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Which High-Tech Upgrades Should You Make Before Listing?


Millennials and other tech-savvy buyers make up a big portion of our market. So, which three upgrades will help your listing stand out?

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Millennial buyers are making up more and more of the market these days. This is a tech-savvy demographic that places a lot of value on gadgets both in and out of the home. 

So, if you are thinking of listing your home, you may want to think about adding these three high-tech upgrades to your home:


Millennial buyers aren’t the only ones who want more technology.
  1. A smart thermostat. This is one easy improvement that won’t cost much to install. This piece of technology will allow your home’s future owner to control the thermostat from anywhere inside the home and even from outside of it, as well. Millennials tend to care about the environment, ranking it as a top consideration in their home purchase, and this gadget can definitely boost your home’s energy efficiency. 
  2. Home surveillance. There are options for this feature at every price range. Wi-Fi-enabled front door cameras and individual cameras can cost as little as $30 while full systems will start at approximately $180. The added safety this provides will be a big draw for buyers.
  3. Smart kitchen technology. If you already plan to update your kitchen, you may want to look into adding some smart appliances. Smart refrigerators are a good example. Many smart refrigerator models even come with a built-in camera and Wi-Fi connection so that you can easily keep track of your groceries. You might also think about adding inexpensive, no-touch faucets.
According to HGTV, 46% of consumers see smart home technology as important for their current and future residences. Millennial buyers aren’t the only ones who want more technology. 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

3 Great Reasons to List Your Home This Fall


Don’t fall for the common misconception that this time of year is a bad time to list your home. Now is a great time to sell for three key reasons.

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Now that summer has come to a close, many homeowners may think they have missed their chance to sell their home this year. There is a common misconception that our market comes to a screeching halt his fall. That is simply not the case.


Since buyers have fewer homes to choose from this time of year, yours will be sure to stand out.


Keep these reasons in mind if you’re contemplating whether or not to list your home now:
  1. You will have less competition. Most homeowners think they have missed out on the selling season, so they decide to wait until the following spring to put their home on the market. By listing your home now, you’ll avoid the rush of new listings that we see in the spring. Since buyers have fewer homes to choose from this time of year, yours will be sure to stand out. 
  2. Buyers are more motivated this time of year. Now that school is back in session, buyers want to get into a new home before the holidays. They have a deadline, which gives you more leverage. It’s also more common for companies to relocate people this time of year. Relocation buyers are highly motivated to get into a new home before January 1. If you wait until next spring to list your home, you’ll completely miss out on this highly motivated group. 
  3. Your home looks great surrounded by fall colors. The lawns are still green, the leaves are just starting to turn, and full plants, like mums, are just starting to bloom. Now is a great time to take listing photos and wow potential buyers both in person and online.
If you have any more questions about listing in the fall or you’re curious about what’s happening in our northern New Jersey market, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you.

Transform Your Offer Into a Winner


If you’ve found your dream home, only to discover that other buyers have their eyes on it, don’t worry. There are steps you can take to make your offer stand out against the others.

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Today, I’m here to talk to you about four ways you can make your offer on a home stand out.

When you’re putting in an offer for your dream property, it can be disheartening to learn that there are actually competing offers from other buyers on the table. There are, however, ways to make your offer stand out in a bidding war.



Sellers will often receive multiple offers on their home, and time will not be on your side. Do not sleep on it.



Here are some tips on making the strongest offer possible:
  1. Act fast. If buyer demand outpaces supply, as is often the case, it will result in low inventory. This means that sellers will often receive multiple offers on their home, and time will not be on your side. Do not sleep on it.
  2. Make a solid offer. A solid offer will be comparable to other recent sales in the neighborhood and will represent market value. Sellers will view your offer as more solid if you’re pre-approved for the listed price amount, or if it is a full-cash offer. It will also help solidify the offer if it is not contingent upon the sale of your current home. You can also include a personal letter in the offer, letting the seller know exactly why you want to make their home yours. These kinds of letters can be very helpful when a seller is weighing their options, especially if they have sentimental attachments to their property
  3. Don’t nitpick. Another way to make your offer stand out from among the others is to avoid nitpicking; you can do this by waiving certain contingencies, or by being lenient in your inspection. There are always things you can fix yourself once you’re in the home.
  4. Be prepared to negotiate. A seller will many times present a counteroffer to your original offer, and certainly if there aren’t multiple offers. Counteroffers usually revolve around price and closing time. Make sure you give a serious bid, and that you are pre-approved for the amount. With regard to closing dates, sellers usually have an ideal timeframe in mind. Once again, being less picky here may give you an advantage if there are other buyers.
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