July 2015

Found 6 blog entries for July 2015.

Luxury Home Buying Tips Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

Whether you're shopping for a mansion overlooking the green on the 16th hole, a waterfront home with breathtaking views, or a penthouse loft in the heart of downtown, the luxury home buying process is one you'll want to be sure to do your homework on. As a buyer shopping for high end real estate there are certain tips and strategies that are both similar and different to your typical home buying process. This article will give you eight tips that will help you purchase a magnificent estate at a great price, avoiding common mistakes buyers make along the way.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to buy a luxury home
  • Tips to help with the luxury buying process
  • Common mistakes buyers make
  • How high end real estate purchases are different
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Mistakes Sellers Make When Listing Their Home for Sale

Selling your home is a big decision. Chances are it's one of your largest assets and is one of the largest sales you will ever make. The home selling process can be an absolute roller coaster ride with turns and dips you weren't expecting. We've helped Raleigh home sellers make the process of selling their house easier, with less stress by avoiding common mistakes. Notice we didn't say easy and without stress, because that would not be a sale in real estate. Any Realtor® who tells you it's easy and stress free has never sold a home before because that is never the case. There are mistakes homeowners can avoid when selling their home that will help the sale go smoother. 

Selling your home in Raleigh, NC Avoid these Common Mistakes

There are a lot of

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Did you know that the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com, Colby Sambrotto, couldn't sell his home for sale by owner? He enlisted the help of a Realtor® who then sold it for $150,000 more than the original price. You can read the full story here.

So you're probably wondering how did a Realtor® earn Mr. Sambrotto more money than he would have if he sold it himself. Let's talk about it.

Realtors Sell Homes For More Money Than For Sale By Owner

As with anything in life there are people who work hard to master their craft. Lebron James is the best basketball player in the world, Tom Brady is the best Quarterback in the NFL, and they didn't end up the best without working extremely hard. Many of the best Realtors® spend their time learning, adapting and selling the homes of their clients each and every day. They

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A common question homeowners ask is 'Why didn't my home sell' when their home becomes an expired listing on the MLS. There are a number of reasons that come in to play when a home doesn't sell. You may have made a common seller mistake as so many have.

Why Didn't My Home Sell?

Expired Listing Infographic | Reasons why my home didn't sell

In this article we are going to dig in, and discover, the reasons your home didn’t sell. You're probably wondering why your home expired and what to do next.

The first thing you should do is not freak out. There’s many reasons why a home doesn't sell from price, to location, to condition, to absorption rates. Let’s examine potential reasons your home didn’t sell:

Questions to ask when your home becomes an expired listing

Was the home overpriced?
Is the home in a

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Raleigh Real Estate Market Update June, 2015

June 2015 Raleigh Real Estate Market Update

June 2015 showed some interesting numbers. As the temperatures rise so did this sellers market. If you're considering selling your home now is a great time do so, because it's tough to find a home if you're a buyer. For anyone with a property that could potentially be tough to sell, you'll have an excellent chance at selling your property in this market.

Last week we sold two homes at 99.5% list to close price and had two happy sellers with great things to say. One home was on Leesville in North Raleigh and it was an expired listing. It sat on the market for a long time in 2014 and early 2015 before selling for FULL asking price here in June.

So without further ado, here is the June Raleigh

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You asked. We listened. We answered...

Last week we wrote an article on how to buy a house for first time home buyers. The feedback we received was incredibly gratifying, overwhelming and unexpected! We received a question from one of our readers, Jerry, regarding how buying an existing home compares to buying a new construction home, asking for both the similarities and differences.

We took Jerry’s question and thought others may be wondering the same thing...

How Do I Buy A New Construction Home?

New Construction Home and Community Raleigh, NC: How to Buy

With that being said, if this article reads with familiarity, that’s because there are similarities between buying an existing home and buying new construction. If you haven’t read the most recent guide to buying a home article yet, stop and

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