Real Talk with Aaron Rian Ep. 38

Real Talk with Aaron Rian Ep. 37

Simple Ways to Add Value to Your West Coast Home

If you're planning on selling your home this summer, there are a few basic things you can do to get top dollar for your home

First, pay attention to the exterior of your home. Make sure you have the best curb appeal possible. Edge the lawn, plant some flowers, repaint the front door, or even repaint the front of your house. If a buyer is driving in your neighborhood, you don’t want them to just drive on past your home. You want them to stop and stare!

Next, take a look at your kitchen. What kind of condition is it in? Have the appliances been upgraded? What amenities does it have? Make sure everything is updated. Get stainless steel appliances and granite or quartz countertops. Even refacing your cabinets can make a big difference.

Buyers also like to see continuous flooring. That means the same flooring materials should carry through the kitchen and living room, giving the home a clean look. 

The master bedroom is another area where you can increase your home’s value. Make sure that the carpet has been cleaned and that the paint is fresh. Paint is one of the least expensive upgrades you can do to your house. The master bathroom will also help sell your house, so make sure your vanity is in good condition.

If you have any questions, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you

Why Isn’t Your Home Selling?

In today’s video, I’ll discuss why homes sit on the market and don’t sell. Additionally, I’ll provide advice for sellers on how they can effectively sell their home.

There’s a number of reasons why homes fail to sell in an ideal amount of time. Here’s why:

  1. The home is overpriced. Buyers are educated about how much a home is worth, no matter what time of year. Pricing is the number one reason why homes don’t sell.
  2. Your home is in poor condition. If your home isn’t in acceptable condition compared to other homes in the neighborhood, this works against you.
  3. You might have a marketing problem. Is your home not getting enough exposure? Did you hire the right Realtor for the job?
What can sellers do to ensure their homes sell quickly and successfully? They can work with an experienced, tailored real estate team that knows how to efficiently price properties. They should stay on top of their game. Ultimately, if your house has been on the market for longer than three and a half weeks, you most likely have a pricing problem. Your Realtor should’ve addressed the issue sooner and pursued a price reduction.

Maybe your home doesn’t show well. It might not be staged correctly. If so, you’ll need to conduct a property analysis with a Realtor.

If you have any questions, please reach out to my office by phone or email. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have and serve your real estate needs on the West Coast!

How to Create a Bidding War for Your Home!

I have been helping buyers and sellers in Oregon, Washington, and California buy and sell real estate for the last 10 years. Today I am going to let you know exactly what you need to do in order to start a bidding war for your home this spring.

The first thing to focus on is your home’s curb appeal, because it really does matter. When someone pulls up to your house, you want them to be drawn in by how nice your lawn, front porch, and front door are.

The second thing to consider is the buyer’s first impression as they walk through the front door of your home. This means the interior staging is even more important, and so is the condition of your property. When a buyer walks in, you want them to be able to see themselves moving into that house.

The third and final thing to focus on is pricing. Buyers know exactly what a property is worth, and they are generally well educated in this market, so it’s almost impossible to trick one into paying over market value. If you’re not getting the showings or the offers you want, it most likely has to do with the condition, the staging, or the pricing of your home.

If you have any question about this topic or anything else relating to real estate, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Should You Buy a West Coast Home Before the End of Q1?

If you are on the fence about buying, or if you've even considered it, you need to purchase a home and close by the end of the first quarter. That may sound a bit hasty, but these three compelling reasons might convince you to act soon.

1. Higher interest rates. The Fed is raising interest rates a quarter of a point every quarter of 2016. To minimize the amount of interest you will have to pay on a 30-year mortgage, you want to close on that mortgage by the close of the first quarter of 2016.

2. More competition. The longer you wait to make your move, the more buyers you'll have to compete with. More buyers come out in the summertime in Oregon, Washington, and California, which increases the competition for you and makes it more difficult to get your offer accepted.

3. Home values are still going up. If you want to get the most home for your money, the sooner you identify a property, the better. Close by the end of the first quarter in 2016 if you want to get the best deal possible, as prices will continue to rise through the summer.

If you have any questions about making your move soon, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!