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The home buying and selling season has officially kicked off! While this is usually a predictable and exciting time in Real Estate, a wildcard none of us ever expected is now in play. COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has caused widespread fear, which has led many families to become uncertain of what their next step is in their Real Estate venture. In response to this, we created this article to help answer your questions and encourage you to continue your home search or sale because, in reality, this is the BEST time to buy and sell! Want to find out why? Keep Reading!
In this hot market. The average days from the time the home goes on the market to the time the home goes under contract is under 30 days. Yet not every home sells in under 30 days.
Did you know that Big Wall Street companies like Zillow, Open Door & Home Light are offering the easy button to buy your home for cash!
Most people are shocked to find out that 83% of homeowners will not go back and use the same real estate agent that they did previously. There are many reasons for this, but the number one reason is poor communication…
7240 Prairie Wind Drive. If you’d like to get a private preview of this home, give us a call at our office at (719) 301-1802 so come on in and let’s go take a look.
Many people decide to downsize their home because they are too big, too much space to clean and take care of or they need to move closer to family or those wonderful grandchildren. Yet the Task of DOWNSIZING can be daunting!
We are so excited to introduce to you this fantastic Broadmoor home in a very prestigious area, the best school districts in the state. And this gorgeous home is perfect for its next owner. It’s got a way oversized garage, beautiful warm sunroom, and lots of space for the whole family.
Spectacular estate with two homes plus an apartment attached to the extraordinary huge barn. The main stucco home is bright and open with beautiful views to take in while relaxing in front of a cozy warm fireplace in the great room. This home is in excellent condition with new floors, quality appliances a huge kitchen and a massive master suite.
we’re so excited to introduce to you this fantastic home at 1095 Galley place. This home has 5 bedrooms and it’s just 5 minutes from Peterson Air Force Base. And wait till the end of this video and I’ll share with you how you can get a private preview upon request. So come on in let’s take a look. I really love this entry room because there are so many things you can do with it. It could be a dining room as it does here…
Let’s start with the top 5 things you ought to be demanding from your lender when you buy a home. Yeah! You know what’s interesting is most people don’t do every day so they don’t know what they don’t know. Clueless. And you know, we have plenty of experience cause we’re closing plenty of deals every single month. And we’ve had enough things go wrong to know exactly what we think a buyer should ex…
This topic is going to be really interesting. I’ve had a varsity education on this particular subject of sewer and septic systems because it typically comes up, it oftentimes comes up with properties that have issues with those things and it can be super expensive. So it’s something that home sellers need to be aware of. So to the home buyer, so I’m kind of excited to talk about this one. We’re talking about sewer and septic nightm…
How much money should a buy have saved up to purchase a home?
There are down payment assistance programs where a buyer can get a grant for their down payment and purchase with only $1000 out of pocket. However, they will still need about $300 for an inspection.
For most buyers they will need the following:
Earnest Money Depo…
How to Price a Home to Get the Most Amount of Money When You Sell?
Q. How do home sellers price a home to get the most amount of money when they sell their home?
This may shock people but over pricing a home, according to the NAR stats will net home sellers less money if they price high and slowly walk the price down!
Pricing a home correctly creates the most demand for a home and many times the
Here are the top 7 things a home seller can do for under $500.
Spend an hour with a pro We offer a free consultation to tell you what to do and what not to do to get your home ready for sale. And if you decide to let us handle the sale, you’ll also get a pro…
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.