Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Four Reasons Eugene Homes Sit on the Market

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Some homes sell quickly, but others sit on the market for a long time. How come? Here's why.
  1. Curb appeal. When you list your home, it's like entering a beauty contest. If the home doesn't attract buyers immediately with a good first impression, it will most likely get passed over.
  2. Poor marketing. Maybe the photos online aren't high quality or the house isn't being marketed aggressively enough.
  3. Condition of the home. If you didn't prepare the home for market ahead of time by fixing repairs, that will certainly impact the buyer. Your home needs to be in tip-top condition in order to sell quickly.
  4. Accurate pricing. Price trumps all. If you haven't priced the home to appear as a reasonable purchase for the buyer, the home will sit for months.

The longer a home sits on the market, the less appealing it becomes to buyers. Buyers may think something is wrong with your home, and that it's not a good purchase. If you want to sell quickly, make sure you avoid these four mistakes.

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Why Do You Need a Home Inspection Before Buying in Eugene?

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Today we’ll discuss why it’s essential for you to have a home inspection before buying a home. A good inspection will investigate all the major systems of the home, including the electrical, plumbing, roof, and heating/air units to make sure the home is in a condition that will not cause immediate issues upon purchase.

Having a full inspection is critical, and it’s important to know of any and all potential issues that come with the home. An inspection will reveal issues that are undetected by the naked eye. An inspector will also crawl under the home to inspect for pests, termites, and potential rot issues.

A good agent should always recommend to have an inspection done once the buyer’s offer is accepted. The cost ranges anywhere from $350-$550, but the ability to alert you to major problems within the home makes it well worth the price.

Many times, a responsible seller will have an inspection done prior to putting their home on the market just to ensure the home is in good working order. Doing so also gives the seller the opportunity to fix any potential problems before a buyer can even find them.

If you’re looking to purchase a home at any point, make sure you get a home inspection! If you don’t, it could end up costing you thousands in repairs and improvements.

If you have any questions about home inspections, or anything else real estate related, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!