Why a Good Bartender Has the Skills to Be a Good Real Estate Agent

Some people do begin their real estate careers right after high school or college, but most come to real estate after doing something else. Some have retired, and other are just looking for a change of pace.

When writing agent bios I always look at those past careers to see how they can tie in to real estate sales. Often past experiences can reinforce the skills that the agent wants to emphasize.

Some past careers make for a tougher transition than others. For instance, school teachers have to teach themselves listening skills after years of being the one doing the talking. On the other hand, a good school teacher has the skills to educate buyers and sellers about the reality of today’s market.

That’s one skill that a bartender might not have, but I think good bartenders possess the majority of skills needed for a successful career in real estate.

My definition of a good bartender is one who has a following – a person who is a „draw“ for the establishment where they work. They can mix a good drink, but it’s their people skills that turn occasional customers into „regulars.“

So what skills do bartenders possess that would make them be good real estate agents?

A good bartender knows how to listen. Just think of the time they spend listening to their customers. And while they may not have to listen wholeheartedly to everyone, they need to pay close attention to their regulars. Just as good real estate agents need to pay close attention to their buyers and sellers.

And then they’d better have a good memory. Not only does he (or she, of course!) need to remember what each person at the bar wants when they hold up a finger for another drink, he needs to remember what to set down in front of a regular when they walk in. And then, he needs to remember what that person does for a living, the names of their children, etc. Agents need to remember the personal information along with their clients‘ wants and needs.

A good bartender respects what the customer wants – he doesn’t try to suggest that something else might do. As an agent, he probably won’t show someone a home on a busy street if they’ve specified wanting to live on a quiet cul-de-sac.

A good bartender can talk to people from all walks of life and treat them equally. He must be non-judgmental and friendly, in all but the most extreme cases. And when faced with those extreme cases he has to think and act quickly without getting flustered. Good practice for dealing with the surprises buyers and sellers sometimes spring on an agent.

A good bartender knows how to keep confidential information. Good bartenders can’t be gossips. Can you imagine how fast they’d lose their following if they started mentioning that Mr. Smith came in for a drink with Miss Jones, or if they mentioned that a salesperson from X company was involved in a long conversation with the owner of Z company? In real estate, keeping client information confidential is a must.

A good bartender has to have people-management skills. He needs to be able to say „You’ve had enough“ without turning a customer into an enemy. That takes a bit of finesse! This skill could translate well into the finesse that’s needed when clients ask an agent to do things that go against regulations.

So – if you’re a bartender and thinking of a change, consider real estate. You have the skills!

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Marte Cliff

Wood Kitchen Cabinets: To Paint Or Not To Paint?

The choice of either darker wood or painted cabinets is common for many homeowners these days. If your kitchen cabinets are still in good condition but look dated, a fresh coat of paint could possibly give your wood kitchen cabinet a much-needed facelift without draining your bank account. But depending on the ambiance of your kitchen and the overall home decor, the preference for painting wood cabinets varies from person to person. Here are a few points to consider as you make the decision.

Style of the cabinet -wood can be beautiful, but you have to look closely at the style of your cabinets and whether they complement or fit into the overall kitchen design, as well as the look and feel of your home. Painting cabinets may bring about a more cohesive and unified theme throughout the home, and this would be especially beneficial to you and advantageous in the long run especially if you plan on selling your property in the future.

Budget – If you do decide to paint the cabinets, will you be doing the project yourself or hire a professional painter? If you really want to paint the cabinets yourself, you need to ensure that the cabinets end up looking as good or better than what they look like now. A do-it-yoursef cabinet paint job is a lot of work, so make sure you’re up for it. If not, look into different options for hiring a professional so the job is done expertly..

Talk to a realtor – In many places and communities, wood cabinets are a major selling point in homes. Look at listings of similar homes in your area and look at how the kitchen description is worded. You can also reach out to a local realtor or home staging professional to get their expert advice.

Select colors correctly – Because of the importance of having wood cabinets painted properly, you also want to make sure you pick the right color. There are virtually hundreds of „white“ paint choices. Keep in mind also that lighting plays a major role in how paint will look in the final space. Perhaps you should consider taping a paint swatch on the front of each cabinet and looking at it over an extended period of time to see how it will eventually look.

While all of these points should be taken into consideration, the most important question to ask really is „What is the kitchen’s role in your family’s life?“ Is it truly the heart of your home? Do you use this space to entertain? Do you cook a lot? If you’re the one that will be spending a lot of time in this space, you should love it and have an efficient use for it.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Wesley Morales

DIY Home Renovation Tips

Home renovation often increases property value. This is one of the most common reasons for renovations, in addition to updating a home and making it more suited to your personal tastes. When it comes to renovations, some homeowners opt to utilise the services of professional contractors. Renovation projects can be very costly, especially where you enlist the services of a professional builder, interior designer or other specialist. This is why some people prefer DIY (do it yourself) renovations, which can be more cost effective, especially where you have the skills to do some of the tasks. So if you are thinking of DIY home renovations, here is a list of renovation tips that may help you renovate your home.


Having a plan for each step of your renovation allows you to renovate in a more cost effective manner, giving you the ability to budget accordingly before you start the project; an outline of the project will help during the renovations.

Appropriating funds from your budget is extremely important. Kitchens and bathrooms are huge selling points in a house, which means you should spend the bulk of your time and resources renovating those rooms. Often a new coat of paint or new carpet can change the entire look of your bedroom and living rooms, and both are relatively inexpensive ways to improve a place.

If you are looking to increase the property value, talk to a realtor before you start your renovations. Your realtor can provide you with insight as to which renovations are worth the money and which ones will not turn a profit. Additionally, your realtor can provide you with current real estate trends so you can see what aspects of a house are selling points with buyers and which ones are not.

Improve instead of renovate

Before you start the project, think about what you want and decide whether or not you have to replace things or simply reface them. For example, if you are renovating your kitchen, ask yourself if you need all new cabinets or if painting or staining your current cabinets will provide your kitchen with the update you are looking for. In addition, you can remove the doors of your current cabinets and attach new ones for far less than the price of installing a complete cabinet system.


One of the biggest costs in renovating your house comes from materials. By purchasing and transporting materials on your own you can save hundreds of dollars. A contractor or other third party will charge you delivery fees among other hidden fees to pick up and deliver materials to your home. In addition, doing this yourself gives you the option of shopping around, comparing costs and finding items on sale or clearance.

The best way to reduce cost is to go to places and source second hand building material. If you can’t access used materials, then head to thrift stores or larger outdoor stores that sell cheaper items.


Creating a design for your renovation is perhaps the most important aspect in the remodelling process. Use resources of the internet to get an idea of how you want to design things and speak to professionals to get expert advice and tips on how best to approach the renovation and how to work with the space that you have.

Extra help

Some renovations will inevitable require the use of a contractor. If you are not accustomed to working with plumbing or cabinetry, it is wise to invest in a contractor to handle those aspects of the renovation for you. The low cost of doing it yourself is gone, but not knowing what you are doing can cost you a significant amount of extra money in the long run! If you must go the route of hiring a contractor, you can still get things done cheaply by doing smaller tasks yourself. For example, if you hire a contractor to handle your new kitchen, you can paint the kitchen yourself, which will save you several hundred dollars.

Consider these tips!

Before you start your renovation project, consider these DIY home renovation tips. Each will save you time and money on your renovation. Adhering to them will help you increase the property value of your home and maximise your profits by allowing you to see a return on the money you spent remodelling, should you decide to sell your home.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Sara Berrada

Is The Next Housing Market Crash Coming?

SAN DIEGO, CA – „Buy low, sell high“ is a well-known adage attributed to the legendary billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett. Looking at today’s super-hot residential real estate market is hard not to wonder how much longer this craziness will continue.

Buyers are in bidding wars to buy homes, multiple all-cash offers with no financing, no contingencies, sale prices tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars above asking prices, double-digit annual home price appreciation, and a very low inventory of homes for sale.

According to the Case-Schiller Home Index, the average annual home appreciation in the 20 major metropolitan areas was 14.6% year-over-year as of this past May. Phoenix had the highest annual price increase of 22.3%, followed by San Diego’s 21.6%, and Seattle at 20.2%.

I vividly remember that back in 2005-2006, at the peak of that last super-hot residential real estate market, many were saying that the market would continue to thrive and prices would go up for at least another ten years.

Yet, by 2007 the home prices started to deteriorate and by 2009-2010 a wave of short sales and foreclosures dominated the previously super-hot markets. The hardest hit places like Phoenix and Las Vegas had property values depreciated in some cases by over 50%.

But this time it will be different… not. If there is one thing certain about real estate (and life in general), it is that it is cyclical. Every boom is followed by a bust, and every bust by eventual recovery and then another boom, etc.

In case of real estate, cycles are usually much longer than those of the general economy and they last, on average, about 15 years. In this particular case, it is important to note, that we are discussing a residential (homes) real estate cycle, which can be quite different from a commercial (investment properties) real estate cycle.

So, where are we today? The interest rates, including on mortgages, are at ultra-low levels. For example, recently our sister mortgage company closed a 15-yr fixed rate loans as low as 1.99%. This is quite remarkable given that the inflation rate is sky-rocketing. Just this past June, the inflation jumped by 5.4% year-over-year.

This was the largest increase of inflation since 2008. At this pace the U.S. is on the trajectory to have a double-digit inflation by 2023. Compare that to annual inflation rates of just 2.4% in 2018, and 1.8% in 2019, and 1.3% in 2020.

Money supply, government debt, and the public spending by the Federal Government are enormous. It seems that not too long ago, when the politicians were arguing about the federal budget, they were talking about millions, or at the most billions of dollars. Now if it is not a trillion, it does not seem to be a big deal.

The U.S. unemployment has been steadily improving since its peak of 16% in May, 2020. As of early June, the unemployment rate was around 5.9%. However, these figures can be misleading as they don’t include folks who are „under-employed,“ e.g. went from a full-time to a part-time jobs, or those who earn less now than pre-pandemic.

Additionally, they don’t count workers deemed „permanently unemployed“ (unemployed for more than six months) and those who „stopped looking for work“. The „real,“ or the so called U6 unemployment rate, is around 9.7%.

So, how all of this translates into the residential real estate market? The current real estate cycle is about 15-16 year old, which is worrisome, but basically, as long as the money is so cheap, buyer demand so high, and supply of available homes for sale so low, the „music is still playing.“

Furthermore, we should not underestimate the „Covid-effect“ on housing. One of the reasons why homes became so valuable was because of the lockdowns and the resulting work-from-home, teach-from-home, play-at-home and eat-at-home paradigm shifts.

If the cycles are the law of the universe, then it is safe to assume that this cycle must change too. When? Nobody knows for sure, as we realize that the cycle has changed only after it already did.

However, in my estimation, the catalyst for the change will be an increase of the short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve, which sooner or later will have to happen given the high inflation.

Our real estate brokerage receives lots of inquiries from buyers and investors wanting to purchase properties. In our opinion, real estate buyers should proceed with extreme caution in such an over-heated real estate market.

The double-digit annual price appreciation is absolutely unsustainable as the real wage increases are in the low single-digits. It is important to understand that real estate is not a very liquid asset and there are substantial costs associated with selling it.

For most residential property owners, real estate should be a long-term game and buyers should take that under consideration when considering purchasing properties. When the inevitable market correction comes, home equity can be greatly reduced or even wiped out in case of highly-mortgaged homes.

In such instances, property owners can find themselves „upside down“ on their mortgages, meaning they will owe more than the values of their properties. Short-sales and foreclosures will become familiar terms again.

On the other hand, the lucky residential property owners who currently own highly-appreciated real estate assets, maybe in a perfect position to cash out on their equity now when the market is hot and the prices are high (remember what W. Buffett said).

Residential home builders, especially those who build in the lower price ranges with projects that are already going, or about to go vertical and will deliver completed homes in the next 12 to 18 months, are in good shape because the current buyer demand far exceeds the supply.

However, past that time frame, it is anybody’s guess. Exorbitant prices of materials, high costs of land and labor, and onerous government fees make it hard for builders to deliver affordable houses and make a profit.

There could be another important consideration for selling sooner than later: Uncle Sam. The current administration openly talks about increasing taxes and in spite of their election promises, it is not going to be affecting only the „rich.“

For example, according to their latest tax proposals, the home-owner exemption from the capital gain taxes when selling primary residences, may be greatly reduced or even entirely eliminated. Oh, by the way, the capital gain tax rate is also going up.

Another significant tax change on the horizon for those who own any investment properties, even if it is a small rental house or condominium, is a proposal to reduce or eliminate the so called „1031 Tax Exchange“ under which capital gain taxes can be deferred on investment properties, including small and large rentals.

Each situation is unique, but my general advice for Clients who want to buy real estate now is that there needs to be a compelling reason for them to do so. I recommend being patient and not buying into the frenzy, which sooner or later will pass.

Again, let us remember what W. Buffett says about buying low and selling high, and he certainly has a track record (and the bank account) to prove that he knows what he is talking about.

For Clients who own real estate and want to hold it for a long-term, I recommend that they review their mortgages and interest rates (if they have any loans on their properties).

If beneficial, they should look into refinancing them, with or without a cash-out, to take advantage of these extremely low interest rates, which at this point are way below the inflation rate, which makes them practically a „free money.“

For Clients who are considering selling or have shorter term ownership plans, this might be a great opportunity to review their properties‘ values and determine if selling now, while the market is super-hot and the prices are super-high, is a good idea.

In conclusion, nobody knows what the future has in store, but a couple of things are certain: real estate is cyclical and change is inevitable. The current residential real estate market cycle is mature, prices are very high, and thus it is reasonable to expect a market shift.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Robert W. Dudek

Cheap Home Appraisals – 2 Ways You Can Get a Free Home Appraisal

If you are looking for a cheap home appraisal, or free home appraisal, then read this article. I will show you two ways to get your home’s value for free. In today’s real estate market you need to know the true value of your home before you list it for sale. If you are buying a home you need to know how much that home is really worth in a declining market.

Real Estate Agents – Using a local real estate agent you should be able to get a close estimate of the value of your home or property. Real estate agents have at their fingertips many tools that will give a fairly accurate estimate of your home’s value. What will this cost? Usually it is free. So what’s the catch? Well, most realtors will do this for you in hopes of getting your business. Should you let just any real estate agent do this analysis? I say no. You want to select a real estate agent that is familiar with your subdivision or area. You also want an agent that understands how the features in your home will either increase the estimate or decrease the estimate. Once you receive an home value estimate, then you should use the next method to verify that the estimate is correct.

Home Appraisal Websites – I like using some of the free online home appraisal websites, like HomeGain. HomeGain will give you a fairly descent estimate within a few seconds. All, you have to do is supply your address and a few details about your home. Click the button, and within a second or two you will have a free home appraisal. There are other sites on the internet that do this type of appraisal but many are not free. I suggest that you get at least two estimates from an online source and then compare it with a real estate agents estimate. This should give you a fairly good idea of how much your home is worth.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Jordan S Ashton

Tips on Selling Your Own Property

Ever wondered how you can save money when selling your property? Ever thought that you have to have an estate agent to sell you property? With the growing trend of consumers in the selling market now selling their own home, should estate agent start to worry? Is now the time to start selling your own home and cut out the middle man?

If you have ever wanted to cut out the middle man and sell your own property there are a number of considerable benefits. The main benefit is the saving on commissions. This could be in the thousands. The feeling of remaining in control and the sense of achievement when you have finally sold your home can reduce any stress levels and leave a feeling of satisfaction and a job well done. With a growing number of resources on the internet available to everyone, there has never been an easier time to sell your own property. There are however some careful considerations that need to be thought through before you take the plunge; what is the value of your property, what are the benefits to the buyer and how do you intend to advertise.

Knowing how to value your property isn’t as hard as you think. All you need to know is what the market considers to be a fair price for your property in the location that it is in. For you to do this just take a look around. What are the local properties that are similar to yours valued at; research local papers and estate agents windows to see what they have valued similar properties to. There are even on-line house price calculators which can give you a guide price. When you are finding the value of your property, always keep in mind the lowest price you will accept for your property and your ideal price.

Listing the benefits to the buyer is just as easy. Just remember what it was that made you buy the property. Take a look at a local map and list all the amenities, local schools and so on.

Advertising you property can be as easy as placing an advert in the local news paper or seeking out websites that allow you to list your property. Taking photos with a digital camera will greatly enhance any advert. With a little bit of research you could have your advert in front of thousands of potential customers in a very short period of time and the cost of advertising will be considerable less than any fees paid to an estate agent.

Although going it alone can be rewarding there is no substitute for the local knowledge of the market that an estate agent can bring. Selling your own home can be a challenge but very rewarding. The choice is yours to take.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by John Newsome

Home Seller Tips to Get Top Dollar For Your Home

When you sell a home would you prefer to get as much money as possible or less than what is possible? Some may consider this an absurd question because they certainly would want top dollar. However, while they may answer the question in the right manner, the steps they take to secure a high payment are lacking. In other words, they do not put forth the right effort to get top dollar on the home. For those looking to land a great deal, here is a look at five helpful tips to get top dollar on a home sale.

Have the home appraised and inspected. You cannot get top dollar for a home unless you absolutely for sure what it is worth. This may seem like an academic point but there are numerous people that will place a home for sale on the market without actually knowing what its value is. That is most definitely not a wise idea since you run the risk of underselling the home. Why would you want to do that?

Have any and all repairs that would boost the sales price of the home performed. If the roof is in poor condition and this poor condition is bringing down the home value, then fix it! Of course, you would not want to spend more on the repairs than the eventual increase in sales price would deliver. (Unless you selling the home as quickly as possible were your main priority) But, if you effectively budget the repairs you might find your sale price allow you to turn a profit on the repairs.

Work with an established real estate agent that can deliver results. Sometimes, you have to recognize your own limitations and turn over the responsibilities for making the sale over to a qualified professional. Real estate agents know how to get the best price on a home sale and their commission fee aids in giving them a motivation to do so. While some may have reservations about dealing with a realtor, the fact remains they can turn out to be a great help.  

Understand when a change is needed in your approach to selling the home. If you are not getting offers, you will have to make a change that aids in delivering the results you wish. Each individual scenario may require a different individual solution. Some sellers may have to drop their selling price while others may have to switch real estate agents. The bottom line is that you need to find a method for success and employ it.

Don’t be undersold. In many ways, this can be perceived as a sale cliche. It may be but it is also a very true sentiment. You do not want to be talked into selling your home for less than what it is worth. Always stick by your guns when you are absolutely sure a buyer can be found for the price you are asking. This will greatly aid in delivering solid purchase offers in time.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Joel D McDonald

How to Choose The Right Real Estate Agent For You

Whether buying, or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent or buyers agent, is the most important step to take. The process of buying or selling a home is very detailed and difficult. In addition to the fact that mistakes can cost a great deal of money?

Your assets are on the line, and losing through the purchase or sale is the last thing you want to do. There are many real estate agents around. The ones that are dedicated and stay with you every step of the way, or the ones that farm out the work to other brokers.

The areas of expertise you need to look for are:

· How much education in the area of real estate does the agent have?

· How much knowledge does the agent have about the homes in the areas you are looking at?

· Do they have a wide variety of homes for sale for you to view?

The title that carries the most education and experience is a real estate broker. The real estate broker has a real estate license, training, and is recognized by the National Association of Realtors. This professional would likely be able to assist you with all of the needs you would have for buying or selling a home.

After the real estate broker is the realtor. This professional received the real estate license, and some additional training. He or she has also received recognition from the National Association of Realtors.

Finally the real estate agent is a person who has received the license, however may not have the same amount of experience as the more seasoned broker.

Most states have minimal requirements for being a real estate agent and this is the cause for some of the issues that are incurred during the transferring of ownership of a home. However keep in mind that at all levels of this expertise there are good agents, realtors and brokers. Doing a little checking can help you find the right one for you.

Most of the time a real estate agent is representing the seller of the home. If you are looking to buy a home, you are looking for a real estate buyer’s agent. This is important because you want to be represented in the best interest of your needs. Not those of the person on the other end of the deal.

When you are doing your research about the right agent for you, you will want to look for the commitment you deserve. There are many agents on the market just like there are many homes to be sold. If you do not get the attention and prompt response you deserve, go looking for someone else. They will make a profit from your purchase and they should be treating you with a reasonable amount of respect and professionalism.

The rule of thumb is that you want a real estate agent that has been around for a couple of years. With the turn around in the real estate market the way it is, this is the reason it may take you contacting a couple of agents.

You want to start your search by getting the right real estate representative for you. The home you are looking for will come along. There are bait and switch agents out there who specifically use a house within a price range and look that is appealing to the average home purchaser and then when they get the call, they may tell you it is sold, but there is another they have that you will love also. Keep this in mind so as to not get stuck by a tricky agent, instead look for the representative, agent, or broker that will show you what is available at all levels of purchasing and will keep your best interest in mind.

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Tina Abraham

Die Fakten zum Verkauf Ihrer Immobilie

Wussten Sie, dass schon wenige Verbesserungen an Ihrem Haus den Wert Ihres Hauses steigern können und dass der erste Eindruck alles bedeuten kann?

Die erste Sache, die ein möglicher neuer Käufer oft erkennt, ist das Äußere seiner Wohnung. Charme ist aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach die wichtigste Variable beim Verkauf Ihres Hauses. Wenn ein zukünftiger Kunde das Äußere betrachtet und sich nicht beeindruckt fühlt, wird es ihm wahrscheinlich nicht einmal wichtig sein, wie das Innere aussieht. Gestalten Sie es daher ansprechend.

Landschaftsbau ist wirklich ein Muss. Halten Sie das Gras weiterhin gemäht, schneiden Sie die Hecken/Sträucher und räumen Sie den Gehweg frei. Wenn es Sommer ist, berappen Sie ein wenig Dollar und pflanzen Sie ein paar Blumen. Blumen bringen absolut jeden zum Lächeln. Braucht die Fassade einen frischen Anstrich? Betrachten Sie Ihr Haus als Außenstehenden. Gibt es etwas, das Ihnen daran nicht gefällt? Beginnen Sie dort. Sie können jederzeit in Ihrer Nachbarschaft spazieren gehen. Sehen Sie, was an den Immobilien Ihrer Nachbarn glänzt und was ihre von Ihren unterscheidet. Von denen kann man tatsächlich lernen. Fragen Sie Ihre Freunde nach ihren Tipps.

Das Innere ist genauso wichtig wie das Äußere. Halten Sie es frei von Unordnung. Dies ist ein Muss, auch wenn Sie bis zum Verkauf Lagerraum mieten müssen. Lass die Vorhänge weiterhin offen. Machen Sie es so luftig wie möglich. Öffnen Sie Ihre Fenster und vergessen Sie nicht, sie zu putzen! Sie wissen wahrscheinlich bereits, dass Farbe eine kostengünstige Möglichkeit ist, Ihr Zuhause optimal aussehen zu lassen. Halten Sie die Farben einfach und grundlegend. Sanfte, warme Farben verwandeln eine Wohnung. Wenn sich meine Kumpels beschweren und neue Möbel wollen, sage ich ihnen normalerweise, dass sie die Zimmer einfach streichen sollen. Es ist, als würde man neue Möbel bekommen. Es bringt Leben in ein Zuhause, egal wie die Einrichtung aussieht.

Wussten Sie, dass der MLS-Listing-Service als das dynamischste Tool zur Bewerbung Ihrer Immobilie gilt? Sie können über einen Broker oder einen Discount Broker listen. Wenn Sie Ihr Zuhause im MLS auflisten, wird Ihr Zuhause im lokalen MLS Ihrer Region aufgeführt. Makler scannen das MLS mehrmals täglich, um nach Immobilien für ihre potenziellen Kunden zu suchen. Ihr Eintrag umfasst Farbfotos und alle Details über das Haus zusammen mit seinen Annehmlichkeiten. Makler werden genauso ermutigt, Ihr Haus wie jede andere Immobilie in der MLS zu verkaufen. Nachdem Ihre Immobilie beim Multiple Listing Service gelistet ist, wird sie schnell an Realtor.com syndiziert, die zufällig die meistgenutzte Immobilien-Website ist. Das Internet ist enorm. Ihre Immobilie wird wahrscheinlich von 1000 gefunden werden.

Ein weiteres effektives Tool besteht darin, dafür zu sorgen, dass Sie fantastische Online-Bilder von Ihrem Haus haben. Viele gute Fotos des Hauses online zu haben, könnte Ihre Präsentationen unterstützen, da heutzutage die meisten Menschen über das Internet einkaufen, bevor sie sich entscheiden, welche Häuser sie sich persönlich ansehen möchten. Wenn Sie keine Bilder haben, kann es oft dazu führen, dass Ihr Eintrag insgesamt übersprungen wird. Die Leute wollen Bilder sehen!

Wussten Sie, dass ein weiteres zuverlässiges Werkzeug das Yard Sign ist? Das Anbringen eines ZU VERKAUFEN-Schildes wird dringend empfohlen, um für Ihr Haus zu werben. Es zeigt, dass Sie es wirklich ernst meinen, Ihr Haus zu verkaufen.

Ich hoffe, Sie fanden diesen Artikel hilfreich. Vielen Dank und viel Erfolg beim Verkauf!

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Makler Heidelberg

Source by Cody M Porter

So verkaufen Sie Ihr Haus ohne Immobilienmakler

In Anbetracht des schnellen Anstiegs der Hauspreise in den letzten Jahren werfen Hausverkäufer einen genauen Blick auf die Provision, die sie an einen Immobilienmakler zahlen müssen, um ihr Haus zu vermarkten und zu verkaufen. Immobilienprovisionen variieren im ganzen Land; sie liegen im Durchschnitt im Bereich von vier bis sieben Prozent.

Laut dem Profil der Hauskäufer und -verkäufer der National Association of Realtors (NAR) von 2004 wurden vierzehn Prozent der Häuser vom Eigentümer verkauft. Die NAR-Studie listete die beiden schwierigsten Aufgaben für den Verkauf durch den Eigentümer (FSBO) auf, die Vorbereitung und Reparatur des zum Verkauf stehenden Hauses und die richtige Preisgestaltung.

Laden Sie drei Vollzeitagenten mit mittlerer bis hoher Produktion zu Ihnen nach Hause ein, um Ihnen eine Meinung zum Preis zu geben. Verstehen Sie, dass Sie die Gefahr einer überteuerten Immobilie verstehen sollten, wenn die drei Preismeinungen nicht dem entsprechen, was Ihrer Meinung nach die Immobilie wert ist. Häuser, die überteuert sind, wurden von großen nationalen Immobilienmaklern untersucht, und überteuerte Häuser brauchen länger zum Verkauf und werden zu einem niedrigeren Preis als Prozentsatz des ursprünglichen Listenpreises verkauft.

Bitten Sie die Makler, Ihnen konstruktives Feedback dazu zu geben, was Sie tun sollten, damit Ihr Haus die Mehrheit der Käufer optisch anspricht. Nachfolgend finden Sie einige Inszenierungstipps, um Ihr Zuhause für den Markt vorzubereiten.

1) Recherchieren Sie, wie Sie Ihr Haus „inszenieren“ können, um seine Attraktivität für Hauskäufer zu maximieren, indem Sie eine geräumige und angenehme Wohnumgebung für Käufer schaffen.
ĚEntfernen Sie zunächst das Erste, was Ihnen im Weg steht.

ĚEntfernen Sie ein oder mehrere wichtige Möbelstücke aus jedem Raum, um ihn geräumiger zu machen.

ĚHalten Sie passende Möbelstücke zusammen, um Einheitlichkeit in einem Raum zu schaffen.

ĚSchaffen Sie Sitzbereiche, in denen sich zwei oder mehr Personen unterhalten können.

2) Halten Sie das Auge in Bewegung, wenn Sie einen Raum inszenieren.

ĚVerwenden Sie die Platzierung von Möbeln, um den Blick des Käufers auf die Merkmale eines Raums zu lenken.

ĚStellen Sie große Möbelstücke von den Fenstern weg.

ĚStellen Sie große Möbel am Eingangsende des Raums auf, um die visuelle Belastung am gegenüberliegenden Ende des Raums zu verringern.

ĚVerwenden Sie Teppiche, um Sitzgelegenheiten zu verankern.

ĚSchließen Sie Ihren Esstisch auf die kleinste Größe.

3) Verwenden Sie Möbel, die in Winkeln in einem Raum platziert sind, um ihm ein schnelles Update zu geben.

Stellen Sie ein Bett in eine Ecke eines Schlafzimmers, um die Aufmerksamkeit zu lenken.

Winkelmöbel in V-Form in Wohn- und Familienzimmern.

Abgewinkelte Möbel können helfen, einen Raum mit wenig Möbeln zu füllen und ihm einen Designer-Look zu verleihen.

4) Erstellen Sie Vignetten in Räumen, um Stimmung zu erzeugen.

ĚFrühstückstablett mit Kaffeetassen, Zeitung, Blumenvase auf dem Bett.

Decken Sie den Esstisch mit Leinentischdecken, Porzellan, Besteck und Stielgläsern.

ĚStellen Sie einen Spieltisch für Schach, Bridge oder Backgammon auf.

5) Effektive Musterhäuser konzentrieren sich auf die Schaffung der richtigen Umgebung.

ĚAufräumen, damit Käufer ihre Einrichtung und ihren Lebensstil überlagern können.

ĚSauberer, frischer und neuer Geruch.

ĚLiebe zum Detail. Reinräume und Landschaftsbau getrimmt.

ĚDezente Hintergrundmusik, Klassik, leichter Jazz oder Rock.

ĚInnendekor und Wandfarben betonen die architektonischen Merkmale des Hauses.

ĚLebende Pflanzen oder frische Blumen geben den letzten Schliff.

6) Verstehen Sie die Grundlagen der Dekoration, die Sie bei der Neupositionierung eines Raums unterstützen können.

ĚFarbe. Kleine Dinge haben große Auswirkungen.

ĚScale. Ergänzen oder erdrücken Möbelgrößen einen Raum?

ĚMuster. Einfach macht es, um nicht vom Raum selbst abzulenken.

ĚBeleuchtung. Verwenden Sie es, um dunkle Ecken zu definieren. Hilft, einen Raum auszufüllen.

ĚSchwerpunkt. Kamine, Aussicht, Kunst, finden Sie in jedem Zimmer.

ĚTextur. Fügt visuelles Interesse hinzu, wärmt kalte Räume und Oberflächen.

Das Verstehen und Erledigen des Papierkrams bei einer Immobilientransaktion war laut NAR-Studie Nummer drei der schwierigsten Aufgaben. Sobald Ihr Haus den richtigen Preis hat und marktreif ist, sollten Sie einen Immobilienanwalt beauftragen, der Ihnen bei der Überprüfung von Verträgen und Offenlegungsformularen hilft und Ihnen hilft, potenzielle Käufer Ihres Hauses zu qualifizieren. Ein erfahrener Immobilienanwalt kann Ihnen helfen, die üblichen Fallstricke bei Immobilienverhandlungen zu vermeiden und eine reibungslose Transaktion zu ermöglichen.

Hier sind einige Klippennotizen zu Immobilienverträgen.

ĚVerwenden Sie einen genehmigten Immobilienvertrag von Ihrer staatlichen Anwaltskammer für Immobilienrecht oder Ihrer örtlichen Maklerkammer.

ĚImmobilienvertrag. Eine verbindliche Vereinbarung zwischen Käufer und Verkäufer. Es besteht aus einem Angebot und einer Annahme sowie einer Gegenleistung (also Geld).

ĚAkzeptanz. Vereinbarung der Vertragsparteien über die Vertragsbedingungen.

ĚVertragsdauer. Informieren Sie sich über übliche Vertragslaufzeiten, der Standard beträgt 45 Tage vom Vertrag bis zum Abschluss.

ĚVerkauf vergleichbarer Immobilien für Kaufinteressenten.

ĚVergleichbar. Geschlossene Preise für ähnliche Häuser in Alter, Zustand, Lage und Größe.

Preis. Untersuchen Sie die durchschnittlichen Verkaufspreise als Prozentsatz der Listen in den letzten sechs Monaten.

ĚLow-Ball-Angebote. Käufer sollten über 87 % der Liste anbieten, wenn sie es ernst meinen, sonst sollten Sie überhaupt nicht auf Low-Ball-Angebote reagieren.

ĚGegenangebot(e). Die Antwort auf ein Angebot oder Gebot des Verkäufers oder Käufers nach dem ursprünglichen Angebot oder Gebot. Fordern Sie alle Gegenangebote schriftlich an.

ĚFordern Sie alle Käufer auf, mit ihrem Vertrag die höchste Hypothekenverpflichtung vorzulegen.

ĚHypothekenzusage. Ein Dokument eines Hypothekengebers, das den Kreditgeber verpflichtet, ein Darlehen zu vereinbarten Konditionen bereitzustellen.

ĚLaufzeit, Zinssatz und Betrag der Hypothek. Suchen Sie nach starken Anzahlungen von zwanzig Prozent oder mehr. Nur-Zins-Darlehen signalisieren, dass sich die Käufer überfordern könnten, um sich für ein Darlehen zu qualifizieren.

ĚBarangebote anstelle einer Hypothekenfinanzierung sollten mit einem Schreiben Ihres Finanzinstituts bestätigt werden, aus dem hervorgeht, dass Gelder hinterlegt sind, um den Vertrag abzuschließen.

ĚBundesgesetze schreiben Gefahrenangaben zu bleihaltigen Farben vor.

ĚBleibasierte Gefahr. Eine Offenlegung von Berichten oder Kenntnissen über bleibasierte Gefahren. Gebäude, die nach 1978 gebaut wurden, weisen keine bleibasierten Gefahren auf.

ĚLesen Sie Schützen Sie Ihre Familie vor Blei in Ihrem Haus durch die US EPA.

ĚOffenlegung von Immobilien, die vom Bundes- oder Bundesstaat verlangt werden Schriftliche Erklärungen des/der Verkäufer(s) einer Immobilie, in denen bekannte Mängel offengelegt werden.

ĚLokale Offenlegungen. Lokale Offenlegungspflichten, die der Verkäufer bereitstellt und die der Käufer anerkennt, wie z. B. Belegungsbescheinigungen.

Formular ĚW-9. Ein IRS-Formular, in dem Steueridentifikations- und Zertifizierungsnummern von Käufern angefordert werden, um Zinsen auf ernsthaftes Geld von der Lieferung bis zum Abschluss zu erhalten.

ĚBeurteilung vorbehalten. Die meisten Verträge im Rahmen des Hypothekenkontingents verlangen, dass die betreffende Immobilie zu einem Mindestvertragspreis bewertet wird.

ĚBewertung. Ein objektives Wertgutachten Dritter durch einen lizenzierten oder zertifizierten Gutachter.

ĚErnstgeldeinzahlung. Geld, das dem Verkäufer zum Zeitpunkt der Angebotsabgabe als Zeichen des guten Willens des Käufers ausgehändigt wird.

ĚErkundigen Sie sich nach den üblichen Einzahlungen von ernsthaften Geldern, da diese variieren. Je größer die Anzahlung, desto größer ist die Motivation Ihrer Käufer, den Vertrag auszuführen.

ĚRückerstattung von Handgeldeinlagen. Die Verträge sollten die Rückerstattung der gesamten Anzahlung innerhalb vereinbarter Notfallfristen vorsehen. Der Anwalt des Verkäufers sollte ernsthafte Geldeinlagen halten.

ĚAnwaltsgenehmigungszeitraum. Ihr Anwalt überprüft und ändert den Vertrag, in der Regel 5-7 Werktage.

ĚImmobilienbesichtigungszeitraum. Im Rahmen eines Vertrages hat der Käufer das Recht, sich auf seine Kosten vom tatsächlichen Zustand der Immobilie zu überzeugen. Dieser Zeitraum beträgt in der Regel 5-7 Werktage.

ĚWell und septische Inspektionen. Diese sind unabhängig von strukturellen und mechanischen Prüfungen.

ĚZeitpläne für Eventualfälle laufen gleichzeitig.

ĚKontingenz. Eine Bestimmung in einem Vertrag, die vorschreibt, dass bestimmte Handlungen abgeschlossen werden müssen, bevor der Vertrag bindend ist.

ĚAbschluss/Hinterlegungsdatum. Das Datum des Endes des Transaktionsprozesses, an dem die Urkunde übergeben, Dokumente unterzeichnet und Gelder verteilt werden.

ĚBesitzdatum. Das vertraglich vereinbarte Datum, an dem der Käufer die Immobilie beziehen kann.

ĚLetzter Rundgang. Eine Objektbesichtigung vor Abschluss oder Hinterlegung, die dem Käufer eine letzte Überprüfung des Zustands, der vereinbarten Reparaturen und des persönlichen Eigentums ermöglicht.

ĚSteueranteile. Der Kreditbetrag, der Käufern beim Abschluss für nicht bezahlte Grundsteuern gewährt wird, wenn Steuern im Nachhinein gezahlt werden. Aufteilungen sollten immer über 100 % liegen.

ĚPersönliches Eigentum. Listen Sie alle persönlichen Gegenstände auf, die im Verkauf enthalten sind, wie Klimaanlagen, Geräte und Spielgeräte, und paraphieren Sie sie.

ĚHausverkaufskontingent. Der Vertrag ist abhängig vom Verkauf des Eigentums des Käufers.

ĚKäufer zeigen Motivation, wenn sie eine Notlösung für den Hausverkauf einbeziehen, indem sie ihre aktuelle Immobilie bereits auf dem Markt haben.

ĚHausschließungsfall. Der Vertrag ist nur vom erfolgreichen Abschluss eines bestehenden Immobilienvertrages abhängig.

Die Vermarktung Ihres Hauses an potenzielle Käufer sollte diese Methoden beinhalten.
ĚEin professionell bemaltes Hofschild.

ĚKlassifizierte Zeitungsanzeigen und Foto.

ĚÖffentliche und Maklertage der offenen Tür.

ĚInternet: Virtueller Rundgang und mindestens acht Fotos.

Immobilienmakler Heidelberg

Makler Heidelberg

Source by Mark Nash

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