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Thursday, September 2, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

3 Pricing Strategies in a Sellers Market

Real estate markets across the country are experiencing a strong seller’s market right now. For potential sellers, this may be a golden opportunity to get top value for their property. While it may be tempting to aim for the sky when setting the listing price, that may not be your best option.
Here are 3 pricing strategies to consider before deciding on your asking price.
1.    Listing at Market Value
Buyer’s love “realistic sellers.” After considering the market data for your area, choosing to list at the current market value can attract the right buyer and encourage a solid offer or two. Typically, this results in a full-price offer with straightforward terms.
2.    Listing High
It is always tempting to list ahead of the market, especially in a seller’s market. This strategy is risky and can mean you waste valuable time by sitting on the market with little interest. Even in a strong sellers’ market, buyers w ...

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Sunday, August 8, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Make Your Home Show Ready!

Everyone dreams of living in a model home – a beautiful modern room with the perfect vase of flowers sitting decoratively on a glass side table. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work this way. Our homes tend to look more “lived in” with a pile of shoes by the front door, school books on the kitchen table, and cat hair on the sofa.
If you have your home listed for sale, then you also know the stress of looking around your home after a phone call requesting a showing with a few minutes’ notice. You want your home to show well so the buyers can see the beauty of the home you love, but with such short notice, how can you convert the lived-in look to a show-ready property?
Fortunately, there are a few tricks for helping you keep your home show-ready at any time.


Plan in Advance – Before you even list your house, consider the adjustment you’ll need to make in your lifestyle. Move non-essential items to a storage unit, to not only creat ...

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Sunday, May 16, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

How To Maximize The Sale Of Your House!

I’m sure you’ve heard about this crazy seller’s market we’re experiencing in the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach area (and everywhere else it seems), so if you’re considering listing your home, here are tips to sell your home for top dollar!

 
My name is Capprice Kitchen with Pineywoods Realty and I’m excited to give you the tips you need to get the most bang for your buck when you sell!

Number One: Make Buyers Feel at Home:

One of the best ways to get an offer quickly and for top dollar is to do everything you can to help buyers picture themselves living in your home! Take time to declutter, paint walls neutral colors, and remove unique décor that may turn away buyers.  Remember, we all don’t have the same likes and dislikes and you’d be surprised what little details may turn away a buyer.
 

Sidebar – My husband is a huge University of Tennessee fan and when we listed our house in Brentwood, TN, t; ...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Are You Being Represented by a “Yes-Agent”?

We all know the type. The person who just says “yes” to anything, never challenging or questioning an opinion or strategy. These people-pleasers agree with anything suggested; while they may be nice friends, in real estate a yes-man or yes-woman can actually cost you money. Often a lot of money.

No one likes to leave money on the table, but having an agent who doesn’t challenge unrealistic expectations is not serving the client. So, how can you spot these yes-agents?

These yes-agents can take many forms. On the seller side, they could be the agent that lists a home at an unrealistic price. Well-priced homes are selling quickly, but that does not mean that a seller can add 10% or more to recent sales and expect to sell the home. Over-pricing a home can cost precious time as potential buyers forgo viewing the property in favor of well-priced options.

As the home lingers on the market, the seller must eventually lower their price to market value. Buyers of ...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Selling Your House "As-Is" What it Means to the Buyer

Selling your House As-Is, What it Means for the Buyer

If you want to sell your home without doing any repairs, you’re looking at an ‘as-is’ sale. While it may seem more convenient at the time, it’s important to know what it means for the buyer and what it does to your chances of selling the home.

What Does it Mean to Sell a Home As-Is?

Before you sell a home as-is, it helps to know what that means. No home is perfect, so not every home is an as-is sale. Common issues that make it an as-is sale include:


Foundation cracks



Mold in the home



Leaky roof



Termite damage



Plumbing issues



Electrical issues



Title issues


If your home has any of these issues (or other major issues) and you don’t want to fix them, it's an as-is deal. Here’s what it means for the buyer.

Buyers Want a Deal

Buyers won’t pay the true market value for a home sold as-is. Instead, they want a below market value knowi. ...

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