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Sellers

Looking to sell your home? You've come to the right place!

There are many reasons why people choose to sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: to sell their home for the highest amount possible, in the shortest amount of time.
When you are ready to sell your home, take inventory of the reasons why you are choosing to sell. These factors will help play into looking for your new home, as well as give ideas for staging and small upgrades.

When should you sell?

Everyone wants to take advantage of the housing market when it comes to selling your home. Unless you are buying and selling strategically for investment, the best time to sell is when your existing home does not meet your current or future needs.

A key factor to consider is the economy. The economic health of a country affects many factors related to real estate. Mortgage rates are often influenced by the state of the economy. A higher interest rate may encourage you to stay with your current home as the increase in mortgage payments may change your financial situation. A lower interest rate may mean that you can upgrade to a larger home with a minimal impact on your current mortgage.

Keep in mind that holidays and weather may impact the sale of your home. Winter holidays and the peak summer season keep many potential buyers busy and not looking for homes. Buyers with school-aged children often choose to move during the summer to minimize the challenges with changing schools in the middle of the year.

Costs involved with selling

There are costs involved in selling your home. Some minor repairs and upgrades can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

Here are some costs involved with selling your home:
• A professional home inspection
• Closing costs (lawyers’ fees or unpaid taxes)
• Mortgage discharge fees may be levied by your lending institution
• Sales commissions
• Staging based on recommendations from your RE/MAX agent

Looking to sell your home? You've come to the right place!

There are many reasons why people choose to sell their homes, but every seller has one thing in common: to sell their home for the highest amount possible, in the shortest amount of time.
When you are ready to sell your home, take inventory of the reasons why you are choosing to sell. These factors will help play into looking for your new home, as well as give ideas for staging and small upgrades.

When should you sell?

Everyone wants to take advantage of the housing market when it comes to selling your home. Unless you are buying and selling strategically for investment, the best time to sell is when your existing home does not meet your current or future needs.

A key factor to consider is the economy. The economic health of a country affects many factors related to real estate. Mortgage rates are often influenced by the state of the economy. A higher interest rate may encourage you to stay with your current home as the increase in mortgage payments may change your financial situation. A lower interest rate may mean that you can upgrade to a larger home with a minimal impact on your current mortgage.

Keep in mind that holidays and weather may impact the sale of your home. Winter holidays and the peak summer season keep many potential buyers busy and not looking for homes. Buyers with school-aged children often choose to move during the summer to minimize the challenges with changing schools in the middle of the year.

Costs involved with selling

There are costs involved in selling your home. Some minor repairs and upgrades can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

Here are some costs involved with selling your home:
• A professional home inspection
• Closing costs (lawyers’ fees or unpaid taxes)
• Mortgage discharge fees may be levied by your lending institution
• Sales commissions
• Staging based on recommendations from your Davenport agent

Testimonials

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“We just completed a sale and purchase transaction using the Blackwell Group. Working with Raquel Blackwell and Alyssa Headon was an amazing experience. From our first meeting to the final signing, we felt very comfortable and confident we had chosen the right agent.”

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Larry Dron Sr.

“Raquel really went out of her way for us on many occasions. She has helped us find two houses, sell one home, and put up with our false starts/stops looking for another.”

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Kate Morgan

Selling and buying a house can be such a stressful event unless you go to Raquel Blackwell. Raquel is quite simply the best! Her knowledge of the region is outstanding. Raquel always keeps your best interests in mind.

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Tina Kolodzey

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