April 2017

Found 4 blog entries for April 2017.

Even the best-meaning sellers can drive their Realtors crazy. Not only are these bad habits annoying, they can actually sabotage the sale! If you want to be a good seller – and we know you do! – here are seven things you need to stop doing when your house is for sale.

1. Insisting on a Listing Price

We know you’ve seen your neighbors houses sell and you’ve put thousands of dollars into your own place over the years. But your Realtor is the expert, so when they give you a market analysis of your area and tell you what your home is worth, listen to them. That’s not to say there shouldn’t be a conversation regarding the ultimate listing price, but try not to be rigid about what you “know your house is worth!”

2. Taking Things Personally

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About 10% of all homes sold in the U.S. are new construction.

We've all seen them: The big roadside billboards touting "From the high 300s!" and "Move in for only $1,500!" with balloons and a banner telling you the model is open. Here in the Charlotte market, they're on the rise. Builders are racing to keep up with the demand for new, tricked-out homes all over our area, from Ballantyne to Davidson and beyond. 

New construction has a lot of advantages. It's more predictable, has longer warranties, and doesn't come with some of the logistical hurdles of owner-to-owner home sales. But all too often, clients come to us scrambling to find an agent to represent their best interests when they're way too far down the rabbit hole already.

So, do you

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If you're a seller, you have to be pretty pleased with the way the market is shaping up. March saw an 11% increase in closings, year over year, and over a 50% increase in closings compared to February 2017. According to a report from the Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA) President, Roger Parham, says the spring selling season is off to a great start, with homes selling almost as soon as they are listed. So what does that mean for buyers? Inventory is still very low, down 20% compared to this time last year. That means more buyers are facing multiple offer situations as demand continues to far outpace the supply. 

Here is a look at how our local market is performing, in comparison to the same time last year. 

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Did you know there are over 10,000,000 swimming pools in the U.S.?

Pools are one of the most requested luxury items by homebuyers, and here in Charlotte, pools are hot. Of course, many of the area’s planned neighborhoods offer community pools to residents, and plenty of the city’s apartment, condo, and townhome complexes have pools.

Pools can be a wonderful thing! They’re great fun for kids and have a tendency to bring neighbors together. But before you jump to make an offer on a house with a pool in Charlotte (or anywhere!), there are a few things you should consider.

The Cost of a Home Pool

Home pools can be a liability. That’s not to say they’re not worth it, but they can be expensive in more ways than one. For example, most insurance

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