Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pending Sales

We hear it all the time: Sellers call and say that traditional agents steer them away from listing with a service such as Savvy Lane because it won't sell. We beg to differ. Our sellers that price themselves right, etc will have the same result as listing with a traditional agent, besides you saving 3% in commissions.

Here is a small sample of our recent pending listings. We have helped save over $16,000,000 in listing commissions! 

Call us today to see how much you can save listing your home with Savvy Lane 800-915-9174

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Customer Reviews

We revolutionize the way agents interact with sellers. Our success has been driven by our sellers' passion for great support. Here are success stories straight form our customers.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Say No To Commission

List on your local MLS for a flat fee rather than the traditional 3% with Savvy Lane. So NO to listing commissions. Call us 800-915-9174 to see how much you can save.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall Home Selling Tips

The fall real estate market is a great time to sell.   It is actually the second best time to sell for two reasons: time and inventory. We have about 75-80 days of normalcy in the fall. The holidays aren't quite upon us and the hustle of summer has ended. Having a period without the hectic summer schedule and the crazy holidays season gives both sellers and buyers time to list and buy homes.

In addition to having more tome to sell there aren't as many homes on the market to compete with. Your home will shine more if there isn't as much inventory. It is a win/win to sell this time of year.

Below are tips when selling in the fall:

Price: This applies to all seasons. We can't stress enough that pricing your home within market value will help your home faster. Follow these tips to help with pricing.

Clean Up The Yard: Curb appeal is the first impression your homes gives. Rake up leaves, clean up debris and make clean path to the front door. You want the home to look cozy and inviting from the outside. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cut away summer vines and cut down dead flowers. Make the most of autumn weather in the fall real estate market.

Lighting: It gets dark quicker in the fall. Make sure to turn on all lights including appliances and closets during showings. Pull open the blinds and curtains to bring in natural lights (if possible). This will help the home look more inviting.

Fireplace: If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn't been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down. Some home stagers arrange knickknacks in the fireplace in place of wood logs.

Seasonal Decor: Keep the seasonal decorating minimal. For Halloween for example it is fine to place pumpkins on the front porch and a few in the home. However spraying cob webs all over the front door isn't the best idea.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

How To Price Your Home To Sell

What's the perfect price when selling your home? Your house might be clean and the exterior painted, but none of that will matter if you list your home for sale at the wrong price. List too low and watch your investment slip away. List too high and drive potential buyers away. When selling your home, attractive pricing and packaging are arguably the two most basic essentials.

10-15 years ago the trend was to over-price your home by 10% because you knew you would get a lower than asking price offer. Today, if you start with a higher than market value price you will still longer on the market and end up lowering the price anyway. Overpricing is not a good strategy. When you price your home too high, potential buyers will likely ignore the listing.

Consider the following when pricing your home:

Past Sales: The best starting spot to successfully price your home is researching past sales. Look up homes within a mile of your listing. In most cases they will not be exact, however it will give you a great understanding of the true market value.

When searching past sales try to narrow the search to square footage that is +/- 200 of your home and year built +/- 7 years. You should be able to come up with at least a few good com parables to base your listing price on.

Activity: Base your price on recent sales but it is a great idea to know what the activity of pending and active listing are in the area. Remember that active listings haven't sold. These homes are your competition. It's very important knowing what your competition's pricing is.

Upgrades/Extras: The second component to selling your home is the condition your home is in. Your price should reflect the condition as well. If you have updated your kitchen and bathrooms, take that into consideration when pricing. On the other hand if you still have original 1970 shag carpets your price should reflect that as well.

Think like a buyer, if you have a great view or an amazing back yard to entertain make that a point in your marketing.

Savvy Lane can list your home on the MLS for a flat fee (starting at $95) saving you thousands. Our most popular package gets you a CMA to help with pricing. Call us and see what you can sell your home for and how much you can save listing with our service.