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Submitted by the Richmond Association of REALTORS®
While the current housing market slowdown has hit many buyers and sellers hard, it has created positive opportunities for one group in particular – first-time home buyers. There are more opportunities than ever before for first-time buyers to make the leap from renting to purchasing the home of their dreams. Searching for and ultimately finding the perfect home can be a stressful and confusing process, but with some careful research and help from a trained real estate professional, you’ll be on your way to owning your very first home in no time.
A home is an investment, and likely the biggest purchase you will ever make. If you are financially secure and ready to take the plunge into homeownership, you should begin your home search when the time is right for you. There’s no such thing as the "perfect" time to buy a home. Consider your future plans and lifestyle when looking for a home. This will help ensure that you make the right decision, and do not feel pressured to buy until you are ready.
Once you decide to begin looking for a home, it is important to find a REALTOR® that you trust to help you through the home buying process. A REALTOR® can help you find a house that fits your lifestyle, and help explain and take care of the small details that buying a home requires. First-time buyers can find a REALTOR® by asking for references from family members or friends who have recently bought or sold a home. Your REALTOR® should also be able to put you in contact with lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, and others essential to the home buying process. While it’s important to do your homework, the guidance and expertise a REALTOR® provides is invaluable.
Starting today the Midlothian office of Exit Elite Realty has a brand new web site! This new site will offer more features and better connections for finding that next perfect home. You will be able to use several different social media groups to share your listings with others such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Youtube just to name a few.
For those that are already registered on the site you will have a new user name and password, for those that have not yet become a follower of Exit Elite please visit the following site www.greathomesva.com and get started in this new and exciting format for looking at homes and land in the Richmond area!If you are considering selling your property in the Richmond area, ask me about a free competitive market analysis and our latest internet
marketing systems. If you are considering purchasing a home in Central Virginia, I can help you find your ideal property to fit your lifestyle and budget.
You're only a click away from the guidance you need to navigate you through the real estate process and help you with all of the details before, during, and after the sale. I look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.
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Question: How Can I Prepare My Home for Sale on a
A reader asks: "Our REALTOR® says we have enough equity in our home to make a small profit
after selling (thank God), but he wants us to prepare the home f ir
sale*. He's got some pretty grand ideas of what we should do to make it more
attractive to buyers, but the truth is we don't have enough money saved up
to do everything he wants. He says the carpeting is dirty and should be
replaced. Our kitchen counters have older tile, and he suggests we put in granite.
Plus, he wants us to paint the entire house. My husband and I have about $3,000 to spend, and thats it. How can I prepare my home for sale on a budget?"
Answer: All homes tend to sell for money after they are prepared properly for the market, and I would not let a small budget for home selling dissuade you. After all, in some areas such as the bathrooms, buyers spend about 2 seconds peeking into those rooms.
From the information you have given, I would suggest that you start on the outside. Ask a friend or neighbor to come over and give you objective advice. Because after you live in a home for a while, you might not see the things that will distract home buyers.
Home Selling on a Budget Starts With the Exterior
First impressions count. That's why your yard needs to be inviting. Trim back the bushes and trees, especially if they block views from the windows and make your home difficult to see from the street. Here are a few other low-cost curb appeal' improvements that you can do for less than $500:Keep the lawn mowed, preferably on the diagonal. Plant yellow flowers such as marigolds along the walk or by the front door.