Tips For Home Selling

Tips and Information written for Selling your home in the Jacksonville Florida Area.

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Should I sell my house now or wait till corona virus is over

A lot of home owners with big plans are going through this internal debate right now. A lot of questions are starting to float around.  Here are some of the questions we've fielded:

Are people still buying homes during the Corona Virus Pandemic?

Should I sell now while prices are still high?

Are home prices going down because of Corona?

Should I wait till the Corona Virus is over to sell my home? 

I'll answer all of these independently, but to summarize my recommendation:  You should only sell now if you meet all or most of these bullet points:   

  • Your home is market ready:  It's tight, nothing left undone, it's super clean and decluttered, no outstanding maintenance, no "ugh" factor when a Realtor walks through with their
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I've never met a home seller that didn't want the highest price for their home.  Getting that top price isn't just about having a well maintained, clean, and updated home.  It's also about timing.  Check out our video on market timing!

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Do you believe in ghost?  What about ghost houses?

Ghost Houses Jacksonville FL

Well it appears Jacksonville is full of "ghost houses".   

That's what we are calling the houses that get listed for sale without any pictures of the actual house for sale. (not actually haunted houses)  

Jacksonville's Ghost Houses:  This is a real thing!  

These "ghost houses" are put up for sale by the hired Realtor who has signed a listing agreement with the home Sellers.  

Why would anyone agree to putting their house up for sale without having pictures of the home?  ... That we can't answer...  but it makes us wonder.....

Does the home owner know their home has no pictures showing it off in it's best light?

Does the home owner know how important the first impression is!

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While homes sit unsold on the market for weeks, months, and sometimes years, others sell SUPER FAST!  Why is that?  What makes some homes sell while others sit?

Here is one of those examples.  We listed this house for sale and it had many showings in just a few days and received several interested parties and offers.  It sold for full price and the Buyers and Sellers came to quick terms in just 10 days!  Some of the reasons this happened::

Curb Appeal!

This house looks good from the road!  Yes, it needed a little hedge trimming but ultimately is was a beautiful curb appeal that attracted everyone in!  

 Victoria Lakes

Open Floor Plan

Most home buyers are looking for several key ingredients while shopping for their next homes, but an open floor plan is

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Rising Mortgage Rates 2017

Time to make your move in 2017!

If there has ever been a time to capitalize on moving up, this is the time!  

That's right, make your MOVE UP in 2017 and benefit by both selling high and buying low.  How can that be?

  1. Selling High:  We have just finished several years of above average real estate appreciation.  In 2016, Jacksonville realized an 8%+ annual appreciation!  Your house is most likely worth more than you think.  Will this trend continue?  No one knows for sure.  There certainly appears to be a rise in overall consumer sentiment, and our local Jacksonville economy is growing so signs are pointing to positive.  
  2. Buying Low:  Rates are historically low, which gives you increased buying power.  That's right, you'll be able to buy
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As home owners, we are all concerned with the values of our homes.  Obviously we'd love if the values always went up, but that hasn't always been the case in the month to month housing market in the Jacksonville area.  Anyone who lived through the housing and stock market crash in the 2007-2008 timeline can certainly attest to the fluctuation in home values.  

Here we are many years removed and many percentage point increases over the lows of 2012.  Many areas of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have seen great increases in values while others have seen very slow increases or even flat to borderline decreases.  

Why do some areas appreciate rapidly while other areas (very nearby) in the same town, depreciate?

It all comes down to your Econ

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uhhhh  -  I think they are already here!

Millennials: the buzzword to end all buzzwords. Millennials Real Estate

They’re constantly in the news. Every business from grocery stores to car companies have been asking how to best work with, understand, and market to Millennials for years. 

This group, composed of people 18 to 35, is drawing attention to themselves again by making up the largest percentage of current homebuyers

This isn’t actually breaking news. Millennials have made up the largest portion of homebuyers for the last three years, according to the National Association of Realtors.  

Millennials make up 35 percent of homebuyers compared to just over 25 percent for Gen X. Younger Boomers and Older Boomers make up the lowest percentage, each making up

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