No Comments

Top 10 Websites to List your House for Sale

top 10 Websites to List your house for sale! 

Top 10 Websites to List your House for Sale

Are you an Atlanta Homeowner and thinking about listing your house for sale? Well if you are, I am sure you are considering your options, as any smart Seller would be. While you might want to give this a shot, you do need a lot of tools at your disposal to accomplish this, including photography (uhh, great photos are a MUST), availability to show your  home, and listing it on the internet or even the MLS if you can. Although a good agent can syndicate your listing to hundreds of websites  much easier, I want to help you with a list of the top 10 Websites to List your house for sale!

To get started, here is a list of the top 10 websites that I would recommend you start:

1. Homefinder.com

This is a common site as most people visit the site to look for vacant apartments or for the purpose of buying a home. It said to be the best site to sale a house as it is designed with both the desktop and mobile platform. This means that with an internet connection, anyone can visit the site. This site also has a mortgage calculator and has a GPS inbuilt system that makes it easy for your buyers to know the exact location of the house on sale.

2. Craigslist

Craigslist can help you sell your home considering it has more than a billion visitors. Most people are known to post ads of their homes in this site and according to customer’s reviews; most people have sold their homes successfully. The craigslist is easy to use as all you have to do is to open a craigslist account and go to the post a new ad The site has an option that states ‘housing offered’ then select the subcategory option of selling your home as the real owner. After the setting up process, the next thing is to wait for a buyer.

3. eBay

EBay with its popularity attracts all sorts of property buyers. With eBay, you will first need to set up your account and then proceed to posting your house with a good description of how your house looks. The site is unique as it attracts all sorts of people. You can be a retired couple and still sale your house without anyone getting into your nerves.

4. Zillow

Most visitors are satisfied by the services this site offers. It has a wide access of homes being sold by other home owners. It has all the search tools like the GPS locator, voice search, plus it allows you to search by a specific location. Another plus of the site is that it is equipped with an updated search results which will allow a buyer to find any buildings or schools that are close to your home.

5. Facebook.com

Facebook.com has the most visitors per day than any other site. Find a buy and sell group and post your house in the group. Most of the visitors in the group will be all serious buyers or sellers meaning you won’t have to worry about the many jokers who like to make fun of everything in the famous social media platform.

6. Amazon.com

Like ebay.com, Amazon has also made a name for it- self as it offers sells of anything from used items to even property sells. To advertise your house, you will need to first set up an account and navigate yourself to the sell your product section from where you will quote your price and wait for an interested buyer to contact you.

7. Homes.com

This site is set up to favor both the buyers and sellers. It makes it easy for you to make all the sales transaction through the internet saving you a lot of time. When a sale is made successfully, all other successful sellers agreed that the transaction time was fast and very reliable.

8. Redfin.com

Redfin.com was initially formed to make it easy for home owners to sell their homes through the use of technology. Most customers buying homes have rated the site to be reliable. It’s active in 22 U.S markets.

9. Realtor.com

This is also a good site to post the sale of your house. It has a long listing that is run by the National Association of realtors. The site is always up to date which makes it easy for a buyer to view your new ad once you have made a post on this site.

10. Owners.com

This site is specifically for home owners who are not ready to give a commission to a sales agent. As a seller, you will get to sell your own house to the buyer without the need of the middleman who at the end of the day will need a small commission from you.

When you are ready to really take your house selling by the horns, you will need to contact me and i will get it sold for you! Also, check out the Sellers Checklist here on my website, AND did you know you can list your property for sale right here on this site as well for FREE?  Check out my page titled SELLER YOUR HOME so you can Learn More about the Services we provide to our Seller clients. Also check out How we Market your Listing to Sell!

No Comments

Just Listed in Peachtree Battle

Shawn Penoyer Atlanta Real Estate Agent

1544 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

$ Click for current price
7 BEDROOMS | 6.5 (6.5 full ) BATHROOMS | 6794 SQUARE FEET

Buckhead estate outfitted for resort living. Custom built all-brick home with 3-car garage on oversized, deep lot professionally landscaped; fenced back yard includes salt-water infinity pool with waterfall and spa and play area. Interior extras: workout room/gym; wine cellar; rec room. Chef’s kitchen with dark furniture-quality cabinetry overlooks family room and terrace for open entertaining. Architectural features galore heavy moldings, arched openings, Tuscan columns, coffered ceilings, 10-foot ceilings and 8-foot doorways. Grand living in the best location!

Presented By:

Showing Agent:

Shawn Penoyer

Associate Broker, REALTOR
Keller Williams Peachtree Road
404-984-7900
Licensed In: GA
License #: 350929

  • Link on Facebook
  • Link on Twiiter
  • Connect on YouTube
  • Connect on Google+
  • Connect on LinkedIn


Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is a real estate franchise company. Each Keller Williams office is independently owned and operated. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports the Fair Housing Act.

 

No Comments

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running | Simplifying The Market

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.

For the fourth year in a row, Real Estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 26%. The full results are shown in the chart below.

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running | Simplifying The Market

The study makes it a point to draw attention to the contrast of the sentiment over the last four years compared to that of 2011-2012, when gold took the top slot with 34% of the votes. Real estate and stocks took second and third place, respectively, while still in recovery from the Great Recession.

Bottom Line

As the real estate market has recovered, so has the belief of the American people in the stability of housing as a long-term investment.

Source: Keeping Current Matters

No Comments

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market | Simplifying The Market

The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will remain strong throughout the summer, supply is not keeping up.

Here are the thoughts of a few industry experts on the subject:

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR:

“Sellers are in the driver’s seat this spring as the intense competition for the few homes for sale is forcing many buyers to be aggressive in their offers. Buyers are showing resiliency given the challenging conditions. However, at some point — and the sooner the better — price growth must ease to a healthier rate. Otherwise sales could slow if affordability conditions worsen.”

Tom O’Grady, Pro Teck CEO

“The lack of inventory is very real and could have a severe impact on home sales in the months to come. Traditionally, a balanced market would have an MRI (Months Remaining Inventory) between six and 10 months.

This month, only eight metros we track have MRIs over 10, compared to 27 last year and 48 two years ago—illustrating that this lack of inventory is not being driven by traditionally ‘hot’ markets, but is rather a broad-based, national phenomenon.”

Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist at Trulia

“Nationally, housing inventory dropped to its lowest level on record in 2017 Q1. The number of homes on the market dropped for the eighth consecutive quarter, falling 5.1% over the past year.”

Freddie Mac

“Tight housing inventory has been an important feature of the housing market at least since 2016. For-sale housing inventory, especially of starter homes, is currently at its lowest level in over ten years. If inventory continues to remain tight, home sales will likely decline from their 2016 levels. …all eyes are on housing inventory and whether or not it will meet the high demand.”

Bottom Line

If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strongest at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really good price.

Source: Keeping Current Matters

No Comments

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! | Simplifying The Market

If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year:

Freddie Mac

While full employment and rising inflation are signs of a strong economy, they also have the potential to push mortgage rates and house prices up. The higher rates and higher prices create significant affordability concerns, which may continue to characterize the housing market for the rest of 2017.”

Lynn Fisher, Vice President of Research & Economics for the Mortgage Bankers Association

By the time we get to the fourth quarter of this year, we will still be under 5 percent – we are thinking 4.7 percent…Something north of 5 percent by the time we get to 2018, and by the time we get to 2019, we show fourth-quarter rates hitting 5.5 percent.”

Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist

Despite some regional disparities, title agents and real estate professionals do not expect increasing mortgage rates to have a significant impact on the housing market this spring. Continued good economic news, increasing Millennial demand and confidence that buyers will remain in the market even if rates exceed 5 percent bode well for 2017 real estate.

Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist for Freddie Mac

We will probably see rates higher at the end of year, around 4.5%.”

Bottom Line

If you are feeling good about your family’s economic future and are considering making a move to your dream home, doing it sooner rather than later makes the most sense.

Source: Keeping Current Matters

No Comments

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.9% according to CoreLogic.
  • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!

Source: Keeping Current Matters