Tip #1 – Highlight the special features that your home might have. This is what makes your home stand out and be unique in the market. In this listing the seller had a really nice deck, big back yard, hot tub, and shed.
Tip #2 – Interior paint colors can make a big difference on the impression of your home from a buyer’s point of view. Keep the color scheme neutral, buyer’s don’t like to see wide color schemes. Your favorite sports team colors do not impress buyers.
Tip #3 – Price your home to sell. Don’t depend on the Automated Valuation Model websites to price your home. Hire a professional real estate broker who will help price your home to sell. Buyer’s will always look at a home that is priced right, if they see a home for sale that seems high priced they will not look at it.
Give us a call if you need help selling your home. Our focus is to provide the best results and service in the industry.
3 More Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast – Part 2
Tip #1 – Declutter and depersonalize your home the interior of your home. A simple and clean approach to decorating is good for showing your home. Potential buyers want to see themselves in the home, not you. Don’t try to impress a buyer with your decorating skills, it’s about the buyer not you.
Tip #2 – In the Northwest with our gray skies most of the year it’s important to have a well lit home and bright home. Windows and lights are important. If possible updating lights to the whiter LED lights will help.
If you have a showing of your home, open all the window shades or blinds and turn on all the lights! You want your home bright!
Tip #3 – Upgrade your hard surfaces if you have the resources. Counter tops, flooring and cabinet updates will go a long way in helping your home sell fast. Look at the hard surfaces on this home we listed in Lake Stevens.
Give us a call if you need help selling your home! We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry!
Our Top 3 Tips on how to sell your home fast – Part 1.
Tip #1 – Get professional pictures taken of your home. In this day and age the chances are the 1st time a potential buyer is going to see your home is online. Make sure that your agent hires a professional photographer for your listing. You need to make that 1st impression positive for your home. We always hire a professional to take our listing pictures. Keith Spence with KJS Design and Photography does a great job for us.
Tip #2 – Catch up on any deferred maintenance issues, both inside and outside. A home that has been well maintained will always out sell one that has not.
The single biggest task you can do for maintenance is painting. There’s an old saying that says paint covers a multitude of sins and it it true. Keep up on the painting both inside and out.
The second biggest task you can do is look for water damage. We are surrounded by water here in the Northwest. It’s in the air, it’s on the ground, it’s everywhere. Address any water damage done on both the inside and out. Trim, siding, under cabinets and in your crawl space.
Tip #3 – Curb appeal is important for that first in-person visit. The entrance to your home needs to be inviting. Make it clean, simple and bright. Pay attention to the landscaping, paint on the trim, the fencing, walkway and driveway. Ask yourself will a potential buyer fell welcomed when approaching your home.
These are our top 3 tips on how to sell your home fast in Lake Stevens. Give us a call if you need help selling your home. We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry!
Take a look at these pictures from our listing in Granite Falls.
There are lots of homes for sale in Lake Stevens that qualify for the VA loan program.
Since the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of homeownership. Many veterans do not know the details of the program and therefore do not take advantage of the benefits available to them.
If you are a veteran or you know someone who is, here is a breakdown of the VA Home Loan benefits that can be used to achieve the American Dream!
Top 5 Benefits of a VA Home Loan
The greatest benefit of a VA Loan is that borrowers can buy a home with a 0% down payment. In 2016, 82% of all VA Loans put down 0%!
Primary Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is not required! (Most other loans with down payments under 20% require PMI, which adds additional costs to your monthly housing expense!)
Credit Score requirements are also lower for VA Home Loans. The average FICO® score of a borrower for an approved VA Loan is 620, compared to 676 (FHA) or 753 (Conventional).
There is also a limitation on a veteran buyer’s closing costs. Sellers can pay all of a buyer’s loan-related closing costs and up to 4% in concessions in some cases.
Even with interest rates rising, VA Loans continue to have the lowest average interest rates of all loan types.
Who Qualifies for a VA Home Loan?
One of the most important first steps when applying for a VA Home Loan is obtaining your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). “The COE verifies to the lender that you are eligible for a VA-backed loan.”