Sellers

Tips and advice for selling a home in and around Mahopac. Learn how to properly stage your home and get it ready for sale. Find out how you can ensure you sell your home for top dollar and in the shortest amount of time.

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Getting your home ready for sale

Knowing what to do and what not to do when getting a house ready for sale is extremely important especially in this volatile real estate market. Spend too much and you may not see any return, spend too little and either no one buys your house or the offers are way too low for you to consider. When getting a house ready for sale it is all about presentation.

I meet many prospective sellers who have a whole punch list of items to do to get their home ready for sale. Some are even prepared to renovate the bathrooms and possibly the kitchen. While this will undoubtedly add to the value of the home, expecting 100% return (or more) on your investment is not possible in this market. Doing major renovations like this will for

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Buyer and Seller Myths about real estate

Throughout the years I have come across a lot of misinformation about the home buying and selling process. Much of this information has been spread around by friends and family not involved in real estate to other people who are in the process of buying or selling a home. Unfortunately these friends aren't full time real estate professionals who have been involved in 100's of real estate transactions who have the knowledge and experience to properly guide a buyer and seller with questions or concerns they have. Here are the most common myths and misconceptions I come across in my business.

Buyer Myth - You can't buy anything with less than 20% down.

Not true. FHA loans require only 3.5 percent down and even…
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In this high paced real estate market many homeowners who are trying to sell their home are also buying a home during the same time. The most important thing to do in this sort of situation is put your home up for sale far in advance of buying a new one. You may want to consider selling first especially in a buyers market. This way you will know exactly how much money you will have when buying a new home. Too many potential sellers start looking at homes before they put theirs on the market and often fall in love with something and then have to rush to get their home on the market. They price it low in order for a quick sale to find a buyer right away to avoid losing the home they like to another buyer who has nothing to sell and is ready to move forward.

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