Although I strongly believe holding onto properties for the long term is the best way to build wealth in today’s economy – sometimes an investor or a homeowner simply must let go of a property an venture onto bigger deals or priorities. However, letting go of properties and selling them can be a major challenge, especially in a slower market. There’s a lot of things to consider and it may run from checking the house, inspections, finding buyers, and so on....
If there’s any doubt about the condition of your house, double down and pay for a professional opinion. It’s easy to grow attached to your home and overlook some of the wear and tear. But while those familiar flaws may feel like home to you, they might not be to potential buyers. After all, if someone is making such a large investment to buy your home, they want to make sure it’s a good product. If you plan to put your house on the market, cons
We’ve all heard about how “bad” the real estate market is. But what’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and these days, savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market. Here are 13 thing you can do to help sell your house. 1. Audit your agent’s online marketing. 92% of homebuyers start their house hunt online, and they will never even get in the car to come see your home if the online listings aren’t compelling. In re
From the desk of Rio Vista Realtor Ralene Nelson: Most of the homeowners I meet with want (or need) to sell their home FAST! So, I just thought I would share these great tips. Selling a home can often take months, even years. So what if you have to unload your home in, say, two weeks? It can happen: Whether you need to relocate for a new job, to care for an elderly family member who's suddenly fallen ill, or because you simply can't handle your mort
From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top REALTORS, Ralene Nelson: Are you looking for more space? Let me lend you a hand, just call me at 707.334.0699. Downsizing? That’s so 2016. Housing trends and consumer research indicate a move toward upsizing as homeowners transition to larger dwellings. For Rhiannon Kruse, moving to a bigger home was about facing the music. For five years, Kruse and her husband had squeezed themselves into a downtow...
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: Ready to sell? Give me a call or text me at 707.334.0699, let's get together for a free home evaluation. By using these easy and inexpensive tips, you can expect an offer in no time. Whether you’re selling Portland, ME, real estate or have a home for sale in San Angelo, TX, putting your home on the market can be stressful. Week after week of showings require your house to be presentable at all tim
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: This real estate market is great for sellers sticking a "For Sale" sign in their front yards. Their selling price will be high, and they’ll be able to sell very quickly. So call or text me at 707-334-0699 if you are ready to sell your home, or know of anyone that might be. Home buyers had better act fast: Homes are flying off the market. In April, existing (as opposed to newly built) homes across the
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: I have to agree with this statement - "Whether you've lived in your home for a day or a decade, buckle up — homeownership can be a wild ride." You may live in your home for two years, or you may hunker down for two decades. But no matter how long you call it yours, you’ll likely experience these four key stages of homeownership — from the day you get your keys to the day you hand them off to your home’s ne
From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top REALTORS, Ralene Nelson: If a home is priced right it will usually sell - however, if a buyer encounters one of these other issues, price doesn't matter so much. Call me for a free consultation. Do you know what issues most often turn off buyers or kill a sale? Here are some of the big ones. From a leaky or aging roof to a positive radon test in the basement, there’s probably a lot on your home sale to-do
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: These are great tips no matter what demographics your potential buyers fit into. Shopping for a home has evolved over the years. Here's what you need to know about the new generation of buyers. For years we’ve seen the shift in Baby Boomers ditching their large suburban homes for the excitement of urban life. And we’re noticing the reverse from millennials: leaving behind small spaces along with the hustl