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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

    7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season
    Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.
    Here are seven great reasons not to wait:
    Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
    Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
    You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
    Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
    There is less competition for you as a seller right now. Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the same time last year:

    The desire to own a home doesn’t stop when the holidays come. Buyers who were unable to finm ...

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    Sunday, October 22, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    What Affects Your Property Value

    Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.
    The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard with decorations or neglecting to care for their home. Homes adjacent to crazy neighbors can potentially be undervalued.
    Trendy groceries and coffee: Recent statistics suggest that if your home is a short walk from popular grocery stores like Whole Foods or coffee chains like Starbucks, it can actually appreciate faster than the national average.
    Mature trees: A big beautiful tree in the front yard is enviable, and it's not something that can be easily added to any home. Homes with mature trees tend to get a little boost in value.
    Parking: This isn't too much of an issue if you live in the suburbs or in a rural area, but residents in de ...

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    Sunday, October 22, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    Hiring a Top Agent to Sell Your Home Might Cost You Nothing!

    The Most Important Part is Putting More Money In Your Pocket
    There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:
    Greater exposure to more buyers
    The skills of a professional negotiator
    A layer of protection from possible legal liabilities
    Professional guidance in navigating any pitfalls that may arise
    A level of safety while showing the home
    There is no doubt that these services are valuable to any family that decides to sell. The only question is – how valuable? One of the main reasons For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe these services are not worth the fee an agent charges. But, what if those services didn’t cost the seller a penny?
    A study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything and, in some cases, may be costing themselves more by not listi ...

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    Sunday, October 22, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    How to Get the Most Money From the Sale of Your Home

    Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home in Jupiter and Palm Beach County. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
    1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 
    This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

    Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.
    Carl Gentile, President at Gentile & Associates, eXp Real. ...

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    Sunday, October 22, 2017   /   by Carl Gentile

    More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell

    Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it was this time last year.
    Overall, 62% of Americans surveyed said that now is a good time to sell (up from 58%), while 26% of respondents said that now is not a good time to sell (down from 30%). The net score is the difference between the two percentages, or 36%.
    According to CoreLogic, home prices are now up 6.7% over last year and 78.8% of homeowners with a mortgage in the US now have significant equity (defined as 20% or more).
    As home prices have increased, more and more homeowners have realized that now is a good time to sell their homes in order to take advantage of the extra equity they now have.
    At the same time, however, rising prices have had the exact opposite impact on the good-time-t ...

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