sale
Often while we are searching for a hidden gem, we find home owners that want to sell their home, but it needs major repairs. They already know that an updated home sells faster and for more than one that requires work. Waco Home Team is your expert on which projects to pour money into and which ones to pass on to the next owner.
Into the Minds of Today’s Home Buyer
There are numerous resources on what buyers want when building a new home – open kitchens, energy efficiency, and outdoor living spaces just to name a few. What is not available is the psychological and emotional process a buyer goes through when viewing a potential new home and what assumptions buyers make based on first impressions.
The Mind of a Buyer:
A Move-In Ready Home Sells For More
Cleaning and Staging Tips
CLEAN & STAGE – Make it sell itself
Time to make your home sell itself. A clean and well-staged home sells faster than one that isn’t. Don’t let your home sit on the market when it’s easy to make it sparkle. Just a little elbow grease can make a huge difference.
Don’t take this lightly, [Read more…]
Simple Staging Strategies for Home Sellers
A Move-In Ready Home
CLEAN & STAGE – Staging Tips
Staging is the art of arranging and decorating a home in a way that allows it to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Some owners take this advice as an insult to their personal style. The intention is to get the home to a neutral state so that a buyer can see how their own flare could fit.
A home cluttered and personalized creates [Read more…]