I am often asked this question by both buyers and sellers. Buyers wonder why they are paying for two different reports that they think are the same thing. Sellers question why an appraiser didn’t find a deficiency in a home that the home inspector did. The best way to start this discussion is to define the purpose of each document and for whom it is being prepared.
Zillow is about to go after a huge, untapped portion of the real estate market that they have never pursued before – – – Sellers.
Are you still trying to ‘sell’ stuff? Stop selling and start influencing. Apply the Six Principles of Influence form Dr. Robert Cialdini’s best-selling book, Influence: Science & Practice, to generate more sales.
When it comes to agreements of sale for real estate, there are at least fourteen instances in the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® standard agreement of sale that could cause the transaction to become unglued. If you get caught looking ahead to the settlement table, any one of these fourteen could jump up and bite you.
One of the most important jobs that a real estate agent has in today’s market is to expose a seller’s property to as many people as possible. When it comes to exposure, the internet is King.
Over the past couple of years, homeowners have been able to go online and obtain an estimate of their home’s value in the span of about 30 seconds. Just type in an address and a value is delivered to your computer screen for your viewing pleasure. But how accurate is the value?
For the past three years, 88 percent of sellers have sold with the assistance of an agent and only nine percent of sales have been FSBO sales. In 2003 that number was 14 percent. So why has selling FSBO been on the decline?
Become a baseball catcher when fielding a low ball offer.