Home Selling Blogs – South Bay

How to sell a home in the Los Angeles South Bay.

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How to Set the Right Price for Your HomeWhen it comes to selling a home, there are multiple factors a seller must keep in mind. It may seem as easy as looking up the price of the home that sold last week down the block, but sellers really shouldn't fall into this simplistic trap. Keep these warnings in mind to avoid making a major mistake.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Anchors Matter

The price of the home sets an anchor in people's minds, regardless of whether a person goes too high or too low. And while this term is often used to describe consumer goods, it applies to any item for sale. A person may only be so willing to raise their bid when it comes to a home that's

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cash offer for a homeWhen a homeowner is listing a home, they may be anticipating multiple offers. This can help to drive up the final price offered on a home. While many potential buyers will be financing their purchase through a lender, there may be a couple offering to pay for the home in cash.

Cash offers may be an attractive option for a seller. However, those homeowners selling their home for the first time or who may not have dealt with buyers paying in cash may want to learn more about a cash offer and how it may alter the home buying process.

A Cash Offer or Financing

A cash offer is not an option for every buyer. An all-cash offer enables the potential buyer to forgo dealing with a lender's approval process as a mortgage loan is not necessary. A buyer

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What You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Real Estate MarketingVirtual reality technology transforms the Internet into an immersive digital experience, and it is changing everything that everyone knows about real estate marketing. VR goes beyond simple drone technology. VR technology allows home buyers to make better decisions in a shorter amount of time by allowing them the opportunity to experience a property before ever setting foot inside the door. Here's how virtual reality is impacting the real estate industry:

Virtual Home Tours are Becoming Increasingly Popular

Across the country, the hottest real estate markets are experiencing record-setting activity. In some cases, the inventory is low and the demand for properties is high, which causes homes to sell as soon as they are listed. For buyers,

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Renting a Home Can Be a Good Decision, But There Are Risks As WellNo matter what the reason for wanting to rent your property—a slow real estate market, temporary duty assignment, or a desire for some additional income—becoming a landlord is not always a walk in the park. Here are 7 things you need to know so that your experience is a good one rather than an undertaking to regret.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, certified tax expert or real estate agent before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Set a Realistic Price

Depending on the specific reasons for wanting to rent out your home, it is important to try to cover your annual costs. Ideally, the rent you collect should be enough to pay the mortgage, insurance and taxes on the property, as well as any required

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Are You Selling a Home? Red Flags to Watch ForHome sellers take a risk when they accept an offer from a buyer. When they sign the contract, they're hoping that the buyer will come through with the money needed to purchase the home. They're also hoping that the buyer will be reasonable throughout the escrow process, which can be long and complicated. If you're a home seller who is hoping for a good experience, watch out for these red flags when considering offers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Not Pre-Approved

Lenders have a qualification process that helps them determine which home buyers are financially capable of repaying a mortgage. Buyers who are most likely to repay

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3 Ways to Help Your Home During ShowingsA home showing is the first time a buyer will be able to see a home they’re interested in in person, so sellers need to pull out all the stops to make sure this opportunity is the closest to perfect that it can be. But what are the best ways to show a home? Many homeowners are unsure of how to help their home do well during showings, so here are some tips anyone can use to help their home stand out during home showings.

Keep Furniture In the Home

A pitfall that many home sellers fall into is thinking a home should be empty when buyers come to visit. However, that notion does a lot more harm than good, and here are some reasons why:

  • Empty rooms look much smaller than they actually are.
  • Buyers can have trouble envisioning how their
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Thinking of Selling a Home as a Short Sale? Heres How Its DoneOnce an obscure option for homeowners in financial trouble concerning home equity and value, real estate short sales are becoming more commonplace nationwide. Short sales allow owners to sell their home at a price below the remaining mortgage balance.

Proceeds from the short sale are paid to the homes lenders. And since it's a short sale (the home will sell for less than what is owed on it) there will likely be an unpaid mortgage balance after the sale, (more on that later.) All mortgage companies and lenders involved must agree beforehand to home short sales. Here is how to qualify for a short sale, the pros and cons of doing so and what to expect during the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage

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How Drones Are Changing Real Estate Marketing TechniquesDrone technology is continually evolving, and it seems that along with every advancement another clever use for these machines comes to light. However, it did not seem to take real estate professionals long to discover that using drones to sell homes has a number of benefits for both buyers and sellers in the marketplace. In fact, many real estate experts believe that drones are the best tool to come about amid the industry since the Internet. Here are a few ways that modern drone technology is changing the real estate scene in positive ways.

Drones Capture Dramatic Aerial Images with Ease

Not so long ago, aerial shots of properties were generally reserved for million dollar home listings, as the cost of hiring a helicopter and photographer

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Best Ways to Market a Home In Any MarketThe price a home sells for is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors entirely outside of the owner's control. From the condition of the neighbor's homes, to the state of the economy - and even where the nearest schools and shopping are, some sellers may feel that marketing is unnecessary. But the seller, along with assistance from a qualified real estate agent, should take the time to find and impress the right audience for their home. And this can make a difference in the price the home sells for.

Finding the Sweet Spot

The MLS is usually the first marketing strategy for any home seller, and it's important to hit a sweet spot when it comes to this listing. The price a seller wants for their home creates a powerful anchor for people to

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Information About Buying LandBuying or selling land can be very different from buying or selling a home. Homeowners who want to buy or sell land should understand these differences before starting the process.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Process of Buying Land

Buying land is exciting under the right circumstances. Knowing that there may one day be a house on a property can make buying that property very rewarding. Below are some of the ways that buying land is different from buying a house.

Financing Differences When Buying Land

It's hard to get a loan for land, and some land buyers may find it impossible. Banks need a house in order to leverage the

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