Buyer and Seller Tips

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  1. Price to Sell. Price your home right the first time, get a CMA – Comparable Market Analysis done of recent sales in your area.
  2. Consider a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you an indication of trouble areas that will stand out to buyers.
  3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big ticket items such as a roof or carpets, get an estimate and make a decision as to if you will help pay for them. If you see it’s wrong, a buyer will also see it’s wrong.
  4. Take care of minor repairs. Doors that stick, torn screens or any other small items that buyers will notice. You want buyers to notice how well kept your home is.
  5. Locate warranties. Gather up your warranties and user manuals for appliances or any other items that will stay with the house.  These can be deal breakers for some buyers.
  6. Spruce up your curb appeal.  Is your address clearly visible?  Drive or walk up to your home as if you were a buyer, does the house look inviting would you want to buy it?
  7. Organize and clean. Remove clutter, pack up your least used items. Family photos are great when you live there, but now you want someone else to picture their family in the home. Clean your windows, carpets, walls and lighting fixtures. Make your house out shine any other they might see. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
  8. Keep it clean. Once you’ve established the perfect look don’t let it go. If you have recently cooked food do a smell test to see if that odor is still lingering.
  9. Get a local, knowledgeable expert.

Find Out What Your Home Is Worth

  1. Get pre-qualified. This shows you’re serious and ensures your transaction processes quickly.
  2. Make a good offer. Remember that your offer may not be the only one on the table.
  3. Know that there’s no right time to buy. If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going.
  4. Accept that no house is ever perfect. If it’s the right location, you will have to make compromises on other things. Don’t let a yard, living room throw you off. Make a list of your top priorities and focus in on those things. Let the minor ones go.
  5. Get a local, knowledgeable expert.

Find Your New Home

  1. Confirm that the subdivision you are looking in allows short term rentals. Look online at the HOA Rules and Regulations.
  2. If buying in Garden City the city has regulations that must be adhered to. Call the city office at 495-946-2901 or check online.
  3. You will need adequate parking. People come with lots of toys and they will need someplace to put them.
  4. You want your rental to be close to beach access and the trail systems. That is why people come to Bear Lake.
  5. Property management companies’ fees can be between 30 and 40%, depending on the services they provide. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your property when you want, the way you want.

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