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Preparing to "Spring Forward"

by Melissa Dierks

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST.
  • Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition!
  • Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sellers! Get prepared now to stand out in the crowd!

Small Cost, Big Impact: Tips to Consider if You Are Ready to Sell

by Melissa Dierks

Small Cost, Big Impact: Tips to Consider if You Are Ready to Sell

We all know that it’s the little things that count, and it is no exception when preparing your home for sale. Small updates can make a big impact on potential buyers. Here are some tips to consider if you are ready to sell:

Small cost, big impact with just a little bit of effort – and your home will stand out from the rest. Not sure where to start? I can help! Give me a call and I am happy to walk your home with you to determine what updates need to be done to maximize your home’s value.  I look forward to hearing from you soon – Melissa

The Regal Team of RE/MAX Professionals
7111 W Bell Road, Suite 101
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 229-0154
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Smaller Remodeling Jobs Get Better ROI

by Melissa Dierks

With home-price gains slowing in most parts of the country, sellers will be looking for ways to get top dollar for their listing. Cleaning and staging make a big difference. But for some sellers -- such as investors seeking to bring a property up to neighborhood standards before the sale -- remodeling work may be the ticket.

As the 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report makes clear, large-scale jobs aren't likely to return sellers their full cost. But there are improvements worth doing in anticipation of an upcoming sale. Some will return almost 100 percent of their cost. Others may not have as great a payback, but they can improve the market position of the property in relation to the competition. (Think about the impact of beautiful kitchen photos on online home shoppers.) In addition, several pricier projects can provide owners with a few years of enjoyment while still offering a decent payback down the road.

Find out which remodeling projects get you the most bang for your buck.

The Days When the Most Closings Occur

by Melissa Dierks

Fridays and the last business day of the month tend to be the busiest for closings, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Researchers at NAR analyzed the top closing days of 2014 based on existing-home sales data.

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The top seven closing days in 2014 were:

  1. Mon., June 30
  2. Fri., May 30
  3. Fri., Aug. 29
  4. Wed., April 30
  5. Thurs., July 31
  6. Tues., Sept. 30
  7. Fri., Feb. 28
  8. Fri., June 27
  9. Fri., Oct. 31
  10. Fri., Aug. 15

"Spring and summer days figure prominently in the top of the list, but all seasons are represented," researchers note on NAR's Economists' Outlook blog.

The data confirms that, based on existing-home sales data, June and July were the top months for home sales in 2014, followed by August and May. June and July alone accounted for more than 20 percent of the sales that occurred in 2014.

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