So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate agent to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.
There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price.
There are many levels of access that you could provide to your agent to be able to show your home.
Here are five levels of access that you could provide to a buyer with a brief description:
Lockbox on the Door – This allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience. Providing a Key to the Home – Although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
Open Access with a Phone Call – The seller allows showing with just a phone call’s notice.
By Appointment Only (example: 48 Hour Notice) – Many out-of-town/state buyers and relocation buyers visit an area they would like to move to and only have the weekend to view homes. They may not be able to plan that far in advance or may be unable to wait the 48 hours to be shown the house.
Limited Access (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2 pm or for only a couple of hours a day) – This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.
In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.
Home Sales Expected to Increase in 2019
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase nicely in 2019.
Can home prices maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash?
Let’s try to answer these questions based on what has happened in the past as well as what we know about the current real estate market.
When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors.
When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors to consider are what’s happening with interest rates & inventory.
For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream.
There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment.
It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which made your dreams come true) might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams.
The good news is that it’s ok to admit that your home no longer fits your needs!
The First Step in Buying a Home
Selling a Home: How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?
Buying a Home: Where Are Home Prices Headed in 2019?
If you plan on buying a home, it doesn’t make sense to wait!
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