A Simpler Real Estate Experience

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Welcome to the first installment of A Simpler Real Estate Experience presented by Skyecroft Realty Group.

Think of this page as the Tri-W’s real estate advice column.  Have a real estate question?  Ask us. Have a comment? Let us know!

We look forward to answering some of the most common questions we hear from clients over the course of the next year.

Questions like, “Should I update my bathroom from the 1980s in order to obtain top dollar for the sale of my house?” The answer, by the way, is “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

What five things do buyers care about most when looking at prospective homes?

The specifics may vary based on buyers tastes and specific needs, but there are several common themes that play out over and over again. These even include things that are not covered on your favorite real estate show. We will get into those in a future column.

Ever wonder what steps are involved in getting from an accepted offer and contract to purchase a home to the closing table? The due diligence period in North Carolina includes securing financing, inspections, appraisals, and additional negotiations, and is one of the most misunderstood parts of the real estate sales process.

We often consult with home owners who want to know what they can reasonably expect to sell their house for and how to maximize value; and with buyers who need to know how to submit the winning bid for a home without biting off more than they can chew. There are strategies we employ for both.

You’ll read articles for home buyers, articles for home sellers and, get this, articles for home owners who plan on staying put (for a while, anyway). And let’s not forget about renters!

We’ll write about staging your home, what you need to know about mortgages and how rising interest rates may impact your decision to buy or sell a home today vs a year or more from now.

Most importantly, though, this column is for the residents of Union County and nearby communities, and we want it to serve our readers.

If you have a story idea or a question you want answered, email them to the author and we’ll do our best to either answer your questions either directly or in a future column.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to getting to know you!

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