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HELPFUL TIPS IN PREPARING FOR SALE & HOME INSPECTION

HERE ARE 20 HELPFUL TIPS IN PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE AND FOR A HOME INSPECTION

  1. Remove boxes, storage items, materials and tools from attic and crawl space openings.
  2. Clean the roof & gutters, remove leaves and sticks, etc. from the valleys.
  3. Direct all roof rain-water from down spouts away from foundation of the house.
  4. Verify that window and doors (interior/exterior) will open and close smoothly.
  5. Replace all burned-out light bulbs and test smoke detectors.
  6. Remove wood contacting the ground in the crawl space or any rotting wood or firewood that is next to the house (this will attract termites).
  7. Make sure all toilets are properly secured to the floor and repair any water leaks.
  8. Move items away from HVAC unit (inside and outside) & away from water heater.
  9. Clean or replace dirty HVAC unit filter

12826 CLEAR RIDGE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37922

 

 

 

ClearRidge

IDEAL ONE LEVEL HOME IN WEST KNOXVILLE!!

Beautiful and immaculate home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, split bedroom design.  Open floor plan for easy flow and entertaining.  Soaring 2 story ceiling in family room with fireplace and dining room.  Open kitchen with Travertine tile floors and granite counters, hardwood in foyer, LR & DR.  New carpet in bedrooms.  Bonus room over garage. Plenty of storage or room to grow with walk-up attic space.  Power shade blinds.  Screened porch to see the majestic mountain views.  Contact Frank and Jennifer Goswitz, Re/MAX Preferred Properties, 865-218-1159  201 N. Weisgarber Rd,  Knoxville, TN  37919

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SO YOU WANT TO FSBO?  WHAT’S A FSBO (pronounced Fizzbo)? REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TRY FOR SALE BY OWNER

Fsbo is the real estate lingo for For Sale By Owner.

Homeowners who try to sell their home on their own should know this may not be a good idea.

Studies Show You NET More Money with a Realtor.

Homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own.  The Buyer knows that the Seller is trying to save money by FSBOing thus the Buyer off the bat offers an additional 3% less off the sales price.  Statistics show a medium home sold by owner sells for $218K while a home SOLD by a Realtor sells for $246K.  Listing with a Realtor may not get you $28K more for your home, however, it does show that selling on your own can cost you more Dollars.

 

FSBOing is More Difficult than ever Before to Sell Your Home

It is amazing how much paper work is involved to close a transaction in the real estate industry.  When I first started selling it was 2 pages now it’s 20-25 pages to close a deal.  The reason is because of Agency, Disclaimers, and Disclosures, which have become mandatory in most states through out the country.  The number of FSBOs has decreased approximately 10% over the last 15+ years.

 

Exposure to Find Buyer’s on the Internet

Buyers search the internet more than ever to find a home.  A few years ago it was 70% of Buyer’s search the internet to find information now it is more likely 90%.  What kind of strategy would a FSBO have to find a Buyer on the internet?  Not much.  Some platforms on the internet do not allow FSBOs to be advertised.  A strong internet marketing plan is important.

 

It’s Not Just the Realtor You Have to Negotiate With

The Buyer’s Agent, the one who negotiates from beginning to closing wants to receive a fee.  The Title Company wants a fee including the Attorney not to mention title search problems that may arise.  How about the Appraiser, who is scrutinized more than ever for their work by the government and banks.  Home Inspector who works for the Buyer’s always finds something wrong with the home.

 

Remember Friends don’t let Friends try it on their own hire a Professional Realtor. Call, email, or text Jennifer and Frank Goswitz, The Goswitz Team at 865-806-3238 or 865-218-1159

Biggest “Bang for Your Buck” with These Home Updates

Get the Biggest “Bang for Your Buck” with These Home Updates

 

We’ve had a lot of people asking us what they can do to update their older homes. Owners want to get their home ready to sell and want to make sure they can get the “biggest bang for their buck”. Of course, each person has their own taste and design, but there are colors and styles that appeal to a larger portion of the population than others, when it comes to homebuyers.

 

We are sure you have noticed all the “fix and flip” home shows on TV and Knoxville is no exception when it comes to investors flipping. With that being said, it has set a new standard for homeowners that are wanting to sale to make their own home compete with the flip houses. Now it is more important than ever to invest money and elbow grease in your home to help show its full potential.

 

When planning and budgeting for your updates, you will need to keep in mind that updates are not the only selling point you need to consider. A lot of your homes value will depend on location, the housing market, age and many other factors. You certainly don’t want to put more money in your home than you will be able to recoup and hopefully make a profit. This is when you have to find out that sweet spot in your area that packs the biggest punch to help it stand out from the other homes for sale in your neighborhood. It is also smart to get a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA is research done on homes in your area that are for sale or have sold in the last few months to get a clear picture of the price range you can expect to sell your home for. The Knoxville housing market changes rapidly, so it is important to see what your home is worth currently.

 

Updates that get you “Bang for Your Buck”

 

  1. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color throughout your home

Your space will feel and appear larger if you stay with a light tan throughout your home keeping the moldings and doors a white color is ideal. If you have beautiful stained trim, keep it and just freshen it up.

 

  1. Update the kitchen and bathrooms without completely replacing everything! If you splurge and get granite countertops the buyers will jump for joy. Even if you replace Formica countertops with a new, modern version that has the look of granite, is a less costly choice but a nice update.  Add coordinating glass tile backsplash and you just customized a look without breaking the bank. If the bathroom cabinets are outdated and old but still structure sound, then a good sanding and paint with a nice Espresso type color and a new counter and you will be amazed at the difference. These will definitely NOT go unnoticed by any homebuyer.

 

  1. New flooring

Flooring can be a significant investment that has a huge impression on buyers. Avoid colors that are too dark or too light, remember always a nice neutral color is the best.

 

  1. Replace brass fixtures – A nice brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze will look much better. Lowes and Home Depot often have some fixtures on clearance which can do the trick for a reasonable price.

 

If you are unable to do all the suggested updates, just one or two will help wonders.

 

If you were planning on selling your home in the Knoxville area or still in the planning stage, give us a call at 865-218-1159.  We would be happy to provide you with a free CMA and give you some ideas on preparing for the housing market.

916 Westmoreland Blvd. Knoxville, TN

6408 Hugh Willis, Knoxville, Tn in the Powell Community

1320 Wenlock in Benington S/D, Knoxville, TN

10037 Noah Lane, Knoxville – Just Listed

LOOKING FOR A GREAT LOCATION ON END OF CUL-DE-SAC,MBR ON MAIN LEVEL and GREAT FENCED BACK YARD FOR KIDS TO ROAM *THIS IS IT! *NICE FAMILY RM W/HIGH CEILINGS *9 FT CEILING ON MAIN *SCREENED PORCH GREAT TO ENJOY MORNING COFFEE *DETACHED SHED IDEAL WORKSHOP *GOOD SIZE BONUS RM OR 4TH BR *TILE IN BATHS and LAUNDRY ROOM *SECURITY SYSTEM *I PROMISE YOU WILL LOVE THIS HOME! –

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2
Partial Baths: 1
Square Ft: 2989
Area: Knox County
Sub Area: Lovell Road, Campbell Station

Learn more about 10037 Noah Lane.

Concord Hills in Knoxville, TN