(Norfolk VA ~ Real Estate) Regardless of the listing price, for a home to sell in today’s market, it must have professional photographs or your Realtor must take the pictures with a high quality digital camera. As more buyers begin their home search online, how your property presents visually will determine the number of showings and activity you receive.
The Hampton Roads MLS allows 32 photos per listing, and many of the secondary search engines, such as Zillow and Realtor.com display additional images for featured properties. This is a trend we saw in 2007, due to the high numbers of online buyers, and it is here to stay.
So, how can you ensure your home is shown in the best possible way with photos? The first step is to clean your home and remove all clutter. The countertops in the kitchen and baths should be completely free of items; this includes small appliances. Also, be sure to put away any refrigerator magnets. Continue reading →
Norfolk, VA – Before you begin a home renovation, ask your Realtor how it will affect the value and marketability of your home in the future. While most Norfolk real estate agents agree that location is still the most powerful selling point, buyers also consider condition and property updates. “No renovation guarantees a home will sell”, states Shannon Allen Realtor with Judy Boone Realty in Norfolk, VA. “However, sellers can make property improvements that appeal to the majority of buyers.”
Here are the top four home updates that attract buyers and translate into a quicker sale for sellers in Norfolk VA Continue reading →
Norfolk, VA – If you are putting your house on the market for sale and have pets, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure the presences of your pet does not turn-off prospective buyers. Ideally, when you leave for a scheduled showing, it’s best to take your pet with you. When this is not possible, here are a few steps you can take to provide a pet-friendly showing. Continue reading →
Norfolk, VA – In today’s real estate market, homes must be move-in ready to garner the attention of buyers. If you’re serious about getting your home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time, you must work with your Realtor to stage your home.
Norfolk VA – If you are thinking of buying or selling your Norfolk VA home, now may be the best time to enter the real estate market because baby-boomers are selling, and first-time home buyers are buying.
“The opportunity for both buyers and sellers is optimal with the current supply and demand,” says Shannon Allen, Realtor with Judy Boone Realty, in Norfolk VA. Continue reading →
Norfolk VA – Most sellers are familiar with staging their home to appeal to more buyers, but few sellers think to stage their backyards. “An inviting backyard can be a big selling point to buyers looking in the Norfolk VA market. This is especially true for waterfront homes and townhouses,” says Shannon Allen, a Realtor with Judy Boone Realty, who specializes in assisting buyers and sellers in the East Ocean View, Ocean View, and East Beach neighborhoods of Norfolk. Continue reading →
Norfolk, VA – When you list your home with in Ocean View in Norfolk VA, an important part of marketing your property is holding an open house for your home. Many sellers are apprehensive about having their home open to public viewing and believe that most prospective buyers will schedule a showing time an agent; however, when a real estate agent holds an open house, it is a wonderful opportunity to capture the interest of multiple buyers, including those, who have not had the opportunity to set a showing with their agent.