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November 18, 2019

We often get challenged with statements from competitors like, 'You get what you pay for.'  Let's dive into that, shall we?

If you're looking for a big fancy brokerage office that you'll never go to, or 'Just Sold' postcards of YOUR home AFTER it's sold...Listed Realty probably isn't a good fit for you.  If you want effective direct marketing, professional photography, a relentless team of experienced professionals, and a...

November 8, 2019

Considering doing a bathroom upgrade before selling?

Sellers doing a bathroom upgrade should focus on the shower.

A 2019 bathroom-remodel survey completed by Houzz found that 83% of homeowners updated it and 54% made it larger.

Roomier showers remove some common pet peeves homeowners have with their master bathrooms: The showers can be too small and outdated.

Shower not in the budget, here are other popular upgrades that may get t...

November 6, 2018

This is one of the most common questions Sellers ask when getting ready to sell their home.  There are a few costs that are unavoidable, and some that are negotiable.  And some you can save thousands on...like the commission when you list with LISTED Realty.

Here's the breakdown on a $300k home:

$300k          Sale price

$9k              Buyer's agent commission (3%)

$3500...

July 30, 2018

A question I get asked a lot, 'should I list now (in the summer) or wait til November or December?'

Condos are the most applicable here, and if your unit is outdated and needs a little love, it's better to list in the summer.  Many buyers will purchase a condo in the summer and make the updates in 1 or 2 trips to town, buy furniture, and they're ready to go come winter.  Updates may include paint, flooring, appliances, etc.  Th...

July 23, 2018

1. Zillow

Real estate professionals have a love/hate relationship with Zillow.  They love it because it showcases their listings to the millions of buyers who use it every month.  They hate it because of their ridiculously inaccurate (z)estimates, delayed time property statuses (still have properties listed that have been sold for weeks), and they are dominating the online real estate market space so they ha...

January 10, 2017

Last week I focused on organizing & cleaning, this week I'm focusing on interior maintenance.

Touch up paint- baseboards, doors, small holes, all the things you've been staring at for years and now needs to do and you wish you did a long time ago to enjoy it :-)

Entry way- sweep and mop if necessary, paint door, replace welcome mat, hang a seasonal wreath.  First impressions make lasting ones, don't give buyers a reason to not l...

January 9, 2017

As I prepare to sell my home, I thought it'd be fun to share what I'm doing to get it ready before officially going to market, as it can take a couple weeks to a couple months depending on how long you've lived in the house.  I'm still about 3 weeks away from putting it on the MLS, here's what I focused on this week:

De-personalizing- I removed all personal photos, taste specific decor, books, magazines, etc.  You hav...

December 21, 2016

1.  Savings.  This is probably the biggest drive for sellers to go non-traditional, the reward far outweighs the risk (which really, is the same risk you take when choosing any real estate agent to sell your home).  In a world of technology, why are we paying the same thing we did before we had internet?  Every aspect of the sales process is easier than ever before...marketing, communication, contracts, yet we're still paying...

September 18, 2016

For anyone who has a condo on the market right now, you might be asking 'why haven't I had more showings?'  

We obviously know what a ghost town it is in summer, always interesting to see the actual numbers- over 25% more closings in March than August 2016.

These closing numbers are for condos/villas only and include all cities in our MLS (Fort Myers/Cape Coral to Lehigh to Naples/Marco).

March 1st-31st:  1,117 closings

Augus...

September 17, 2016

1. I want to be able to negotiate so I'm going to ask WAY over my bottom line

If you're a serious seller, price it to sell from the beginning. This is one of the biggest mistakes sellers make, even in a limited inventory market.  You list it too high, after 45 days you're beginning to wonder why it's not selling...around the same time potential buyers are wondering what's wrong with it because it's been on the market too long....

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