How Accurate is Zillow’s Zestimate?

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Zillow To be honest, Zillow is often a point of contention with Realtors in the Greater Wilmington area. Why? Because the information isn’t always correct, listings are often left “For Sale” on the site when they’ve already sold, and they display values created by a computer that can give consumers the wrong impression about a property. It makes sellers and …

Can I Leave Furniture for the Buyer?

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It’s not uncommon for Wilmington home sellers moving across country or downsizing to be faced with having too much furniture to move. It’s customary to have a garage or estate sale, or arrange for a donation place, like Goodwill or the Salvation Army, to pick up unneeded items prior to moving. However, sellers sometimes run into a situation where they …

Should I List My Wilmington Home Now?

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Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has a real estate agent meeting twice a month – a sales meeting that is company-wide and an office meeting for each office location. At the end of each meeting, Realtors present their new listings to other agents in the company. Property pictures are projected onto a big screen and the listing agent of each …

5 Financing Pitfalls That May Affect the Sale of Your Condo

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If you’ve owned your Wilmington area condo for some time, you may not be aware of current financing guidelines that could prevent a buyer from purchasing it. These guidelines include requirements that factor into a lender’s decision to loan a buyer money to purchase a specific condo. Here are 5 financing pitfalls that may affect the sale of your condo: …

What Do North Carolina Home Sellers Need to Disclose?

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Wilmington Realtors® are often asked what’s required to be disclosed at the sale of a home. This is different from state-to-state, even city-to-city, because each has their own real estate commission that decides what is or isn’t important. A Realtor or real estate attorney can tell you what’s required where you live or are looking to buy. In North Carolina, …

Which Home Features Increase Resale Value?

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After years of falling prices, real estate experts across the nation are predicting an increase in prices. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, projects that home prices nationally will rise 5 to 10 percent over the next three years. This is great news for Wilmington home owners. It also means that buyers in search for Wilmington …

Is Selling My Wilmington Home at the End of the Year a Good Idea?

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Short answer? Yes. Long answer? Many Wilmington home sellers believe that the end of the year is the time to either take their home off the market or put off selling until the spring, but that’s not entirely the case. True, there are usually less buyers during the holidays and winter, but that doesn’t mean their home won’t sell. It …

The Top 10 Worst Home Showing Offenses

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Some Wilmington home sellers don’t quite realize that more goes into showing a home than setting an appointment. It requires presenting the home in a way that will make Wilmington home buyers look beyond the current state of the home, i.e. furniture that might not fit their tastes or empty rooms lacking vision, to see what it would be like …