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Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold! โœ‹๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿšชโ˜Ž๏ธ

So, youโ€™ve decided to sell your house. Youโ€™veย hired a real estate professionalย to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, and price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.

Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

  1. Lockbox on the Doorย โ€“ this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
  2. Providing a Key to the Homeย โ€“ although the buyerโ€™s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
  3. Open Access with a Phone Callย โ€“ the seller allows showings with just a phone callโ€™s notice.
  4. By Appointment Only (example: 48-Hour Notice)ย โ€“ Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.
  5. Limited Accessย (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2 pm or for only a couple of hours a day)ย โ€“ This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

With more competition coming to the market this spring, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all. Contact me and let’s set the perfect access strategy that will sell your house.

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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The Cost of Renting VS Buying This Spring ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿคจ

Some Highlights:

  • Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
  • Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious.
  • Before you renew your lease… Contact us, we can help you find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality ๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿคฉ

 

Living within a budget will not only help you save money for a down payment on a home, but it will help you pay down other debts that might be holding you back. Automate your down payment savings, build your credit history and keep it clean and practice living on a budget. When you are ready letโ€™s find that dream home together!!!

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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PODCAST Episode 44 – You DON’T Need 780 Credit Score ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‚๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ”Š

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today ๐Ÿงโ˜๏ธ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ˜‰

Some Highlights:

โ™ฆ The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
โ™ฆ Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate!
โ™ฆ 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
โ™ฆ The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types!

Contact us today because you may be closer to your dream home than you think.

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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You Don’t Need 780 Credit Score to Buy a House ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ ๐Ÿคฉ

Donโ€™t assume that you canโ€™t buy a house just because your Credit Score is low or because you have no money saved for Down Payment. Nowadays it is NOT necessary to have 780 to 800 Credit Score to buy a house (560 could be good enough). ย Also, there are loans that allow you to put down as low as 3% or even 0% with a Credit Score under 700. Call me today because you may be closer to your dream home than you think.

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)? ๐Ÿ’ฒโœจ๐Ÿ โœจ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

In todayโ€™s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.

According to CoreLogicโ€™s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 4.4% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts that home values will be 4.6% higher.

With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize that pricing their homes a little OVER market value to leave room for negotiation will actually dramatically decrease the number of buyers who will see their listing! (see the chart below)

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI) 2

Instead of the seller trying to โ€˜winโ€™ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price their house so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing so, the seller will not be negotiating with a buyer over the price, but will instead have multiple buyers competing with each other over the house.

The key to selling your house in 2019 is making sure your house is Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)! That way, your home will be seen by the most buyers and will sell at a great price before more competition comes to market!

Bottom Line

If you are debating listing your house for sale, contact us and letโ€™s get together to discuss how to price your home appropriately for our area and maximize your exposure this Spring Market!

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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Happy Easter from Ady Simion ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’›

Happy Easter fro Ady Simion and Team

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

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Whether you’re selling your home, purchasing your first home, or you’re a homeowner who’s planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home renovations will net you the most return on investment (ROI).

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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‘๐™๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ’ Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’“

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your โ€˜fureverโ€™ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it โ€˜pet-friendlyโ€™ in your listing, youโ€™ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet!

If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?

Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company of another pet species, 99% of pet owners say that they consider their animal to be family. When finding a home, 95% of animal owners believe it is important that a housing community allows animals.

A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that there are many aspects of the home buying, selling and owning experience that have been greatly impacted by our love for our pets.

This should come as no surprise, as $72 billion was spent on pets in the U.S in 2018. NARโ€™s President William E. Brown shed some light on the impact of pet owners and their home search.

โ€œIt is important to understand the unique needs and wants of animal owners when it comes to homeownership. REALTORSยฎ understand that when someone buys a home, they are buying it with the needs of their whole family in mind; ask pet owners, and they will enthusiastically agree that their animals are part of their family.โ€

The Power of Pets When Choosing the Right Home

โ™ฆ 89% of pet owners say they would not give up their pet due to a housing restriction
โ™ฆ 81% of Americans say their pets play a role in their housing situation
โ™ฆ 31% of animal owners have refused to put in an offer on a home because it wasnโ€™t a good fit for their animals
โ™ฆ 19% of Americans say they would consider moving for their pet
โ™ฆ 12% percent have moved for their pet

New home builders have actually begun installing retractable pet gates that tuck away neatly inside door jams as a highly requested feature in new homes to attract pet-parents.

So, if you are a homeowner looking to sell in todayโ€™s pet-friendly environment, point out the features of your home that will attract pet owners:

โ™ฆ Fully fenced in backyard โ€“ (91% of pet owners ranked this as the most important feature of a home to accommodate their pet)
โ™ฆ Locations of dog parks/walking paths/pet-friendly beaches in the area (71% ranked this as the top feature of any neighborhood they would consider)
โ™ฆ Proximity to veterinarians/groomers/pet supply stores (31%)

Bottom Line

Americans love their pets and will look for pet-friendly features in the home they wish to buy, so take advantage of this knowledge by pointing out your homeโ€™s ability to meet their needs. Contact us and let’s search for those pet lovers together.

 

Ady Simion Call/Text at (626) 607-8652 or email me at Ady@AdySimion.com

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