To many homeowners the idea of a home inspection is always met with a slight raise in heart rate. Having every nook and cranny of your home put under a microscope is a bit intimidating. And why shouldn't it be? Just mention the word and a mental checklist of all the things you've been putting off - or just completely ignoring - runs through your head like an old flickering neon sign. There is no fault in the endless duties of homeownership and the inevitable work left trickling along.
Is this a good time to sell? We get this question often. This is a natural question, since everybody wants to time the market in their favor.
First, some observations from what we've seen on Faira. Our sell through rate has been higher in 2018 than last year. We have been getting multiple offers on many of our homes. Our homes are selling well.
You may be wondering, why is Faira able to make home selling free?
Here's the reason: Faira is anti-complexity.
Complexity makes buying and selling a home more expensive for everybody involved. Faira makes home sales simple, saving sellers thousands of dollars in the process. So, when it comes time for a buyer to make an offer, there is no complexity. Here are three reasons why Faira is simple and free for sellers:
Seattle is a hotbed for real estate tech. We are home to popular real estate sites like Zillow and Redfin which have changed how people shop for homes. Many people ask us, "How is Faira different than Redfin and Zillow?" There's a big difference and I'll explain.
Buying or selling a home is a big deal and can be expensive, so learning how to keep costs low is important for both sellers and buyers. The process of purchasing a house can be time consuming and somewhat confusing, and people aiming to purchase or sell a house are looking for the best way to conduct the transaction.
As part of Faira Premium, we are now offering a same as cash guarantee. When offers are received, they may be cash or subject to financing. Sellers sometimes miss the opportunity to take a higher offer because they prefer to take a lower cash offer. If you use this program, you can now accept an offer subject to financing with high confidence, as if it was a cash offer. This levels the playing field and may result in stronger competition to give you the best price while improving your peace of mind no matter what offer you take.
With a heavy heart I post this... 😢 pic.twitter.com/sG8bBP142P— Lance Bass (@LanceBass)
How do I pick the list price?
This is a question we hear a lot. First, let's get the elephant out of the room. Sellers do not determine the sale price of a home, buyers do. What sellers can do is adopt a strategy so you can find the buyer who values your home the most. The sellers may decide not to sell the home, but they can’t directly determine the purchase price of the home.
An illustrated guide to help you follow the down payment articles with your own numbers
Welcome to our illustrated guide on how to use the Faira down payment calculator!
If you haven’t checked out the other articles in this series yet, head over to the introduction for a summary and links. Download the Excel spreadsheet “Faira down payment calculator” and let’s begin!
You will input your own numbers in the cells with a white background and black border. Example:
The cells with a gray background show you results of calculations. Example: