When to Sell My House... How to Sell My House ...Who To Sell My House
Here in Charlotte, if you've lived there more than a few years, odds are you've gained some equity and - if you are reading here, you are at least considering a move up.The question(s) we hear every day, fall into two broad categories: HOW TO SELL and WHEN TO SELL Click on photo to get free online valuation of your home ==>>WHEN Questions: the big one, "Should I sell this year or wait another year, or three? When is the Best time to sell? We'll start with the 2nd first, and make one presumption. You are definitely going to move, for some reason or reasons, in the next 3 years.
So then why 2019? The first is that its a strong Sellers market in most of Charlotte. Some areas are sizziling, others somewhat softer, but it is a good market to sell in because the economy is strong, and interest rates are relatively low. 2020? 2021? The market may be similar, or maybe not. In this case its the devil you know... selling now, versus the unknown of years ahead.The Charlotte area has had very strong appreciation the last 5 years, the chart above compares three zip codes to the Charlotte average. If it continues to appreciate, for example with a good economy, then the gap grows and it gets harder to buy your Step Up house, or your dream house. Does that make sense? Yes your home would sell for more in three years, but the next level would sell for more too, and the gap between is larger 3 years hence... and that difference in price??? That is the size of your mortgage increase. So yes, now is better.As to the month to put your home on the market, April is statistically the best, (NAR) but May and June are great too.
HOW to best sell my home
You may be considering a For Sale By Owner? Why not, I succesfully sold my own home on 3 separate occasions, before I was a Realtor. But remember, I was a builder, so my homes had cool features; features that in my case, families loved. For Sale By Owner, or FSBO, is appealing if you are in one of the very hot hot hoods, or you have a hot house, or both. After that, it is a lot harder than it looks, and most are placed with a Realtor. I'd be happy to help you sell it on your own, or if you've reached the end of your rope, list the home
This next discussion assumes you'd like to sell for the highest price possible, in the shortest time possible, with the least headaches. More specifically, the highest net possible. What about the OfferPad and Zillow? Won't they make me offers online? Sight unseen? or Do I want to go the traditional route and use an agent... hmmm, do I want a sole individual agent? Or do I want one of the Mega Agents "Guaranteeing to Buy my home" if they can't sell.... or a brokerage in between. All three have pros and cons, not to mention variable outcomes.OfferPad and Zillow make offers quickly- online, but they do come and check the house out! So they are convenient, and fast. Offerpad so far seems the more competitive, but both companies, we call them I-Buyers, take the typical 6% commission and add another 3-8% for what one calls a "convenience fee" the other calls a risk fee- they are fees over and above typical commissions to compensate for taking the home into inventory, making a few improvements, and then re-selling. Easy? Yes. Convenient- no showings, Yes, Expensive? They can be.
What about the guarantee to buy the home? The do guarantee it, but at what price? Theirs are typically the lowest offers. For all these options, it is the net to you, and timeframe that are most important.
WHO To best sell my home
Well I'm glad you asked! The McDonald Group at eXp offers a tech-enabled home sale, that broadcasts your HD photographed home across the internet, to first home buyers, move up buyers, relocating buyers, international buyers- buyers around the US and around the world. No one offers more exposure- but perhaps better yet? We us the social sciences to determine your most likely buyers, and then use our advanced marketing skills/websites and Facebook to put your house for sale out front to the eyeballs that matter.
Should I find the house I want to buy Before I put my home on the market? This is often the safest bet because so many homes will sell quickly with our systems and marketing. If financially able, then this is an excellent alternative. Find the house, go under contract, and get yours on the market quickly. You can be sitting in your new home in just a few months. You can move, and stay in your school district too. Below are home searches by popular schools
I came to Charlotte, from Hoboken, NJ, just outside the NYC area with a wife and four young children looking for a better lifestlye. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. I’ve lived in suburbia, intown and now I am coming to know something about Charlotte, my adopted hometown. I’ve been writing this blog, and its forerunner, for 9 years and it’s been a great journey, loads of fun, and it has also made me a better Agent/Broker. A top agent in Charlotte for 8 of the last 10 years.
Like so many others, we moved to Charlotte by choice. We were looking for a new start, a place where our kids could grow and prosper, we wanted a place to raise a family where our mone y would go farther. Our 4 young children have all attended private and public schools, graduating from public high school, all four graduating college, two with advanced degrees. They were prepared well here. My wife has worked much of the time in education and now is a professor of education at a local University. We moved for a better education for our children, and that is why some call us “Education agents.” Charlotte has been very good to our family.
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It is the nature of our relationship to our Clients. Your interests are first, the center of everything we do here. Never hi pressure, we are on your side from start to finish! I can be an adviser, a tough cop, or a patient negotiator as the situation demands... then once you make the call, I spring into action, and when I need to, engage my team as well.
I know Charlotte, from Waxhaw to Lake Norman, and all points in between. I moved my young family here 21 years ago from Hoboken, New Jersey. I have been a real estate broker for the last decade, before that, I spent 20 years as a designer, builder and remodelor. I know houses. I write about real estate and life in Charlotte in my blog, CharlotteCommunitiesonline, (CCO) which has been cited or used in local papers, Charlotte Magazine and Southern Living. I am a numbers guy too--check out our market reports on CCO.
Selling Your House
Unlike most Brokers, I work with only a limited number of Sellers every year- this allows me to create and implement a personalized and unique marketing plan for each property, and give your property the attention it deserves. My intimate knowldge of buyer needs and wants helps me identify precisely the buyers who would buy your house, and our technology skills, particularly Facebook and You Tube, and our deep data base of potential buyers, help us reach those buyers effectively and swiftly.
I love selling the house that others have failed to sell. Likewise, I appreciate the over the top house, the killer house that may be "over improved" - we are uniquely suited for finding the exact buyer needed to get an "over the top price" for my Sellers. I sold my own homes long before I was a Realtor, and they were often a bit over built. Sold them all though!