Monday, December 10, 2018 / by Lisa Sevajian
Smart Buyers LOVE the winter months.
After years of it being a Seller's market, are you ready for some leverage? I prompted many of my buyer clients to wait for snow.
Read my tips, grab your mittens and let's go house hunting.
Such a pretty house....
To the untrained eye this home is perfect! On moving day you'll put a log in the fire, grab your latte and lounge by the fire....Slow down....Not so fast.
After almost 1000 home inspections I see a snow covered roof, a hidden foundation, window trim that could need attention, an attic that may need ventilation and a huge budget for brick work if it's in need of repointing.
There is nothing wrong with buying a home that needs some attention. Almost every home out there needs some work in one area or another. The mistake comes when you don't know what you are buying. When you are buying you need an accurate idea of what to expect so you can plan your budget accordingly. ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 / by Lisa Sevajian
The Top 3 CRINGE Causing Mistakes to AVOID when selling.... Watch the quick video to find out.
Failing to prepare.
Problem : You don't know what you spent, when or who did the work. The first step in any well planned sale is preparation. Over the years you have invested in your home. You've updated electrical, heat, central air, maybe added insulation? Though I can usually with a high degree of accuracy gauge the investment that's gone into a home's systems and aesthetics depending on this is a mistake. There is no one who knows your home like you do. Help me to help you earn the highest value possible by preparing a detailed list of improvements and home expenses.
Solution: Keep track of what you spend, when you spend it and who completes the work. When preparing to sell create a list of all improvements and any upcoming headaches you foresee with the home. Track your heat, electricity and water bills so that the buyers can s ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 / by Lisa Sevajian
Are you thinking of selling but feel overwhelmed and like you’re forgetting the crucial steps you have to take when you list your home? We know you want to sell in record time and for top dollar, but you may feel a little stressed right now. With the proper approach and a little effort, your home can be sold in no time at a competitive price. Keep reading to find out our 7 best-kept secrets to selling your home.
The First Impression is the ONLY Impression
No matter how amazing the inside of your home looks, buyers are already making judgments and forming their opinions before they even walk through the door. Remember, when it comes to selling, you will never have a second chance to make another first impression. That’s why having good curb appeal is the first secret to sell your home. As buyers approach your property, it is important to make them feel welcomed and safe. Typically, you can get 100% return on the money you put into the exterior of your home. ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 / by Lisa Sevajian
Not only is selling your home a daunting task, but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. There are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! Here are a few that you should do right now.
1. Start On The Street
An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint jobs that have weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”
2. Tackle The Kitchen & Bathrooms
Now is the time to deep clean the areas you may have been avoiding. Repainting adds ambiance and brightens up any room. Not sure what color to pick? Architectural Digest has a list of 10 best bathroom paint colors. Adding new tile and changing cabinet hardw ...
Monday, November 5, 2018 / by Lisa Sevajian
Running out of space and dreaming of your forever home? Maybe your home is TOO big? Moving into a bigger better home but need to sell first? OR are you wandering around a home that's simply too big and too expensive to keep? You aren't alone! This year many will make the move from their current home to their forever home.
When you are ready I'll be here to guide you as I have many people over the years. I manage this type of sale all the time - literally I'm working on contingent sales like this every day. Helping the Lyons family go from the little house on Lincoln to the big house on Abbott, helping the Jones family go from the beautiful library area cape to the the mansion on the hill. Finding strategies for the Worthley's to sell on Chickering to get out country on Salem Street or the Peters on Boscawan to find their forever home or the Schumachers, Chase's.... It all starts with a strong strategy.
When at all possible, Sell before you Buy. This is the easiest way to ...