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4 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Triangle Home

dreamstime_xs_18817936Listing a home in the Triangle, especially after living in it for years, can be an emotional time filled with questions and  memories. Many people across Raleigh now find themselves in an empty nest. What to do?  At Flat Fee Realty, we understand home sellers are investing quite a bit of themselves into selling their Triangle home.

The good news is that the Triangle real estate market is very active. Many people are ready to sell, especially in this seller’s market. This is great news, but managing those memories and emotions are very important. Clear thinking, coupled with the advice of one of our experienced Flat Fee Realty agents will minimize expensive mistakes. Across the country, many sellers will make an average of up to three costly mistakes each and every transaction.  

Flat Fee Realty advises against making these four big mistakes when selling a Triangle home:  

  • Having a cluttered or completely empty house: Clutter removes space and offers a poor first impression. Clear all counter space, throw out the magazines, and declutter the closets. On the other hand, a totally empty house makes it hard to envision imagine living there; consider home staging in that case.
  • Using inferior, blurry, or impromptu cell phone photos: Because most Triangle home buyers start their home search online, a home should make that “oh wow!” first impression online. Flat Fee Realty will help sellers to frame the interior and exterior in the most appealing manner.
  • Not disclosing important information: Triangle home buyers will usually discover any issues with the house, and use anything negative for bargaining position. Disclosing everything up front about every problem is the best approach.
  • Not planning the closing date: The difference of one day can make a difference in taxes paid. Check with us and our team for the best closing date.

Selling a house in the Triangle is simple but it is never easy. And, at times, it can be stressful. After all, home buying and home selling are usually the largest transactions Triangle residents will ever undertake. Flat Fee Realty can help minimize mistakes when selling a local home. If you live in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, and Apex and beyond, call the professionals; contact the Flat Fee Realty team today! We make the difference!

We are the future of real estate in Raleigh and the Triangle.

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3 Huge Reasons to Buy that Triangle Dream House Now!



pixabay-cliker-freevectorimagesThe Triangle housing market has seen great growth and continued success in 2016. For instance, the average median-priced Raleigh home, which is about $150,000 value, will sell in less than 30 days. This truly indicates that Raleigh and the Triangle are seller’s market; this is also good for Raleigh home buyers who are looking to purchase their first home, or looking to sell their current home and purchase another.

For the Triangle home buyers, September and October are definitely the time to take the next step and purchase a new home.

The real estate experts at Flat Fee Realty suggest three very important reasons why the time is right to buy, and buy quickly before the end of 2016:  

  • Demand is high: Since the Triangle area has been nationally recognized as both a great place to live and a booming economy with excellent work opportunities, new home buyers are flocking to Morrisville, Cary, Apex, and other surrounding cities to start anew. This increase in demand will lessen the supply of homes available for purchase, so buyers should act fast if they want to secure a great deal on a home. It just takes a little homework and Flat Fee Realty.
  • Supply is low: Home sellers are taking advantage of this higher demand, and because of this fact, there are less homes on the market and shorter selling times. Sometimes, even same day listings will see buyers prepared to make offers with pre-approvals in hand. Along with this, since the demand is higher than the supply, homes are selling at listed prices or a little higher, making negotiations a little more challenging as we work on the client’s behalf.
  • Mortgage rates are very good: Right now, mortgage and interest rates are extremely low, which enables Triangle home buyers to research the best rates and terms for their needs with better odds of approval. However, making a quick decision is important. Remember, after the election, rate increases can and often do happen.

These are just a few reasons why new home buyers should act now. The Triangle area is a nationally recognized location for opportunity and advancement. And we can find the dream home that will make the difference. We work for every client with both service and value combined. Contact our real estate agents at Flat Fee Realty to act now and get the best deals available!

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919 342 5230

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