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Tuesday, May 21, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

WHAT IS A LEASEBACK?

WHAT IS A LEASEBACK?

Have you thought about selling recently but wondered, “But where will I go?”

You’re not alone!

If you need to sell before buying, whether it’s because you need the money for the downpayment or wouldn’t qualify to hold both mortgages at the same time, a leaseback option may be something to consider!

So, what exactly is a leaseback? It’s an arrangement between the buyer and seller in which the seller remains in the home for a set period post-settlement, with the buyer assuming the role of landlord (meaning you, the seller, essentially become the tenant!).

This can be a great option if you need to sell your home first in order to qualify for your new home or if you need the money from the sale for the downpayment and don’t want to move twice or into temporary housing!

 

Have questions about how you can buy and sell simultaneously in our current market? Send me a message. I would love to discuss y! ...

Thursday, May 16, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOWING

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOWING

Showings are one of the most exciting parts of the home buying process. However, they can also feel a bit overwhelming, especially when you’re expected to make one of the biggest decisions of your life after just a 30-minute showing.

Not sure what to look for? I’ve got you covered!

*Storage Space. 

Don’t just focus on the bedrooms — evaluate the closets, cabinets, and garage for ample storage. Don’t be afraid to open doors and drawers, either!

* Neighborhood.

Take note of the neighborhood’s noise levels, traffic patterns, nearby amenities, and overall vibe. Consider how well it fits your lifestyle. You can easily change or update a home, but not a location. Is natural light important to you? Don’t forget to look at what direction the main rooms are facing!

*Odors.

There’s plenty to look for during a showing, but you’ll want to keep your nose on alert, too. Pay attention. ...

Friday, May 10, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

MY MODERN MARKETING PLAN TO SELL YOUR HOME

MY MODERN MARKETING PLAN TO SELL YOUR HOME 
Regardless of the market, when it comes to selling your home, having a unique and strategic marketing plan tailored to your home is essential.
Unlike many agents who will simply put a sign in your yard and publish your listing on the MLS, I believe in doing things differently. I understand how buyers in our current market think and what they are looking for, and have developed a comprehensive, ‘modern’ marketing plan to get the most eyes on your listing and ultimately net you the most money.
In a digital age where first impressions matter more than ever, my approach combines preparing your home to appeal to the most buyers, strategically presenting it through multiple forms of advertising, and providing personalized attention to ensure that your property stands out among the rest.
1.STAGING & STYLING
I believe in the importance of making your home appeal to the largest number of buyers. Staging helps buyers envision . ...

Thursday, May 9, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

MY FOUR NON-NEOTIABLES WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

MY FOUR NON-NEOTIABLES WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

Thinking about selling your home? Welcome to the world of stress-free home selling! When you list your home with me, there are four things I consider non-negotiable for a successful sale:

Home Prep Walkthrough — I will walk through your home with you before we list to Identify any repairs or updates that can be made that will help maximize your home’s appeal.

 Declutter & Pre-Pack — Declutter the entire house. Remove everything from all surfaces, take down any personal photos, and pack any non-essential items. What may seem normal to you might look like clutter to potential buyers.

 Next-Level Cleanliness — Having your home professionally cleaned from top to bottom will help make a great first impression. A clean home shows potential buyers that the home has been well-maintained and that the owners take good care of it.

 Home Staging or Styling —How your home looks matters. I w! ...

Thursday, May 2, 2024   /   by Ameil Gill

WHY THE HIGHEST OFFER DOESN’T ALWAYS WIN

WHY THE HIGHEST OFFER DOESN’T ALWAYS WIN

The highest offer always gets the house, right? Wrong.

Here are four reasons why a seller may NOT choose the highest offer and why the other terms in the offer are equally as important as the price:


 Cash Offers


With an all-cash offer, there are no mortgage or lender involved, sellers can close on their homes faster, and there’s no appraisal to worry about.

No matter how high your offer is or how solid your financing is, in the eyes of the seller, if you’re obtaining a mortgage, there is always the possibility of the funding falling through.

Ultimately, the “winning” offer balances a competitive price with favorable terms and realistic expectations. Working with a knowledgeable agent can help you understand these nuances and craft an offer that stands out for all the right reasons (hint: that’s me).


FINANCING


Another buyer could be more qualified with a larger downpayment o! ...