The Importance of Real Estate Advising

Every dollar matters and when it comes to the sale of your house, pricing it can be tricky. Do you over-price it to leave room for negotiations? Do you spend money to remodel? If so, will you get your money back on it? Do you underprice it so that it sells quickly?

Heidi Harris, local Realtor and team leader of Home Sweet Heidi, met with an appraiser to understand what adds the most bang-for-the-buck when it comes to a homes appraisal. The appraiser said that countertops, fresh paint, flooring and fixtures are the most powerful ways to get a solid return on investment.

For this particular North Raleigh home, Heidi was able to list for $25,000 over what other real estate agents suggested listing the home for and gave the sellers a to-do list to stretch their take home profits at closing. The very happy sellers have officially closed on their home AND with no repairs requested from the buyers.

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