Marketing Trends: Are the Holidays a Good Time to Buy a House?

12/17/2018

For most people, the thought of buying a home during the holidays seems outrageous. Yet, holiday home shopping can present some unique opportunities that you may not experience during peak real estate marketing seasons. Home Avenue’s flat-fee realtors can also help you find the right home while saving money through our flat-fee service and our cash-back rebates. Below are some reasons why you may want to celebrate the season with …

How to Sell Your House During the Winter

12/10/2018

Many FSBO sellers remove their home from the real estate market during the winter months. But competition and inventory are lower in the winter, so if you are looking to sell your home, then weigh your options and consider keeping your house on the market. Home Avenue can help you with your FSBO home sell. Below are some of our tips for selling your home in during the winter season. …

Challenges That FSBO Sellers Face When Selling a Home

11/12/2018

Selling your home without an MLS listing can seem like a great way to save money, and in this seller’s market how hard can it be, right? Take a few pictures, put you online, and the buyers will come flocking with multiple offers. In actuality, MLS is an advantage because you reach thousands more buyers and have a greater chance of multiple offers thus a higher sale price. Remember that …

FSBO: Tips for Hosting an Open House

11/5/2018

Holding an open house is a powerful way to get potential buyers in the door and present your home for sale. But first, you must make sure your home is presentable and clean. Buyers want to envision how the house will look like once they move. Therefore, you’ll need to create a clean open canvas that is both attractive and present possibilities. Here are some practical tips to make your …

What are Stumbling Blocks for Home Sellers?

10/15/2018

Home sellers often fall into the trap of hiring a listing agent because of his or her reputation of boosting list prices while offering reduced commissions. And while both have their apparent virtues, they can also be your downfall if you take them at face value. Home Avenue offers flat-fee realty services for home sellers in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. We do not charge listing fees based on the sale …

The Demand for Flat-Fee Realty is Skyrocketing

10/8/2018

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. – Sir Isaac Newton The Action The surge in flat fee realty over the past decade has emerged in the U.S. as a result of the backlash from consumers aimed at obscene commissions imposed by traditional and outdated realty companies. For the first time in decades, consumers – not realtors – are controlling the market and deciding how much they want to …

How to Make the ‘For Sale by Owner’ Strategy Work for You

9/24/2018

If you are looking to maximize your profits when selling your home, choose the “For Sale by Owner” right may benefit you and prospective buyers. Traditional real estate agents typically take five to six percent of your sale. The cost of commissions could eat into your profits. By contrast, a flat-fee realty service combined with an FSBO strategy could save you money while making your home sale look more appealing …

4 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

9/17/2018

Purchasing a home is a significant benchmark in the life of a young couple or single person. Lacking knowledge or experience can cause you to make decisions that you may regret later. In many cases, first-time buyers are in a position to be taken advantage of by one or more parties involved in the purchase. Thus, what should be a life-changing experience ends becoming a nightmare with long-lasting repercussions. Home …

4 Misconceptions About Flat-Fee Realtors

9/10/2018

Selling your home takes a lot of time and energy. Partnering with an experienced realtor can accelerate your sale as well as help you get top dollar for your property. While you are busy getting your house ready to put on the market, a flat-fee realtor can work behind the scenes to get your house noticed and look for prospective buyers. When selling your home, you have a choice between …