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Home Seller Tip — Lighten Up!

 

 

Quick tip for home sellers: show off your home in it’s best light, quickly and easily.
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6 Tips for Selling Your Older, Slightly Out-dated Home — Part 2

In the previous post about selling your older home we discussed bathrooms, flooring and appliances. This week I want to talk about the single most important room that can make or break a sale: the kitchen. If you were only going to update or put money into one room in your home, this is the room. Below are a few things you can do to add value to your kitchen and make it more attractive to home buyers:

Paint: this is obvious, but often overlooked. Consider a fresh, clean coat of neutral, bri… Continue Reading 6 Tips for Selling Your Older, Slightly Out-dated Home — Part 2

6 Tips for Selling Your Older, Slightly Out-dated Home — Part 1

As the Spring approaches — and this snow eventually melts — a lot of people will be putting their older homes on the market. Whether you’ve lived in West Windsor, Hamilton, South Brunswick or anywhere in a home for more than 10 or 15 years, chances are you might have some things that need updating before selling your home. The truth is that buyers today are looking for homes that they can move right into with modern conveniences, up-to-date appliances and attractive decorating. Many are reluct… Continue Reading 6 Tips for Selling Your Older, Slightly Out-dated Home — Part 1

Unknown Problems From the Past Can Ruin the Sale of Your Home

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Recently, one of my buyers made an offer on a home — a beautiful 4,200 square foot home with a finished basement and built-in pool. But the sellers had a problem that could potentially derail the closing: the contractor who finished their basement 10 years ago never obtained the building permits for the basement. The seller’s were unaware of this but fortunately their smart agent took the initiative to verify with the building de… Continue Reading Unknown Problems From the Past Can Ruin the Sale of Your Home

6 Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

I was recently talking to someone about selling her home in West Windsor, NJ. She thought that maybe she should ask $25,000 – $30,000 more for her home than other similar homes that have sold and are currently for sale. Her reasoning seemed to make sense to her: price it higher to leave negotiating room if someone wants to make a lower offer. Unfortunately, this is a risky strategy that is very likely to backfire.
When a home is overpriced, compared to other similar homes, we find that the ho… Continue Reading 6 Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

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Five Ways to NOT Sell Your Home

If you are trying to sell your home, you may have realized that it is more difficult today to get your home sold than it had been in the past. With more foreclosures and distressed home sales in today’s market, the housing inventory in many areas of Central New Jersey is very high.

Tighter lending restrictions contribute to fewer buyers being able to qualify to buy a home. Fewer buyers and more homes for sale creates a situation where it is more difficult to get your home sold and you need ev… Continue Reading Five Ways to NOT Sell Your Home

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