The general consensus is that it's best to work with a full service agent. It's a no brainer to use someone who handles all aspects of the biz: marketing, selling, buying, market analysis, etc. But be careful what you wish for! Some people offer too much.
Traditional agents advise their clients to list their property during the high season of real estate (spring/summer). However, there are definitely good reasons why listing in winter may be better!
Nowadays, in this economy, to sell a listing you've got to be a pornographer. Sell that fantasy! Buyers are visual creatures! As my fellow agent & real estate TV Host of 365 Realtor Nicole Martin loves to joke: "Real estate is the finest form of prostitution." LOL!
Am I being salacious to just get more web hits? Hell yeah. Hey, if the revered Inman News can do it, so can I! Here is their article published yesterday titled "Selling House Porn to Gen X & Y" by Candy Evans. Selling homes is like selling sex, indeed...not that I would know.
XXX...er, i mean, xoxo,
At the NARdigras EXPO, Todd Carpenter (National Association of REALTORS Social Media Manager) had the gall to call me a "Big Internet Blogger." (I can't believe that Crawfish Étouffée I scarfed down last night showed up around my waist so fast!). Anyhoo, Todd interviews me about videoblogging for RealtorTV (0:55-1:25). Enjoy!
A big joy of home ownership is 'making it your own.' But if you ever want to sell down the line, an overly self-indulgent remodel will hurt your revalue value. Save your vanity projects for your plastic surgery!