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Good Question Review: When Should You Sell Your Home?

THE WARMER MONTHS ARE BUSY FOR THE HOUSING MARKET.

THE SPRING HOUSING MARKET IS OFF TO A SLOW START ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OFREALTORS.

THE NUMBER OF HOMES FOR SALE IS IS DOWN IN THE TWIN CITIES.

IT'S DOWN IN OTHER MARKETS ASWELL.

THAT GOT US WONDERING, IS THERE AN IDEAL TIME OF YEAR TO SELL YOUR HOME? JOHN IS HELPING ANSWER THATQUESTION.

WHILE HEATHER IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE.

TALKING ABOUT HOUSING, MOST OF US WHEN WE THINK OF A BAD TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE, IT WOULDN'T BE IDEAL TO DO IT IN THEWINTER.

I THINK THE THEORY IS MOST OF THE TIME, AT LEAST IN MINNESOTA, IT'S THE SPRING, PEOPLE ARE GETTING OUT AND ABOUT WHEN THE WEATHER FINALLY WARMS UP.

WE'LL SEE PEOPLE OUTLOOKING FOR HOMES.

AND THE DATA BACKS THAT UP.

IN MINNESOTA, ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS, JUNE IS ACTUALLY A BIG MONTH.

ACCORDING TO ZILO WHO'S DONE RESEARCH ON THIS.

IF YOU GO ACROSS THE U.

S.

IT AVERAGES TO MAY 1st THROUGH MAY15th.

YOU GET THE BIGGEST GANG FOR YOUR BUCK WHEN SELLING A HOME.

I'VE HAD REALTORS TELL ME WE'RE DOING WELL IN APRIL, MARCH, SOMETIMES IN MINNESOTA.

IT DEPENDS.

IF YOU WANT TO SELL, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW, WHEN INVENTORY'S AS LOW AS IT IS IN MINNESOTA.

IN THE TWIN CITIES, IT'S 25,000 ALL READY BUILT HOMES ON THE MARKET AROUND AVERAGE.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE DOWN TO 10,000TO 12,000.

THAT'S A BIG DROP.

YOU PUT YOUR HOUSE ON THE MARKET, YOU'LL GET A LOT OFOFFERS.

IF IT'S AN ADEQUATE HOME.

I THINK TIMING MAKES SENSE.

I MOVED AROUND A LOT AS A KID.

SOMETIMES WIDESPREAD JOSE ALTUVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

BUT OFTENTIMES IT WAS OKAY, LET'S MOVE IN JUNE, GET A COUPLE OF MONTHS SUMMER IN THIS NEW PLACE, THAT TIMING MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO ME.

WE TALKED TO A REALTOR A FEW MONTHS AGO WHO SAID SHE WAS DOING WELL AT THAT POINT.

BECAUSE THIS IS BACK IN FEBRUARY WHERE SHE HAD A COUPLE HOMES ON THE MARKET.

AND SHE WAS GETTING MULTIPLE OFFERS RIGHT AWAY.

YOU JUST DID A HOUSING SEARCH.

WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE IN AUGUST.

BUT WE STARTED LOOKING INMARCH.

AND AS THAT SEARCH WENT ON, WE FOUND THAT THE PRICES FOR THE HOUSES WE WERE LOOKING AT KEPT INCREASING BECAUSE INVENTORY WAS GOING DOWN.

BY THE TIME WE GOT A HOUSE THERE WERE 10 OR 12 OTHER PEOPLE BIDDING ON THE SAME HOUSE THE FIRST DAY IT CAME ON THE MARKET.

IT GETS HYPER COMPETITIVE.

AND THE HOUSES ARE GOING 30,000 OVER LIST.

MAY 1st TO MAY 15thTH, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE SELLING AND BUYING.

THE HOUSING SITUATION IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST PRODUCTS WHERE YOU WOULD THINK IF A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T SELLING, MAYBE NOW IS THE TIME.

YOU NEED TO SELL WHEN THERE AREBUYERS LOOKING.

IT HAS TO MATCHUP JUSTRIGHT.

IN MINNESOTA, ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS, YES, BUT I'VE HAD REALTORS TELL.

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Tips to sell your home for top dollar

SPRING IS THE START OF PEAK HOME SELLING SEASON.

LISA HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE MOST MONEY.

RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR BUYERS.

APRIL THROUGH JUNE IS THE PRIME BUYING SEASON.

CONSUMER REPORTS HAS SOME WAYS THAT YOU CAN BOOST YOUR VALUE.

WE ARE LIVE WITH THE DETAILS THIS MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, GREAT TO BE HERE.

LET'S SAY YOU ARE ASSESSING YOUR HOME.

WHAT ARE THE TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO GET YOUR HOME READY? WE SURVEYED MORE THAN 300 REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AND ASK THEM JUST THAT WESTERN.

A COUPLE OF THINGS ROSE TO THE TOP, BUT THROUGHOUT THE HOME, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO DE-CLUT TER AND DEPERSONALIZE.

THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO IMAGINE THEMSELVES IN YOUR HOME.

THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT IF EVERYTHING IS ON THE WALLS.

ANYTHING THAT REPRESENTS YOUR FAMILY, WHAT YOU DO FOR FUN, TAKE ALL OF THAT OUT? EXACTLY.

I AM SURE YOU HAVE THE CUTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD, BUT THOSE BUYERS DO NOT NECESSARILY WANT TO SEE THEM.

IF YOU HAD TW ROOMS TO FOCUS ON, WHICH WOULD YOU FOCUS ON, AND WHICH WEDGEWOOD YOU POUR MONEY INTO — WHICH ONES WOULD YOU POUR MONEY INTO? FIRST THE KITCHEN.

IT IS A CLICHE THAT THE KITCHEN SELLS THE HOUSE, BUT IT IS PARTLY TRUE.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO RENOVATE THE WHOLE KITCHEN, BUT A FEW SMART THINGS LIKE PAINTING THE CABINETS, PUTTING IN NEW CURTAINS.

IF IT IS SEVERELY OUTDATED, INVESTING IN NEW APPLIANCES, WHICH YOU CAN DO FOR UNDER $2000.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ABOUT COUNTERTOPS, IS IT WORTH IT TO UPGRADE, OR FOCUS ON THE WALLS AND APPLIANCES? IF THE COUNTERTOPS ARE VERY OLD AND BEAT UP, IT CAN BE A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT.

THERE ARE SOME VERY INEXPENSIVE OPTIONS.

LAMINATE HAS GOTTEN A LOT BETTER LOOKING.

THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE INSTANT MAKEOVER WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET.

THE EXTERIOR IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE INTERIOR, ISN'T IT? YES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

MOW THE LAWN, TRIM THE SHRUBS.

A FRESH COAT OF PAINT ON THE FRONT DOOR CAN REALLY IMPROVE THE CURB APPEAL.

THE ROOF IS ANOTHER THING.

IF IT IS OLD, THAT IS THE FIRST THING EVERY BUYER ASKS ABOUT.

IT MAY COST YOU SOME MONEY, BUT IN OUR SURVEY, WE FOUND YOU COULD GET $10,000 TO $15,000 BACK IN TERMS OF THE ASKING PRICE.

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Why Your Home Didn’t Sell

So, your home didn't sell.

You had it on the market for a few months,and your agent couldn't get the job done.

Well, you're not alone! Everyday in the greater twin cities area,70-100 homeowners find themselves in the exact same situation as you.

Let's take a look at why that is.

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It states that 80% of the results come from20% of the effort.

Well, in real estate it is actually more like90/10.

90% of the work is done by 10% of the agents.

Did you know, that according to the NationalAssociation of Realtors, the average real estate agent sells less than 3 homes per year? That means most of the agents that you willever meet are literally starving for business.

Well, think about it this way.

If the normal agent is literally starvingfor more business, they'll say or do just about anything to get you to list your propertywith them.

At the end of the day, if they can't sellit, they still win! Because they have a for sale sign in frontof your house.

Most agents will pick up a new buyer, andpossibly a new listing just by having that sign in front of your house.

So, you just became a marketing piece forthem for the term of your contract.

Things making sense now? To top it off, now that your house was takenoff the market, you've got dozens of agents calling you, knocking on your door, and they'reall saying the same thing.

That's because the real estate industry hasalways taught new, unexperienced agents to prospect for new business by targeting canceledor expired listings, and that's you.

So, your property was listed with an agentthat couldn't get the job done, and now you're being bombarded by more starving agents, thatwould have the same result as the last agent.

But all along, all you wanted to do was sellyour home, at a fair price.

Have you noticed how I am not knocking onyour door, begging for business? That's because I have more important thingsto do, like sell the homes that I currently have listed.

In fact, my business was designed to helppeople in your exact situation.

The difference between me and the ordinaryagent, is that I'm not starving! I'll tell you exactly why your home didn'tsell, and what we need to do to make it sell.

If you like me, and I decide to take yourlisting, you can almost guarantee that it'll sell.

Pretty simple right??? So, here is what you need to do: Go to mywebsite, REinMN.

Com and check out how your home will be marketed.

And when you're ready to talk, you can putyourself right into my calendar, or reach out to me.

It is all there for you at my website andwe'll see you soon!.

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5 Tips to Sell Your Home in the Spring

Hello.

I'm David Nelson with RE/MAX AdvantagePlus and the Imperial Home Team.

In this video, I am going to give you 5 valuabletips to selling your home in the spring market.

You don't want to miss this video so staytuned! Even though there is still snow on the groundand frigid temperatures, before you know it, spring will be here.

Historically, the springis when the housing market really begins to heat up and yes, pun intended.

The springreal estate market generally brings the highest sale prices for those selling their house.

This is only possible if the proper preparations are completed by the sellers well before springactually blesses our frozen tundra! If you're thinking of selling your house inthe spring, you must know that even though you may receive top dollar for your home,the competition will be the highest and today's buyers are savvier than ever.

This means it'sabsolutely critical that you have prepared for the spring housing market so that buyershave no reason to not purchase your beautiful home.

Here's 5 tips so that you're fully preparedfor the spring market.

1.

Interview REALTORSIt doesn't matter what time of year you decide to sell your home but it's extremely importantwhen selling a home, that you know how to interview real estate agents.

As spring approaches,the top producing REALTORS will only continue to get busier.

Make sure you start reachingout to the agents, like us, you think would represent your home best and would ultimatelysell your home faster and for top dollar.

2.

Know What Your Plan IsIt is important to be on the same page as your agent to make sure you establish a sellingstrategy for your home at the beginning of the listing process.

The most basic thingyou can do is create a to-do list as soon as possible.

This will help you break thehome selling process into different manageable tasks while dividing them into specific timeranges.

By taking this approach you will feel less overwhelmed and able to remain focusedlonger.

It will also help you track the status of the tasks you are working on.

One thingswe do for our clients is we pay for a stager to come into our sellers' homes for a consultation.

The stagers is there to provide a detailed room by room list of what needs to be doneto make the home most attractive to the majority of buyers.

3.

Consider Having a Pre-List Inspection One of the biggest reasons a home sale getsderailed is due to the home inspection.

Most buyers will have their offer contingent upona home inspection.

Some buyers can even be scared by the smallest home inspection finding.

This can easily be avoided by having your home inspected by a professional before listingit.

It is typically cheaper to fix items prior listing the home than negotiate with the buyersdemands.

I work with a great inspector that we use that has saved our sellers thousandsof dollars and potential failed offers.

4.

Make Social Media Your Best FriendHopefully your real estate agent is doing a full marketing blitz to take full advantageof getting your home seen by thousands of consumers online and off.

While that is expectedby your real estate agent, as a homeowner you can also take advantage of social mediato draw positive attention to your home.

Post pictures on Facebook, Instagram, write a blogabout it, and/or email your friends that your home is for sale and get the word out on allthe other social sites you visit.

One word of advice, please keep your posting and photospositive as I've seen other sellers post negative items like "just found another dead mousein the house" or "can't wait to move away from my obnoxious neighbors.

"The best part is, social media is completely free or very inexpensive to flood the worldwide web with news about your home for sale.

Whatever your online activity and presenceis, use it to your advantage! The more eyes that see your home, the greater the opportunitya buyers finds your home.

5.

Clean & OrganizeI know this has been said a million times before but it's so important to give yourhome a thorough spring cleaning.

Be proactive and start cleaning now; you'll be glad youdidn't wait until the day before photos.

A huge turnoff for prospective buyers are foulsmells and general uncleanliness.

Things such as smoke and pet odors, stained carpets, nastybathrooms, and filthy appliances can kill home sales.

Here is list of items to make sure you clean before listing your home:- Wash your windows or hire someone to do it- Dust your blinds – Dust the baseboards- Clean appliances inside and out – Wipe off air vent covers- Clean showers, tubs & toilets – Wipe off the years of dust from the ceilingfans – Clean inside cabinets as buyers look everywhere!When selling a home, it's important that you de-clutter and organize your home, too.

Agreat way to achieve this goal is by packing right away.

It may sound odd since you haven'tlisted your home for sale yet, but you will need to pack at some point, so why not doit now! Clean out closets and pack away anything that you don't need in the immediate future.

It is incredible how much better a home will show and how much quicker it will sell ifit's organized and de-cluttered.

Plus, we all have junk and items that we can purgefrom our homes.

The spring real estate market is a great timeto sell a house.

Just because our spring market doesn't begin until mid-April doesn't meanyou should wait to get your home ready for the market.

Be proactive and follow the above5 tips for getting ready for the spring real estate market.

You will be glad you did whenyour home sells quickly and for a high price! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channeland please like this video below.

Happy Selling!.

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029 MQ Benefits of Having a Builder Inspect Your Home

Welcome back to another episode of our Ask the Roofer series, I'm here with Matthew Query from Freedom Home Inspections, really good friend of mine; we've known each other for six seven years?.

Yeah at least!.

A while! Used to be Freedom Construction where you were general contractor.

I actually worked for him doing roofing and stuff like that; that's ancient history, you've been in home inspections, doing that side of the industry.

Yeah!.

And we were talking before, you said you wrote a blog, you posted or you're getting ready to post it, about the benefits of having someone who's experienced in construction look at your home in the inspection process as opposed to somebody who's just a trained inspector but hasn't really been a builder or anything; can you talk about that a little bit?.

Yeah sure! The process of becoming a home inspector, while difficult, is not impossible.

A lot of larger home inspection companies can hire, you know younger guys that are willing to go up and get it, and train those guys for what to look for; but over 12 years of experience I've had in the new construction industry, you see a lot of stuff that you just can't read in a book.

Yeah! Is like working on the back of a restaurant, once you've been back there, you go to a restaurant afterwards and you're like; " I see that, I see that, I see that".

Yeah! You've gotten dirty, you washed the dishes, you've cooked the food, you know the ins and outs of it for sure.

It's interesting because as a builder, working for a couple different companies, of you know, run up to 30 to 35 houses just myself, in multiple different communities, sometimes even in multiple different code jurisdictions.

So with that, not that I wanted to do a bad job, but I didn't have time to spend 3-4 hours in a house because I wouldn't be able to see every house.

And as a builder you're bringing in subcontractors.

Absolutely!.

it could even be a great subcontractor but if they have one guy who's having a bad day or if they have a new guy that's not necessarily good at his job, that can make everybody up the chain look bad and can create some very costing mistakes.

Yeah absolutely! And even as far as like working with different code jurisdictions, the county enforcement officials, great guys but they also have a lot to look at.

And you know they got to get through umpteen different inspections, I think one guy I talked to in just Mecklenburg County had like 40 inspections in one day, he knew he wasn't going to get to it.

But as a builder in new construction, you're really building the house to appease the inspector.

Yeah!.

So, I am a man of integrity, I'm gonna do the right thing always, but you know when a code enforcement official comes in and says he's not going to take a look at your roof trusses because it wouldn't fall back on him if there were a problem, you know there's there's flaws in the system.

But that's where home inspectors come in and they they bring great value, and that's where I bring my construction experience and.

What are some common things you see, and obviously there's thousands of different issues but what are some common things you see that are missed or done incorrectly like consistently?.

Well as far as pre-existing homes, just contractors that come in and do work in areas where they're not going to be viewed as easily, such as: in a crawl space, or in an addict.

One home in particular I felt so bad for the lady, she paid a contractor to come in and completely gut the house; and you know the crawl space was about yay tall and the amount of structural deficiencies I found in that crawlspace was astronomical.

Wow!.

And it's sad because there are people out there that will take advantage of the fact that people aren't going to get into those places but again that's why you pay me the big bucks to go into those.

Yeah! Well you say big bucks but it's not even that expensive.

No it's not, you know, the average inspections is probably 300 – 350 bucks and it takes me, I'll spend 3 hours at the house sometimes, if it's an older home that typically takes longer.

And several more hours writing up the report.

Yeah exactly! It can take three to four hours writing up the report so it's a very beneficial service and very inexpensive service as well.

Yeah! I mean, for the liability and the protection you pay money for your insurance, it's very similar, you're paying to protect your interests protect your home.

We've seen some crazy stuff like that, we've even done roof repairs before, or quoted repairs and obviously we're going to quote "hey this is what you can get away with it possible but it's going to last six months" and then "hey this is how to properly fix something".

We quoted this one lady and I think it was like 750 bucks, it was a whole chimney reflash in a really hard to get to location, like two-and-a-half stories up on a steep roof and it was rough.

Another gentleman came at a later time and quote her, he was like "let me take a look", went up there, did some work, came back down and said "you owe me 250 bucks", and she's like "I didn't even tell you to do the work".

And so we had taken pictures in our inspection like we always do, so we went back and he had just literally taking pieces of metal, caulk the side and caulk the bottom and stuck them on there and step them down, and it leaked the next time it rained.

Oh I bet, yeah!.

And so we were able to show her that "hey this is what it looked like when we were there, and this is what he did and it does you no good".

I know I've called you out when I worked for a previous company, you know I trusted you to come over and make sure that another contractor, that was the original contractor had done it right and the fact of the matter was, they didn't.

Many times they don't!.

Yeah! In one case particular I remember, they made the problem worse.

So it pays to have a company of integrity that's gonna look out for your best interests and not just the, you know the dollar figure to go out and, you know check something out.

I'll come out all day long and do a you know visual inspection tell you what I think, I've been doing that for my friends even before I was making money doing it.

Is just something I'm passionate about, I want to make sure people are protected.

Yeah! we need it in this area too.

We've talked about it before, we have a legitimate revenue stream off of other roofing contractors that do poor work and we have to go back and fix it which it it's a bad situation but we've talked so much about vetting people, back checking them, and I mean we're happy to, we're an open books, like if we do something we want to show you pictures "hey this is what we did, this is why we did it" but there's so many issues you can see.

And you're Charlotte company, like you are in Charlotte, we are in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Or in other places.

Well exactly but like right now we're in Charlotte and they're lots of, especially when you get like hailstorms, big storms, you get storm chasers and that's when you really gotta be careful right? because with all the guys, I've heard stories about them taking money and running.

We've seen, even after Hurricane Matthew which is not too distant past, tons of companies coming in and they're not doing good work at all and it causes problems down the road so.

Why do you think that is? You think they do it, I guess I have an idea, is it because they don't have a relationship.

Lack of integrity!.

Well that, and they don't have a relationship with local crews.

Yeah they don't! A lot of times is the qualifications for doing roof work here, you have a truck and you have a ladder, and you're doing sheet rock yesterday but today you're a roofer so.

I think it's just an all-around lack of care for longevity, legacy, and everybody's playing the short game, "hey we want to go sign this check" and have a commission at the end of the week and go buy a boat, they're not looking at 5, 10, 15 years down the road.

So they'll be here and gone in a year or or less, and they make some money and they're like "oh why is business so hard?" but they're not thinking about down the road so they don't care how their work reflects them they just want to collect that check, that's their whole goal.

I mean it's our goal too is to collect a check but for us, we want to collect a check for the next 20 years, we want to be here with a reputation of "hey we do proper work" and I'm building, were building legacy, were building a company, were providing a good product, we're solving a problem.

So it's just a different mentality, you see the same with builder,s I'm sure you see that with home inspectors; where they just come in, here's my check out list and I'm good to go.

Yeah they're the biggest, one of the things that caused me to want to jump into home inspections, was what I saw as a on the builder side, receiving the home inspection and being really frustrated.

like "I know I'm building a good quality house" and yeah I missed some stuff so I'm grateful for the fact that they found some stuff that I overlooked I'm only human.

Well working with that many houses there's going to be oversight and that's why there's a second layer.

But to come in and be rabble-rouser you know to.

Try to legitimize why they were there!.

Exactly! I don't need to legitimize my place in the world you know, that comes from my heavenly Father so I don't have to worry about that.

But when the inspector comes in and makes you feel bad about your purchase, or worries about it, makes you worry about it.

That's not fair and I don't want to do that, I want to use common sense language, I've obviously got to put disclaimers you know legally because that's just that the world we live in but bottom line is I want to make sure that, you know, my clients know what they're getting, and what's actually really a legitimate issue, and what you really should push back on to get fixed before you go to closing rather than "oh well you know, I saw this on the internet" now I'm gonna put this link in here and scare you about your purchase.

You know we see a lot of signs, and obviously for for roofing inspectors don't get on roofs, but across the board I've seen some reports that the entire report was they take a picture of something and it was copy and pasted "have a licensed contractor inspect this issue", and they didn't really document or call out, they just snap pictures and put just like, he just did the minimum he could and then left.

That did no good for the homeowner, just sike them out "oh man this property is in horrible condition because I need a contractor for every single thing to see what's really going on" so.

Yeah and I put that in my disclaimer at the beginning paragraph of a section and it's almost grayed out, it's like smaller subtext because it's not the important part; is there to cover me in the event something happens or whatever but the big information I don't put in every single section in HVAC, "called an HVAC contractor", "call a plumbing contractor", "call a you know roofing contractor.

I mean you know you gotta call roofing contractor.

I don't know if you knew this but I'm not allowed, per the standards of practice of North and South Carolina, I can't actually do work on a home for 12 months after I've done the inspection, so I have zero, you know.

No conflict of interest.

No conflict of interest, I have zero benefit for calling an item out.

I'm they're legitimately to try to help the client so.

Great! We're gonna put your information here so people can find you.

If you have home inspection questions, I know we hit a very broad kind of, we'll talk about some other stuff in other videos but if you have home inspection questions, please put them in the comments or things you're concerned about or issues.

I can obviously, we can talk about siding, roofing, windows, that kind of stuff but anything outside of that I mean we'll have Matt throw his expertise out there but.

Thanks for watching and we'll see you on the next one.

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Should You Sell Your Home to an Investor?

Welcome back everyone.

Our real estate expert, Monte Mohr, is withus this morning.

He has sold thousands of homes here in MiddleTennessee.

He has decades of experience.

You want him on your team if you are wantingto buy or sell a home.

Before we get to that, congratulations bythe way! Thank you, Kelly.

Dancing with the Nashville Stars, that wasso amazing! You did an incredible job.

It was way more than I ever imagined it wouldbe, as far as the difficulty factor, but I'm so grateful.

I wanted to thank the viewers today for helpingthis be such a success.

Feed America First is one of the most amazingorganizations I've ever seen.

Every dollar feeds 10 people.

They major their success on Dancing with theNashville Stars with can they feed one million people afterwards.

Right.

This year they hit the highest, 1.

25 million.

That's so great! A wonderful success! I want to thank the viewers for helping megenerate $28,000 as a part of that.

That's over 300,000 meals.

Thank you very much! Everybody, thank you so much.

What an honor.

That is so awesome! Congratulations on that.

Now we have to get back to business.

We have a question; people are asking, sowe have to get to it! Betty in Nashville wrote us and said "Mr.

Mohr, I keep receiving post cards from investors about wanting to buy my home.

They say they will purchase it in 'as is'condition.

Is selling to an investor a good idea? I trust your opinion.

" I've been getting these too! I think everybody gets some of these in themail.

A lot of people do.

My answer is yes and no.

Yes, if they'll pay you a fair price, butmost of these investors are not.

That's what people don't realize.

They're basing their presumed value on whatthey paid for it 20 or 30 years ago, and the values have gone up greatly.

I say yes, if they'll pay you fair price.

I sold one to an investor recently.

They paid a maximum price, because they plannedon holding it and not flipping it.

If they're flipping it, please don't.

For over 30 years, I've been selling homes.

I used to write for The Tennessean; everySunday I'd have an article for The Tennessean.

I've condensed those articles into a hundredpage book that I promise every question you can imagine is answered in this book.

I promise that if you'll get this book, andI want to offer it for free today for the first 10 callers, you'll get more for yourhouse, in less time, and with fewer hassles.

I promise that.

That's the commitment I make today to theChannel 4 viewers.

You have absolutely nothing to lose everybody.

If you would like to give them a call, here'sthe number – it's 615-636-8244 and the first 10 callers will get the book for free.

So give them a call! You can also find Monte online at TennesseeDreamHomes.

Com.

You can give him an email, shoot him a question,at MonteMohr@Yahoo.

Com.

Thank you so much for coming in.

Thank you.

And thanks for what you did for Feed AmericaFirst.

It was a real blessing.

That's huge, and you were great.

Thank you, and thank you for encouraging mein the process.

Of course!.

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3 Things You Need To Sell Your Home

welcome back to the Sims real estategroup of Remax Nanaimo Jason Simard here again bringing further value I want totalk about something that's really important I wanna talk about theimportance of really properly setting up your home for sale and having a trueprofessional represent you when listing your property so there's three thingsthat are crucial to selling a home number one you have to price the homeproperly nobody wants to overpay for anything so at the end of the day if you'remissing the mark with your property it's gonna sit on the market for a long timeand become stale so getting the price right is really important so getting aprofession like myself that has true understanding the market they can getall the data that makes sense and provide you a market analysis iscritical the second thing is is you need to stageyour home properly it needs to be clean uncluttered it needs to show really wellbecause I'll tell you this showing hundreds of homes to people over theyears one of things that I get all the time this is this doesn't look right Idon't like that furniture and that's not what people are buying but that's howthey feel and how they feel that's gonna ultimately dictate whether they want toput an offer on the property or not most people can't overlook those littlethings ninety-four percent of buyers haveviewed your home online before they even go out to see it in person so what'simportant you need a professional like The Sims like my team at Sims realestate group who understand marketing and they understand the importance ofshowcasing a home properly so as long as we hit those three things number one we getthe price right number two we make sure the home looks clean and unclutteredand shows well and then number three let's make sure that a hundred percentof the buyers that are looking can see your home and showcased in the mostprofessional light my team prides itself on being very tech savvy we understandthat real estate has changed over the last ten years the Internet has changedthe way people do business in fact it's so crucial that we spend most of ourmarketing dollars utilizing the internet to showcase homes and generate moreopportunities those are the three most important things and of course I'm gonna throw in afourth-year you have to have a professional that can negotiate yourhome and really help you generate the best price for that home and that's gonnabe someone like myself who is a professional when it comes tonegotiation.

At the end of the day those are all the factors that are gonna becrucial in your next home sale if I can help you list your property give you a market information I'm hereto do that and I have an amazing team behind me to make sure that the marketing strong.

Stay tuned till the next time.

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5 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Spring or Summer

Sellers, do you want to get top dollar foryour home? In this video I’m going give you 5 reasonswhy you should list your home in Spring or Summer.

Coming up.

Paul BrelinCentury 21 NorthBay Alliancewww.

PaulBrelin.

Com Hey what’s up ya all, this is Paul Brelinof Century 21 NorthBay Alliance helping you to achieve your real estate dreams and goals.

I’m building this channel to inform andeducate people on all things real estate in Sonoma County, including videos like thisone.

So if you are new here, consider subscribingand if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Ok, let’s get down to it.

Number 1, Bigger sale price.

In most markets, more inventory means lowerprices, Econ 101 right? But the housing market works the oppositeway – Prices are highest in the Spring and Summer which is prime season and it's whenthe most homes are listed for sale.

It may seem a illogical, but it happens thisway because demand to buy homes is very seasonal, driven by weather and the school year.

So, there are more buyers in spring and summerbecause for many people this is a convenient time to move.

So relative to demand, the supply of homesis actually tighter in spring and summer than in winter and the fall.

Number 2 – Better valuationsWhen creating the valuation on your home, the appraiser looks for data on comparablehomes sold in your neighborhood.

But if the appraiser can only compare to datafrom a home that sold for cheap in the winter, it can hurt the valuation for your home whichcould put you at at a disadvantage when it comes to selling.

With more homes selling in the prime season,comparable home data is more accurate.

So, the best case scenario would be for youto be the second or third person in your neighborhood to put your house up for sale and take advantageof the earlier home sales which will be a better and more accurate, more comparablesales for your home.

Your agent should talk to the appraiser tomake sure that he/she understands your neighborhood.

Appraisers often come in from out of townand may not understand that the home that recently sold for $400,000 was a fixer upper,when prices are normally $600,000 in that neighborhood.

Number 3 – Better curb appeal and longer daysYour home will shine in the Springtime – flowers are blooming and buyers are out looking fortheir dream home.

Daylight Saving Time also gives buyers moretime to look at houses, meaning your property can be seen by more buyers during the day.

A bright and sunny home will sell better thana dark and cold home 10 out of 10 times.

Number 4 – Bidding warsBidding wars are a headache for buyers but a big plus for sellers.

If you put your home on the market when inventoryis at its high, there is a better chance for bidders and multiple offers because thereis also an increased number of buyers competing against one another.

Bidding wars mean more money in the seller’spocket.

They usually mean buyers are less likely tomake request for repairs or other demands on the seller requests.

Additionally, cash buyers can be aggressivebidders and you might find a buyer with a bucket full of dollars with and a fast laneto close of escrow.

Number 5- Sellers can be choosy tooDon’t want your childhood home bulldozed to the ground for a new McMansion? Well, you have a better chance of findinga loving couple looking to start a family on the on-season.

More buyers mean more offers and you may bebetter able to choose the next owners of your home.

Sellers, if you are selling your home on theoff season, don't despair.

Although you may not get as many buyers lookingat your home, the buyers that do come are often very motivated.

Off-season buyers are more focused and seriousabout finding the right home in a short amount of time.

In many cases, they are involved in a relocationor facing a situation that is requiring them to move.

If buyers are out looking at houses the daybefore Thanksgiving or chilly New Year’s Eve, you know they are serious.

So thanks so much for checking out this video,definately subscribe for more videos just like this one.

And if you haven’t downloaded my sellersguide, go get it.

It’s actually a guide for where I show youhow to prepare you home for the market.

So you can grab that for free.

The link is in the Youtube description belowor up on the Youtube card.

I’m Paul Brelin Century 21 NorthBay Alliance.

Remember, the agent you choose matters.

And I'll talk to you soon.

Source: Youtube

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Spring or Summer

Sellers, do you want to get top dollar foryour home? In this video I’m going give you 5 reasonswhy you should list your home in Spring or Summer.

Coming up.

Paul BrelinCentury 21 NorthBay Alliancewww.

PaulBrelin.

Com Hey what’s up ya all, this is Paul Brelinof Century 21 NorthBay Alliance helping you to achieve your real estate dreams and goals.

I’m building this channel to inform andeducate people on all things real estate in Sonoma County, including videos like thisone.

So if you are new here, consider subscribingand if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Ok, let’s get down to it.

Number 1, Bigger sale price.

In most markets, more inventory means lowerprices, Econ 101 right? But the housing market works the oppositeway – Prices are highest in the Spring and Summer which is prime season and it's whenthe most homes are listed for sale.

It may seem a illogical, but it happens thisway because demand to buy homes is very seasonal, driven by weather and the school year.

So, there are more buyers in spring and summerbecause for many people this is a convenient time to move.

So relative to demand, the supply of homesis actually tighter in spring and summer than in winter and the fall.

Number 2 – Better valuationsWhen creating the valuation on your home, the appraiser looks for data on comparablehomes sold in your neighborhood.

But if the appraiser can only compare to datafrom a home that sold for cheap in the winter, it can hurt the valuation for your home whichcould put you at at a disadvantage when it comes to selling.

With more homes selling in the prime season,comparable home data is more accurate.

So, the best case scenario would be for youto be the second or third person in your neighborhood to put your house up for sale and take advantageof the earlier home sales which will be a better and more accurate, more comparablesales for your home.

Your agent should talk to the appraiser tomake sure that he/she understands your neighborhood.

Appraisers often come in from out of townand may not understand that the home that recently sold for $400,000 was a fixer upper,when prices are normally $600,000 in that neighborhood.

Number 3 – Better curb appeal and longer daysYour home will shine in the Springtime – flowers are blooming and buyers are out looking fortheir dream home.

Daylight Saving Time also gives buyers moretime to look at houses, meaning your property can be seen by more buyers during the day.

A bright and sunny home will sell better thana dark and cold home 10 out of 10 times.

Number 4 – Bidding warsBidding wars are a headache for buyers but a big plus for sellers.

If you put your home on the market when inventoryis at its high, there is a better chance for bidders and multiple offers because thereis also an increased number of buyers competing against one another.

Bidding wars mean more money in the seller’spocket.

They usually mean buyers are less likely tomake request for repairs or other demands on the seller requests.

Additionally, cash buyers can be aggressivebidders and you might find a buyer with a bucket full of dollars with and a fast laneto close of escrow.

Number 5- Sellers can be choosy tooDon’t want your childhood home bulldozed to the ground for a new McMansion? Well, you have a better chance of findinga loving couple looking to start a family on the on-season.

More buyers mean more offers and you may bebetter able to choose the next owners of your home.

Sellers, if you are selling your home on theoff season, don't despair.

Although you may not get as many buyers lookingat your home, the buyers that do come are often very motivated.

Off-season buyers are more focused and seriousabout finding the right home in a short amount of time.

In many cases, they are involved in a relocationor facing a situation that is requiring them to move.

If buyers are out looking at houses the daybefore Thanksgiving or chilly New Year’s Eve, you know they are serious.

So thanks so much for checking out this video,definately subscribe for more videos just like this one.

And if you haven’t downloaded my sellersguide, go get it.

It’s actually a guide for where I show youhow to prepare you home for the market.

So you can grab that for free.

The link is in the Youtube description belowor up on the Youtube card.

I’m Paul Brelin Century 21 NorthBay Alliance.

Remember, the agent you choose matters.

And I'll talk to you soon.

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