Sell a home

Sell a home

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November 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Home Pricing Sweet Spot for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 111522

Have you watched homes on your street sell for sky-high prices in the past few years? It’s tempting to aim high when it comes time to sell your home—but proceed with caution.

The market is adapting to rising mortgage rates, and homes simply aren’t selling as fast. Unfortunately, the longer a home is listed, the more buyers’ concerns begin to grow.
Of course, you also don’t want to sell your home for less than it’s worth.
That’s why it’s important to work with a local market expert. We know the ins and outs of the local real estate market and what buyers are willing to pay today.
The good news? If you’ve been in your home for several years, you are likely to have a sizable amount of equity. That means you stand to make a tidy profit.

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November 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Blog Post Image for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 110222

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. 1 Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations.

The reality is, it’s no longer enough to stick a “for sale” sign in the yard and wait for buyers to bang down the door. If you want to net the most money possible for your property in today’s market, you’ll need an effective game plan and a skilled team of professionals to implement it.

Fortunately, we’ve developed a listing strategy that combines our proven approach to preparation, pricing, and promotion—all designed to help you get top dollar for your home. But you will play an important role in

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October 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - 5-Year Rule  for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 102022

You need to know about the 5-year rule.

Some financial experts caution against buying a home unless you plan to own it for at least 5 years. This is because there are costs associated with purchasing and selling a home, and it may take time for the property’s value to rise enough to offset those expenditures.

If you aren’t sure about your new area or think you will need to move soon for work or family, you may be better off renting for now.

But if you plan to stay in your community long term, purchasing a home can be a fantastic opportunity. That time will allow you to build equity as your home value appreciates. Plus, you’ll gain a priceless sense of security and stability.

What other factors should you consider before taking the plunge

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October 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Smell to Sell for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 100722

Scent has a powerful impact on our emotions—and it can make or break how potential buyers react to your home.

That’s why it’s essential to make sure your home smells its best before an open house or showing. Here’s how:

- Give it a good scrub. Wipe down all surfaces, paying special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. Use neutral-scented products whenever possible.

- Take out the trash. Empty all trash cans, even well-sealed ones, to keep any smells from escaping. Plus, no one wants to see your garbage!

- Clean the carpets. Eliminate built-up dirt and pet dander by having your carpets professionally cleaned. They’ll look better, too.

- Whip up a treat! Baking cookies is a classic real estate agent’s trick to make a home smell

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July 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Animated Video for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 072522

Time isn’t always on your side, especially if you’re trying to time the real estate market.

Some homeowners postponed selling while they waited for prices to hit their peak. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait any longer:

* The market is unpredictable — even experts can’t guarantee what it will do next!
* You could pay more to buy your next home the longer you delay.
* It’s still a great time to sell, but rising mortgage rates are beginning to slow down demand.

You can’t control the real estate market — but you can control when you put your home up for sale.

Contact us to start a conversation about the right time to make your move.

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July 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Animated Video for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 071822

Nine out of 10 people partner with a real estate agent to sell their home.

Those who try to do-it-themselves find out that selling a home can be hard, time-consuming, and often less lucrative than if they would have listed with an agent.

In fact, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, homes listed by agents sold for 22% more than the average for-sale-by-owner home.

Why do-it-yourself when you can save time and make more money with a professional?

Want to know exactly how we add value to your home sale? Check out our latest blog post on “7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)”

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July 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Pricing a Home for Sale for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 071122

One of the biggest missteps sellers make is pricing their home too high.

Starting too high can cause a downward spiral that looks a little like this:

⬇️ Buyers avoid setting up tours of your property
⬇️ Your home sits on the market for weeks with little to no activity
⬇️ Eventually, you’re forced to drop your price in desperation

Fortunately, you can avoid this scenario in three easy steps.

Watch the video for more info, then contact us for a free home value assessment!

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July 2022 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Blog Post Image

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible.

Whatever your circumstances, the road to the closing table can be riddled with obstacles — from issues with showings and negotiations to inspection surprises. But many of these complications are avoidable when you have a skilled and knowledgeable real estate agent by your side.

For example, here are seven common mistakes that many home sellers make. These can cause anxiety, cost you time, and shrink your financial proceeds. Fortunately,

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Make your home stand out!

When potential buyers walk through or drive by, you want your home to shine! Luckily, there are many ways to spruce up your space—both inside and out.

Watch this video for a few to-do's we recommend as you prep your home for sale.

But don’t stop there! Check out our new blog post to get a full checklist for prepping your home for sale!

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