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April 22, 2019

11709 Seaman Rd

11709 Seaman Rd, Vancleave, MS 39565

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April 21, 2019

13421 Old Biloxi

13421 Old Biloxi Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39565

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April 20, 2019

SOLD - 1921 S 6th St

1921 S 6th St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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April 19, 2019

PENDING - 608 Dogwood Rd

608 Dogwood Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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April 4, 2019

PENDING - 14929 Pine Blvd

14929 Pine Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39565

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April 1, 2019

What to Know in Order to Pick Your Home’s Best Listing Date

    

Knowing your home’s best listing date means knowing, among other factors, what type of sale you want and how long it will take to prepare your home for the market.

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To know what the best listing date is for your home, there are a few factors you need to take into consideration.

 

First, you have to decide when you’d like to be out of your house and you’re ready to hand the keys over to the buyer.

 

From there, estimate how long it will take to close on your home after you’ve accepted an offer. A cash offer can shorten the closing period to as little as seven days. An offer with a conventional loan can mean a closing period of three to four weeks. A government loan offer (VA, USDA, FHA) can take anywhere from four to six weeks to process.

 

In any case, a good rule of thumb is to plan for the closing to take 30 days from the time you accept an offer. Remember, all the terms in the contract are negotiable—including the closing date.

 

Do you want a quick sale, an average sale, or a maximum-value sale?

 

After that, estimate how long your home will be on the market before it’s under contract. To do this, think about what kind of sale you want: a quick sale, an average sale, or a maximum-value sale.  

 

For a quick sale, I recommend that you price your home toward the bottom of the market. The market analysis your agent provides you with should tell you where the bottom is and how long it takes for properties in that range to sell. If you price it correctly in this case, you should have one or several offers within a few days after listing. If a couple of weeks go by and you don’t have any offers, make a price adjustment.

 

For an average sale, you’ll need to look at the average days on market for comparable properties and plan accordingly. You’ll also want to price it right in the middle of the market or just below that.

 

If you’re looking to get the most money possible out of your sale, price your home toward the top of the market but not above it. Also, make sure the market is moving upward in your direction—you don’t want to end up chasing it. To get an idea of how long this listing period will last, double the average days on market for comparable properties in your area.

 

Next, think about how long it will take to prepare your home for the market. It usually takes sellers about two or three times longer than they initially think. If you aim to do a quick sale, it might be a good idea to order a home inspection so the inspector can provide you with a list of everything that needs to be taken care of. You don’t want your deal to fall apart after you’re under contract.

 

It usually takes us about a week to prepare your listing; we'll get all the marketing, listing photos, and other various tasks situated for a successful home sell.

 

If you’d like to talk more about listing your home for sale or you have any other real estate questions I can answer, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to speak with you.

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March 29, 2019

PENDING - 13501 Stennis Rd

13501 Stennis Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39565

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March 25, 2019

1111 Magnolia St

1111 Magnolia St, Gulfport, MS 39507

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March 22, 2019

SOLD - 7101 Southwind Dr

7101 Southwind Dr, Biloxi, MS 39532

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March 7, 2019

3987 David Ln

3987 David Ln, D'Iberville, MS 39540

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