Zillow has recently been promoting their new video tour feature. Video tours have been a round for a while. You probably have probably watched one in the past. So is this a big deal? Why am I writing about this new feature if it's not really a new feature?
Zillow is changing things up a little. They are making the video more accessible and therefore will be more likely to be seen by users. This is great however still not a very big deal.
The largest change was their decision to make users not be able to upload videos but instead all videos must be recorded from their app.
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Overall, the average sold price is 4% under the average list price and in 2016 in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg City. However, 4% is obviously more significant on a $500,000 house as opposed to a $150,000 house. So, I broke down the sales in hundred-thousand dollar increments.
Keep in mind that the sample size is a lot larger around the median house sold price, $191,000. So, while there seem to be more significant discounts in the below $100K and $400K-$499K price points, there are less sales to balance out the averages.
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dOrganization of a closet can add great appeal because it maximizes the space. Write down your closet’s dimensions and head to a local hardware store to find some wire shelving organization systems.
The use of decorative boxes have been a fashionable way to organize closet space. These can be purchased at Ikea, Walmart, Target, or you can get creative and make your own.
To make your closet feel bigger, you’ll want to clear out about half of its contents. Begin by storing out of season clothing in other storage areas. If you have a month to prepare, hang all of your clothes hangers in the closet backwards. Each time you wear an article of clothing, replace it in your closet with the hanger facing the correct way. At the end of the month, go through the clothes you didn’t wear and donate them to a thrift store.
2015 continues the upward trend of housing sales in Harrisonburg city and Rockingham county.
A lot of people consider selling their home by themselves because of the fees involved with using a REALTOR®. However, research shows that using a REALTOR® to sell your home will actually bring you more money over all. According to NAR, For Sale By Owner (FSBO), median house sales were $39,000 under that which were agent assisted.
Source: National Association of REALTORS®
Here are a few good question to ask yourself if you are thinking of selling your house by yourself:
"Do you have a lot of extra time to market your home and do all the work to meet and greet properly? Are you versed in local trends on the housing market and know the latest regulations for closing a sale? Do you have a list of potential buyers ready to view your home?"
This blog is part 6 of a series. Click here for: The Process for Selling Your House: An Overview.
When choosing a REALTOR®, it's important to get a sense that the agent will work with you to fulfill your goals. This agent will keep in mind what your goals are and negotiate contracts within those parameters using their expertise.
When you receive an offer, keep in mind that the offer price isn't always the same as the bottom line. You will want to factor in a few things with your agent. For example, one expense commonly asked for by first time home owners is closing cost credit.
A home inspection is another common area that costs money, depending on your home's condition.
It's most important to be represented by a REALTOR® who will work with you to achieve your goals. This agent will help guide you through the negotiation process in an effective and strategic way.
This blog is part 5 of series. Click here for: The Process for Selling Your House: An Overview.
Communication is very important. Establishing a clear communication plan from the start is important. Here are a few items to go over with your Realtor about communication.
This blog is part 4 of series. Click here for the overview.
Most buyers know that it's the right one within the first few minutes of touring a house. This is why it is very important to get your house ready to sell.
A Realtor will help make specific suggestions about how to get your house ready for the market. Here is an overview of what helps prepare your house to be sold.
The first impression of the house can go along way. When you have a sign on the front lawn, people driving by will be evaluating your house's curb appeal. To help improve your curb appeal, there are few things you can do: landscaping and cosmetic improvements, including painting.
Your Realtor will make suggestions of what customers are looking for in your price range. This may mean making certain updates to your house.
A rule of thumb for showing a houses is keeping everything clean, bright, and decluttered. Keep rooms simple and open. It may be helpful to rent a storage unit to help store extra furniture and appliances.
Make Areas Neutral
Update the inside of your house to neutral colors such as grey and white. Think broad appeal when deciding what colors to use.
This blog is part 3 of series. Click here for the overview.
A good marketing plan is critical for selling your home effectively. Potential buyers are resourceful and empowered. A strong marketing plan ensures that buyers are able to get exposure to the house in a way that's comfortable to them.
One of my techniques is to create a website for the listing. See example: www.790VineSt.com
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