I'd like to introduce a great real estate tool I've created for you guys, The Truckee Home Buyer's Cheat Sheet. It's going to be huge for people who don't particularly enjoy being blindsided by fees, or those who just like to know what to expect during a real estate transaction. I want you to know there is real value here - it's specific to Truckee/Tahoe real estate AND it's current information. I created it as a guide to help simplify the home buying process.
They say when you walk into the right home you just know"
Has that been your experience when you've purchased a home? Did you walk in and say, "This is the one!!"? I love it when my clients experience that kind of clarity. I'd love to help get you that moment, the moment you find the right house, and then help you secure it at the right price. Feel free to scroll down to the bottom for your link to The Home Buyer's Cheat Sheet.
Tahoe homebuyers tend to be savvy individuals, most of you already know a bit about real estate. So for you, what I have to offer is support, access, and information. Home buying isn't easy - if somebody told you it was they were lying. With high-level financial transactions there's absolutely some stress, so by support, I mean I'm here to make it easier on you.
Secondly, I have access to all the properties you want to see, anywhere from the starter home right by school, to the charming cabin and even the luxury lakefront. (On that note, let me dispel a myth - I CAN show you any home on the Truckee market - even if the listing sign doesn't say my name). And lastly - whatever information you may need to make an informed decision and purchase the right property is at my fingertips, and I'm happy to help you.
SNEAK PEAK: Inside the truckee homebuyer's cheat sheet, you'll find:
In Realtor reviews I've been called "A professional in every sense of the word" - and I aim to provide the best service I can in your Truckee/Tahoe home search. Please allow me to help you when it's your time to buy or sell in Truckee or North Lake Tahoe.
I understand your disappointment Mr. Jones. Your house did sell for less than you initially set out for. It actually sold for exactly market value - sadly, that was my recommended list price 4 mortgage payments ago.
I completely get it. Overpricing seems like you are building in room for negotiations. Inflating the price may seem like the right thing to do, but watch out - you may just scare off the right buyer. I understand how amazing your home renovations or new landscaping might be, and that you don't want to leave money on the table. That's exactly why I encourage sellers to list their home as the market dictates it's worth. The comps don't lie.
Zillow's research finds that homes lingering on the market generally sell for notably less than their list price: five percent less after 60 days.
Considering the above mentioned 5% loss and also factoring in the loss of two more mortgage payments, that's what I call money left on the table.
You may wonder, "What's the big deal? I'll drop the price if it hasn't sold in 30 days." Actually, your home gets the most interest and showings the first few days on the MLS. So it really is a big deal - it's a missed opportunity for making a good first impression. So be bold, and price your real estate accurately right out of the gates. Buyers have a set price range, and it's in your best interest to have that pool of interested homebuyers be responsive to your price and make an offer.
Trying to sell real estate at an inflated price is like trying to grab a fist-full of water. Buyers will slip right through your fingertips when they do the math.
Then, as days on the market increases, the interest in your home will naturally decrease, as newer homes on the market filter in.
I spend a lot of time monitoring the Truckee real estate market. I know, and I see time and time again that home sellers need to do only two things: list at market value and have your home conditioned to sell. It's a pretty simple recipe for home selling success.
Admittedly, after price reductions, your overpriced home should eventually hit it's market value and get an offer. Here's where the real penalty falls. Your buyer will low-ball you because your home has stagnated. A stale home gets about as much interest as festering leftovers in the fridge - nobody wants it. You're at a place of disadvantage when it's time to negotiate a stale listing.
The listing game Plan:
If you're listing your home, do it with boldness and finesse. Do it with faith in the comps and certainty in the market value. I urge you to remember that buyers will take you seriously if you appear to be serious about selling. So accept your real estate agent's advice and remember you're on the same team. If you cannot trust their home valuation then you should get another opinion.
So how to get started? Here are a couple great articles about getting your home ready to sell, reading them would be a nice first step towards selling your home. see that article here.
I also really liked this video I saw on youtube which is appropriately titled, Overpriced Homes Sell Other People's Homes created by Cynthia at Trusted Estate Realty. Check it out.
Thank you for reading, and please allow me to help you out when it's your time to buy or sell in Truckee.
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