Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Jenny Smith / February 16, 2022Comment
I received an offer to sell my house in the mail. Is it a scam?
I have a public service announcement for you today! Do you happen to be getting offers to sell your house in the mail? If you have received a mailing offering to buy your house, you may be concerned about whether it is legitimate. I’d like to help you figure out if that letter that promises to buy your house is genuine or a fraud.
This happened to me last week, this offer came to my home mailbox and it's an offer on our property and it looks like an official or a real offer. And it is a real offer but it has some big issues!
One problem with this kind of offer is that it’s so low. This one that I got in the mail was off by 42% if I was selling my own property. They promise you it will be quick! (if you list...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:05 AMBy Jenny Smith / February 9, 2022Comment
Reasons your offer wasn't accepted
Your offer didn’t get accepted!? No problem, I’m sure you have done your best, but there are several reasons why your offer might not get accepted. Let us go through those reasons so that you can try to avoid them in the future.
First is your Pre-approval letter, this is the important part of the offer because they want to make sure you are able to get a mortgage.
As a realtor, when we are reviewing offers, we are asking ourselves questions like "have we ever heard of this lender?", "do they have a good reputation?" because you want a lender that has a good reputation in our area to make your offer stronger.
Second, ask yourself if you are being too unrealistic? Are your expectations...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 7:40 AMBy Jenny Smith / February 1, 2022Comment
How to eliminate distractions
Distractions are what you don't want your buyers to see. For example, when you have your house photographed and you have things that may distract the buyers from taking in the beauty of the home while looking at it online they may just pass on by the house.
Here are some best tips from the team for getting rid of distractions when staging your home to sell or show.
For Cryssi, when staging a house, one tip she would give to sellers is to make sure that the front porch is clean. Buyers will stand on the porch for a good amount of time while waiting for the key to come out of the lockbox in order to access your home. Seeing a clean and tidy porch can help sell your house. First impressions are everything in real estate, so making sure you start with a good...