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August
29

Are you thinking about selling your home on your own?   Below are 5 good reasons from the KCM Blog NOT to sell on your own.  We know it comes down to value & protection.  A Lawyers Realty agent will guide you through the complicated process and use all the tools available today to find most qualified buyers in the shortest amount of time in order to get the best market price for your home!

Here are five of our reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to FSBO.

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer's agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer's attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • Your bank in the case of a short sale

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 92% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 28% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an extensive internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

3.  Actual Results also come from the Internet

Where do buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 43% on the internet
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.

4. FSBOing has Become More and More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 9% over the last 20+ years.

5. You Net More Money when Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real commission. The seller and buyer can't both save the same commission.

Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $184,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $230,000.   This doesn't mean that an agent can get $46,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.

Contact a Lawyers Realty Agent today!

May
5

 

Lawyers Realty's Jamie Carson just sold this home in the Hampden Heights, Mechanicsburg!  1115 Dry Powder Ct, Mechanicsburg - 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath, 2,464 Square Foot home.  If you are interested in learning more about this sale or others in your neighborhood please contact us today 717-364-3000. Spring is in full swing and it is a great time to sell!

April
19

Lawyers Realty OPEN HOUSE Weekend - Sunday, April 21

2 Citadel Dr., Camp Hill: 1-3PM - John Andrews (717) 574-7928

215 Brendan Mews, Mount Wolf: 1-4PM - Jamie Kim Carson (717) 884-1649

1297 Kelton Rd., Camp Hill: 1-4PM - Elizabeth Statler (717) 802-1517 

February
25

JUST LISTED by Elizabeth Statler for $110,000 this lovely and spacious townhome waits just for you. This 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath townhome features Central A/C, a partially Finished Basement, lots of updates including New Patio door & some new windows. Charming, private fenced backyard with nice deck and beautiul plantings-your own oasis! Find out more at: http://bit.ly/JunprDr

February
12

John Andrews JUST LISTED - 2 Citadel Dr. Camp Hill for $204,900.  This is a lovely, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, well-maintained ranch home near Cedar Cliff High School.  Original 3rd Bedroom is now a charming dining room with a bay window--could easily be returned to a bedroom. Hardwood floors throughout main level. New Andersen windows. Newer oil furnace and central A/C. Kitchen features granite tops with SS sink, dishwasher, and side-by-side refrigerator. Large all-season sunroom. Flagstone patio at rear. Visit: http://bit.ly/2Citadel 

December
17

Search for similar homes in Camp Hill
 
Property Details:
43 Sunfire Ave, Camp Hill
$340,000
MLS number: 10231315
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5
Square Footage: 2541 Above Grade
 
Call John Andrews at 717-574-7928
 
  
Click images for Listing Detail and to see Additional Pictures
 
Winter views of the Conodoguinet Creek:
Russ Goodling built 2-story home on private Floribunda lot. Trees shade rear yard/patio in summer, then allow wonderful view across Conodoguinet Creek in winter.
 
Spacious home with renovated Master Bath retreat:
Open 1st floor has 9' ceilings and extensive hardwood flooring. Remodeled master bath features 9-nozzle shower and radiant heat in floor. 500 SF finished recreation room in lower level adds to living space.
 
 
November
29

You have been searching and searching for a new home within your price range. What you are finding are houses that are best described as "a fixer upper", "has great bones but in need of TLC", "stuck in the 1970's -  does lime green sound familiar".  What has been your reaction to these houses?  "No way, we can't afford to buy the house AND do any work!"  

Well, did you know that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has a program for that?  The FHA 203k Rehab Loan allows for the cost of renovations to be included in your mortgage.  By considering this program, many more houses may open up to you as possible choices. 


The 203k Rehab Loans allows for a variety of repairs to the home.  It can be used for such things as painting; minor repairs; updating kitchens, bathrooms or flooring; plumbing and electrical work; among others. A validated contractor will be required to provide estimates on the renovations as well as complete the work within 6 months.  

The FHA 203k Loan is a great option to help improve a potential home, but the process may take longer than other loans so be prepared to be patient.  By working with a REALTOR®, you will be guided throughout the process which would include putting you in contact with the right mortgage professional who knows the ins and outs of the FHA 203k Program and can qualify you. 

When you are ready to buy, choose the Lawyers Realty Team – a REALTOR plus a Real Estate Attorney at no additional cost.  It is Added Value & Protection for buyers. (717) 364-300 or visit LawyersRealtyPA.com.

 

November
14

1519 Letchworth Rd, Camp Hill - Charming 3 Bedroom Colonial style home situated in Highland Park, close to everything! Decorated in neutral tones, this home features a Spacious Living Room, Formal Dining Room, 1.5 Baths, Large Family Room with vaulted ceiling, 1st floor Laundry, 1 car Garage, Fenced yard with Fireplace and huge patio for gracious and private outdoor living. Find out more: http://bit.ly/LetchWr

2828 Russell Rd, Camp Hill - Lovingly cared for quintessential Camp Hill Borough ranch with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. Enjoy the oversized living room with fireplace which overlooks the beautifully landscaped private yard. Formal dining room and large eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook makes this house a find in the borough. Economical gas heat and central air complete the package. Dont miss this rare opportunity: http://bit.ly/RusslRd 

October
17

Patti Spirk has joined the team at Lawyers Realty as our newest REALTOR®.  Knowing that she would have in-house real estate attorneys available to assist her made the decision an easy one when deciding which company would become her real estate home.  

A resident of Hershey, Patti knows the community and surrounding area well.  Her passion for home design as well as her community makes Patti the one to call for your real estate needs in the Hershey/Hummelstown area.  

We welcome Patti to Lawyers Realty and look forward to working with her.  

Patti Spirk, REALTOR® can be reached at 717-364-1597 or visit her website at  pspirk.lawyersrealtypa.com.

October
3

As REALTORS, how many times do we hear this? 

Potential Seller's thought process: "We will wait until spring to put our house on the market when buyers are buying and the flowers are blooming."

REALTOR'S thought process:  "Why wait for spring?  Buyers don't suddenly stop buying October thru March. There are buyers that are transferring due to their job; buyers who are renting and their lease is up; and buyers that have been searching for that just right home and it may be your home that they have been waiting for."    

 So if you are one of the fewer sellers who happens to have their home on the market, priced right and in showing condition, then chances are greater that your house may receive a contract at this time of the year.

It is as simple as Supply and Demand.  Supply will be lower, but there will still be a demand. And besides, don't homes feel so much cozier and welcoming in the fall and throughout the Holidays? 

If you are thinking about listing your home, call a Lawyers Realty REALTOR to put a TEAM on your side (717) 364-3000. www.lawyersrealtypa.com

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