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Smells That Sell

20 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Smells That Sell

You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your Loft’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your Loft in shape to sell, don’t overlook one important factor – the smell. Many potential buyers can be swayed – or put off – by the scents in your Loft. Here’s a look at the smells that sell.

A clean smell

First and foremost, your Loft needs to smell clean. And by clean, we don’t mean that it smells strongly of air freshener. Scented cleaners only mask odors, which are often still detectable underneath the heavy perfume smell. The only way to achieve an authentic clean smell is to deeply clean your Loft. This includes:

  • Cleaning carpets and mopping floors.
  • Scrubbing kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Washing or dry-cleaning curtains, linens and bedding.
  • Removing pet items such litter boxes and pet beds.
  • Vacuuming or steam cleaning upholstery items like sofas and chairs.

Avoid using products with a strong smell. Instead, use those with very subtle smells or, better yet, those that are fragrance-free. While you want the Loft to smell clean, you don’t want it to smell like bleach.

A simple smell

Once you’ve neutralized odors in your Loft, you can enhance a buyer’s experience by employing a simple scent. Think about the kind of environment you want to create. Do you want to emphasize how fresh, clean and bright your Loft is? Then choose scents like citrus, lavender or green tea. Are you hoping that buyers will find your Loft cozy, warm and inviting? Then go with scents like vanilla, rosemary, thyme or cinnamon. Does your Loft feature lots of wooden beams or walls? Then choose a smell that will enhance that aesthetic, such as cedar or pine.

How to achieve a pleasant smell

There are several different ways to achieve just the right scent in your Loft without going overboard:

  • Candles – Candles are one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to infuse your Loft with a pleasant smell. Just be sure that they are not located in a place where they can be knocked over.
  • Oil diffuser – There are many types of diffusers on the market that use essential oils to freshen the air. These are a wonderful all-natural solution that will also add a touch of humidity to the air, which is especially good if you live in a dry area.
  • Simmering pots – Simmering pots are another easy and natural way to make your Loft smell wonderful during a showing. Just add some scented ingredients to a pot with some water, and simmer on the stove on low heat for a few hours.
  • Scented plug-ins – Many people enjoy the convenience of scented plug-ins, which are available from a variety of brands. Just be sure to choose a scent that isn’t too strong or that has a complex or chemical fragrance.
  • Reed diffusers – Reed diffusers have also become a popular method for adding scent to your Loft. Scented oil is released through sticks that are placed in a vase with the oil. Just be sure that the smell isn’t too overpowering in a small room.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different smells when you’re selling your Loft, to find just the right one that will appeal to potential buyers.




Why Use a Real Estate Agent?

15 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Whether you’re buying or selling a Loft in Los Angeles, you’ve probably considered whether or not it’s really necessary to work with a professional real estate agent. With so much information available online, isn’t it possible to go through the process alone? While working for yourself may save you commission fees, it could end up costing you more in the end. Here are some of the most important reasons why we think it’s valuable to work with a professional.

Pricing expertise

Pricing a Loft is a little like playing Goldilocks. You don’t want to price too high or your Loft will languish on the market. You don’t want to price too low, or you’ll lose out on a better deal. You do want to strike the perfect balance and price it just right. A professional real estate agent will have expertise in the local market and knowledge of neighborhood comps. They’ll help guide you to choosing the perfect listing price for your Loft.

Dealing with paperwork

Buying or selling a Loft in Los Angeles generates a high volume of paperwork. This includes purchase agreements, disclosure statements, inspection reports and so much more. It can be time-consuming and intimidating to pore over each document. A professional real estate agent deals with paperwork every day, and can help you navigate through and stay on top of all the documents that need to be read, signed and processed.

Negotiation skills

Negotiating is a learned skill, and professional real estate agents practice it every day. Negotiating on your own behalf can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re emotionally connected to the Loft. An agent can maintain professional detachment and treat the process as a business transaction.

Easy access

Although the Internet has made it easier than ever to list and browse properties for sale, it doesn’t take the place of having an agent assist with your search. A professional real estate agent will be connected to a network of other agents and have easy access to property listings. They can quickly perform searches to find Lofts in Los Angeles that meet your criteria, call the listing agents and set up appointments for viewing.  If you’re selling, an agent can field these calls for you, make appointments and answer questions.

Avoiding problems with closing

There’s nothing worse than getting all the way to closing day and have the deal fall through. Watching all those weeks and months of work just disappear can be frustrating. A good real estate agent will know what kinds of problems to look for and will be prepared to handle them before they become issues. This could include making sure the title is clear and that the lender will meet the deadline for financing. They’ll also stay on top of all the professionals involved in the process, to ensure that everything is moving forward on schedule.

Though technology has made it easy to gather information about buying and selling Lofts, it doesn’t take the place of a professional real estate agent. Having an expert in your corner can help mitigate much of the stress of the sale, head off potential problems and get you the best deal for your Loft.




Selling Your Loft in the Fall

8 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Selling Your Home in the FallIt’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some Loft owners, it may also be time to sell your Loft. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your Loft for sale, it can have its benefits. Follow these tips to make your Loft for sale stand out this season.

Know your buyers

When selling in the fall, it’s important to understand who the most likely buyers are going to be. This allows you to target your efforts for the appropriate audience. Most families with schoolchildren probably made moves during the summer so that their kids would be settled in time for the school year. In the fall, you’re more likely to encounter empty-nesters and millennials. Be sure to highlight amenities that would appeal to people in these age groups. This could include the ability to walk to nearby restaurants or any smart-Loft upgrades you may have made. In addition, think about staging an extra bedroom as an office or gym.

Create a cozy atmosphere

Fall brings with it cooler temperatures, so it’s important to make potential buyers feel comfortable and warm. If you have a fireplace, make sure it’s clean and in working order. If possible, have a fire going during showings. While you don’t want to go overboard with seasonal decorations, a tasteful fall centerpiece or door wreath can add considerable charm. Nothing beats the scents of fall, so don’t be afraid to bake a pie or light a scented candle.

Check the furnace

Before you turn on the heat for the first time, check the HVAC system. Change the furnace filter and vacuum vents. An inspection is going to include your furnace, so it’s better to discover problems now so you have time to fix them.

Turn on the lights

Fall also means shorter and darker days. In order to make your Loft appear as bright and spacious as possible, open all the curtains and blinds during showings. Turn on all the lights, adding more as needed. Also be sure to turn on closet and appliance lights. If the walk up to the front door is dark, install some outdoor lighting along the path.

Be flexible

Lastly, understand that fall schedules can be more hectic. Weather can easily derail plans. Be flexible with showings and your closing date whenever possible.

While autumn can be a slower time in the real estate market, it doesn’t mean you can’t sell your Loft quickly and for a great price. Follow the advice above and you can maximize what the season has to offer.




Buying a Home For Sale By Owner Loft

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Lofts are just that – Lofts that are being sold without the assistance of a real estate agent. As a buyer, you may be wondering about buying a FSBO Loft, especially if you’re working with an agent. While there are certain risks and challenges you may face, a Loft that is FSBO can be a good opportunity. Here’s what you should know.

The buyer can use an agent

Even though the seller is not using an agent for the transaction, it does not prevent the buyer from using one. However, it does mean that the seller needs to agree to cooperate with your agent. Agents make a living from the commissions they receive. In order for them to earn a commission from a FSBO transaction, the seller needs to agree to pay their commission, or to apply a credit at closing so the buyer can pay the fee.

You should still get a mortgage pre-approval

Even though you and your agent will be dealing directly with the seller, you will still want to obtain a mortgage pre-approval letter before making an offer. Although a seller is likely more inexperienced about the process than an agent would be, it can still signal to them that you are serious about buying their Loft. In a busy market, this is especially true, as the sellers may get more than one offer.

Be sure to include contingencies

When writing up the purchase contract for the Loft, make sure you include any necessary contingencies. You want to make sure that you legally have a way out of the deal if the Loft doesn’t live up to your expectations. Contingencies you’ll want to consider including are:

  • Appraisal
  • Mortgage approval
  • Inspection
  • Clean title
  • Insurability

Decide who pays for what

There are additional fees associated with buying and selling property, and you will want to make clear from the beginning which party is paying for what. Ask your agent for advice on who would customarily pay for these fees.

Don’t skip the Loft inspection

When buying a FSBO Loft, you definitely do not want to skip the inspection. Make sure to hire a reputable Loft inspector. Even if the seller is honest, they still may not know all the hidden problems in the Loft.

Use an escrow account

In a typical real estate transaction where both parties are represented by agents, earnest money and other fees are deposited into an escrow account that is held by a neutral third party until closing. Do not hand your earnest money deposit directly to the seller. There is usually a small fee associated with opening an escrow account, and it should be decided beforehand who will pay for that.

Get a C.L.U.E. report

Be sure to request a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (C.L.U.E.) report. It will show you if any insurance claims have been made on the Loft in the last five years. You’ll be able to clearly see if the Loft has suffered any damage in that time, such as flooding or fire.

The bottom line is – if you find a FSBO Loft you love, don’t think you have to go it alone. A trusted real estate agent can help you through the process, from the initial offer down to closing day.




What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a Loft, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind of mysterious. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the types of activities your agent is doing on any given day to help you close the deal.

They stay updated on the local market

The real estate market changes quickly, and a good agent will spend time every day checking in. They will review listings to find new properties, see which ones have been taken off the market, or what Lofts may have had a price reduction.

They respond to inquiries

Being a good agent means being responsive to clients’ needs. Real estate agents are always answering emails, returning phone calls and coordinating meetings and showings. They’re reaching out to potential new clients and meeting the needs of those they are currently working with.

They market their properties

It takes more than a listing in the MLS to sell a Loft. Agents will spend time marketing the Lofts they represent. This includes posting ads in newspapers and magazines, creating websites, printing postcards and flyers, making videos, hiring photographers and writing posts for social media.

They attend appointments

Agents will meet with both buyers and sellers. They will also attend meetings with inspectors, appraisers, photographers, contractors and anyone else that may have a hand in the transaction.

They prepare paperwork

Agents are responsible for preparing both offers and counter-offers for a Loft. Contracts can be extensive and confusing, and an agent will help explain and clarify what each document includes.

They negotiate

A large part of buying or selling a Loft is working through negotiations with each party. An agent can often spend weeks in negotiations, and will need to stay on top of what each party is agreeing to, to make sure all aspects of the deal are happening as they should.

They continue to learn

Professional real estate agents are required to keep current on market regulations. Most states require that agents attend classes and take tests to renew their licenses. Ongoing education is a large part of the life of a successful real estate agent.

They put out fires

Real estate agents are also continually putting out fires – not literal ones, of course. Buying and selling real estate is a complex process, with many pitfalls and obstacles along the way. A good agent will know what to anticipate and can help smooth out the rough spots of the process. Often, a client will not even know there has been an issue, because their agent has taken care of it before it became a problem.

They keep clients calm

Buying or selling a Loft can be one of the most stressful things you do in your lifetime. It’s easy to feel emotional. A good agent will understand where your emotion is coming from, but will maintain a healthy detachment. They will help solve problems and make the process easier, from that first email to closing day.




Selling an Inherited Loft

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Selling Inherited PropertyDid you recently inherit property from a loved one that you intend to sell? If so, you have probably discovered that selling inherited property is an emotional process that comes with its own set of challenges. And if you have inherited a Loft along with your siblings, there are even more logistics you have to deal with. Here’s what you will need to know to make the process as smooth and pain-free as possible.

Understand the tax implications

When selling a Loft that you’ve inherited, the tax basis is the value of the property on the day the previous owner died. You will owe taxes on whatever the difference is between the value of the Loft when you inherited it and the amount you sell it for.

To illustrate, if the Loft was valued at $100,000 on the day the previous owner died and you sell it for $150,000, you will report a gain of $50,000 for tax purposes. If you are splitting the inheritance with others, then the gain will also be split. For example, if you would be sharing the inheritance with one sibling, each of you would report a gain of $25,000. If the selling price is less than the value, you do not need to report a gain. If you have any questions, seek the advice of a qualified accountant or tax attorney.

Wait through probate

Before you sell the inherited property, you must wait for it to go through probate. Some states allow for an expedited probate process if the total value of the estate is relatively small. However, most estates that include property will likely exceed this threshold. Once probate has concluded, the executor will be given permission to distribute assets and settle debts.

Make an agreement to sell

If you have inherited property with others, all parties will need to agree to the sale. If not everyone agrees, working with a mediator can help. In some cases, one party may want to keep the property and will agree to buy out the other shares. In other cases, the property must be sold in order to settle any outstanding debts the estate may have.

Prepare to sell

Once all parties have made an agreement to sell, it’s time to prepare the property to go to market. The Loft will need to be cleaned out first, oftentimes through an estate sale. Usually one person will be designated to handle any transactions. This is typically either the executor of the will or the trustee if the property was held in a trust. Consider enlisting the help of a real estate professional, who can assist with pricing the Loft accurately, coordinating showings and handling the closing process.

Be gentle on yourself

Selling an inherited Loft from a loved one is a tough process. Sorting through belongings and deciding what to keep and how to divide them up can be emotionally draining. Even siblings who have great relationships can find themselves in heated arguments. Be sure to take care of yourself and find time away to decompress during the process.

 




Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

If you’re shopping for a Loft loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do you know everything that goes into calculating your score? Here are some of the things that could negatively impact your rating. Avoid them while shopping for a loan and closing on Loft, unless you want to sabotage your credit.

Applying for new credit

While you might be tempted to open a new line of credit while Loft shopping, don’t. We know you’re going to need the extra cash to buy things for the new place, but applying for new credit can bring your score down. If you really need that extra buying power, wait until after you close.

Closing accounts

In addition to not opening new credit accounts, you should not close any old ones, either. Closing accounts can hurt your score in two ways. First, it will change your debt utilization ratio. The ratio is determined by how much debt you have divided by your total credit limit. Second, it also reduces the length of your credit history, which is also used to calculate your score. The longer your credit history is, the better.

Co-signing a loan

Just like you shouldn’t apply for new credit, you also shouldn’t co-sign on a loan while you’re trying to buy a Loft. Co-signing for a loan will be treated basically as though you have applied yourself, which will ding your score. So don’t co-sign on a family member’s car loan, for example, until after you’ve secured your mortgage.

Late payments

This one is probably obvious, but do not miss or make any late payments while shopping for a Loft loan. Even one missed payment can affect your score. Plan ahead and make sure you have all your payments covered for the coming months.

Maxing out your limit

Remember the debt utilization ratio we told you about earlier? That number is also affected should you max out your credit limit. If you are using more than 50 percent of your available credit, it starts to show in your score. Try to keep your debt utilization ratio under 30 percent if at all possible.

Missing errors on your credit report

Most importantly, do not fail to check your credit report before applying for a Loft loan. Ideally, you should do this at least three months before you begin shopping around. Millions of credit reports contain errors, and the only way to know if yours is one of them is to check your report. It would be heartbreaking to not qualify because of an error – especially if you’ve followed all the suggestions outlined above. You can order a report for free annually from AnnualCreditReport.com. If you see errors, contact the credit bureaus. It can take time to have the errors removed from your report. You’ll want to make certain it is error-free before you start applying for those loans.




Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Buyer’s remorse is a fairly common occurrence, happening when someone makes a large purchase, such as a Loft, and feels regret afterward. But have you heard of seller’s remorse? It’s also normal for those selling a Loft to feel regret or anxiety stemming from their impending Loft sale. If you’re starting to feel seller’s remorse, here’s what you can do to deal with it.

Prepare emotionally before the sale

Seller’s remorse often happens when a seller feels an emotional attachment to a Loft. It’s understandable, given that your Loft is where your life happens and you likely have many memories of happy times in that place. If you want to avoid seller’s remorse, start emotionally preparing for the sale now. Make a list of why this Loft isn’t perfect for you at this time, and why you need to move on. Allow yourself some time to grieve for what you’re leaving behind. That’s a totally normal response. If you have the luxury of time before your sale, start the process of letting go early on.

Know your reasons for selling

You’re more likely to experience seller’s remorse if you don’t have solid reasons for moving. This could include feeling like you should sell now because the market is hot, or thinking you should downsize because friends your age are doing it. If you don’t have a compelling reason to sell, you might get cold feet when it comes time to sign on the dotted line. On the other hand, if you’re selling because you need more space, you’re relocating for a new job or your circumstances are changing due to a divorce, you’re far less likely to experience remorse. Even if you do feel pangs of regret, your reasons for moving will allow you to proceed more confidently with the sale.

Focus on your future

It’s tough to say goodbye, especially if you really loved the time you spent in your Loft. If you’re feeling blue, remind yourself of what lies ahead. Focus on the positive aspects of your future. Start researching your new neighborhood and make plans for your new living space. Find reasons to get excited about the next chapter of your life. Remind yourself that your feelings are going to be strong during the selling process, but will settle down once the sale is complete and you’ve moved on. And remember that your feelings are completely natural.

Work with an agent you trust

One of the best ways to help alleviate seller’s remorse is to work with a real estate professional that you trust. Your agent is your partner and your advocate and can help you navigate the complexities of the selling process. Unlike you, they will be able to maintain an emotional detachment and treat the sale like a business transaction. Working with someone you trust means you have someone who will help you make tough decisions, and who will also be compassionate about your feelings, having worked with many sellers in the past who have gone through the same things.

Remember, seller’s remorse is a common reaction to the Loft-selling process. By doing your emotional homework and focusing on the future, you can get through this trying time and leave your old Loft behind without any lasting regrets.




How to Relax When Buying a Loft

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

How to Relax When Buying a Home

Buying a Loft can be stressful! From collecting all your financial documents to making it through the inspection process, so much can happen to cause anxiety before closing day. It’s enough to make even the most relaxed person feel tense. If you’re starting to feel the crunch, here are some great strategies for coping with stress when you’re buying a Loft.

Choose the right agent for you

One of the best ways to help alleviate Loft buying stress is to work with an agent with whom you feel comfortable. Get references from family and friends, research agents online and schedule a few interviews. Get to know a little bit about each agent and how they work. The Loft buying process can take anywhere from 30-60 days, which doesn’t even include the time spent looking at houses. During that time, you’ll be communicating with your agent often. Working with someone who is compatible with you will go a long way towards making the process easier and less stressful. You can relax knowing you’re in good hands.

Buy within your means

Yes, that LOFT with the large pool, Home theater and wine cellar is amazing. And you might be able to afford it if you work hard and cut back on other expenses. But is it really worth it? Taking on a mortgage that you can’t comfortably afford adds a terrific amount of stress to your life. When choosing a Loft, choose one whose price fits well within your means. You’ll be more relaxed during the buying process and will be able to sleep at night once you close.

Keep things in perspective

There are plenty of things to trigger your deepest worries during the Loft buying process. Will the seller accept my offer? Will I get into a bidding war? Will the inspection turn up unknown issues? Will the Loft appraise for less than the asking price? Will everything go according to plan on closing day? These are all valid concerns, but you can’t let them get the best of you. Remember that this period of transition will not last forever, and that before you know it you will be closing on a house, even if it doesn’t end up being the one you thought you would buy in the beginning. Most things in life end up working out as they should, and stressing about an outcome will only sap your energy and make you feel unwell.

Take breaks when you need to

While buying a Loft is time-consuming, it doesn’t have to take over your whole life. Take breaks from the process when you need to. Go to the movies. Spend time with friends and family. Treat yourself to a spa day. Take the dog for a walk. Read a good book. Give yourself permission to unplug periodically. It will do wonders for your health and well being to take care of yourself while going through what is inarguably a challenging and life-changing process.

If you want to be as relaxed as possible while buying a Loft, work with a trusted partner and take time for yourself when you need it. Before you know it, you’ll be handed the keys to your new house!




Becoming a Landlord

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Are you considering investing in real estate that you will use as a rental property? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to move and want to hold on to your current Loft so you’ll have rental income. Whatever the case, becoming a landlord can be a huge learning curve. Before you commit to owning a rental property, here’s what you should know.

Know the law

Before becoming a landlord, you should familiarize yourself with both state and federal housing laws. Understand that each state will have certain regulations about security deposits, how much notice needs to be given to tenants to vacate, and what kind of access you’ll have to the property. As a landlord, you cannot discriminate against potential tenants based on certain criteria, such as age, marital status or religion.

Have a plan for maintenance and repairs

Owning a Loft means planning for repairs and maintenance. If you live close by, you may be able to handle repairs yourself. If you’re living farther away from your rental property, consider hiring a property manager to handle repair requests. Know how you’ll address repairs when you’re out of town, and set specific hours when your tenants can contact you. You should also set aside ten percent of your rental income to cover repairs and maintenance costs.

Screen potential tenants

When searching for new tenants, you should have a process in place for screening applicants. It’s worth your time to do a background check, a credit check and to follow up on references they provide. If possible, conduct an interview to make sure you feel comfortable with them.

Prepared a customized lease

You can begin with a template for your lease, but take the time to customize it for your particular situation. Be specific about what is or is not allowed, such as the number of pets or use of the garage. Have a lawyer review your lease to make sure that it is in line with all current lease laws for your state.

Perform inspections

Before renting out the property, do a thorough inspection of the Loft. Document the condition and take pictures and/or videos. Have new tenants sign off on the Loft’s move-in condition. When the tenant is preparing to vacate, do another inspection and document any changes in the condition of the Loft. Be sure your lease clearly states what types of repairs the tenant is responsible for upon moving out.

Price correctly

Keep current with the housing market in your rental’s neighborhood. When it’s time to find a new tenant, research rental costs in your area for comparable properties and set your price accordingly.

Make it easy to pay rent

As a landlord, you want your tenants to pay their rent in full and on time every month. Make it as easy as possible for them to do this by setting up electronic payments. Establish a clear late policy and stay strict about enforcing late fees. Having the extra costs associated with late payments will make your tenants more likely to pay on time. If they don’t, the extra income helps to alleviate some of the stress you may feel.




How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Loft

6 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your HomeWhen a buyer decides to make an offer on your Loft, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a Loft is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest sale for the highest price. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are our best tips for how to make buyers fall in love with your Loft.

Take great photos for your online listing

In today’s real estate market, most buyers begin their Loft search online. For this reason, it’s essential that you have great photos for your listing. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. What kind of photos would you like to see of a potential new house? Make sure photos are well lit, rooms are clean and all your Loft’s qualities are emphasized.

Clean, de-clutter and de-personalize the interior

To make buyers fall in love with your Loft, you must make it easy for them to imagine living there. That can be difficult if there’s a giant framed photo of your grandmother staring at them, or worse, sports paraphernalia from an opposing team. Give your Loft a thorough cleaning and remove clutter, including bulky furniture. Take down all family photos and store all personal items. Your Loft should feel fresh, clean, spacious and neutral.

Appeal to a buyer’s senses

In order to work on a buyer’s emotions, you must appeal to their senses. Fill the air with good scents, like fresh flowers, baking cookies or brewing coffee. Set out some light snacks and drinks. Play some soothing, ambient music. Use fabrics with a variety of colors and soft textures for beds, couches, curtains and tablecloths. You want to make your Loft feel warm and inviting and leave potential buyers feeling relaxed and happy.

Price it right

One of the most important details that will move a buyer from “like” to “love” is offering your Loft at just the right price. Do you Loftwork and research comps in the neighborhood. Talk with your real estate agent about how to best price your Loft to sell – not too low, not too high. You want to hit it right at the sweet spot, which an experienced agent can help you do.

Are you ready to make buyers fall in love with your Loft for sale? Then follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to closing day.

 




Best Words For Your Loft Listing

4 Aug 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Best Words For Your Home Listing

When describing your Loft to someone, what words do you use? Do you call it luxurious? Spacious? Beautiful? According to a recent report from CoreLogic, the words you choose to describe your Loft can have a tremendous effect on its sale. Not only can they influence how quickly your Loft sells, but also how much money it ultimately sells for. We’ve compiled a list of keywords you should consider using if they accurately describe your Loft for sale – and those you should actively avoid.

10 best keywords for your listing

Have a discussion with your agent and brainstorm about the best features of your Loft. Use the following words to help describe those assets:

  1. Beautiful – What is beautiful to one person may not be to the next, but if you know you have an outstanding view or a gorgeous garden, don’t be afraid to use this word.
  2. Luxurious – Lower-priced Lofts that use the word luxurious often sell for more than expected. Use this word if you have any amenities that could be considered high-end.
  3. Turn-key – Is your Loft move-in ready? Then you should definitely say so, as that can be a huge selling feature for many potential buyers.
  4. Remodeled – Have you recently remodeled or renovated your Loft? Let buyers know about those updates.
  5. Upgraded – If you’ve upgraded or updated any features in your Loft, you should spell out what they are in the listing.
  6. Stainless – Stainless steel appliances are quite popular with Loft buyers, so it’s best to clearly state if your Loft comes with these features.
  7. Granite – Much like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops are an attractive feature that should be mentioned in your description.
  8. Spotless – You may think every Loft is thoroughly cleaned before being sold, but that isn’t always the case. If you’ve gone the extra mile to banish built-up dirt and grim, be sure to describe your Loft as spotless.
  9. Spacious – If you know your Loft has plenty of room to suit just about anyone’s needs, you should definitely describe it as being spacious.

Don’t use these words

There are words that can help your Loft sell quickly and for a great price, and those that will definitely work against you. If you’re writing up a description of your Loft for sale, you should avoid using any of these words:

  1. Value – Describing a Loft as being a “good value” can often net you a lower selling price.
  2. Must sell – Communicating your need to sell quickly is an invitation for low-ball offers.
  3. Motivated seller – Much like “must sell,” describing a seller as motivated reads like desperation, which often results in offers that are lower than market value.
  4. Small – Unless you’re selling a tiny Loft, avoid describing it as small. Choose a word with more positive connotations, such as “cozy.”
  5. Outdated – If your Loft is vintage, that’s one thing. Many buyers appreciate vintage details in a Loft. Outdated sounds negative and something to be avoided.