RESOURCES
Topics

Blog

 

  • Posted February 4th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Case Study – When The Value You Want Out Of Your Home Isn’t The Value of Your Home. We assisted a woman with gathering information on her condo sale by coordinating meetings with two real estate agents through our program. Her property was an updated one bedroom in a condominium community with one and two bedroom homes. The seller felt the upgrades put her property in the price range of the two bedroom homes in the area, though the one bedroom properties were selling for considerably less....
  • Posted January 28th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Don’t Forget To Advertise These Five Features of Your Home! While upgraded kitchens, renovated bathrooms, and flooring updates pack the most punch with buyers, there are still other features of a home that make a big difference as buyers are considering your property over others. You want to make sure that your real estate agent is highlighting all of these selling points to maximize the chance your home sells in a timely fashion. UNIVERSAL DESIGN- Most buyers look for a home that will suit...
  • Posted January 15th, 2016 by Clarissa Gregg
    Once you’re on the market, of course, the goal is to get an offer that can turn into a purchase agreement. If you’ve priced appropriately to the market, listening to the recommendations of your agent and your Moving Station Personal Relocation Manager, then it shouldn’t take too long to receive an offer! The offer is simply a buyer saying, in writing, that they’d like to purchase your home, and they are proposing paying a specific dollar amount for it. Keep in mind that while you are...
  • Posted December 30th, 2015 by Moving Station
    As we look at the final few days of 2015 and set our sights on the New Year, we thought it would be helpful to discuss the current trends in the real estate market. With most local markets stabilizing, we are seeing only modest appreciation in many areas and even slight declines in some cities across the country. For the most part, we’ve seen home sales stay at an even pace. Where the major downturn of the market several years ago affected the entire country, today’s real estate market...
  • Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Moving Station
    So your home has been on the market for about a month now. In the first couple weeks, you probably had several showings, and by now there have probably been a couple open houses as well. However, we don’t have any offers, or any buyers who look like they are seriously considering making an offer. What do we do now? The first step is to talk to your agent and your PRM. We need to take another look at the feedback we’ve received from buyers and agents who have been through the property...
  • Posted December 16th, 2015 by Moving Station
    After several months on the market, a couple came to our Home Sale Program at the recommendation of their retirement community. They’d tried unsuccessfully to attract a buyer for their luxury home and needed to sell the property in order to fund their move to the community. We introduced two strong local agents to give their perspectives on the home and what it would take to achieve a sale. Both agents agreed that a combination of removing most of the antique-style décor (the home was...
  • Posted December 2nd, 2015 by Moving Station
    A couple met agents through our Home Sale Program to gather information for themselves on their home value and preparing their home to sell as they readied themselves for a move into retirement living. After speaking with friends and family, including their children, the couple decided their home was worth more than both estimates provided by the agents they met and they listed the property about 10% higher than the agents recommended. After a month and a half on the market, the sellers...
  • Posted November 25th, 2015 by Moving Station
    You’ve signed the listing agreement with your chosen real estate agent, and now your home is “on the market.” What does this mean, and what should you expect? First and foremost, this means that your home is officially available for sale! Your agent has now entered the property into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a resource that all agents can access to find out which properties are on the market. There may very well be a sign in your yard, and the advertising, particularly on...
  • Posted November 18th, 2015 by Moving Station
    Previously, we discussed ways to prevent the task of downsizing from feeling daunting and overwhelming. This week we’re going to help you out with some more tips – this time, in the kitchen! Odds are that in your new residence, your kitchen will be smaller than what you’re used to, but I’m sure you’ll be so busy enjoying all the meals your new community offers, or going out with your new friends, that you won’t even have time to cook at home every night! Here are some ways to...
  • Posted November 5th, 2015 by Moving Station
    You’ve decided that you’re ready to sell your home. So, where do you begin? Your first step should be to call your Moving Station Personal Relocation Manager (PRM) or Real Estate Counselor (REC). Our recommendation for anyone is to talk to a couple real estate agents, and your PRM or REC is prepared to recommend two experienced, effective, full-time real estate agents to meet with you whenever you are ready. For a transaction as important as this, we strongly encourage getting a least...