Will Tomorrow’s North Bethany, DE Real Estate Be Much Like Today’s?
No one needs convincing to agree how much buying and selling North Bethany, DE real estate has changed since we entered the 21st century. Not only can you review homes for sale whenever you wish—you can also use North Bethany, DE real estate sites like this one to compare properties by all sorts of metrics.
This consumer-friendly advance was actually foreseeable in 1999. It was the subject of plenty of forward-looking commentaries. So it’s not hard to imagine that the glimpses into real estate’s future that Forbes’ panel of experts came up with last week could actually come to pass. The published piece promised “Six Ways Tech Could Change the Real Estate Process,” but the six panelists saw similar advances. The progress came in three areas:
1. Artificial Intelligence will help agents instantaneously adjust documentation to conform to legal requirements. North Bethany, DE and North Bethany, DE laws are in fact subject to change—so I am definitely in favor of this one!
2. Remote Transactions will become even more thoroughly supported so that searching, viewing, purchasing and even closings will be able to be conducted remotely. A second expert described essentially the same advance as “Time and Distance Removal.”
3. Disintermediation. This six-dollar word entered the vocabulary when people started talking about the “Bitcoin” and “blockchain” phenomena. The word means dispensing with unnecessary processes in a transaction—and in North Bethany, DE real estate, that could apply to aspects of title insurance and home loan generation. I’m pleased to note that none of the experts foresee dispensing with Realtors®—but it does cover the kind of shift we already see in how brokers help their clients. Rather than serving as “the warehouse for all data” as in previous eras, “brokers will increasingly act to interpret information now already possessed and frequently misunderstood by the consumer.”
- Written by Jimmie Bachand
4 Reasons for Buying North Bethany, DE Homes Now that Fall is Here
Throughout the country, spring and summer are when the most serious house hunting takes place. Springtime is, after all, the season when it just feels right to undertake major initiatives—and buying North Bethany, DE homes certainly falls into that category.
But if your own school or work calendar doesn’t dictate the timing, there are some good reasons why putting it off until next year may not be in your best interest. Here are four worth considering:
1. Wealth-building. If you are now renting, the sooner a portion of your monthly housing spend begins to go toward building equity for your own account, the better. All those TV commercials about starting early to save for retirement are reminders of the same immutable truth.
2. Home loans. The arithmetic is straightforward: when it comes to mortgage payment amounts, low interest rates represent huge long-term savings. Currently, they remain in the historically favorable range—but they’re projected to rise. No one knows the precise timing, but most experts expect it to be soon.
3. Investment wisdom. It’s such an investors’ commonplace that it almost sounds silly to say it out loud—yet “buy low, sell high” is easier said than done because it runs counter to how the crowd is behaving. With the economy and wages surging, most experts expect U.S. homebuyers to face a continuation of the slow and steady rise in housing prices—in which case acting now makes investment sense.
4. Market. It is often the case that when the hottest North Bethany, DE home-buying season has passed, sellers whose homes have not yet sold may become more eager to sell—and more flexible in general.
- Written by Jimmie Bachand
Delaware House Prep Starts with Capturing the Visuals
Manufacturers know very well the import of how their product looks on the carton, jar or bag. It’s why top commercial photographers rely on “product stylists” (they’re the experts who sort through 100 bags of potato chips to come up with the two or three that will photograph perfectly).
Delaware listing photos no longer have anything to do with 20th-century cameras or film. But it’s not just the move to digital that’s responsible for creating a higher quality Delaware listing photos. To guarantee you maximize the quality of your own Delaware home’s listing photos, it remains a team effort…and you’re on the team. Four elements are called for:
- Equipment. Even now, the technology behind photo equipment is advancing rapidly. What used to require compliments of hot lamps, stands, and even a reflector or two can now be accomplished with a single travel case of lightweight equipment. Still vital: the “eye” of the knowledgeable pro behind the lens.
- Patience. For the critical exterior shot, Mother Nature controls most of the timing. The photographers creating the best Delaware listing photos don’t just take weather into account—they factor in the house’s orientation and the time of day that will show it to its best advantage, and plan accordingly.
- Homeowner prep. The NAR®’s real estate photo tutorial emphasizes how important homeowners can be on the big day because “little things can make—or break—listing photos.” Examples are paying special attention to blinds, bedspreads and shower curtains (making sure they are smooth)—as well as removing any and all unnecessary knick-knacks.
- The digital finale. It used to be that fine photo correcting was a time-consuming art practiced mainly in the production studios of national publications. That’s no longer the case. Digital images can be quickly refined via ubiquitous photo processing software that makes retouching and image enhancing part of the professional’s everyday bag of tricks.
- Written by Russell Stucki
Selling Your Delaware House Has Two Formidable Opponents
Selling your Delaware house is a lot easier when you have an experienced professional relieving you of the lion’s share of the work. I spend full time dealing with the ins and outs of marketing, dealing with qualified prospective buyers, and making sure the Delaware and Delaware technical requirements are met to the letter. That means that the lion’s share of what you need to deal with are the finishing touches of showings and open house presentations.
But long before any marketing can get under way; before an eye-pleasing Delaware listing can be created—and even before a final choice the right Realtor® is made—two formidable opponents have to be met and conquered. Taken individually, neither is nearly as imposing as when they team up. But when they work together, they can stall the initiation of any Delaware house selling initiative for months—even years. Unfortunately, they’re always hanging around the house, waiting to cause trouble.
The villains are inertia and its helpmate, clutter.
Inertia is the force that pushes you back in your seat when your jetliner takes off. It’s the force that keeps the car moving after you’ve taken your foot off the gas. It’s the physical property of a body at rest (or in motion) that opposes a change in what is happening at the moment.
In the realm of homeownership, real estate inertia is the natural tendency to stay put in your familiar home setting. Rather than upsetting the applecart by striking out in a new direction, it’s the understandable propensity to leave well enough alone—even when the familiar home base is no longer as suitable a venue as it used to be.
This despite the fact that as our family or work or financial situations evolve, sooner or later most everyone will overcome house-related inertia and start thinking about selling and finding a better fit. That might be larger or smaller, grander or simpler, or simply more conveniently located. That’s when inertia’s partner comes into play to stop everything.
Clutter is all the stuff we’ve built up to make our lives more comfortable—and there is a lot of it we could do without. But the idea of actually addressing which things are disposable, and thenactually disposing of them? Well, nobody in his or her right mind wants to tackle that (at least not right now).
To make a mathematical formula for this common phenomenon:
inertia + clutter = later
The foolproof strategy for overcoming the two scoundrels is to cut the clutter part down to size. Tackle one room at a time. It works. True, this involves overcoming a certain amount of inertia—but nothing like the mountain of the stuff that thinking about the whole household full of the stuff involves.
- Written by Russell Stucki