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Money Monday: Should you sell your house with a Realtor or on your own?

Many homeowners decide to sell their home without hiring a Realtor. Does listing your home with a real estate agent or listing it as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) make more sense?

Well, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS believes that homesellers going the FSBO route will spend more time trying to make a sale, and end up with a lower selling price than if they had used a real estate agent — and they have some statistics to back them up.

Take a look at their infographic below, and if you are selling and would like a Realtor to do the job for you, give me a call! I’m here to help you get your home sold! John A Silva, (619) 890-3648

reasons to hire a Realtor

This infographic is from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.

What Homebuyers Want

Buying a new home is an exciting endeavor. Most buyers think about the house as a whole when they start looking, but it turns out that particular home features exert a big influence on the final decision.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences examined which features buyers prefer when purchasing a new home and includes preferences for different age groups and areas of the country.

Spoiler alert: Southerners value air conditioning.

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10 DIY projects to sell your home faster

Paintbrush | Photo by Alan Cleaver

Photo by Alan Cleaver

“With the troubled housing market of the past five years and banks still reluctant to lend, its no wonder homeowners hoping to sell are sitting on the market for months at a time. Buyers, meanwhile, are trying to find a balance between their dream home and one that’s affordable.

For those trying to sell a house, what are some quick and easy DIY projects that can help sell your home faster? We asked experts to share step-by-step instructions for completing projects bound to modernize your home, from resurfacing cabinets to eliminating home odors to re-caulking bathroom grout.

1. Create a welcoming entrance
If you don’t immediately impress potential buyers as they enter the home, you’re setting yourself up for a tough sell. Creating a welcoming entrance is arguably the most effective way to sell your home faster…

2. Mulch
Applying mulch to your front and back yards is another inexpensive way to make your home more appealing to buyers…

3. Eliminating odors
You may not notice odors in your home, but prospective buyers will…

4. Resurfacing cabinets
Replacing your cabinets is undoubtedly a major expense and will likely require a professional to complete. Resurfacing your cabinets is a cost-effective way to spruce up your kitchen, though…”

Read the rest of this article by Yahoo! Homes here: “10 DIY projects to sell your home faster”.