One to Buy, Two to Sell. 60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC

One to Buy, Two to Sell is often a point of contention in real estate sales.



60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC

One to Buy, Two to Sell  

Often conversation with homesellers can become awkward when the topic of marriage arises, as in, "Have you been married at any time while you  have owned this home?"

When I am talking to ONE Seller, things can become quickly complicated when they say something like, "Yes, but we are separated/divorced."  Or, "I owned the house before we were married, and he/she didn't help pay for it.  He/she has nothing to say about the sale."

Well….  It depends.  In North Carolina, we are a "One to buy, Two to sell," meaning that a long-lost spouse or ex-spouse may have a financial interest in the property.
Horror stories of shock and surprise abound…..

One of the responsibilities of a Listing agent is to attempt within reason to ensure that the Seller can actually legally SELL the property.  No one wants to list a home for sale, and find that there is another Seller who is not on the listing agreement, and then have an irate Buyer and Buyers Agent.
And, it is important to note, I am not an attorney, and cannot offer legal advice.  But, often it is necessary to access a legal opinion as to who must approve the sale.  I have spoken with divorce attorneys, and have received "Free Trader" agreement copies, and either way has put my mind at ease that I can market a property with confidence that it can be conveyed.
And sometimes, the former spouses have to bury the hatchet long enough to consummate a real estate transaction.  That process can be unnerving to all involved.

The topic seemed worthy of a 60 Seconds in Real Estate vlog:

 


You CAN Sell a home in this Market, 60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC

A short market report video, and how to sell a home in this market.



60 Seconds in Real Estate

Selling a Home in Cary NC

When you hear someone say, "Nothing is selling in this market.  No one is buying homes," they are mistaken.
Yes, you CAN sell a home in Cary, under the current economic circumstances.

How?
*Price it right.

*Present it well.  Clean.  Decluttered.  Staged.  Repaired.  Fresh!
*Promote it.  Don't keep it a secret that your home is for sale.  This is where a great REALTOR® as your listing agent, with excellent marketing skills comes in.

My thoughts in 60 Seconds in Real Estate, Cary NC version:

 


$8,000 Tax Credit will NOT cover a $40,000 mistake!

So, every agent in Cary and Raleigh and Wake County is trumpeting the $8,000 first-time HomeBuyer’s Tax Credit.  We are all reaching out to first-time buyers to help them. Continue reading “$8,000 Tax Credit will NOT cover a $40,000 mistake!”

NC Real estate contracts: If it ain’t in writing, you ain’t got it!

I first heard that one a long time ago.  Breaking things down into writing reduces disagreement. Continue reading “NC Real estate contracts: If it ain’t in writing, you ain’t got it!”

“A Web site like Zillow will never replace the professional experience of a Realtor.”

I couldn’t have said it any better than Amy Bohutinsky of Zillow did.  Continue reading ““A Web site like Zillow will never replace the professional experience of a Realtor.””

New NC disclosures on agent compensation

As of October 1, 2008, there are new disclosure requirements in North Carolina for real estate agents regarding commissions, and “Additional Compensation.” Continue reading “New NC disclosures on agent compensation”