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Real Estate Trends

TOP TIPS

AT HOME

for buyers

01. Be sure you are pre-approved before you start seriously looking at houses. You want to be able to make the strongest offer you can when you fall in love with that perfect house! 02. Hire a Realtor who will work on your behalf to help you find the best properties that fit your needs — oftentimes your agent will help you discover a neighborhood you didn’t know about or show you a home before it hits the market!

IT’S A SELLER’S

03. Focus on the area you want to be in more than on the house itself. The house can always be updated to fit your wants & needs, but you usually can’t do much about the land around you. As they say, real estate is all about location, location, location.

MARKET the average

Days on Market has gone down

8%

SINCE 2018*.

TOP TIPS

o

01. Basic staging and cleaning goes a long way. It is important that buyers can see themselves living in your home and having too many personal items makes that hard to do. 02. Don’t get greedy with pricing. It’s important to consider the comps and price your house according to those rather than what you want for it. If you inflate your price, you’re going to turn buyers off or run into appraisal issues. 03. Be prepared and flexible with showings as soon as your Realtor lists the property!

*Source - LBAR. Comparing 1st Quarter 2018 to 2019

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