The game of Monopoly is the first experience many of us have with owning property. It can be a tough, ruthless introduction to the world of real estate dealings. You roll the dice, your eyes wide open, mouth set in concentration, you move your game piece, and you land on St. James Place. You then […]
Listings on ForSaleByOwner were hot in January with a 62 percent increase in visitors over December. And house hunters aren’t just active in the south; two of our hottest homes for the month are located in the Midwest and one was under contract in only 9 days.
The New Year is a great time to purge and organize, especially if you’re putting a home on the market. A budget-friendly way to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, a difficult task for some homeowners. Getting a handle on your mess will help you gain valuable square footage and properly show off all of your home’s positive features. So get ready to roll up those sleeves and tackle the top five items to keep organized while on the market.
Many homeowners won’t even consider listing their home, because they can’t afford extensive remodeling to get it ready for sale. But sometimes it’s not the major renovations that buyers notice. Consider this checklist of cheaper to-do’s before hanging that for-sale sign.
House hunters’ biggest shopping day comes right after the holidays. Will your listing be ready?
What unites a lovely 4-bedroom in northeastern Illinois and a hobby farm in rural Pennsylvania? They’re among our most popular homes for sale by owner in October.
In August, a home sold on our site every 40 minutes with the median time on market at only 30 days. One of our most popular homes for sale by owner in August managed to get under contract in only 19 days. Find out what these sellers did to get so much attention.
Keeping a home in show-ready condition with kids can seem tough, but with a bit of organization your home will be ready for house hunters even at a moment’s notice.
2 out of every 5 buyers use open houses at some point during their home search, which makes them a great way to add marketing exposure to your sale. An open house can even help you manage showings and help start a bidding war. Here’s what you need to know to attract more buyers to your showing.
Once you’ve decluttered, depersonalized and arranged your furniture you’re ready to start showing your home. But how do you maintain a staged home and keep it in show-ready condition for buyers at all times?