#1 Tip From Our Facts About FSBO List: Selling Price
Real estate professionals are trained to market a property in the best light.
This plays out when looking at the numbers nationally.
Choosing a Realtor generally means a house will sell for $40,000 more. That’s a rather large difference. And homeowners should be aware of that as they sell their property.
In most cases, the $40,000 more they would get on average can completely cover the cost of commission.
#2 Tip From Our Facts About FSBO List: Time On Market
The time on the market is another factor to consider when selling your house. Everyday you continue to have your property out there, there are several things that happen.
You have to keep maintaining the house in a presentable order. This is a bigger challenge when you have a family situation. Potential buyers can request a showing at any time. And in order to sell, you have to put up with this.
Additionally, buyers begin to believe there is something wrong with the property when it’s on the market too long.
#3 Tip From Our Facts About FSBO List: Stress on Seller
The legal and financial end of selling a house is incredibly complicated. For many sellers, the list of things to do becomes too much. Yes, you’ll save the commission. But the estimated additional stress is close to 70%.
Keep this in mind when making a decision about selling your house. Call Tom 616-886-6766 to get your Comparative Market Analysis!
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The market is heating up, I’ve been working with a number of buyers that are AMAZED when a house gets SOLD in a day and they haven’t been able to even get through it. The buyers are typically frustrated, and I shake my head. I see later on FB the agent ‘brag’ about being so good that they house in a day, and I shake my head. I see the seller (who I may also be friends with on FB) brag about the agent that sold their house in a day, and I shake my head again…strike three.
I heard from one of my buyers today…the house we missed out on yesterday was listed at 250. Had we gotten the chance to go through it, we may have been willing to pay 260 and this is a CASH BUYER!
No offense to anyone, but hear it comes…if you hire someone that thinks sold in a day is a good thing for you, YOU PROBABLY JUST COST YOURSELF at least TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS…probably more! I’m not going to fault you for using someone you know, someone that’s family, someone that goes to your church, but seriously if they don’t understand that MORE PEOPLE seeing your house and having the opportunity to make an offer is a good thing for you…perhaps you should reconsider. It is your decision and sure you can blame the agent if you choose to…BUT it is your decision and if you are good with that decision costing you TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS, then you probably are much better off than most of us. I do understand that every situation is different, but in this specific case, that buyer probably lost out on $10,000 runs the risk of a failed inspection or a low appraisal and is back at square one after a month of frustration because the bank won’t lend enough money for the buyer to get it.
That ten grand is also a minimum because had this specific property been marketed up front with professional and aerial photos and video and a virtual tour, it probably would have generated even MORE interest, MORE showings and MORE MONEY! And had it been on the market longer than a few hours. TEN GRAND…still shaking my head.
If you or someone you know is planning on selling, PLEASE let me know. I’m happy to help and apparently have a more comprehensive marketing plan that will probably bring MORE MONEY to the table at the end of the day…ESPECIALLY IN THIS MARKET!
It would surely have in this case.
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It has long been known that photographs help sell a property; it is often the first glimpse of a space that people who are beginning the search for a home or commercial property will have. However, there is a new technology that is taking real estate listings to another level: Matterport. A Matterport Space, or a 3D Space, is a complete three-dimensional model of a space. You can now “walk” through a building – a house, condo, office complex – and experience it as if you were there in VR.
The statistics vary, but the general consensus amongst industry experts is that these days the majority of home searches begin online. Buyers browse through listings, scroll through photos, and then contact a real estate agent to arrange a tour of the properties that they would like to see more of. Matterport takes this a step further. You are virtually placed inside the space with the freedom to look around yourself. This technology is shaking up the West Michigan real estate market, with companies such as NextHome Champions investing in the Matterport camera and embedding the tours on our websites.
Here’s how it works.
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A game changer.
While impressive, the most exciting thing about Matterport isn’t the technology behind it. It’s that prospective buyers can now tour a property on their own terms from anywhere in the world, even if they can’t actually be there. While videos and slideshows guide you through a property following a set path, Matterport tours let you walk through the space as though you are in the room – Look up, look down, go forward or backward, through doors, and up stairs without ever leaving your seat. For overseas buyers moving to West Michigan, this is a game changer because they won’t need to go look at the property in person in order to get a true sense of the space. They can now do a virtual walkthrough and get an idea of the home that is dimensionally accurate to 99%.
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We believe that giving clients the ability to tour a property in 3D is the future of real estate and many of the most popular online property search websites agree.
Home buyers always do a lot of comparison shopping. In today’s market it is especially important to price your home right from the beginning and to get it “show ready”. There are many homes available in all price ranges, but the homes that are priced right and show well are the ones that bring in qualified buyers.
This is where NextHome Champions shines!
Our Technology Listing Package includes: Professional Photography, Video Marketing, 3-D Virtual Reality Viewing, and Drone Footage. This + Your Personalized Marketing Plan is sure to save you money & time!
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