Category Archives: Selling a Home
Amid Coronavirus – Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Sometimes, we can make our best plans in life – and life simply plans otherwise. We can think that we will take one path, and suddenly, we’re forced to take a detour. At the time of this writing, COVID-19 has created exactly that situation for many, many people across the country. Life, as we know it, seems to be on “pause” in many ways. Although this unprecedented new reality in which we find ourselves is necessary, it can also be […]
Uncharted Waters – Selling a Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In our country, and across the world, we find ourselves in an uncertain, and unprecedented time. In one way or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives. It has changed our schedules, our routines, and our social interactions – and even more significantly, it may have impacted our job, our loved ones, or our health. Without question, these are concerns that demand our immediate attention – and to address them we must work together and rely upon […]
Discount Brokers: Should you list with one to sell your home?
As buyers hibernate for winter after a heated-up year for the real estate market, sellers search for ways to lower the prices of their homes. In an increasingly competitive environment, everyone wants discounts, and so-called “discount brokers” promise exactly that. But are they a viable alternative for you? As the name implies, discount brokerage firms’ offer discounted prices, compared to their “conventional” competitors. Whereas all real estate brokers earn their fees through charging a commission, discount brokers will offer lower […]
Gayborhood Prices Are Increasing
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that housing costs in many gay villages are higher than average. Gay and lesbian real estate experts in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago can all tell you that the popular gayborhoods in these three cities are expensive. But just how expensive are they, and how have the prices changed? A survey done by real estate website Trulia and dating site OKCupid reveals that home value premiums jumped in just five years […]
Great LGBTQ Cities in Missouri
Missouri is often lumped in with the southern states, but it’s really more central. It’s a place where diversity is more welcome than you might think. If you’re a part of the LGBTQ community, there are a number of places in the state where you’ll find that you’re not just accepted, you’re celebrated. So, if a move to Missouri is in your future, grab a gay or lesbian real estate agent and look for properties in one of these great […]
The Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Nebraska
Nebraska may not necessarily be considered one of the most exciting states, but it does have its charms. The state sits on the Great Plains and is home to a number of different Native American tribes. Nebraska is split into two areas: The Great Plains and the Dissected Till Plains. The Great Plains area covers the western part of Nebraska and is home to many ranches and agricultural centers. The eastern part of the state is classified as the Dissected […]
Do Gayborhoods Have a Future?
Gay neighborhoods have grown in popularity over the years. Originally something of a ghetto where gays and lesbians were almost forced to live due to prejudice, today’s gayborhoods are well-to-do areas with higher than average property values. People flock to them because they want to live there, not because other neighborhoods aren’t welcoming. But with the gay marriage question now settled and more and more people supporting LGBT rights, do these gay neighborhoods have a future? Will most fade away […]
Is An Open House Really Worth It?
Common knowledge would tell you that an open house is the best way to drum up excitement for your newly listed FSBO home. After all, it’s so easy to do; all you need is a fruit platter, a sign, and a few hours of spare time. However, open houses aren’t quite as effective as you’d think. Open Houses are Inconvenient and Unpredictable First, the aforementioned “few hours of spare time” is easier said than done for most people. If you’re […]
5 Common Seller Misconceptions
Selling a house can be confusing if you’ve never done it before. It’s even more confusing if you don’t have a good realtor at your back. Here are a few common seller questions and misconceptions that seem to keep popping up. “I’ve Listed Too Low/High, What Do I Do?” Sellers lose hours of sleep mulling over prices. Most sellers overprice or underprice their homes without the assistance of a realtor or appraiser. Luckily, it’s usually just a minor inconvenience. If […]
Beyond Curb Appeal
If you’re working with a real estate agent to sell your home, he or she has probably mentioned how you have to have great curb appeal. This means when potential buyers pull up to your home, they have to be wowed by their first look. But that first look only goes so far. Great curb appeal won’t guarantee you a sale if the inside of your home doesn’t have just as much of a wow factor. Lose the Clutter One […]