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Here is an article with great information for selling your home.

Conversations with buyers tell you where to focus

There are plenty of posts that share advice agents should give to sellers as they prepare a home for sale. By now, most agents understand the wisdom of obtaining high-resolution photos, featuring homes online, designing professional property fliers, a possible open house here or there, and everything else that goes into good marketing. Yet, the most important factor still is what the buyer sees when visiting a home in person.

To avoid turning buyer “elation” into “deflation,” my advice to agents is to be a good “student.” I always listen to what people talk about at the closing table to find out why they selected the house they bought. Recently, I closed a listing on a home that was 34 years old. The furnace was original, which can be a concern, but the buyer pointed out a number of features that stood out and convinced him that this home was well-maintained and a “safe bet.”

What I took from the conversation with this homebuyer is advice all listing agents should be sharing with their respective sellers. These simple extras can help sell a home more quickly and for top dollar.
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Posted by Shane Greene on January 2nd, 2015 3:57 PM
Millennials. Ever heard of them? It's the generation under the age of 33 and they are the largest group of today's consumers. 

Over the next 15 years or so, as baby boomers begin to sell off their homes to downsize, the Millennials will be looking to buy their first homes. Does your home look dated and out of touch with today's trends? 

Check out this article:

How Staging Is Key to Tackle the Emerging Generational Gap

Everyone is starting to make predictions already for the 2015 housing market. One of our own predictions: 2015 will continue to be a buyer's market, particularly in certain areas where homes are older. While low inventory has plagued the market for years, a broader disconnect exists between inventory and buyer preferences. 

As more Millennial's (the generation under the age of 33), enter the market and baby boomers downsize, the generation gap between buyers and sellers will further drive market conditions. 

Younger home buyers make up the largest groups of today's consumers. According to a National Association of REALTORS® survey, Millennial's and slightly older Generation X represent over 60 percent of today's home buyers.

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Posted by Shane Greene on December 16th, 2014 10:15 AM

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