Thinking of Selling? Now May be the Time
Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.
The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change. The average 30-year rate in 2019, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on February 26, 2020 in Selling Your Home
The Number One Reason to List Your House Right Now
The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now
The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on February 12, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Tips to Sell Your Home Faster
When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:
1. Make Buyers Feel at Home
Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 30, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”
Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 18, 2020 in Selling Your Home
Winter Buyers Are Looking For Your Home
Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.
The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
Inventory remains low due to high ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on December 14, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?
Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on November 25, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Thinking of Selling Your Home? The Waiting Is The Hardest Part.
Tom Petty famously penned the words, “the waiting is the hardest part” in his early 80’s hit song The Waiting, and his thought process can surprisingly also be applied to individuals considering selling their ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on November 6, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell
The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), reveals that demand ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on October 17, 2019 in Selling Your Home
3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound
The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound:
1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months of ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on October 10, 2019 in Selling Your Home
What to Expect from Your Home Inspection
You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection.
This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on October 8, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?
With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are finding themselves as empty nesters for the ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on October 1, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?
In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on September 30, 2019 in Selling Your Home
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall
Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings.
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market.
Homes are still selling relatively quickly, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on September 27, 2019 in Selling Your Home
4 Reasons to Sell This Summer
Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available.
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on June 22, 2019 in Selling Your Home
7 Reasons Pre Inspections are a MUST
Just as a buyer needs to do their due diligence, a seller needs to do theirs so that bad judgement calls don’t derail their deal
BY CARA AMEER . April 17, 2019
The best way to increase a seller’s chances of ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 19, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand
One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 15, 2019 in Selling Your Home
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Your Home's Spring Maintenance Checklist
Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
Your real estate agent ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale
The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 2, 2019 in Selling Your Home