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If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Team Ruby - your professional Triangle Area of North Carolina Real Estate Agents.

Triangle Area of North Carolina Real Estate Podcast with Ruby Henderson Ruby Henderson

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If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Team Ruby - your professional Triangle Area of North Carolina Real Estate Agents.

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    Thinking of Selling? Let Us Help

    Thinking of Selling? Let Us Help

    If you’re thinking of selling, we want to help. Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale Even if you’ve only just begun to think about selling, you probably already feel a little overwhelmed by all the options available to you. Questions like whether you should list For Sale by Owner, sell to an iBuyer, or pursue any of the numerous other avenues out there are bound to enter your mind as you prepare. And on top of all these considerations, you also have to think about the liabilities associated with selling a home. In short: It’s a lot to take in. “ With thousands of dollars and your largest asset on the line, it’s no wonder most people turn to real estate professionals like us for help. ”During the time you’ve spent living in your home, you’ve been building equity all the while. So when it comes time to sell, the most important thing is that you’re able to get that equity back out. The right agent will be able to help you do just that. With thousands of dollars and your largest asset on the line, it’s no wonder most people turn to real estate professionals like us for help. After all, it’s our job to make sure your sale goes as smoothly and successfully as possible. If you’re thinking of selling, let us help you make the most of your experience. As always, we’re happy to help. And if you’ve got any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    We’re Helping FSBO Sellers at No Charge

    We’re Helping FSBO Sellers at No Charge

    If you’re thinking of listing for sale by owner, we want to help you do so for free. Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale If you’re thinking of selling your home as a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) listing, we’ve got a message for you. We believe you can do it on your own, but we’d like to offer you a little extra help. There are a lot of complex steps to navigate during the real estate process—especially when you’re going it alone. We’d be happy to take a little bit of this off your plate, and we’d like to do it for free. That’s right: We’ll help you make your FSBO listing dreams a reality for free. All we ask is that, in return, you refer us to your friends and family the next time one of them is looking to hire an agent. Listing FSBO isn’t for everyone, so if you know anyone who would like our help, please send them our way. To learn more, watch this short video.

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    What Happens When Your Listing Expires?

    What Happens When Your Listing Expires?

    What do you do when your home listing expires? Here’s the best route to take. Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale When a seller’s listing expires, more often than not, they take it personally. However, it’s usually not the seller’s fault at all. First, you need to ask your agent what happened. How were they marketing your home? If it fails to sell, it’s probably because there weren’t enough eyes on it. You’ll also want to check out current market conditions; pricing can affect your home’s sale, so if comparable homes are priced much lower than yours, you may have already found the culprit. “ A failed listing isn’t the end of the world. ”After your listing expires, it’s time to think about listing again but with an agent who has better credentials. Find the best agent, get back into the market as soon as you can, and get those eyes on your home. A failed listing isn’t the end of the world—since marketing is key, you always have the chance to reevaluate your strategy and try again with someone new. If your home has fallen off the market in the past, reach out to us so we can find out what went wrong. For answers to any questions or for further information, feel free to contact us as well. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    10 Questions to Ask an Agent Before Hiring Them

    10 Questions to Ask an Agent Before Hiring Them

    Selling a home is a complex process. Any agent you hire for the job should be able to answer these 10 questions with confidence. Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale Selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that you’ll make in your life. If you are a home seller, here are 10 questions that you have to ask every single real estate agent that you interview for the job of selling your home: 1. How much experience do you have? Some agents are brand new or have only been on the job for a few months. As they say, you can never replace experience—you can only gain it. You want to hire an agent who has been in the business for longer than just a few months or a year. 2. How many homes have you sold in the last 12 months? If they’ve been in the business for decades and only closed five homes last year, that’s not good. If they’ve been in the business for a few years but have sold 400 homes in the last year, that’s a good thing. 3. Do you have a “Coming Soon” campaign? In this day and age, it’s just as important to market your home before it hits the market as it is when it’s active. 4. What is your list-to-sale ratio? You don’t want someone who is going to list your home for $1 million but only sell it for $500,000. “ You deserve to have a team represent you during your sale. ”5. What’s your average days on market? You’re looking for the lowest number possible. Our team is listing and selling homes in half the time of our MLS average. 6. Do you work with a team? You deserve to have a team represent you during your sale rather than just one person handling the entire transaction. Be sure to not only ask if they’re on a team, but also see how the team operates and who is on it. 7. Do you have references and reviews? What do their past clients have to say about their team? 8. Are you ranked? If a team is ranked high in the market, it shows you they have a good name in the business and that they do a good job for their client. 9. What kind of marketing strategy do you have? If they don’t have one, move on. 10. Can you show me your marketing budget? This is as important, if not more so, than the previous question. If your agent doesn’t have a marketing budget, they can’t market and will only waste your time and money. Make sure you ask all of these questions to every potential agent you interview. It will empower you to make the right decision for you, your home, and your money. If you’d like to ask us these questions, or any other questions related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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    3 Rooms to Focus on When Selling Your Home

    3 Rooms to Focus on When Selling Your Home

    When you go to sell your home, focus your energy on improving these three rooms in order to sell for top dollar. Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale If you’re looking to sell your home, you’ll, of course, want to have your home spotless, staged, and ready to show. There are three rooms in your house that buyers will be paying the most attention to when they come to preview it, so be sure to remember this when it comes time to prepare your home for the market: 1. The kitchen. If your kitchen is spotless, it will make a huge difference to potential buyers. This is typically the main focal point in the home for many families, so if your kitchen is in top-notch condition, congratulations! If not, this is one room to focus on when it comes to renovations. “ If your kitchen is spotless, it will make a huge difference to potential buyers. ”2. The master bedroom. This is a place where people want to feel relaxed and comfortable, so you’ll benefit hugely by making this room as beautiful and attractive as it can be. 3. The bathroom. Especially the master bathroom, this is a room that people want to resemble a clean, relaxing oasis. Focus your renovation budget here to update any old or unsightly features. Paying extra attention to these three rooms while you’re renovating and preparing your home for the market will help your home sell for top dollar in today’s market—and isn’t that usually the goal? If you have any questions or if you’re looking to put your home on the market, feel free to reach out to us. My team and I would love to help you out, no matter where you are in the world.

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    The Best Time to Put Your Home on the Market

    The Best Time to Put Your Home on the Market

    Spring is the best time to sell, and the time to prepare has already begun! Want to sell your home? Get a free home value report Want to buy a home? Search all homes for sale We’re finally into 2019, and with a new year comes a fantastic time to prepare your home to sell. Spring is the most popular time to sell real estate, so January is when you want to begin preparations. As homes are typically on the market for a few weeks to a few months, you want to have your home already listed in February—before the spring selling frenzy begins. If you want to get started while there’s still time, reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you with any and all of your real estate needs. With us, your home won’t only sell quickly—it’ll sell for top dollar as well. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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