Sell Your Home Fast by Giving Buyers What They Want

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If you want to sell your house fast, you need to price it right from the start. Keep in mind that today’s home buyers are extremely savvy when it comes to market dynamics and have access to the same data as you do. Thus, listing too high out of the gate would cause potential buyers to walk out your door and move on to the next house.

In addition, pricing your house higher than the other houses in the neighborhood would result in more time on the market, and may force you to cut down the price to less than the estimated value. You wouldn’t want this to happen, would you?

You can also speed up your sale by making buyers fall in love with your house.  There are many ways to do this. Consider the following suggestions:

  • Give your house a thorough cleaning and keep it clutter-free. Keep your closets and counters free from clutter, and pay special attention to the entrance and the bathrooms. You need to make potential buyers visualize themselves living in your house and they cannot do that if they are distracted with all the clutter.
  • Improve your curb appeal. Experts agree that improving curb appeal can increase your home’s value by up to 17%. You don’t even have to spend a lot of money to do this. Just add a little sod and some fertilizer to make your grass greener, add some low-maintenance native plants, and apply a fresh layer of paint to your exterior walls.
  • Fix everything that’s broken. Consider getting a home inspection before listing your house, and get as many repairs done as possible. Keep in mind that most homebuyers don’t want a money pit. 

Let Tammie help you find the best property that will suit your family’s needs. Please visit her main website at http://tammiecarter.crye-leike.com or her blog at https://tammiecarter.wordpress.com/ for more valuable tips on selling or buying a home. Request A Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Today!

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Backing Out of a Home Sale Contract? What Sellers Need to Know

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What happens if you want to back out of a home sale contract? This can be quite complicated since you have already entered into a legally binding pact with your buyer. Needless to say, both parties are expected to abide by the terms in the agreement, unless the contract includes clauses that would allow either party to walk away from the transaction.

So, can you back out of a home sale contract if you suddenly realized that you don’t want to sell?  While backing out can have legal consequences, you can always buy yourself out of the contract. However, be prepared to pay dearly, especially if the buyer has been hugely inconvenienced by your decision.

Aside from returning the earnest money, you may also have to reimburse the buyer for other expenses incurred as a result of the failed transaction (lost deposits, inspection and survey fees, storage costs, temporary housing rental). If you are not willing to pay for these things, a court could award these costs plus legal fees to the buyer.

You should also be prepared to encounter resistance from the buyer. If the buyer is still interested in buying your home, he or she could file a lawsuit or an arbitration request to force you to sell. The buyer could also file a lis pendens against the property’s title while the case is being abjudicated, rendering the property unsellable.

Still thinking about backing out? Before you make a decision, consider reviewing all the reasons why you decided to put your home up for sale. This may help you realize that selling is indeed the best way to go.

Let Tammie help you find the best property that will suit your family’s needs. Please visit her main website at http://tammiecarter.crye-leike.com or her blog at https://tammiecarter.wordpress.com/ for more valuable tips on selling or buying a home. Request A Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Today!

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Selling Your Home in Winter? Top 3 Tips to Create Maximum Impact

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Some people believe that selling a home in winter is not a good idea. With the cold weather and the fact that most people are busy with their holiday preparations or are away on trips, selling a home during these months can really be a big challenge.

3 Advantages of Selling Your Home in Winter

However, there are also a number of advantages if you choose to list your home in the market during the cooler months. Here are some of them.

  • There are fewer homes, hence less competition, in the market. This means you can get a lot of attention from potential buyers.
  • Sellers can take more time to consider offers.
  • This is a great time to highlight your home’s warm and family-friendly atmosphere.

Top 3 Tips to Sell Your Home in Winter

Here are some highly effective tips that can help you create maximum impact and sell your home fast this winter.

  • Pay attention to the exterior. While painting the house’s exterior is out of the question, consider washing paintwork and siding with warm soapy water on a mild day. Make sure the windows are freshly washed, the eave troughs are clean and all minor repairs have been taken care of. For those occasional times when we have a few days of snow and ice, brush the snow off shrubs and tree branches, and clear all exterior pathways of snow and ice since an icy path can turn away potential buyers.
  • Create an inviting entryway. Adorn the entryway with a wreath, hang a garland on the doorway, and eliminate all visible clutter.
  • Give rooms a warm touch. Make sure the heat is turned on several hours before the showing and that every room is warmly lit. Highlight the rooms that will appeal most in winter (basement playrooms, indoor exercise areas, heated tool sheds) and showcase the entertaining possibilities of your home.

Selling your home in winter has its advantages and disadvantages but you can greatly improve your chances of accomplishing your objective by following these tips. It also helps if you will choose a real estate agent that puts your interests above everything else.

 

Let Tammie help you sell your home fast and for top dollar. Please visit her main website at http://tammiecarter.crye-leike.com or her blog at https://tammiecarter.wordpress.com/ for more valuable tips on selling or buying a home. Request A Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Today!

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3 Simple but Powerful Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

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Studies indicate that millennials are getting married, having children, and buying homes later in life as compared to their parents and grandparents. However, this group also represents the largest percentage of home buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study.

The study also indicated that more than 80% of millennial and Gen X buyers consider buying a home to be an excellent financial investment, and that their desire to have a home of their own was the primary reason for their decision. However, some experts warn that young adults should only buy a home if they plan to stay put for at least five years. Otherwise, they might just be making an expensive mistake that they will regret later.

Now, if you’ve really decided that you want to buy a house to take advantage of the lower mortgage rates, here are some tips that you may want to consider to make things a lot easier for you.

Improve your credit score. Aside from determining whether you’ll be eligible to get a mortgage, your credit score can also help determine how much interest you are going to pay. So, polish those credit scores to save on monthly payments.

Save, save, save. While you can get a mortgage for as low as 3% down payment, a 20% down payment can help you secure a lower interest rate and save you from paying expensive private mortgage insurance. Just make sure you have enough money left for emergencies after paying the down payment and closing costs. To be safe, make sure you have stashed away at least three months’ worth of mortgage in your account.

Choose the right real estate agent. To get the kind of results you want without spending more than you should, consider hiring the right real estate agent. For best results, choose a licensed realtor who has the right credentials, an extensive experience in the field and knows the neighborhood well. Choose someone like Tammie Carter.

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Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need someone who puts your best interest above everything else. And this is precisely the reason why you should consider working with Tammie Carter, Managing Broker at Crye-Leike Realtors. Trust Tammie to help you find the best property that will suit your family’s needs. Please visit her main website at http://tammiecarter.crye-leike.com or her blog at https://tammiecarter.wordpress.com/ for more valuable tips on selling or buying a home. Request A Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Today!

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Some Things You Need to Know About When Moving to Johns Creek, GA

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Moving to a new location without doing your research is not a good idea. This decision can totally change your life so you need to learn everything you can about your new neighborhood long before you start packing your things. To make this task a lot easier for you, here are some things you need to know before moving to Johns Creek, GA.

Population

As of June 2015, Johns Creek has a total population of 80,993. Average household size is 2.9. More than 63% of the population is Caucasian, 23% is Asian (Korean, Indian and Chinese), 9.5% is African American and 5.2% is Hispanic. 67.7% of the residents are married while 32.3% are single.

Income

Median household income is $116,655 while average household income is $155,573. Average per capita income is estimated at $53,209.

Housing

Out of the 29,281 housing units in Johns Creek, 73.3% are owner-occupied while 22.1% are renter-occupied. 4.6% are vacant. Median home value is placed at $470,424 while average home value is estimated at $530,841. Home appreciation the last 12 months has been pegged at 16.40%.

Employment

The unemployment rate was 6.1% which is lower than the national average of 7.9%. The number of jobs in the area increased by about 1.77% during the last 12 months.

Education

Johns Creek public schools are recognized nationally for the academic achievements of their students and the active involvement of the parents and the community. As a result, Johns Creek students consistently rank at the top of national test scores and excel in all walks of school life. The 11 public elementary, 4 middle and 4 high schools in Johns Creek are part of the Fulton County School System, one of the oldest and largest school districts in Georgia.

Entertainment

Johns Creek offers a lot of ways to enjoy the outdoors. The Chattahoochee River (The Hooch) is famous for its trout while Lake Lanier, which is one of the best fishing lakes in the country, is famous for its bass. The area’s mild climate also allows golf and tennis lovers to enjoy their favorite sports all year round.

Healthcare

Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers a full range of services including surgery, cardiology, oncology, advanced imaging capabilities and intensive care, and is staffed with board certified emergency physicians.

You will surely love everything Johns Creek has to offer so don’t hesitate to make it your new home! Let Tammie help you find the best property that will suit your family’s needs. Please visit her main website at http://tammiecarter.crye-leike.com or her blog at https://tammiecarter.wordpress.com/ for more valuable tips on selling or buying a home. Request A Complimentary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) Today!

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Georgia Land for Sale with House: 5056 Latty Rd, Lula GA 30554

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Home For Sale: 51 Jordans Park Trail, Jasper, GA 30143

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