The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone?
Selling a home is a process — one that is contingent on several factors falling into place at the right time. There are a lot of moving parts to every transaction and perhaps even more ways for things to transpire. Fortunately, savvy sellers can stay ahead of the curve and place the odds in their favor.
When you think of Christmas shopping, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t buying a home — and it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your clients’ mind either. However, Santa’s busy season can be an excellent time to house shop.
Whether it’s better to buy new or pre-owned property is a frequently asked question. Accordingly, there are some commonly accepted guidelines: new property includes newly-built, off-plan and homes acquired within five years of commissioning while pre-owned homes and apartments are older than five years or have already changed hands once. They are also referred to as the primary and secondary market property.
With smart home devices slated to become common household items within the next two years, real estate agents who are savvy when it comes to this technology may help themselves stand out.