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How to Negotiate Repairs After a Home Inspection?
Common Repairs Sellers Must Fix After a Home Inspection: What Must Sellers Fix?
Do Most Sellers Make Repairs After a Home Inspection?
Does the Seller Pay for Repairs After a Bad Home Inspection?
Who repairs home — buyer or seller?
Home Inspection Repair Requests a Buyer Shouldn’t Make?
I’ve seen many reasons why people will change agents, but the biggest 2 are number 1, the home is not selling. This could be a lot of reasons. Pricing, photos, staging, marketing or the agent not communicating. For most people, it’s uncomfortable to fire anyone and if you’re in an agreement with a real estate agent, it really does take a lot of courage to decide to make a change. But if your agent,
Step into the world of a Real Estate Agent’s Daily schedule with Barb Schlinker of Parker St Claire Realty. Barb talks about how her 3 closings (homes sold) went that day while driving out to a listing appointment. She gives a tour of the more rural eastern El Paso County where you get to see windmills and country life that day.
Did you know that most home buyers will be searching online for 12 or more different websites? Why do they do that? Because they’re afraid of missing out on the perfect home. Even according to industry experts, national websites are not the best option to find a home, including Zillow and Realtor.com.
Very soon one of our team members will be reaching out to you to let you know when the buyer would like to schedule their home inspection. Don’t worry, your home does not have to be show-ready. So here is a shortlist of tips that you can do to make your home inspection go well.
Most home inspections take about 3 hours and the buyer and their agent will attend and they would prefer that you did not attend, but it’s…
Many people ask how far in advance they should start preparing to sell their home. You know, planning to sell a home and being prepared is so important and having some good pre-planning in place can save you thousands. I’m Barb Schlinker, owner of Parker St Claire Realty and I specialize in helping home sellers sell their home fast and for top dollar. You know, seasonality doesn’t really matter. There’s more inventory, so more competition in the summer and there’s less in the winter. But people are buying homes year-round and you know, things are changing in the market. In the wintertime, there’s less inventory.
Even though Today’s real estate market is considered a “Seller’s Market” meaning there is low inventory, and the average days on market is 29 days, more than 1/3 of the homes that do on the market do NOT sell in this current market.
This Blog is full of tips that retirees should know about their credit score.
In retirement years, purchases such as buying insurance, buying cell phones, renting cars, using the debit card in particular, buying cars and even applying for a mortgage may require a strong credit score. Yet many retirees become debt free and stop paying attention to their credit score because they don’t need to borrow money. With data breaches…
Consider Curb Appeal, buyers do judge a book by its cover. Make sure your front door is freshly painted. Check your mailbox to ensure it’s in good condition. You can trim overgrown landscaping. These are low-cost things that go a long way to making the best first impression. Make sure all the rooms are de-cluttered and very clean…especially kitchens and baths. In fact, you cannot clean enough.
The happiest time for home sellers is when you negotiate and get an accepted offer on your home. And then the saddest or most frustrating time is when the home buyers asked for stuff on the inspection or worse, decide not to buy it because of their inspection and then don’t even tell us what’s wrong. Did you know that according to the national association of realtors, as many as one-third of the contracts fall apart over the home inspection? So how can you be prepared as a seller?
One of the most common questions I get from people thinking of selling their home is should I sell my house before the market crashes? Well, no, not for that reason, but if you need to sell your home, we can help you with that. You know, even experts like Core Logic believed that this market is going to continue to rise for the next 5 years.
Many real estate experts would tell you the best time to sell your home is in the summer, but it really depends on the market.
Yesterday, here in the Colorado Springs area, it was 80 degrees. And now look at this. See that white stuff on the ground that’s called snow. That means the summer is officially over. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the spring or summertime to sell your home.
Top 5 things and the tips that you need to know to downsize and declutter your home before you downsize. Yet the task of downsizing can be daunting.
When selling your house, it pays to do everything right. Yet shockingly, sellers make many costly mistakes when selling their homes that cost them thousands. Before I get started, at the end of this video, I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a free report on the 9 steps systems to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. The number 1 biggest mistake is not preparing your home for sale. Look at it through a buyer’s eyes. Go look in a model home. Failing to make necessary repairs. Things like dramatic paint, old tired carpet, de-cluttering.
How to Sell Your House and Avoid Costly Mistakes
Here are the top 5 tips to sell your home for more money.
How to Sell A House by Owner vs Using a Real Estate Agent
Many home sellers fear that the buyer will reject the house if sold by owner. And the process is not as easy as you might think. If you want to try selling your house by owner, you really want to be prepared. So what is the main thing you need to know for a successful home sale? Well, first of all, you’re going to need a qualified buyer and hopefully multiple buyers.
Having to sell a house during a divorce can mean making a lot of difficult decisions during very difficult times. You need some non, emotional, straight forward and specific answers to if you are facing divorce and have to divide up the assets. First, I want you to know you are not alone. Well over 50% of the married population faces divorce at some time in their lives.
Did you know that a low credit score when buying a home could cost you as much as $40,000 over the life of a mortgage?
Here are the top three things that you should know about how to improve your credit. Number one, and it should be very obvious, pay your payments on time.
Here are tips on how to switch real estate agents, even if your contract has not expired.
Tip number 1, if your agent fails to perform what they agreed to do in your opinion and your agent is not performing the duties
Picking a real estate agent when selling your home is one of those critical issues that can cost you or save you thousands. This is about how to choose a real estate agent when selling your home.
I’m Barb Schlinker with Parker St Claire Realty and I help people sell homes fast and for top dollar. I’ll be sharing with you how you can get a free report on all of the Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Top 7 Home Improvements That Make Property Values Increase
Hi I’m Barb Schlinker and I Help People sell fast and for top dollar. I would like to share with you some tips on the Top Home Improvements to Increase Your Home Value.
Barb Schlinker home of Your Home Sold Guaranteed* share the top 5 reasons why you CANNOT trust the accuracy of the Zillow Zestimate for your home’s value. When you are thinking about selling your home, looking at the information on Zillow, like their Zestimate is a popular thing to do.
Are you an “Empty Nester” who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years? Like thousands of home sellers, you may be discovering that after years of non-stop child traffic in and out of your doors, toys on the floor, music floating throughout, suddenly you can hear a pin drop over the quiet hum of the refrigerator.
How’s The Real Estate Market? Overview of the Colorado Springs real estate market and how to price a home to sell. Barb Schlinker highlights the Colorado Springs Real Estate Market and discusses ideas on pricing a home to sell in Colorado Springs.