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Selling a Home

Selling ahome in Nashville TN can be greatly enhanced by using the professional team of Realtors with The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite

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Selling your home in springIf you're thinking about a change of scenery and are wondering when the best time of year is to sell your Nashville home, a common answer you might hear is sometime during the spring season. Like with just about anything life, there are pros and cons to selling your home at just about any point during the year, but since spring is right around the corner, let's take a closer look at why it might make sense to put your home on the market sometime during the next few months.

The Weather Is Warmer

While we don't get the kind of harsh winters many of the northern states endure, temperatures around Nashville during the height of winter can certainly get a little brisk at times, ultimately keeping people from getting out and doing a little house

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How to Deal With Multiple Offers for Your Home You have listed your home for sale and have done everything your real estate agent asked you to do to make this the most successful transaction possible. You have followed all the proper home seller etiquette for a fast sale; cleaned up the yard, staged your home, and put the dog away during showings. And now, BAM! you got an offer. But wait! BAM! You got another offer.

You and your agent have obviously done what it takes to sell your house and now - lucky you! You have multiple offers from which to choose. Surely, with such a scenario, you'll come out on top of this deal and might even be able to play the potential buyers against one another, getting the most possible for your lovely home and maybe even a little extra money to spend on your next

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Seller Financing Pros & Cons When selling a home, financing is usually something that is entirely the buyer's responsibility. The seller collects a check or receives a wire after the loan goes through and all the fees are paid. However, adventurous sellers who are open to alternative finance options may wish to explore seller-financing.

What is seller financing and how does it work? If you have a strong buyer who nonetheless does not have access to traditional financing, there can be distinct advantages to financing them yourself. You just need to be sure that you can, or want to, deal with the potential drawbacks of this unusual finance option.

Here we highlight some of the potential pros and cons of offering seller-financing.

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Hidden Costs of Putting a Home Up For SaleListing a home can be much more costly than many homeowners realize. Many of the costs incurred during a home sale happen at the end, when money is exchanged and the property changes hands.

Maintenance, Staging and Curb Appeal

These costs, which can range from tens to thousands of dollars, are sometimes optional. However, homeowners who fail to update their home before putting it on the market may see lower bids than homeowners who stage their property. It can be hard to decide what needs to be done to a home before putting it on the market.

Priority items typically include:

  • Deferred maintenance: Make repairs that you've been putting off. A broken air conditioner, cracked windows or other glaring maintenance issues can lead to lower
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Jointly Owned Vacation Home Having a vacation home in the mountains, by the lake, along a lake, or at a prime resort location is the dream that many homeowners have. Yet paying and maintaining a second house can be tough financially. For some people, they find that they can save money by having another person go in on the vacation home purchase deal.

By jointly owning the vacation house, also called fractional homeownership, each party pays a percentage of the home's mortgage loan, property taxes, homeowners insurance, and maintenance upkeep. Oftentimes, fractional ownership agreements happen between close relatives, in-laws, or friends who a part of the co-ownership. There may also be more than one additional party involved with the purchase, as it's possible to share the

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Marketing a Farm or Land for Sale As the owner of a farm, you may already understand the particular challenges involved in selling larger tracts of land. Not only is the buyer pool for farms much smaller than for other types of real estate, but the property can also be harder to reach.

Unless the farm borders on a busy state or interstate highway, traditional techniques such as signage and open houses that work when selling a home in Brentwood are unlikely to result in obtaining 100% of viable leads. But, with creative marketing strategies designed to precisely target likely buyers, farm owners can still enjoy an enhanced selling experience.

Notify Neighboring Farm Owners Immediately

Neighboring farmers and landowners, especially those who own large tracts of adjoining land,

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Showing Rental Property If you are a landlord who has decided that it is time to cash in on one of your rental properties, then you likely face the common issue of selling a tenant-occupied home.

Opening the home to a variety of real estate agents and prospective buyers is undoubtedly an inconvenience to tenants, especially since they are not related to this real estate transaction and are facing the stress of moving out in the near future.

Tenants, as opposed to owner-occupants, have nothing to gain from the sale and can sometimes be reluctant to let showings happen. Nevertheless, it is important to cooperate with tenants and keep them informed about showings. After all, without consent for showings, selling becomes difficult. How can your listing agent and other

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Selling Home With a Low Ceiling By now you already know that there's a lot you can do to boost curb appeal and stage your home to make it more appealing, and these small investments can bring in big returns in the form of a quick sale and great price. But what about the structure of your home itself? It's often too costly to make major architectural changes, but there's a lot you can do to fake it.

If your house has low ceilings – especially common in homes built from the 1950s through the 1980s – you may find that buyers balk, since today's houses are all about open floor plans and and a high, open atrium. You can't rebuild your house, but you can try some clever tricks to add some visual height to the space and make those ceilings disappear.

Add Some Color

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How to sell a home with kids Selling your home under any circumstances can be stressful. But selling a home with kids can potentially bring about an entire level of stress you never thought possible. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. You just need to implement some kid-friendly steps that will make selling your home with kids a breeze.

Here are five steps that will take some of the stress out of selling a home with kids.

Have the Talk

No matter what age kids you have, talking with them and including them in your plans is critical to their acceptance and cooperation when it comes to selling your home. Most kids don't like change. It could mean them losing their friends, starting at a new school and a whole other realm of insecurities that might seem irrelevant to

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How Sellers Can Get Better Offers in a Buyer's MarketSelling a home in a buyer's market can be a difficult situation for those who can't afford to wait to sell their homes until the market turns around again. But sellers do have options when it comes to getting better offers. While they may not get the exact sale price they were looking for, they may be able to get closer if they master the following tactics for their home sale.

Get Ready

Part of selling a home is being mentally strong enough to know when to say yes and when to wait for a better buyer. An extremely time-crunched seller may not have very much leeway, but even having a little cushion can be helpful. Bracing yourself for a lack of interest in the home can be the best thing a seller ever does because it allows them to temper

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