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Is The End Of Summer A Great Time To Sell Your Bend Oregon Home?


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By The Deb Tebbs Group

BEND, Ore. – August is typically one of the best months of the year to sell a home because children are back in school plus most buyers are back from vacation and are taking their Bend Oregon Home buying efforts up a notch because they hope to buy a home before Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Besides being a great time of year to sell a home, August is also a great time to sell your Bend Oregon Real Estate for top dollar if you follow these simple tips.

Don’t Wait To Get Your Home Ready For Sale, Start Now

If you haven’t listed your Bend Oregon Home yet you shouldn’t start getting your home ready for sale after your listing has gone live, you should start getting it ready for sale now because, the more time you have to prepare will only help you to eliminate potential problems and help you to sell your home for top dollar.

  • Curb Appeal – Focus on cleaning up the landscaping surrounding your home, removing dead vegetation and planting new shrubs, plants or trees.
  • De-cluttering – Make piles in each room of your home for items that you want to keep, donate and throw away. Items that you want to keep should be boxed up and placed in your garage or storage since this will help the rooms in your home appear to be bigger and more spacious.
  • Staging – Remove big pieces of furniture from your home like large entertainment centers, sectional sofas, or kitchen tables and replace with smaller pieces of furniture. Using fewer pieces of furniture in each room will help to emphasize the space that your home offers.
  • Inspection – Hire a qualified home inspector to fully inspect your home BEFORE you list it because this will help you to find and fix problems that may be lurking in your home.

Know How Much You’re Going to List Your Home For

Study comparable properties online in your neighborhood and know how much you want to list your home for or hire a Bend Oregon Realtor® to do a comparable analysis for you because a comparable analysis will let know how much your home is really worth and save you the time, money and hassle of overpricing or selling your house for less than what it’s really worth.

Sell Your Bend Oregon Home

To get started with selling your Bend Oregon Home contact Deb Tebbs and Associates today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to connect with us online.

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How To Make An Offer On An Overpriced Bend Oregon Home







BEND, Ore. – With the fast paced real estate market you may find at least one Bend Oregon Home that’s been overpriced and the BIG question is how do you make an offer on an overpriced home?

Tip #1 – Determine The Days On Market

During 2016 it’s not uncommon for most Bend Oregon Homes to spend an average of 30 days on market so if you find a home that’s been on the market for about 90 days this is a great sign that the home you’re interested in is most likely overpriced because most people will know the real value of a home within minutes of looking it up on their smartphones and avoid it if they feel the home is overpriced.

Tip #2 – Back Up Your Offer

When submitting an offer on an overpriced home you should also be prepared to provide supporting evidence that backs up your offer. This will be done when your Bend Oregon Real Estate Agent completes a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) which will provide data on several homes which have recently sold in the area for lower prices, proving that the home is overpriced.

Tip #3 – Make Sure Your Offer Is Attractive

Even though you may be submitting a low offer on an overpriced bend Oregon Home you can make your offer more attractive to the owner if you include the following with your offer:

  • Make sure you include your mortgage pre-approval. This will give the seller confidence that your financing is secure.
  • Provide a very strong Earnest Money Deposit – Yes the home may be overpriced but, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a strong earnest money deposit since this will make your offer more attractive and show the seller that you’re very serious about buying their home.
  • Limit some of your contingencies – Doing this will be another sign to the seller that you’re a serious buyer who is ready to buy their home without letting contingencies stand in your way.
  • Make your contract dates appealing to the seller – Following this one simple tip could be the thing that helps your offer to stand out from others since some buyers don’t care about a sellers circumstances and you can make your offer more appealing by structuring the contract dates so they benefit a sellers situation.

Buy A Bend Oregon Home

To get started with buying a Bend Oregon home contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to connect with us online.

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