Monday, July 10, 2023 / by Lela Ashkarian
Why Isn't Your Home Selling?
Every home seller dreams of a smooth, quick, and lucrative sale. However, even in a seller's market with a limited housing supply, there can be obstacles that slow down or hinder the sale of your home. Here are three common factors to consider if your house isn't getting the offers you were expecting.
Restricted Viewing Opportunities
It's simple: If buyers can't see your home, they can't fall in love with it. Restricting viewing times can significantly reduce the exposure of your property. Keep in mind, some keen buyers may be coming from out of town and may not have the flexibility to work around tight viewing windows. The takeaway here is clear: Maximize your home's availability for viewing.
While it's natural to want to make the most profit from your sale, overpricing can repel potential buyers and prolong your home's stay on the market. As Jeff Tucker, Senior Economist at Zillow, points out: "Sellers who price and market their home comp ...
Friday, September 30, 2022 / by Lela Ashkarian
Welcome to the prestigious island of Duck Key! This beautiful open-water home has endless ocean views with excellent water access! The main channel (many locals refer to them as the headpins) is only 6 homes away! Relax by the pool and new concrete pool deck that is surrounded by tropical landscaping and turf for easy maintenance.
New 15,000-pound boat lift and dockage to accommodate all your water toys! Inside has an open floor plan and the kitchen has white cabinetry with beautiful emerald tortoise countertops. Large pantry/utility area off the kitchen for extra storage space.
This first floor offers 2 guest bedrooms with 1 full bath and one half bath. Walk out to the large screened-in porch allowing you to relax, enjoy your serene surroundings and watch the different species of fish swim along the flats. The primary suite is on the 3rd floor and is very spacious with a private balcony. New floori ...
Friday, July 29, 2022 / by Lela Ashkarian
You may have heard that it’s important to get a pre-approval on mortgages at the beginning of the home buying process. but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market; with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why.
Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Just as important, being able to present a pre-approval letter shows sellers you’re a qualified buyer, something that can really help you land your dream home in an ultra-competitive market.
With limited housing inventory, there are many more buyers active in the market than there are sellers, and that’s creating some serious competition. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homes today are receiving ...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / by Lela Ashkarian
Houses Show Better When Decorated for the Holidays
Sellers need a little perspective to help them understand why listing now can benefit their bottom line. Here are 10 reasons Sellers Should list during the Holiday Season
1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers.
2. Serious Buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
3. When supply goes down it means there is a greater opportunity to capture motivated buyers AND a better sales price for you.
4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.
6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a workweek. Call to Get a Free Price Point Analysis and Get your Home in the Market During the Holidays. Lela Ashkarian, PA, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, 305-395-0814.s ...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 / by Lela Ashkarian
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