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Joseph Lewkowicz April Livestream Market Recap Report

April is here and that means it’s time for a first quarter recap for Northwest Tampa. Sales have been really good, but this makes inventory harder and harder to come by as the demand for homes increases. This demand is especially high for homes priced at 300,000 dollars or less. In fact, many buyers are shocked by the increasing sale prices.

These higher prices are driving buyers to be more particular about what they buy. For example, buyers are looking closely at the neighborhood and school zones houses are in and at areas that may require large repairs such as the roof or air conditioner. Despite these potential obstacles, the buyers desire to be in a new home as soon as possible isn’t dimensioned.

This high demand is creating a sellers’ market in Tampa Bay. This market is especially strong. A typical strong sellers’ market is categorized as having 5 months of inventory or less, but here in Tampa we have only 2 months of inventory under 300,000 dollars, 5 months of 300,000 dollar to 500,000 dollar homes, and about 6 to 7 months’ worth of 600,000 dollar homes. If you’re thinking about selling, now would be a perfect time.

If you’re a buyer, rates are still good. Currently you’re look at a third year conventional fixed rates of 4 ¼ to 4 ½ . You can also get adjustable rate mortgages and conventional financing for 3 ½ to 4 years. FHA rates are also doing well. While long-term interest rates from the federal reserve are going up, the mortgage market is remaining relatively stable. So, if you find a home you want, buy it! Remember, inventory is low, and you have a lot of competition, statistically more buyers buy in spring than any other time of year.

Tampa Bay is a large and thriving market, and there’s no one better than Joseph Lewkowicz to help you navigate the residential real estate market. With over 40 years of experience and a desire to provide valuable information to all of his clients, Joseph takes time every month to provide all his listeners with a livestream updating you on the latest real estate trends.

Join North Tampa Realtor Joseph Lewkowicz, who will be hosting a livestream conference call on the second Thursday of every month at 10  AM EST. Users can log in and communicate with Lewkowicz directly in  order to gain insight into the Tampa market. For more information, visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/livestream

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Moving Towards the Goal

Have you ever wished you were someone else? Do you constantly look for ways to improve yourself? Selling your house and moving to a new home can actually help you become the person you want to be, even if that new home is in the same area.

1. Move States

Moving can change your personality. Studies show that character traits actually vary from state to state. In a research paper in the Journal of Research in Personality’s February issue, a study was conducted that described state-based differences in attitudes about romantic relationships. This research paper found that citizens of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are on average more anxious in their romantic relationships than those on the West Coast. In fact, Utah was found to be the least anxious.

There are many more studies like this one. Some show that Northeasterners and Southeasterners are more neurotic than westerners, and others say that Southeasterners, Mid-Westerners, and Utahans are more agreeable than other Americans.

Jason Rentfrow, a psychologist at the University of Cambridge, believes these regional attitudes develop from migration patterns, ecology, and social influences. These factors indicate that where you move could change how you act in your everyday life. Living somewhere warmer might cause you to go outdoors more and being in a more social driven area might cause you to be more extroverted. If you need a big lifestyle change moving to a new state might be the answer for you.

However, not all of us are ready to pick up and leave the state. Changing your lifestyle by moving doesn’t have to be that drastic.

2. Get More Space

You can easily change your lifestyle by purchasing a house with more space. Buying a house with a larger yard would allow your kids to have a free place to play and buying a house with a larger dining or living room would allow you to entertain more people.

3. Shape Up

If you’ve always wanted to get in shape, but don’t have the motivation to go to the gym you could buy a house with a home gym. You won’t have to pay membership fees or share the equipment.

4. Free Up Your Time

Moving closer to where you work will give you back the time you spend driving. This free time could be spent with your kids or working on your hobbies. Moving closer to where you work could also be helpful if you’re starting your own business and need to be available to assist others.

5. Settle Down

Maybe you were a big-time partier and went to clubs every night, but now you’re over it. Then moving to a suburb and somewhere a little quieter might be the right move for you and vice versa.

Sometimes the dissatisfaction we feel has nothing to do with us and everything to do with location. Tell your real estate agent today about your personal goals and needs to find the perfect place that will help you make lifestyle changes today.  Selling your home and moving somewhere else may be the perfect solution for you.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Making the Dream a Reality

When you have a good job and no debt, it’s always a good idea to sell your home and begin shopping for your dream house, but how do people get to this point? There are a million reasons why you can’t buy a house, but problems like bad credit, debt, or no cash for a down payment can be eliminated.

1. Get Creative

There are millions of ways to save. You must be willing to sacrifice for your long-term goal. When you’re thinking of buying a house, you need to cut back big payments like the payments you’re making on vacations.

You might want to consider moving back in with the parents. No, it isn’t ideal, but it’s only temporary and cutting the cost of rent and utilities can save you a huge amount of money.

Another way you can save is setting aside money whenever you get a paycheck. Your bank should be able to do this automatically by depositing a specific sum into your savings account when your paycheck clears. Make sure the money you’re setting aside is separate from your spending and don’t touch it unless you need it.

2. Earn More Cash

The more money you bring in, the more you can save, the faster you can sell your house and buy your dream home.

We had to bring the parents in again because they are a great source of added income. Each parent can “gift” money to a child every year, tax-free. The current allowed amount is 14,000 dollars per year per parent. If you’re married, you can double that to more than $50,000 a year.

If you have the extra space looking for roommates is another way to save or gain extra income.

Another thing you can do to earn little extra cash is getting a second job. A small part-time job can quickly build a nice down payment.

3. Focus on Building Credit and Lowering Debt

Better credit is going to give you a better mortgage interest rate, which will give you more buying power. Cleaning up bad credit takes time, so you will need to plan, but it will be worth the time and effort.

The lower your debt, the stronger your debt-to-income ratio. You can keep this ratio down by paying down your credit cards. Also, avoid making big purchases like a car before buying a home and remember that your student loans count against you.

4. Remember What you can Afford

If you’re starting out, you don’t have to buy your dream home. If that’s just not possible at this moment, then forget the dream home and buy within your budget. You can build up to your dream house later in life.

You can also look at transitional neighborhoods. Buying in a transitional area will let you buy a perfectly good house that will gain more value as time goes on. If you’re unsure which areas are likely to improve, ask a real estate agent.

Everyone has a picture of where they want to live but getting there is harder than we might first anticipate. Saving money, reducing your debt, and revising that vision are all great ways to eventually buy the home you want.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Keep Calm and Sell On

There is an unbelievable amount of stress associated with selling a house. In fact, the stress of selling a house is considered more stressful than bankruptcy or divorce. However, it doesn’t have to be that stressful if you prepare ahead of time.

1. Decide Why You’re Selling

You can sell a home for many reasons maybe you want to cash in on an appreciation, downsize, upgrade, relocate, or get rid of a high mortgage payment. Whatever the reason, it’s a good idea to write it down and revisit it periodically to keep you from stressing out.

2. Price

Always research the market in your area. Listing your home slightly lower than it’s comparable often leads to multiple offers. Remember nothing scares a buyer off faster than an overpriced listing.

3. Post it Online

92% of homebuyers start their search online, so your home needs to be listed online. To sell your home you will need as many clear and attractive photos as you can get. Show as much of your house as possible, so only buyers who are serious about buying the place show up.

4. Consider Multiple Deal Structures

By opening your home up to more possibilities like a short sale, or lease with the option to buy contract you are giving yourself a larger audience to market your home too.

5. Make Sure the Buyer Can Close the Deal

Just because a buyer offers top dollar doesn’t mean they can afford the home. When you get an offer, make sure to closely read the buyer’s loan approval letter. Make sure this is a pre-approval, not a pre-qualification. You also need to check if the buyer is using an FHA loan because this may lead to you paying for repairs. Finally, make sure that their deposit is at least 10% of the house price if not more.

6. Pick a Good Real Estate Agent

Not all Real Estate agents are equal, look closely at your agents’ track record, their marketing strategy, and make sure that they are giving you an honest opinion when they tell you how much your house is worth instead of just saying what you want to hear.

7. Change Your Sales Strategy

When you sell your house, you can’t just list it and forget it. You must watch the market and reduce pricing as necessary. If you do decide to reduce the price, it needs to be a significant cut to gain buyer interest.

8. Study the Market

If you don’t study the market closely, you’ll end up looking naïve, and either overprice or underprice your home.

9. Make Your Home Different from the Competition

Go check out other houses for sale in your area. See what their price range is and how they’re staging their home.  By looking closely at the competition,  you can then differentiate your home with staging, offering incentives, and being open to other types of deals.

10. Understand What You Can Control

Nothing will stress you out more than worrying about something you can’t control. The only things you should worry about when selling your home is the pricing, the condition your home is in when you sell, and how your home is marketed. Everything else you’ll have to learn to let go.

Selling Your Home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. If you prepare ahead of time and use the right strategies, you can have a quick and easy sale.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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It’s all Smooth Selling from Here: What to do after You’ve sold your home?

When it comes to selling your house, you may think your work is done when your for-sale sign switches to sold, but there’s still a lot that must be done before you return to your normal life.

Organize all Documents Related to the Sale, and I Mean All!

These documents could help you gain tax breaks. In some cases, you can get an exemption of $500,000. It’s also important to keep a copy of contracts, so you are aware of the buyer’s and the seller’s responsibilities.

Know Tax Laws or Hire a Good Accountant

Those tax breaks I mentioned above aren’t just going to find you. You must know tax law or hire someone who does to get these great exemptions. One that you might be eligible for after selling your home is a 1031 exchange. In this exemption, you can take the proceeds from one home and apply it towards the purchasing of a new property, which would eliminate the tax obligation. You can also get tax breaks if the home you sell was your primary residence for two out of five years and on home improvements.

Get Ready for the Inspection

Even if you’ve had the home inspected before, an inspector will always find something wrong with the home. If you hire an inspector early and fix any problems they find, the buyer’s inspector will find new problems, and you’ll probably waste a lot of money. You can minimize the number of issues by cleaning the gutters, repainting the outside of the house if it is weathered, caulk around the chimney, windows, and doors, and testing the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Don’t Stay Home During the Inspection

You could make any problems the inspector does find worse or point out things that the inspector wouldn’t have noticed. It’s best to leave the house and let the inspector do his job.

Hire a Moving Company

When you start moving it’s important to hire a reputable company. You can check the Better Business Bureau or the U.S. Department of Transportation if you are unsure about a company. You should also get an in-home estimate. Finally, feel free to ask the company questions about their business to be sure you hired the right people.

Go through your belongings

I can almost guarantee you don’t need or even want everything you’ve collected over the years. Go through your belongings as you pack and donate anything you don’t want.

Clean the House

Cleaning before the final walk-through will keep the buyers happy and ensure you don’t leave anything you want behind.

Call all Utilities to Have Them Shut Off the Day After Closing

Be sure to turn off all utilities the day after closing, so the house will still appear at it’s best for the buyers and they won’t have any reason to back out.

Check all readers

Check all readers especially oil. Often the companies will reimburse you for unused fuel.

Have Your Address Changed

Finally, don’t forget to change your address at USPS.org.

When you sell your home, it can be stressful, but after the sale goes through the nightmare is almost over.  All that’s left to do is complete the list above, and then you can have your old life back.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Does Your Home Need Some Space?

There’s a fine line between cluttered and empty when it comes to home staging. Any real estate agent will tell you that the first step to selling your home is to clean and the second is to declutter. Lori Liver’s, a professional home stager with Interiors by Lori, shared with Home Staging of Houston her advice on how to declutter. She stressed the importance of having a home that wasn’t cluttered because clutter gives the buyers little room to picture themselves living there. However, an empty room leaves buyers without a frame of reference, and some items are necessary to set the emotional tone of a place.

What to Remove:

1. Photos

Start by removing any images. It doesn’t matter how they’re displayed or where they are. Pictures are distracting, while buyers may be drawn to your photos, this only distracts them from viewing your home.

2. Anything of Value to You

Things can go missing at home showings, and if a buyer comes with children, your favorite figurine could be broken. To ensure that all of your most prized possessions arrive safely at your new home, pack these items up.

3. Anything You aren’t Taking with You When You move

Donate or throw away anything you won’t be taking with you when you move. If you don’t want these items, there’s some chance buyers don’t want to see them.

4. Two-thirds of Your Bookshelf

To ensure your bookshelves don’t look overcrowded take out two-thirds of the contents. This will make your shelves look spacious without being empty.

5. Half of your closet

Having a closet that still has a little room and is well organized makes a closet look spacious to buyers. When decluttering your closets, take the time to remove all but two items from the top shelf and clear the floor space.

6. Half of the things in the kitchen and bathroom cabinets

Kitchens and Bathrooms are one of the main selling points of any house. To make your kitchen and bathroom look appealing, clear the cabinets out a little. Don’t leave the cabinets empty, or buyers won’t be able to picture how they could use that space if they were to move into your home.

7. Paper, Mail, Take Out Menus

We all have a stack of random papers. Go through this stack and discard anything that you don’t need, everything else you can put in a small bin and leave in the car.

8. Toys

If you have children or grandchildren, you can’t eliminate toys, but you can limit the number. Lori recommends, take a tote or laundry basket and letting the child fill the tote or basket up with their favorite toys. Then you can pack up the rest and before a showing simply have them pack up their items.

Decluttering is essential to selling your house, but there is an art to it. If you take too much away, buyers won’t be able to picture themselves in your home or get a sense of how much space they would gain or lose. Following the steps above will get your home looking its best before a showing.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Put Your Home Selling Fears to Bed by Updating your Bedroom

When you sell your home, it’s important to stage bedrooms properly because they are often some of the most closely inspected rooms. Fortunately, bedrooms are often one of the easiest and cheapest rooms to update for staging because there is no need to install or remove structural objects. What bedrooms need most is some deep cleaning and surface updates.

Before you begin buying items to update your bedroom’s look, let’s lay some ground rules.

1. Less is More

There is a careful balance between too much clutter and too empty space. When you’re trying to sell your house it’s important to keep your design simple and make sure that every item is adding something special to the remove. Otherwise, it should be removed from the room.

2. Create a Budget

Creating a budget can keep you from going overboard. Redecorating the room can be fun but remember that you aren’t making this your dream bedroom. If you can find items that you will reuse at your new home, that’s great but remember this bedroom isn’t going to be yours, so don’t worry about making it exactly to your liking or spending a lot to make it perfect.

3. Use Soothing Colors

Buyers should feel relaxed when they enter a bedroom. Use soft colors to draw buyers in.

4. Keep décor neutral

Décor like bed linens and pictures shouldn’t make a statement about who you are. You’re moving on to a new bedroom, so make it neutral and let the new buyers have fun thinking about how they would fix up the room.

5. Hire a Decorator or Stager if Needed

If you aren’t comfortable staging or don’t want the hassle, hire a professional decorator. While hiring a professional can be costlier, it could make you thousands more in the final sale price.

Now that you know the Rules let’s look at some of the easiest and most inexpensive things you can update in a bedroom.

1. Bedding

Take the time to update sheets to coordinate with the comforter as well as buying a new comforter if needed.

2. Hardware

Changing something as simple as the drawer handles on a dresser can do wonders for a room.

3. Headboard

You can easily hook up a headboard to a bed, but if you don’t want to go to the trouble or the expense, you can also fake having one with a large art piece and some decorative pillows.

4. Trim

A simple way to update a room is by adding ribbon to curtains, bedding, and pillowcases. You can incorporate a new accent color this way and unify the entire room.

5. Mirror

Adding a mirror is an excellent move because it will reflect light and can make rooms feel bigger than they are.

Bedrooms are one of the most looked at areas of a for sale house. Luckily, they are also easy and inexpensive to update. When selling your home, you should always take the time to spruce up this area to ensure a quick sale.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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The Ten Commandments of Home Showing

It seems like there are so many rules to showing a home. How can you tell, what the most important rules are? We’ve compiled a list or “Ten Commandments” to help you get your home in ship shape before a showing.

1. Thou Shall Not Be Present

A seller should not be at a home showing. A seller who shows up to their home showing gets in the way of the buyer, the real estate agent, and the sale.

2. Thou Shall Not Create Messes Thou Can’t Clean Up

When trying to sell your house, don’t create a mess you can’t easily clean up. This includes home maintenance projects like tiling, as well as DIY projects that you don’t know how to do. An unprofessional paint job or a light switch in the bathroom that turns on a light in the living room will not impress anyone.

3. Thou Shall Not Leave Animals in the House

Whether it’s your pet or an unexpected critter roaming your house, animals need to be gone during a home showing. Not everyone wants pets, and no one wants to meet your garden snake.

4. Thou Shall Have Necessary Information Ready

Buyers look at a lot of houses, before deciding on the one. To make sure they remember yours create a flyer that includes information about pricing and the layout of the house.

5. Thou Shall Remove Photos

People are trying to picture themselves in your home, and it’s going to be hard to do that with your children staring up at them from photo frames. While we recommend removing all photos, at least take the time to remove any distracting ones like those of your bare pregnant belly.

6. Thou Shall Trust Thy Real Estate Agent

If you can’t trust your real estate agent to do his or her job, then you shouldn’t have hired them. It’s important to remember that a good real estate agent wants what’s best for you and will try to get you a fair price. However, that’s going to be a lot harder to do if you won’t take their advice.

7. Thou Shall Properly Light Thy house

Dark or dimly lit houses do not attract buyers. Certain homes take longer to light up fully. If this is your house, take the time to turn on the lights early before a showing.

8. Thou Shall Clean

Dirty and cluttered homes do not sell. Buyers can’t picture themselves in these types of houses, and if it’s filthy, they won’t want to anyway.

9. Thou Shall Get Rid of Bad Smells

Smells like fried bacon, fish, and cigarette smoke can turn off buyers in a hurry. Sellers are often immune to the smell, but if you think you might have this problem, don’t buy air fresheners, take the time to paint and clean the carpet as well.

10. Thou Shall Hide Personal Information

Finally, you should put all personal information in a safe or remove them from your home. Buyers are nosey, and not all of them are honest. To protect your home, make sure to remove any personal information.

Selling your home fast depends heavily on how well it does in a showing. You can ensure your home shows well by following the “Commandments” above.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Stay in Your Comfort Zone While Selling Your Home

Living in a for sale home can be difficult, and if you’re not careful, you may feel like you’re living in a doctor’s waiting room. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of a sale, and buyers don’t want to see a sterile room anyway. The best option for both you and the buyer are to find the balance between too lived in and too clean. While you still need to be conscious about cleanliness and staging, you should still feel like you can be yourself at home.

1. Pack it, straighten it, or Trash it

Before you even think about listing your home, you should go to your house and declutter. Go through your garage, your attic, and cabinets. Getting rid of unnecessary items will help you create space to get organized and show your home in the best light.

This will also make it easier for you to move when your house sells.

Focus especially on your kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Removing large items from this room will give you space to quickly put away things before a showing and allow buyers to picture their own things in the empty spaces.

2. Store It

Some buyers are interested in storage space; use this to your advantage and start storing items you don’t need for your everyday life. If you don’t have space in your basement or garage, invest in a storage unit. When deciding what to store, don’t forget to include any unnecessary furniture that clutters up space. Cluttered rooms often appear smaller than they really are. If you’re unsure about whether you should store an item or use it for staging, ask your real estate agent or a home stager.

3. Clean It

No one knows you better than you, so be honest with yourself. If you know you’re the kind of person who can’t keep things neat for a full day, increase the number of times you clean every week or hire a cleaning company to do the work for you.

4. Plan It

If you know you aren’t a neat person, talk to your real estate agent and ask him or her to schedule showings for specific time frames. Doing this may limit the number of buyers who will see your home, but it will also allow you to tidy up before those times. Using this strategy to sell your home, can be especially helpful if you have young children or pets.

You don’t have to be a neat freak to sell your home. The most important things to remember when trying to sell a home is to price your home right and make sure you show your home well. You can do this and be comfortable, by slightly adjusting your habits, packing organizing and storing early on, cleaning regularly, and scheduling time blocks for home showings. If you do all of these things, the time you will spend in your for sale home should be greatly reduced.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/

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Where Do I Fit In?

You’ve decided to sell your home, but your real estate agent told you not to be at home during any of the showings, or maybe you’re trying to sell it yourself. While it is entirely true, that sellers are better left unseen at a home showing, sometimes a seller may feel uncomfortable leaving their home full of strangers. We hope that if you hired a real estate agent, you could trust them enough to be alone in your home, but we also realize that isn’t always the case. Maybe, you aren’t a seller at all. Perhaps, you’re a house hunter. Either way, it’s important to know where you fit in and how you should act at a home showing.

For the Seller:

If you’ve hired a real estate agent and you must be at the home showing, try to make yourself as invisible as possible. Interfering in the home showing can make your home less desirable and cause buyers to dislike you. No one wants to feel pressured, and if they do, they won’t spend time deciding if they’re going to live there.

However, if you’ve decided to sell your home yourself, you may not have the luxury to be invisible. You may have to point out all the wonderful features of your home. Either way, you should always dress professionally at a home showing; this is not a time for sweats. If you want people to take you seriously, you must look the part.  You should also find another place for children and pets to be. Children and pets can make it harder for buyers to picture themselves in your home, and they can distract people from looking closely at your house.  You may also want to consider leaving refreshments and snacks for the guests and moving your car to another spot to make the buyer feel more comfortable.

For the Buyer:

Being the Buyer comes with a set of rules too. While you may not have to worry about the seller being there, you should always be conscientious of what you say. The real estate agent may repeat what he or she hears to the seller, and if you offend the seller, they will be far less likely to accept your offer.

Similarly, you should strive to keep your face and comments neutral when viewing the house. Showing that you dislike something could offend the buyer, but showing you love something could also mean less negotiation and a steeper price. Remember you want to get the best deal possible.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you should inspect the rooms closely, but you shouldn’t go rummaging through someone else’s belongings. Put yourself in the shoes of the seller and don’t go through all of their things for the sake of seeing the bottom of a drawer.

Finally, be on time. It is incredibly disrespectful to the real estate agent and to the seller to be late, and it won’t make them any more likely to accept your offer.

It may seem strange, but part of presenting your house in the best light is presenting yourself well. The above etiquette tips can be the difference between making a quick and fair sale and drawing out the process without getting the satisfaction of a good deal.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/