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If you are in the market to sell or buy a property, you may have some incorrect misconceptions. We decided to debunk some real estate myths that may be impacting your search. Consider these as guidelines for buying and selling.

Myth One: Listing your home for more than what you expect to receive will net you the price you want.

This is often considered room to negotiate. But it’s a mistake you don’t want to make. Listing too high may actually net you a lower price. Why? Because buyers and agents often won’t even look at homes priced about market value. You always have the option to reduce the price after a few weeks, but that’s not a situation you want to be caught in. A price reduction can signal to buyers that there are problems. Even in a low

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How to Make Your Unit Stand Out

 If you're considering selling your Charlotte condo or townhome, you may find it hard to differentiate your property. Most units within a neighborhood have the same layout. The only difference may be the size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The amenities, location and exterior are all the same. So what will make your unit stand out? How can you get the best price?

Function

Most condos and townhomes aren’t spacious. But there are different elements you can add to maximize functionality. These elements can also add design and style. This can make all the difference in selling your Charlotte condo or townhome.

Barn doors are very popular right now. They are a great blend of function and style. Use a barn

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When you enter into an agreement with a real estate agent, the agent becomes a fiduciary. A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties. Real estate fiduciary duties, in simple terms, define how an agent should work on the behalf of a client.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) identifies six main duties of a real estate fiduciary:

  • Loyalty
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure
  • Obedience
  • Accounting
  • Reasonable care

Loyalty

This simply means that an agent should always be working for your best interests, not anyone else’s or their own. This also means avoiding any conflicts of interest. An agent’s duty of loyalty prohibits him or her from accepting employment from

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A no nonsense review of due diligence and earnest money in the NC Offer to Purchase and Contract

In 2011, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission introduced a revised Offer to Purchase and Contract (always seeking to protect consumers) and with that, a new term called "due diligence."  Well, change doesn't come easy, and this new concept and contract came with its own challenges for many NC Realtors either.  However, once you understand it, it's pretty cool and is definitely designed to protect both real estate buyers and sellers.

 

 

Prior to 2011, "earnest money" was the only money that was paid up front.  

Earnest money was put in place primarily to show "earnestness" from the buyer and as a way to compensate the seller for

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Spring is on the horizon which means you're about to see a lot more For Sale signs popping up.

Spring is, historically, the most prolific selling season for homeowners, and homes tend to sell even quicker than normal once the temp heats back up and the flowers are out. Maybe you've been thinking of downsizing or maybe you've decided it's time to capitalize on Charlotte's historically low inventory, but if you're going to sell, you need to prepare now.

Want to put your house on the market in a few weeks or months? Here's what you should be doing to get ready.

Start Interviewing Realtors

No, seriously. Even if you won't be ready to list your house for half a year, choosing the right seller's agent is the single most important decision

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If you live in Charlotte, you enjoy some of the lowest property taxes of any major city in the country. 

That's great news! The property tax rates in Charlotte probably won't stay this low forever, but homeowners here have enjoyed historically affordable property taxes relative to other parts of the country, and even in North Carolina as a whole. Here's what you need to know.

Property taxes in the Charlotte area are "locally-assessed" which means they're collected by the county you live in. This holds true for all neighboring counties: Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Iredell, Gaston, etc. If you live in Charlotte proper, you will pay both Charlotte-Mecklenburg county taxes and Charlotte city taxes as part of your overall tax bill each year. Property

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We know you've got a lot of options when choosing a real estate agent. 

So, what's better...selling or buying a home through a big, national brand real estate firm or going with a smaller shop? It's a fair question. Each option offers its own benefits and drawbacks, and what's right for you might not be right for your neighbor or your best friend. 

We may be a little biased, of course, but we do think it's better to go with a boutique real estate firm than a big shop. Here's why.

The Internet Has Leveled the Playing Field

Back in the day, Realtors had to work in a central office to exchange information on which listings were available, what their clients were looking for, etc. Obviously, the more agents in an office, the more information could

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It's a fair question.

The holidays are festive, they're cozy, and they're a lot of fun, but are they a bad time to list your home? In a word: No.
Despite popular belief, homes still sell well in strong markets in fall, winter, and every other season. It's true that fewer homes sell during the holiday season, but what the statistics don't tell you is that holiday-listed homes can actually sell faster and for a higher price than those listed other times of year. Here's why.

Inventory is Low

The less competition your home has, the better it will be for your bottom line. Because of the fallacy that homes don't sell well during holiday season, many homeowners wait until spring to list. That gives you a great opportunity to list and get a lot of

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Your pets are your world...we get it. We're pet people (specifically, dog people!) here at Hendrix Properties and we love our furry friends just as much as you do. Unfortunately, potential buyers might not feel the same way. Don't let your pets kill a potential sale!

How can you ready your home for market when you've got pets? Here are a few suggestions for making sure buyers see your home, and not your animals.

First, Plan Ahead

You'll need to do something with your pets during showings...what will that thing be? Does your animal do well in a boarding facility, or do you have a friend nearby you can drop him off with? Can you take your pet to work for a few hours? If your animal won't handle the back-and-forth all that well, consider

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