In today’s tough economic times there are many investors who are beginning to panic. These investors no longer trust the stock market. Yet, these same investors have no idea where to put their money now. This is because a lot of investors seemingly think that their only option is to invest in the stock market. They seem to think that their other option, investing in real estate, is way too risky. What they are looking for are safe, smart investments that will yield them positive results now as well as in the future.
If you are living in the property, get rid of about half of the clothes in your closet and store them somewhere. Closets need to be open and inviting.
To continue to show gratitude for the military, the U.S. government has extended the homebuyer tax credit for members of the uniformed services, members of the Foreign Service and employees of the intelligence community.
Many people think it is difficult to sell homes, and that “for sale by owner” may not be a good way to go. They say that the difficulty of selling homes means that every seller must have a riverfront residences expert who is experienced in home selling.
Even in a small town, there is no way that one salesperson can cover the entire town. I’ve seen plenty of smaller towns that have two grocery stores, two Realtors etc. Again, we do business with those we know, like and trust. I know plenty of people who will drive an hour for a haircut, for a doctor or even to buy a specific product from a shop they know, like and trust. In a small town, step outside of the town. Start networking with the networks of those you know. Offer those you know an incentive to bring you customers from other towns.
Make them an offer they can’t refuse. A seller can go a long way to insure their home will sell by offering prospective buyers a reason to buy. Have mortgage information available to show the interested buyer interest rate and payment information specific to your home. Offer a home warranty to help ease buyers fears of future problems. If feasible, offer to contribute to the purchasers closing costs with a full price offer. Give the buyer a reason to purchase your home over your neighbors.
The kitchen and bathroom are next. Wipe down the cabinets or put on a fresh coat of paint. If the cabinets have been stained just add fresh clear coat and you may be good to go. Upgrade the fittings on all faucets, basins, and shower or tub tiles. Give the tub or shower a good scrub a new shower curtain or doors and voila, you have a new bathroom.