Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate Agent

You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without your market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience “seller’s regret” when they see how much less they get for their properties. FSBOs earn an average of $60,000 to $90,000 less on the sale of their home than sellers who work with a real estate agent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Here’s the breakdown.

Easy Ways to Transform a Yard Into an Outdoor Oasis

When it comes to renovations, homeowners express some of their highest satisfaction with outdoor projects such as a new wood deck, water feature, statement landscape, or a new patio. These home improvement projects had “Joy Scores” of 9.7 or more out of 10, according to the 2018 Remodeling Impact Report released jointly by the National Association of REALTORS® and National Association of Landscape Professionals. Personal finance site MagnifyMoney recently highlighted a few ways to update your outdoor space.

How Much Influence Should Kids Have in Buying Decisions?

Fifty-five percent of homeowners who have a child under the age of 18 say their kids’ opinions factored into their homebuying decision, according to a Harris Poll survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults. What’s more, 74 percent of millennial parents—those up to age 36—indicate they took their kids’ opinions under consideration when buying a home. Renters pay even more attention to their children: 83 percent say their kids’ opinions mattered in their housing decisions.

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