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 Does a Real Estate Appraiser Do?

10/22/2018

A real estate appraiser estimates the market or resale value of a property and the buildings on the property before ownership is transferred to another individual or entity. The appraiser uses established criteria to make the assessment. Real estate appraisers work in areas they are familiar with. They are well aware of the environmental issues or other logistical information that may alter the property’s value. Appraisers usually focus on one …

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emerged in the U.S. as a result of the backlash from consumers aimed at obscene commissions imposed by traditional and outdated realty companies.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 …

Moving in or Modifying: Options for Disabled Homebuyers

9/3/2018

Everyone enters the housing market with their own set of criteria representing their needs and wants. It can, however, be very difficult to find a good match for your criteria. Imagine how hard it can be for someone who requires disability-accessible housing to find a home that meets all their requirements and desires. They might find a single-level home that lacks level thresholds or an entrance wheelchair ramp. Another might …