Category: Seller Tips

elderly couple downsizing on moving day

Downsizing Tips for Empty-Nesters

Guest Post by Mike Longsdon of ElderFreedom.net The kids have long since flown the nest and all the space that once felt cramped now feels, well, empty. And while re-purposing the extra bedrooms was novel at first, you realize it’s simply more to clean – and to heat. Now you’re considering downsizing, but how do […]

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The Real Deal: 6 Insider Real Estate Tips

In the June issue of Men’s Health magazine, I came across an article that got me fired up. In a short article called “Realty Check,” an anonymous Broker offers the “real deal on real estate.” Some of the info was accurate, but many of the statements were off-base generalizations that hardly classify as the “real […]

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Choosing the Right Realtor to Sell Your Home

There are over 40 real estate agents and brokers in Mt. Shasta within a six block radius. Not to mention another 40-plus up in North Siskiyou County. Needless to say, homeowners have a lot of Realtors to choose from when it comes time to sell their home. So, how do Sellers choose the right Realtor […]

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happy home seller in shower of money

5 Signs of a Seller’s Market

The Mt. Shasta real estate market got an early start this year with buying activity beginning in January, and rising to a fever pitch by March. As we enter April, which is when sales activity normally begins to pick up after a quiet winter, we’re faced with a notable disparity between supply and demand, leading […]

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House for Sale By Owner

Pros and Cons of Attempting a FSBO

When homeowners go to sell their house, they either hire a Realtor, or attempt a For Sale By Owner (FSBO), or what we call in the biz, a Fizzbo. Some might wonder why a homeowner would attempt a sale on their own, and the reasons vary. Some have had bad experiences with Realtors, while for […]

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Why Zillow Zestimates are Inaccurate

The Problem With Zillow Zestimates

Zillow is a great tool for home buyers. It allows people to research and shop for homes in any location, regardless of where they live. In fact, Zillow is responsible for delivering a respectable percentage of clients through our doors here at J. Harris & Associates Real Estate in Mt. Shasta, CA. One of Zillow’s […]

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Top 5 Home Improvements to Boost Resale Value

As a Realtor, I’m often asked by homeowners what improvements will boost their resale value the most. Unfortunately, home upgrades rarely offer a dollar-for-dollar return, so homeowners need to be mindful of their remodel investments if they are hoping to maximize their return when it comes time to sell their house. Here are 5 of […]

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The Myth of The “Perfect Buyer”

There are a few phrases that you hear over and over when speaking with homeowners who are considering selling their house. One that I’ve heard a lot lately is the Seller who is looking for “the perfect buyer.”

When I first heard that phrase, I didn’t quite know what it meant. After hearing it repeated several times in different scenarios, I started to realize that it actually translates into multiple meanings.

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