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5 Tips for Staging Your Home Yourself

So you’ve decided to sell your home. While you’re preparing for this next chapter in life, keep some of your attention and energy on the importance of preparing your home to outshine all others on the market. Selling your home in the shortest amount of time, receiving your asking price and having an all-around flawless sale can be achievable if you properly prepare this (very large) item you’re about to sell. Here are my tips to ensure that success. 1. Emphasize the idea of move-in ready A neutral palette (regardless […]

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Home Sales Up Year-Over-Year

Some Highlights This is the 48th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist says that, “The main issue continues to be a supply & affordability problem. Finding the right property at an affordable price is burdening many potential buyers.” Inventory is still below historic norms at a 4.4 month supply. The best time to purchase that dream home is now. Check out these amazing properties you’re just going to love.

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Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006
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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of those reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner: The buyer who […]

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The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional When Selling Your House

Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home: Sell it for the best price Sell it within a predetermined time Sell it with the least amount of hassles Close on the sale the same day they move into their new home The fifth reason is the most obvious and the most important: They want to make sure it sells.    In order to dramatically increase the chances that the house sells, a homeowner should list with a real estate professional in their market. Why? Because agents have […]

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Maui Real Estate Sales Stats for Feb 2016

It’s All About the Numbers See below for “The Numbers” for Maui County Real Estate Sales or call us with any questions that you may have. 808-870-8888   [pdf-embedder url=”http://barrybrownmaui.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MLS-stats-2_16.pdf”]  

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Enhance Your Specialty Rooms

Many homeowners understand the importance of making their kitchen, master bedroom, and bathroom stand out when it comes to selling their homes. But helping buyers see other areas of the home that are designed for special purposes, such as a media room, kids’ study hall, or art studio can also generate a lot of buyer interest. If you have a room or space in your home that isn’t really being used, consider staging it as a specialty room. Perhaps it lets in the perfect morning light for an artist studio. […]

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Don’t Fight the Home Inspection

Question: We are selling our house and have just received an offer to purchase. The offer contains a contingency for the buyer to obtain a home inspection report. The buyer is asking for a general inspection contingency, but our real estate broker is advising us to use the specific inspection contingency. Can you explain the difference and give us some assistance? Answer: In my opinion, it is imperative for a homebuyer to obtain a home inspection after the contract for sale is signed by all parties. Buyers often purchase real […]

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