Seller Info & Tips

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Getting your Home Ready to Sell

Our clients often experience a rush of excitement when they begin the process of selling a home. Sometimes we see this excitement turn to stress. The home seller's eyes grow wide at the list of things they may need to tackle. It can be stressful to prepare a home to sell, even in a competitive seller's market.

It's hard to know what to tackle first when you're getting ready for the transition. We work with our clients to help them focus as they prioritize their to-do list. This understanding and knowledge mitigates stress and eliminates the waste of energy and resources. Here's our essential checklist to get your house ready to sell. 

Research and preparation

My NC Homes provides clients with a home staging consultation as part of our home

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Packing with Care

The topic of moving during the college years or right after was not a big deal. In the later years when you approach the subject of moving there are many groans and sighs. Sympathy from friends is a given; moving often means the juggling of work schedules, when to pack, school activities, finding new veterinarians, and more. As adults, we become more established. We tend to accumulate and our families grow to include children or furry friends. In the case of some of our clients, we have witnessed the coordinated move of dogs, cats, fish, and chickens.

Some families need to consider school districts, the timing of selling a home, or whether the home they are building will be ready. Sometimes there isn’t a permanent place to land immediately after a

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It's a question we hear on a regular basis, "We love your site but we were hoping you could get a "free online valuation. Why don't you offer this on your site?"   

Why Zillow Values Your Home Wrong

My NC Homes has reviewed a dozen or more of them, trying to find one we felt good about offering our clients/customers. The truth is we haven't found a single one that we felt was worth putting on our site. They're all flawed for the same reason; they calculate your home's value using a number of false assumptions. The first is that all lots within a neighborhood are the same. They don't know whether your lot backs to a beautiful glade or a powerline, whether it's level, hilly, a corner lot, backs to a highway or is positively (or negatively) impacted by adjoining properties. Next they

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Sellers Guide to Maximizing the Sales Price

At the top of every home seller’s checklist is a universal goal. Regardless of the market’s climate, whether it favors buyers or sellers, every home seller wants the most for their home. It is the most asked question we hear from our seller clients, "How do we maximize the sales price?"

Before your home hits the market

Choosing the right real estate agent is the first and most important step in maximizing your home’s value. Every home and each seller is different, at My NC Homes we understand this and provide our clients with detailed information about the home’s value, market conditions and the competition. We supply professional resources and support to get them "Show Ready." We coach our clients in terms of repairs, negotiation tactics

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Interviewing Agents

If you're reading this, then you're clearly wondering what it's like to buy or sell a home with My NC Homes.

We felt the best way to answer this was to have clients who have bought, sold, and referred friends and co-workers to us share their experience.

Stacy and her husband Jon have worked with Larry as first-time home buyers, move up buyers and first-time sellers. In 2012, just having moved to Durham from Maryland, Stacy and Jon had been in the area for less than a year when they decided to buy a house. Still being new to the area they had a lot to learn about the different neighborhoods and what to keep in mind for value, resale, and what they considered important.

How did you first meet Larry and My NC Homes?

Stacy: Larry had a

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Whether you are moving to be closer to work or simply need more space, getting a home ready for the market, selling, buying, Home Sellers Checklistand moving can seem like an overwhelming experience. After living in your house there are plenty of projects you’ve probably wanted to tackle. Maybe you’ve thought about adding a backsplash, painting the living room, or updating the countertops in the bathrooms. What project will add the most value to the house and attract a good offer? You can spend the time doing online research or talk to friends and family about what you think matters most, but your best bet is consulting a real estate professional. Contact your real estate agent, even if selling seems like months away.

Start with contacting your agent

Contact Your Agent

Your agent

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buy or sell a home first

When existing homeowners approach me with the desire to purchase a new home I tell them good preparation is the best way to keep emotions in check. On average, there are over 180 activities s a real estate agent performs per real estate transactions. Managing two real estate deals can become complicated and stressful even if you are practiced in the process. Real estate transactions are often the largest financial transactions that many of us experience in our lifetime. Consulting with a professional who can simplify and assist you throughout the process pays dividends.

Before Any Else, Commit Yourself & Hire A Real Estate Agent

A good real estate agent will be able to navigate through the checklist of transactions. Your real estate agent is

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2018 Research Triangle Real Estate Market Trends

It's the season for the loaded question that is on all of my homebuyers and sellers' minds, “What are the 2018 trends that we will see in the housing market?”. Our clients count on My NC Homes to know the upcoming market trends for the upcoming year and 2018 is no different. It is impossible for anyone to really “know” what the future holds, but with over 50 years of experience, we can read the market maps to better understand the indicators that guide our clients to make a better decisions.

2018 Real Estate Trends in The Triangle Region

In 2017, many of the Triangle homebuyers found themselves frustrated with the hot” sellers market around the Triangle. All around the area competitive offers on homes were turned away as they were edged out with

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home safety issues

Whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for years, here are four vitally important things you really need to know about your house. You will be glad you knew about them in an emergency.

1. Water Shut-off Valves

Four Home Saftey IssuesThere are several water shut-off valves that you should be familiar with in your home. There is usually a shut-off valve at each sink and toilet. For a problem such as a clogged drain or a faucet that won't stop running, you can shut off the water at that source until the repair can be made.

There is also a water shut-off valve for the whole house. If a pipe breaks and water starts to gush, you need to turn off the house shut-off valve to stop the water flow. Make sure you know where this valve is. If you had a home

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Interviewing a real estate agent

Are you considering hiring a professional to assist you with buying or selling your home? This is a big decision, as the sale of real estate involves large amounts of money and there's a lot of things to keep track of. Hiring the wrong Realtor® can be a disaster. Whether buying or selling, it's critical that you ask the right questions when you interview agents. After more than 25 years as a Realtor®, here's my list of the 10 questions I advise my friends and family to ask.

How To Interview A Real Estate Agent

1. Are you a Full-Time Broker? Are you available on short notice to show me homes for sale (or handle potential buyers for my house)? Do you have time to work with me now? Not all agents work full time, many have second jobs or other

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