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Ways to Manage Stress When Selling your House

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

Before we discuss the remedies, let's discuss what emotional stress is all about. Stress is a reaction to uncertainty, fear and the unknown. Nobody enjoys feeling hurried or rushed, particularly when there is a sizable asset and there are financial consequences for making a poor decision. The best advice I can give for selling your home is to ...Read more

Homebuyer Turn-ons and Turn-offs

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

Thankfully, not every buyer has the same taste. There was an old expression that people would use when Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores were in every neighborhood: "That's why Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors." But truth be told, there were always a few flavors that sold the best. The same holds true with what sells houses.

The turn-ons currently ...Read more

Why Is My House Not Selling?

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

"I'm totally stressed out because we've been on the market for eight weeks and we haven't even had an offer." Such were the words of a woman who called me to complain about her real estate agent, who led her to believe that she would have multiple offers after the first week. After listening to her until she sounded exhausted, she took a deep ...Read more

Where Would I Move and Why?

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

Times have changed, and people don't move around like they used to. It's a big commitment to sell your home and move somewhere else, and it can be very expensive. One of the big fears people have is selling their home and not finding another in time to meet the escrow period. Another is that they won't like their new home and it will be ...Read more

Why Did Zillow Knock Down My Value?

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

If you woke up this morning noticing that Zillow dropped the value of your home by $90,000 since yesterday, you may not be the only one. But hang tight; it may bump you up $120,000 next month. I'm not suggesting that Zillow values are bogus or inaccurate, but you need to understand what's going on. The Zillow algorithm is an amazing tool to ...Read more

When Will the Builders Stop?

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

You might be one of those neighbors who is not very happy about the big homes being built in your once-simple and once-charming neighborhood of homes built in the late '40s and early '50s. It's easy to understand why you are not happy. Realtors encourage good taste and neighborhood conformity no matter what, but unfortunately, developers don't ...Read more

The Dilemma: Do I Sell, Lease or Stay?

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

It's a big decision. People often sell their homes when they are going through life changes such as aging, health issues, divorce, finances, etc. Many times, when people retire, they start to think about how they can live on a comfortable budget. That might mean selling your home and putting your money to work for you. Of course, you could rent ...Read more

My House Is So Much Better

Home & Leisure / Ron Wynne /

After 30 years in the real estate business, I still hear some of the same things I heard in the '80s and '90s. Imagine three houses on the market at the same time, each slightly different in price, size, location and room count. One house sells the first week after getting multiple offers. The second house sells within three weeks at just below ...Read more



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