Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 New Year Resolution

It's that time of year, to think of our resolutions. If selling your home or saving more money are on your list Savvy Lane can do both! Using our flat fee MLS service will save you thousands of dollars by eliminating the traditional 6% commission. By listing your property on the MLS and hundreds of real estate websites you will increases your exposure tenfold.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to List Your Home on the MLS

You have decided on your listing price, have a sign in your front yard and decluttered your home to sell. However one thing is missing- you need to get listed on the MLS. If you have ever bought, sold or even just looking for a home you have heard of the three letters- MLS. Real Estate seems to start and end with the MLS. 

The MLS, which stands for Multiple Listing Service, is an agent only database. This database has many functions, the primary one being listing homes for sale that syndicate to third party sites. Once an agents lists a home on the MLS the listing will syndicate to all major website most buyers are searching. 

Traditionally, agents charge 3% of the sales price to list a home on the MLS. Rediculous, right?! Well Savvy Lane pioneering the technology enabled real estate brokerage and eliminating ridiculously high commissions for traditional real estate agents, all while putting excellent customer service at the forefront of their business model. Savvy Lane understands that commissions are not one size fits all, and all buyers and sellers have different needs. You can sit your home as little as $95 on the MLS with the technology Savvy Lane provides. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How to Sell Your House Without A Realtor

Lets face it, you know your home better than any agent. Secondly, why pay someone 3% of YOUR equity?! You have all the resources any agent has to sell your home so why not sell yourself. These simple steps will help you sell like a pro.

Pricing: Pricing your home correctly is key. About 10 years ago the trend was to price your home about 10% over market value because buyers would always place an offer lower than list price. DO NOT do this. Today, those that over price will stay on the market longer eventually lowering the listing price and the listing gets stale. Price your home within the proper market range. Click here for creating your own CMA.

Exposure: You need to let buyers know you are selling, right? List your home with a flat fee listing service. They will list your home on the MLS for a small flat fee exposing your home on thousands of websites. They only change a one time fee, nothing at the time of closing getting your home on all the websites traditional agents list you on.

Professional Photos: This is one thing you cannot skimp on. Besides, this is the first impression of the home.  We live in a world where people start their new home shopping journey online and want to preview the home before actually driving out to see it. And people are extremely visual. If you give them dark and gloomy photos, it makes the house seem dark and gloomy.

Declutter Your Home: Limit the amount of photos and knick-knacks. DECLUTTER. Clean off the mess from your countertops and end tables. Think less is more, but make sure you still have it styled. And clean out the basement and garage while you’re at it.

Offer Assistance: Listing with Savvy Lane we offer an option for assistance in going over offers and negotiating counter offers, etc. Having support in negotiating offers may result with more money in your pocket.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Professional Listing Photographs Facts

Listing photos are a critical factor in the selling price of your home, how quickly it sells, and whether it sells at all. Savvy Lane offers professional photography to all listings. Our premium package has photography included however you can add photos to any of our listings. Our sellers have 130% greater chances in selling with professional photos. In addition, our sellers with professional photos sell in half the time. Don't skim out on photos, they are important.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Savvy Lane: Tech Enabled Real Estate Broakerage

Nominate Savvy Lane as your favorite Real Estate Tech Company. 
We are the leading tech in enabled real estate brokerage in Washington, Oregon and growing massively in California. #RETAS
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