Do you know that the Northwest Indiana Real Estate market is constantly changing? Sometimes is it called a buyer’s market and others times it is a seller’s market. It has changed over the years many times and it will continue to change.
So it hit me. I believe that the very same technique used to attract the T.V. show is the same one I used to become a speaker, coach and an ever improving business man. The clue really starts with the late Steven Covey’s charge to Start with the End in Mind. For example, many years ago, I envisioned being on T.V. in the capacity of a Real expert testimony. Since that first vision, I’ve been able to get small stints talking about the real estate ups and downs for my friend who produces for Fox News and also did some filming with another friend at a production company in Boston.
You have to believe in yourself and your business enough to spend the extra time and proof your thing. If you need to, have two or three other people proof it. Make sure that enough attention to detail is spent to make sure spelling and footing mistakes are all removed from your plan.
If you are considering listing your home in the off-season, think about whether or not it is possible for you to wait. If you can put off listing the house until the spring, you may get a better offer on your property. Buyers are specifically searching for deals during the off-season and they are much more likely to put in a low offer, in an attempt to negotiate a deal.
The opposite side of ‘selling as-is’. Don’t rip out good bathroom fixtures and replace with new ones, or replace perfectly good flooring with hardwood floors. Only replace defective items and in doing that, don’t go overboard. Installing a $30,000 cherry kitchen will rarely allow you to recoup your money, much less see a profit. On the other hand, if your roofing is defective, replace them with good, 15 yr shingles.
Also, you can sign up for the MLS even though you don’t have a listing contract with a Realtor. Any Realtor who says you need them to be on MLS is not telling the truth. What works best is to combine an MLS listing (which costs several hundred dollars) with your own customized website that stands alone.
All sarcasm aside, don’t be a crash dummy. Make a smart call to a local real estate expert for all your real estate needs. Buyer Agency was brought about for consumer protection, use it.