Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to have an understanding of the process, the terminology and tools used during the process. Hopefully, this section will help you navigate the difficulties and allay your fears or concerns.
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” is an old saying that has proven true, even in modern real estate.
The basics apply:
Improve your landscaping. Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home’s lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.
Clean the outside. A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you’ve slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home’s siding.Make repairs. In a buyer’s market, you want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.
Make the front door inviting. A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb.
Buy a new welcome mat. Let buyers know they’re invited into your home.
Remove clutter and depersonalize. Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.
Organize closets and drawers. Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space.
Make every surface shine. From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.
Take color down a notch. You might like your lime-green bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Eliminate bad odors. Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers and baking a batch of cookies.
The list price is how much the home is currently listed for. The sale price is the price the home is actually sold for.
Depending on market conditions, homes may be listed for one price and sold for a price lower or higher than the list price.
This is why you need to work with a Realtor that understands the neighborhood, market conditions and knows how to write a properly constructed offer letter to ensure the best chance of a favorable outcome.
The value of a home can vary greatly depending on a myriad of factors:
Sales of recent “comps” (comparable homes to yours)
Changes in interest rates
Proximity to major roads, schools, shopping
The values can also change based on how long the home has been on the market.
It’s always best to talk to an experience Realtor so that a proper appraisal can be arranged.
If you’re aware of any defects with a roof, appliacne, or the home or land in general, you’re always going to be better off if you disclose these issues up front.
Whenever possible, you should fix these issues before you go to market.
This can void potential issues (and even lawsuits) that can arise while your home is under contract, during the inspection process and in some cases, years after the sale of your home.
Not suprisingly, Spring is the best time in Las Vegas. The moderate weather brings buyers you are eager to settle in before the summer.
This make Spring the best time of year for buying or selling a Las Vegas home.
Buyers tend to thin out during the Fall and almost no one moves during the Winter holidays unless it’s a relocation or a life-changing event.