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Tips for Austin home sellers

Perfect Time to List your House for Sale

It’s the perfect time to list your house for sale in the Austin area. Lots of buyers are looking for homes, and there are very few homes on the market. Competition is low, and if you list your house now, you will have the best chance to sell.

If priced correctly, many homes that are receiving multiple offers and even selling above list price. Homes in higher price ranges are taking less time to sell than ever.

No matter what price range your home is in, the Austin economy is strong, and buyers want homes. Take advantage of this perfect timing, and list now. Do it before everyone else decides to sell. That way, you have less competition.

Watch this video message and call me today:  512-266-2606.

A Need for One-Story Homes in the Lake Travis and Austin Area

I have been showing one story homes to my clients for the past two weeks. The husband just turned eighty years old, and the wife is in her seventies and had knee surgery several years ago. While they can both manage stairs, they would prefer a one-story home with no stairs for obvious reasons.

One Story Home in Austin
One Story Home in Austin

Although we have found homes to consider, I’ve been struck by the limited selection of available homes. Once we saw everything in their price range, I began to ask around my office for upcoming listings.

I said: “Got any upcoming listings? I’ve got a buyer looking for a one-story.”

Guess what the response was!

“You and every other agent out there!”

It’s not just agents with older clients looking for these homes. Returning military often prefer not to navigate stairs either. Many have suffered various injuries from their service, and some can’t even consider going up and down stairs with frequency.

Guess who else doesn’t like stairs? All those active folks out there who have suffered sports injuries in the past. Just the memory of having to hobble up and down steps reminds athletic people that stairs in your home are not always your friend.

If you have a one-story home that you are considering selling, now is the time to list it for sale. The need is out there. Don’t wait until spring because your competition is currently low, but more sellers dump their homes on the market after the first of the year.

It’s a great time to get top dollar for your one-story home. Call me to find out what your house might sell for.

 

For Sale by Owner – Will You Sell for More Money?

Will you save the commission if you sell your home as a For Sale by Owner? Here are the 2014 sales statistics for sellers who go it alone and decide not to hire a real estate agent.

The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was nine percent.

Of that NINE percent:

Forty-four percent knew the buyer prior to home
purchase.

Among sellers who did not know the buyer of the home
previously, 15 percent were contacted by a buyer they
did not know to buy the home.

FSBOs typically have a lower median selling price:
$208,700 compared to $235,000.

Thus, the typical agent-assisted home sale typically has a 13 percent
higher sales price than the typical FSBO sale.

Half of FSBO sellers took no action to market their home,
and 73 percent did not offer any incentives to attract buyers.

Bottom Line:

Why lose 13 percent on the sale of your home in order to save paying a real estate commission?

Call me at 512-266-2606 to find out what your home is worth in today’s market and know that the commission you pay me will gain you a minimum of SIX percent more on average than listing with other agents, due to my expertise. And, even more than those selling without an agent.

Source of data:  National Association of Realtors 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers