Categories: Avoid Overpricing, Overpricing a home, Uncategorized, wilmington, wilmington nc, wilmington nc real estate
Some sellers think pricing their home above what it is worth is a good idea. What could go wrong?
- A high listing price doesn’t deter buyers because price is negotiable, right?Fuhgeddaboutdit. Buyers are savvy. They know what comparable homes are worth and what they’re selling for at year-end. They might see your home listing online (if it isn’t priced out of their search-price range), but based on its specs, location and price, might simply skip viewing it. And, if buyers don’t tour your home in person, they’re not going to buy it.
- If buyers don’t like the price, they’ll simply offer less and we’ll still be successful in selling our home.Fuhgeddaboutdit. Buyers often aren’t comfortable offering significantly less than asking price. They are more likely to move on with their money and find another home that is priced reasonably. After all, why offer to buy a home you can’t afford? Others might think they’re wasting everybody’s time bottom-fishing with a huge price reduction.
- When setting our listing price, we have to clear a specific amount of cash from our home sale.Fuhgeddaboutdit. Buyers don’t care what you need to clear in your home sale. They are focused entirely on your home and what it is worth today—and only today—in the current real estate market. Setting an asking price based on how much you’ve put into the house, how much you need to buy your new home, or what you feel your home is worth doesn’t work with today’s buyers. After all, buyers and the market set market value, not sellers’ hopes.
Categories: 2-10 home warranty, Moving, wilmington, wilmington beach homes
The best first thing you can do when you find out you’re relocating is to draw up a “game plan” for your move. Make lists for everything. List all the tasks you need to accomplish and try to give a reasonable deadline for each task. This will help you to set priorities so you’ll have a clear idea of what needs to get done and by when.
Here are some items to include on your moving “to-do” list:
Six Weeks Before Moving
- Make an inventory of everything to be moved.
- Collect everything not to be moved for a garage sale or charitable donation.
- Contact the charity for date/time of pickup. Save receipts for tax records.
- Select mover, arrange for exact form of payment at destination (cash, check). Get cartons and packing materials to start packing NOW, unless you have packing services.
- Contact insurance agent to transfer/cancel insurance coverage.
- Check with employer to find out what moving expenses they will pay.
Four Weeks Before Moving
- Notify all magazines of change of address.
- Check with veterinarian for pet records and immunizations.
- Contact utility companies for refunds of deposit, set turn-off date.
- Contact broker in new community to set up utility turn-on date.
- Service power mowers, boats, snowmobiles, etc. that are to be moved, drain all gas/oil to prevent fire in moving van.
- Check with doctors and dentist for all family records and prescriptions.
- Get children’s school records.
- Remove all jewelry and other valuables to a safe deposit box or other safe place to prevent loss during move.
- Give away or arrange for transportation of house plants (most moving companies will not move plants, especially in winter).
One Week Before
- Transfer or close checking and savings accounts. Arrange for cashier’s check or money order to pay moving company on arrival to new community.
- Have automobile serviced for trip.
- Fill out Post Office change of address forms, give to postmaster.
- Check and make inventory of all furniture for dents and scratches, notify moving company of your inventory and compare on final day.
- Dispose of all combustibles and spray cans (spray cans can explode or burn).
- Pack a separate carton for cleaning materials and tools.
- Separate cartons and luggage you need for personal travel.
- Organize at least one room in the house for packers and movers to work freely.
- Cancel all newspapers, garden service, snow removal, etc.
- Review the entire list to make certain that you haven’t overlooked anything. Check and double-check everthing you have done before it’s too late.
Categories: Garden Tips, Uncategorized, wilmington, wilmington nc real estate
|Do you have a garden? Or, are you hoping to? If you answered “yes” to either, creating a compost pile in your yard could be a great nutrient-rich resource for virtually no cost.All you need is to collect your food waste (except for dairy, meats and oils) and add that waste to a compost bin or pile, along with a portion of leaves and grass clippings. Over time, the food scraps decompose and create a deep, dark almost-soil-like additive to enrich your garden beds.Simply Google “compost bins” and “compost piles” to see which is right for your habits. Then find a crock, pot or some small container that you keep covered on your kitchen counter or under the sink. Fill with fruit peels, vegetable scraps, old bread, coffee grounds, etc. You can empty this container regularly into your compost pile or bin.Find exact recipes online that explain how much green (kitchen waste and plants) and brown (dried leaves, dried grass, etc.) you need to balance your pile for the best—and quickest—results. Depending upon the season and what you add most to your pile, you’ll also need to turn or rotate the compost to allow it to “cook” evenly.Your garden will thank you for your hard work!
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|If you or a friend or family member is thinking of making a move this year, please let us know. We help buyers successfully negotiate home purchases and skillfully market sellers’ homes for the highest possible price. Recommend names you know and they’ll get the experience you trust. Thank you!
Categories: Color your world, wilmington, wilmington nc, Wilmington NC Neighborhoods, wilmington nc real estate
Many studies have proven that people generally react to color in very predictable ways–especially the color of their surroundings. Of course, those reactions are not always the same for everyone; some people associate certain colors with experiences unique to themselves. On the whole, though, you can choose wall colors in your home to help evoke or enhance different reactions–in yourself and others.
||light shades of yellow, orange, and red
||deep purples, pink
||darker shades of yellow, orange, red
||primary colors (bright red, blue, yellow)
||green, blue, light gray, beige
||red, orange, brown tonews
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