Quite regularly people ask me “If I were to sell my home, how much money will it cost me”? Unfortunately, the answer is always the same, “It depends”.
Believe me when I say that it drives me up the wall when people give me that answer to a question I ask. We have become a society where information is cheap and easy and we want instant gratification. So below is my attempt at answering the question in enough gory detail to feel comfortable that it will not mislead anyone. Continue reading to have an answer to the question “How much does it cost to sell a house in Connecticut?” more
You made a huge life decision and decided to make a move and sell your Connecticut home. As a Realtor, whenever I meet with people who are starting the process of selling their home they are often surprised when I tell them we should have your house sold in 2 weeks or a maximum of 30 days, if done correctly.
Unfortunately, many home sellers fall into common traps for delaying the sale of their home and below I’ll explain the Top Tips for Selling Your House in 30 Days Or Less.
Are you looking for a little extra help selling your Connecticut house? There is a way that seems to work for many realtors and home owners alike. It is as simple as planting a Saint Joseph’s Statue for luck in your real estate efforts. According to a New York report, an increasing number of people is seeking the help of ‘Patron Saint of Real Estate’ in the hopes that it will help solve their selling woes issues.
Joseph may have been a carpenter, but apparently he can turn around the situation and help you sell your house if you have a little faith. And you need not be a Catholic for this to work. The legend of burying a statue of St. Joseph in the compound of a home that you are trying to sell dates back to a thousand years. The tradition holds that because St. Joseph is the patron saint of homes and family, praying to him and burying his statue around the property will help you in getting a quick sale offer.
One of the top questions that I am asked as a real estate agent is, “how can someone inexpensively improve their home to increase the chances of selling for the most amount of money”? The key word in this question is “inexpensively”. It is common knowledge that a high end kitchen remodel or finishing off your basement is high on prospective home buyers list of wanted upgrades. However, not everyone has the 10’s of thousands of dollars to spend on these items. So what can a home seller do to inexpensively improve their home? Below are 5 ways to do just that!
Congratulations are in order, you have found a buyer for your Connecticut home, have entered into a contract and are now in the escrow process. Depending on the terms of your contract, you may have a number of contingencies that need to be removed before you can get your house to the closing table.
I am going to walk you through perhaps one of the most complicated and important contingencies of all, the mortgage contingency.
Congratulations! After all that hard work of preparing your home to sell, having strangers wander around your home and judging it critically, tense negotiations with buyers and ultimately accepting a contract (which became official when the deposit check was received) and you have entered into what is called escrow. In Connecticut, typically the sellers real estate broker holds the deposit in their escrow account until closing or both parties sign off on it’s release.
This is an important milestone and you should take some time to celebrate, my favorite spot for a celebration dinner is at South Windsor’s the Mill on the River restaurant or Manchester’s Stone and Paddle. However, keep in mind your house is not really “SOLD” yet! This is where the conditions of the contract called “contingencies” have to be removed in order for the contract to really be binding. First the most common type of contingency you will be up against is the home inspection contingency.
After years of great backyard barbecues, family gatherings, swimming and fishing on the lake and just enjoying the view. It is time to move on and you want to sell a lake house in Connecticut. The decision is not one to be taken lightly. It has come after careful consideration and you feel another family can pick up where you will leave off and continue on with all the home and the lake has to offer.
So how can you successfully sell your lake house and sell it for the most amount of money possible? The simple answer is you need to appeal to the buyers emotions. You do this by selling the story of what the home and lake will mean to a buyer and their future.