3 Things to Ignore When Pricing Your Property

Home Sales Price Target
The are a variety of factors that go into pricing your property.  Your Real Estate Professional can explain them in more detail, but here are some factors that don't have much impact on the value of your home. What the internet says.  It's novel to enter your address into a price-valuation site and see what it says, but you can't rely on such sites to give you an accurate valu...
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How To Choose The Best Offer For Your Home

Real Estate Sales Contract
Once your property is on the market and receives an offer, or better yet multiple offers, you'll want to have a plan of attack on how to review and evaluate the offer(s).  It's easy to look at the sales price, but there are many other aspects of a purchase offer that deserve your attention and may create a better situation for your bottom line and future plans. 1. Understa...
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The Stages of Emotion when Selling Your First Home

Emotion when selling first home
The graphic below from the National Association of Realtors®  represents the emotional process of selling a home.  At Catalano & Associates Realty, we believe this is even more appropriate for First Time Home Sellers!  You probably already know that buying a home is an emotional process, but did you think about the ups and downs of selling your first home? Selling your f...
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Selecting a REALTOR®

Sellers and Buyers
How to Select the RIGHT Real Estate Professional  Selecting a Realtor is similar to selecting other professional services (e.g. legal services, tax preparation, financial planning, medical, etc.). Given the financial importance of selling or buying a home, you need the best Real Estate Professional you can find. How do you evaluate a REALTOR® to ensure you are getting the be...
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Showing Your Listing

A question that we hear often from First Time Home Sellers at Catalano & Associates Realty is "How do we schedule showings, and do we have to leave the house for a showing?"  Here are some tips from Christina Catalano on how showings work: Showing your property is required 99% of the time to get a sale.  A buyer won't purchase a property they haven't seen.  Also remembe...
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Preparing to List

thumbnail of Staging Your Home to Sell Brochure
First time sellers have many questions about how to stage and prepare their homes to sell.  Check out some questions from our clients and some answers from Catalano & Associates Realty's own broker, Christina Catalano. (If you have any questions of your own, feel free to enter them into the comments field below.) Q: How do we prepare our home to list for sale? A:  Arrang...
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Documents Needed

        What documents will I need in order to list my property for sale? Many sellers have this same question, and your Realtor should have you covered by providing the following documents to you: Sellers Disclosure Statement - Discloses what you know about the condition of the property T47 Property Affidavit - Note any changes to the existing survey Information Abo...
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And you could save even more because our broker is a Certified Negotiation Expert.  If you are planning to sell your home within the next year, we are extending an invitation to you to receive Catalano & Associates Realty's exclusive First Time Home Seller Guide.  It has great information about staging your home to sell, the cost of selling a home, tips for home sellers, an...
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