Winning Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Sellers’ Markets

For sellers, success is all about managing the offers, while buyers must strategize and be prepared to compete. In a market with limited inventory and lots of willing and able buyers, we find a hot sellers’ market. Phrases such as “bidding wars” and “non-contingent offers” are music to sellers’ ears — and enough to scare a buyer into renting for another year. Here are some tips to make the most of a sale or purchase in a sellers’ market. Sellers still need to make the effort Just because it’s a sellers’ market doesn’t mean that the traditional real estate rules …

When Selling a Home, the Neighbors Matter

Getting on the neighbors’ good side can be an essential part of your sales strategy. Few sellers consider their neighbor’s home when preparing to sell their own. Why would they? Their biggest concern is getting the soon-to-be-listed home painted, cleaned and landscaped for great curb appeal. But all that effort could be for nothing, if just one of your neighbors doesn’t care much for appearances. If you find the neighbor’s home unappealing, imagine your potential buyer’s first impression. The fact is, your neighbor’s unsightly property can diminish your own home’s curb appeal, no matter how much you’ve done to improve it. The …