“Put it on the Internet and wait for the phone to ring”. That’s perhaps how many people see an estate agent’s life, and there’s undoubtedly some mystery around precisely what agents do beyond putting a property on the market and showing people around.
While a big part of the day is being out in the neighbourhood and looking at homes, there’s plenty more work that might not be so obvious. A bit like a swan gliding majestically across a lake, there’s a lot of action under the surface to keep things moving smoothly.
To shine a light on all that happens, you're invited this week for a look behind the scenes of RE/MAX Elite for a fly-on-the-wall experience. By the time you’ve read this blog, you’ll be armed with insider info and primed to choose with confidence the estate agent that’s right for you.
Great news! Someone wants to buy your home, and perhaps you've even received more than one offer. You've made the step from being available to being in demand, and now it's time to decide whether an offer is a good one and the right one for you. An offer is so much more than the price put forward. It can be tempting to simply go for the highest number, but it's extremely wise to look at the full picture of every offer you receive to ensure it has the best chance of going through, and in the timeframe that fits your plans. Offers come in all shapes and sizes, from all sorts of buyers, with all sorts of circumstances. For you to feel comfortable and confident in saying yes, it's up to your estate agent to clarify the finer details of every offer from the buyer's financial position, to any dependent sales or chains, to any other conditions or factors that could affect progress. So let's take a look at the things you need to know about any offer you receive, so you can decide with full confidence whether to take it, or leave it.
With a unique set of circumstances and incentives, there has never been an autumn like 2020 with so many opportunities and advantages for selling your home.From the pent-up demand unleashed after lockdown, to the LBTT (Land & Building Transaction Tax) Holiday announced in July, to the working-from-home phenomenon freeing up more people to view property in the week, it’s very unlikely that such a seasonal combination will ever exist again, which makes it an excellent time to put your plans for moving into action. So let's take a look at how you can make the most of an unusually auspicious autumn: one that could have you moving home before Christmas and achieving an excellent price in very special times.
It’s become a modern cliché that neutral decor is not only the best way to sell your home but almost the only way. Yet it’s really not true that people are blind to anything but oatmeal carpet and magnolia walls, and we’re certainly not faced with buyers looking around the homes of The Highlands or Moray and recoiling in panic the moment they see a room that isn’t cream.
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