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Face Your Loft Selling Fears

8 Dec 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Face Your Home Selling Fears

We understand – selling a Loft is tough! It’s one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever complete in your lifetime. That can be scary. But don’t let it keep you from putting your Loft on the market. Here are some common fears that you might experience when selling your Loft, and tips on how to face them.

You’ll be overwhelmed

Getting your Loft ready for the market can be a big job. Cleaning, organizing, repairing and painting can take time. You may feel like your to-do list is going to be a mile long, and that you’ll never finish it. While it does take effort to get your Loft ready for showings, you can help yourself by starting early. Tackle your list one item at a time. Don’t feel like you have to complete everything in one weekend. Talk to your agent about which items to prioritize, and let them help you organize your tasks.

Your Loft won’t sell

This is a common fear for most sellers. It’s easy to worry that once you list your Loft, it will languish on the market for weeks or even months. Your fear can be compounded if you know you’ll need that money in order to secure a new place. The best way to face this fear is to get an early start. Work with an experienced agent who understands your local market. Your agent can make sure your Loft is priced right for the current market conditions.

Your agent will underprice your Loft

Another fear that sellers may face is that their agent will want to price their Loft too low. The best way to deal with this is to compare your Loft’s listing price with similar Lofts listed in your area. Are they around the same? If you feel this is a trust issue with your agent, interview other agents. You’ll either discover that your agent’s assessment is on par, or that it’s way off base. The bottom line is – you don’t have to list your Loft with an agent you don’t feel comfortable with.

You’ll feel exposed

Your Loft is your sanctuary. It’s where the most personal moments of your life take place. It’s totally normal to feel uneasy about suddenly opening your Loft to strangers. Especially when those strangers will be making judgments about it. If you are worried that you’ll feel too exposed, take time to remove all your personal belongings from the Loft before potential buyers walk through. Paint rooms in neutral colors. By de-personalizing your Loft, you’ll be able to treat it more like a business transaction.

You’ll be too emotional

Lastly, we know it can be tough to let go of your Loft. You’ve made memories there, and sometimes it’s difficult to move on. You can counteract this by daydreaming about the new chapter of your life that is coming up. Find reasons to be excited about it. It is easier to let go if you have something else to look forward to.




Get Ready to Buy in 2018

6 Dec 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Get Ready to Buy in 2018Is 2018 the year you’ll finally realize your dream of buying a Loft? If you’d like to make that dream a reality, start planning now so you’ll be ready in the New Year. Here’s what you need to do to set yourself up for your 2018 Loft purchase.

Request your credit report

The first, and most important, thing you should do as you prepare to buy a Loft in the coming year is to check your credit. Your credit affects your ability to qualify for a loan and the kind of interest rate you’ll get. The better your credit, the more favorable your loan conditions will be. Even if you think you have excellent credit, you need to request your report. Many credit reports contain errors, and you’ll need time to address them and have them removed. And if your credit isn’t great, you can start putting measures in place to repair it.

Ask for money

When Santa asks you what you want for Christmas this year, tell him you want cold hard cash. All kidding aside, though, consider how much cash you’ll need for closing. Not only do you need money for the down payment – up to 20 percent of the purchase price – but you’ll also need to save for moving expenses, repairs and other unexpected costs. If you are expecting to receive gifts for the holiday, ask for financial contributions toward your Loft purchase.

Determine how much you can spend

Before you begin looking at Lofts in earnest, you need to determine your price range. Use an online calculator to plug in your details and find out how much Loft you can afford. And remember while it’s always fun to fantasize about your dream Loft, you’ll want to be realistic about how much you can comfortably spend each month. Committing to expensive mortgage payments that you have to stretch to make each month is stressful. You’ll enjoy your new Loft more if you aren’t worried about staying current on your loan.

Start looking at neighborhoods

The fun part of looking for a new Loft is researching neighbors and getting a feel for where you want to live. If you live close to the area where you want to move, drive around some neighborhoods, and see them at different times of day. If you don’t live nearby, take a virtual tour with Google Earth and scour the web for information. Start making a list of what you’re looking for in a community, and see which ones fit the bill.

Get pre-approval for a loan

If you’re happy with your credit score and you’re ready to begin your search, then it’s time to get preapproved for a loan. Take time to research lenders and find the best rates and terms. Getting preapproved for a mortgage shows sellers that you are serious about buying a Loft. It’s essential that you get a preapproval letter once you’ve determined you’re ready to start putting offers on Lofts that fit your needs.




Loft Selling Myths Debunked

24 Nov 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Home Selling Myths Debunked

If you’re selling your Loft, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell you may be downright harmful to getting your Loft sold. Let us save you some time and trouble by debunking some of the more common Loft selling myths.

You’ll get all your money back with improvements

While it’s true that some renovations can increase the value of your Loft, they aren’t all created equal. In fact, there are few that will pay for themselves entirely. Talk to your agent about what upgrades should be tackled before you list your Loft, and which ones to leave for the next owners.

Minor repairs can wait

We understand how annoying it can be to tighten every screw, replace every burnt-out light bulb and repair every leaky faucet. But making minor repairs can mean the difference between getting the price you want and having to accept a lower offer. Most buyers are looking for a Loft that is move-in ready. So now is the time to finally tackle that to-do list of minor repairs.

The seller determines the price

While the Loft seller does ultimately make the decision about the listing price, there are many factors that determine the number. The biggest factor that dictates what you can reasonably expect to get for your Loft is the market itself. Thoroughly research all the comparable properties for sale in your area, and rely on the expert market knowledge of your agent to arrive at the best price.

Price high at the beginning

There are some who believe that overpricing a Loft gives a potential buyer room to negotiate. But what it really does is scare most potential buyers off. With so much information available online, today’s buyers know when a Loft is being listed for an unreasonably high price. And in most cases, buyers will not schedule an appointment to view the Loft. Pricing high will often result in your Loft spending more time than necessary on the market. And the longer your Loft is on the market, the more unattractive it becomes to potential buyers. Do yourself a favor, and price it correctly at the start.

Repaint everything a neutral color

If your Loft is covered in zebra-stripe wallpaper, then you may want to consider toning it down a little. But not all vibrant colors need to go. Sometimes, those bold colors play up a nice feature of your Loft or brighten up an otherwise drab room. If you feel like the color may be a little much, you can play it down with more neutral furnishings.

Remove all holiday decorations before a showing

The holiday season is quickly approaching. If you’re getting ready to sell, you may think you’ll have to keep those boxes of holiday decorations stored until next year. If the thought of not decking your halls makes you sad, know that it’s OK to do a little holiday decorating. Just be sure to keep it simple and tasteful. In fact, those decorations may be just the thing to convince a potential buyer of how cozy and festive your Loft can be.




Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

17 Nov 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your Loft is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain requirements that must be met when using a cash gift towards your deposit. Here’s what you need to know.

Who can give the gift?

Lenders tend to be restrictive when it comes to allowing cash gifts to be applied to a down payment. The gift can’t come from just anyone. In most cases, the money must come from a relative – usually a parent, grandparent or sibling. You may also receive a gift from your spouse or the person to whom you are engaged. If you’re applying for an FHA loan, you’ll have a little more leeway. For these loans, your gift can come from an employer, labor union, close friend or even a nonprofit.

You’ll need a gift letter

In order for the gift money to qualify, it must be properly documented. The first step is to write a gift letter. The letter should outline the amount of the gift, the relationship between parties and the property address. It should also state that the money is a gift and not a loan that will need to be repaid.

Receiving the gift

Once the gift letter has been written, you’re not done yet. You can’t simply deposit the money in your bank account and call it a day. You need to create a paper trail to show where the money came from. Write a check for the exact amount of the gift and make photocopies. The check should then be deposited in person into the account that will be used for closing. Make sure to get a receipt for the deposit, and do not deposit any other money at the same time.

You may also be required to show additional documentation about where the gift money came from. This can include copies of the donor’s bank statements or even documents from the sale of stocks and funds transfer from a brokerage account to another account. When in doubt, save the paperwork.

If possible, try to get the gift money as early as you can. If you can secure the gift money while you’re still in the planning stages, you won’t need as much paperwork down the line as you would with a last-minute gift.

Gift taxes do apply

Once the check is written and the funds deposited, you’re still not done. Be aware that there may be taxes due for the money that was gifted. The donor generally pays these taxes, although both parties can agree to have the tax paid by the recipient instead. Talk with your accountant about what the current monetary thresholds are for incurring taxes and how your gift may affect your tax liability for the year.

If you’re the recipient of a cash gift for your down payment, congratulations! It’s a great way for loved ones to help with your home purchase, particularly if you’re a first time homebuyer. Follow the steps outlined above to ensure that you’ll have no problems using your cash gift come closing day.




Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

12 Nov 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

Is your dog the one on the block that neighbors flock to when they see you out walking? Or is he the one that causes people to cross the street in order to avoid you? Dogs have become undeniable members of our families, and by extension, members of our neighborhoods. Which is why it’s important to consider whether or not your dog is a good neighbor. These tips will help make sure that your best friend is also a favorite neighbor on the block.

Keep a collar on

This applies to your dog, of course – not you. But it is essential that you always keep a collar on your dog with ID tags. Although you may go the extra mile to ensure that your dog is properly secured on your property, some sneaky canines are talented escape artists. Make it easy for your neighbors to identify your dog and to get in touch with you should your dog become lost. Don’t rely on microchips alone, which usually require a trip to the vet or shelter in order to be scanned.

Always use a leash

Even if your dog is the best behaved one on the block, always follow local leash laws. You never know when something will attract their attention or provoke them. It will also help should your dog encounter another dog that is not quite as friendly. Dogs should only run loose in your fenced yard or designated parks.

Know your dog’s behavior

If your dog is shy or does not like to be touched in certain places, make this known to anyone who may approach you. Give instructions to the neighbors you may meet when you’re out walking, and let children know to ask first before petting.

Be sure to curb

This applies to dog owners more than to the dogs themselves. If you’re out walking and your dog takes a break to relieve himself on your neighbor’s lawn, don’t just leave it there. Carry plenty of disposable bags with you so that you can remove the mess and dispose of it properly. Your neighbors will thank you.

Beware of excessive barking

A continuously barking dog can wear on even the most patient neighbor’s nerves. Be mindful of how much your dog is barking and whether or not it may be disturbing your neighbors. Don’t leave your dog unattended for long periods of time. If any neighbors complain about excessive barking, then work through issues in a friendly way.

Invest in canine training

If you’re concerned your dog’s behavior isn’t up to snuff, then invest in some behavioral training classes. These programs will teach your dog how to get along with other dogs, how to walk through a crowd without becoming too excited, and how to come when called. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to teach him a couple of fun tricks that will delight your neighbors and make them happy and excited to see you when you’re out for your daily walks.

By following these suggestions, you can make your dog not only a good neighbor, but also the star of the neighborhood!




Buying a Loft From Friends or Family

3 Nov 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

Buying a Home From Friends or Family

Buying a Loft from someone you know, like a friend or family member, seems like it should be a great deal, right? After all, you already have a relationship with the seller, and you’ll probably get a better price and complete the process more quickly. While buying from friends or family can work out well for everyone, there are some things you should know and prepare for before you jump in.

Make agreements in writing

While it can be tempting to cut some corners when buying from someone you know, you should make sure to get all agreements in writing. This helps to ensure that everyone knows exactly what is being agreed to. It also leaves a paper trail should any problems arise down the line.

Be honest about the relationship

When you are securing financing for the Loft, you need to be honest with the lender about your relationship to the seller. There may be added restrictions when buying from friends or family, and not disclosing the relationship could cause problems. In fact, it could constitute mortgage fraud. That could result in the delay of closing, denying of the loan or the lender calling the loan after closing, making the full balance due. You could even get a call from the district attorney if the lender loses money. The bottom line is – be transparent.

Don’t skip the inspection

If you’re buying from someone you know, chances are you’ve been in the Loft a number of times. You may even be a tenant purchasing a Loft from your landlord. Even if you think you know the Loft inside and out, you should not skip the Loft inspection. Hire a licensed professional who will let you know about any possible issues so that they can be addressed in the deal.

Have the Loft appraised

Likewise, you should also make sure to have the Loft appraised so that you know the estimated value. If you’re financing, the lender will likely require an appraisal.

Agree on a fair price

While it’s normal to want a good deal on your Loft purchase, the seller should not give you any excessive discounts. While a small break isn’t a big deal, the IRS will be watching to make sure the Loft is priced at a fair market value. If not, and you sell shortly thereafter, you could end up paying capital gains taxes.

Hire a professional

It’s wise to get some legal advice during this process, so you may want to consider hiring a real estate attorney. They can help you complete all the necessary paperwork so you aren’t accused of mortgage fraud at a later date. You should also hire a title company to transfer the Loft from seller to buyer. And while you may feel it’s not necessary to hire a real estate agent, it could be helpful to hire one as a consultant. Many agents will work as a consultant for a flat rate to advise you on the process and make sure you’re doing everything necessary to properly finalize the deal.




The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

27 Oct 2017 · by Virtual Results PubSub

The Benefits of Going to Open Houses

Are you getting ready to buy a Loft? Or maybe Loftownership is something you’re planning for in the not-too-distant future? Then you’ve no doubt stumbled across open Lofts and wondered if you should go. Whether you’re ready to buy or getting your finances together to be in the market soon, there can be many benefits to attending open houses. Here’s a look at a few.

Learn about the local market

It’s kind of amazing how much you can learn about the market simply by attending open Houses. First, you can start to get a feel for the kinds of Lofts that are for sale in your area, and what those Lofts are selling for. Second, you can see how much traffic the open Loft gets. From that traffic you’ll better understand how competitive the local market is. When you find the Loft you really want, how quickly will you need to act? Third, depending on how busy the open Loft is, you may be able to chat with the listing agent. From that conversation you can glean more information about what’s happening in the local market, even before that news becomes mainstream.

Understand what you can afford

You’ve been saving for a down payment and have plugged your financials into an online calculator to determine how much you can afford to spend on a Loft. But what is that money going to buy you in reality? By attending several open Lofts in the neighborhood where you’d like to buy, you’ll soon see exactly what your money can get you. You’ll see where you may need to make some compromises on your wish list and better prepare for the reality of what you can reasonably afford.

Get ideas about latest trends

If you’re not sure what you want your new Loft to look like, attending some open Lofts can show you what the latest trends are. Many Lofts are professionally staged so that they look as good as possible to potential buyers. You can get ideas about paint colors, finishes, kitchen designs and more. This can be especially handy if you plan to buy a fixer-upper that will need some cosmetic work. Use the open Lofts to discover what you like and what you don’t like. And if you like what you see, ask the listing agent for contact information for the designer or contractor.

Get to know the neighborhood

If you’re trying to narrow your search to a particular neighborhood, it can help to attend open Lofts in those neighborhoods. Much of the traffic of an open Loft is nearby residents looking to see what’s happening in the neighborhood. You’ll get a sense of the kind of people who live there, how noisy or quiet the area is, and the kinds of amenities that are available nearby. It will also give you a chance to meet other prospective buyers and learn about what they’re looking for in a neighborhood. Talk a walk around the block and get a feel for what it might be like on any given day.

The bottom line is – don’t be afraid to pop into some open Houses if you’re getting ready to buy. Not only is it a great learning experience, you may actually find the Loft you love!




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.




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!




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.