3 Real Estate Improvements to Bring in the Buyers

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The reality of real estate right now is that buyers want move-in ready homes. The majority of buyers in the market are Millennials and this generation is used to getting exactly what they want when they want it.

Reozom, the online real estate transaction platform, has an online social audience that is mainly Millennials and Gen X-er’s (which is awesome for our sellers!). Because of this, we know what these buyers are looking for.

Basically, if your kitchen or yard is “on fleek”… you will attract a lot of buyers. Current buyers in the market are drawn to surface-level qualities of a home. This is actually a good thing for sellers because most of these improvements are quick fixes that can be done easily and inexpensively.

Here are 3 home improvement ideas that will make any buyer do a double-take:

1. Fresh Paint & New Carpet
There’s nothing closer to pressing the reset button than freshly painted walls and newly carpeted floors. Not only does this add a clean vibe to the house, it is very appealing to buyers. It makes the home feel like a blank canvas for them to make their own.

Even better, this fix can be decently cheap. You can often find great deals on paint and carpeting. If you don’t mind putting in a little work yourself, the project will cost even less!

2. Stainless Steel Appliances
So, it’s not news that buyers LOVE stainless steel appliances. Updated kitchens can make a huge impression for buyers. They really love granite countertops, but if you’re not looking to do a total kitchen overhaul, getting stainless steel appliances will boost the appeal with very little effort on your end.

Stainless steel appliances often go on sale at places like Lowe’s and Home Depot, so keep your eyes peeled!

3. A Landscaped Yard
Curb appeal is still a very real thing. A picture of the house and yard itself is usually the first photo shown on an online listing page. The home’s yard can have a major impact on the buyer’s initial impression of the property (in-person and online). Taking a Sunday to plant some flowers will absolutely be worth it.

If you are thinking of adding some trees or shrubs in the yard, keep in mind that buyers are also looking for little upkeep. Plant trees that don’t require a ton of trimming and maintenance.

All of these quick improvements can help move your home off the market fast!

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3 Ways Reozom’s Technology Solves Real Estate Transaction Pains

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When we say “real estate transaction,” you then probably think of all the stresses that come along with it. It usually involves playing waiting games, figuring out confusing paper documents and then having to negotiate the deal.

It’s no wonder that many of us hire a real estate agent to help us out. But that was before the technology of Reozom‘s online real estate transaction platform. Reozom is intuitive, easy to use and best of all, it can save you thousands of dollars on expensive commission fees.

Here are the top 3 perks that Reozom provides for the home buyer and seller, so they no longer have to deal with the pains of real estate.

1. Instant Gratification
A residential property can be listed on Reozom in under an hour. Reozom then blasts it off to be marketed on other major sites like the MLS, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. It could take 3-7 days for you to see a listing live online when going the traditional route.

Buyers can also schedule showings directly on Reozom within seconds. Typically, the buyer will find a listing online that they like and call their real estate agent to tell them they want to see it. The buyer’s agent then has to call the listing agent and then the listing agent needs to call the seller… so on and so forth.

With Reozom, that’s no longer the case. We connect the buyer and seller directly, so showings can be scheduled with a couple clicks.

2. Effortless Paperwork
People are usually pretty intimidated by the “paperwork” that comes along with real estate transactions. When listing a house through Reozom, the seller will complete all of the legal documents while being guided through our simple, online listing process. All of the documents auto-populate and can be signed electronically by the user upon submitting their listing.

As for all of the other paperwork you may be thinking of, that’s mainly completed by your title company. So make sure you find a great title rep that can help you out.

3. Streamlined Negotiation
Negotiating can sometimes be tough, especially if you’re not used to doing it. On Reozom, buyers can submit offers directly to a seller through our platform. Sellers can then decline, counter or accept the offer without ever having to pick up the phone.

Once the offer is accepted, a Purchase Agreement automatically generates so you can email it to your mortgage and title reps. It’s as close to effortless as you can get.

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Top 3 Perks of Homeownership

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Did you know that June is National Homeowner’s Month?

If you are a first-time homebuyer, you may not be aware of all of the benefits that come with owning a home. Reozom‘s online real estate tech platform makes the buying and selling of a home easier than ever.

Make sure to head on over to our platform and start shopping after reading these homeownership perks.

1. Owning a home is a smarter investment.
Owning a home means you are investing your money in your own future versus investing in a landlord’s. Over time, your home will most likely appreciate. This means that you will make money when it comes time to sell. Often times, the money made from selling your starter home will give you a nice down payment for your move-up home.

Plus, owning a home is actually cheaper than paying rent. A Pulseconomics report determined that paying median rent costs about 30% of an individual’s income. The median home payment costs about 15% of an individual’s income.

2. Homeownership gives you tax benefits.
A lot of people don’t realize that being a homeowner actually gives you a few tax breaks. You can deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage (within limits) as well as interest on other home related loans such as home equity and home improvement.

Learn about other tax breaks related to homeownership here.

3. Having a home gives you freedom.
When you own your home, you can do whatever you want with it. You can completely tech it out or get the puppy you’ve always wanted. Plus, you can paint and decorate exactly as you please.

Having the ability to live freely and create a custom living environment actually winds up being many homeowner’s favorite part of having a house.

These are only a few of the perks that go along with owning a home. Begin your home search on Reozom.com today!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Sell Now

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If you’ve been playing around with the idea of selling your home, we’re here to tell you, “Do it!”

Here at Reozom, which is an online real estate transaction platform, we have been watching listings flying off the market. Here’s why you should list today:

1. Inventory is low.
Michigan is still a Seller’s Market, which means that conditions are favorable for the seller. There are more buyers than houses, so the seller’s property is in higher demand and is very likely to get what they’re asking for (or in certain cases, even more).

Buyers are looking for finished, move-in ready houses. Today’s buyers live in an on-demand world and they want the same for the house they are about to buy. Make sure to keep that in mind to increase the success on your sale!

2. Opportunity is high.
In Southeast Michigan, homeowners have more jobs, money and equity in their homes than they’ve had in 10 years. Homeowners who have felt financially trapped in their homes (due to the housing crash) are now finally free to move.

The opportunity for having a better job and making more money is only increasing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the Detroit area has been outpacing the national average at 2.2%.

3. Mortgage rates – yep, they’re still low.
Buyers are on the prowl because mortgage rates are still below 4%. If you are a homeowner wanting to sell, it’s the perfect time to put in an offer on your move-up home, too. You will get the most for your current home and then be able to lock in a mortgage for your new home for much less.

It’s a win-win all around for everyone. So, we suggest making the bold move and selling.

Here at Reozom, we have made the entire real estate transaction easier, faster and more affordable than it’s ever been. You’ll be shocked at how simple the selling process is when using our tech platform.

Head on over to our Registration page to get started today!

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