Microservices Expo Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Jason Bloomberg

News Feed Item

RealEstate.com Survey Polls Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents, Reveals Key Factors to Consider When Selling a Home

RealEstate.com Survey Polls Home Sellers and Real Estate Agents, Reveals Key Factors to Consider When Selling a Home

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Selling a home can be an overwhelming experience for any homeowner, whether it's your first time or tenth time. In a recent survey, both home sellers and real estate agents provided information that sheds light on the many important factors that should be considered to successfully sell a home.

The survey, commissioned by RealEstate.com, asked 500 recent home sellers and 100 licensed, practicing real estate agents about the variety of critical elements involved in selling a home.

So what did successful home sellers have to report? The majority (65 percent) said that hiring a real estate agent to facilitate the sale is the best way to get the process off to a good start.

Pricing their homes was of major importance to sellers when they prepared to sell, and 51 percent of sellers and 64 percent of real estate agents agreed that setting an asking price at 5 to 10 percent above what the seller would actually accept is a good range to follow when putting a house on the market.

Despite recent reports of housing booms and hot markets with inflated prices, 37 percent of sellers surveyed reported selling their homes at the list price, and more than half of the overall respondents reported selling at or below $250,000 (57 percent).

Other key findings include: * The length of time needed to sell a home varied between sellers and real estate agents. Thirty-three percent of sellers reported that their homes sold within the first two weeks of putting it on the market, with another 27 percent citing homes selling within the first month. On the other hand, 41 percent of real estate agents suggest budgeting 2-3 months from the time you put your home on the market to selling it. * Sellers and real estate agents agree that the local school system is the most important factor that buyers consider when choosing a home (48 percent sellers, 40 percent real estate agents).

"Selling a home can be an anxious and intense time for homeowners -- and there aren't nearly as many resources available to today's home sellers as there are to homebuyers," said Holly Slaughter, brand manager and consumer experience expert at RealEstate.com. "Sellers who look to real estate agents for expertise about specific markets, tips and advice often know the key steps to address that many often overlook, giving them the leg up they need to stand out and sell their homes."

In addition to maximizing the timing and pricing for a sale, there are a number of other details that sellers should consider before posting the 'For Sale' sign out front. Additional survey findings revealed:

* Fifty-five percent of real estate agents felt that having a comprehensive comparative market analysis (CMA) done is a very smart thing to do before selling a home. * Real estate agents and sellers report the kitchen is the room that prospective home buyers care most about (59 percent sellers, 37 percent real estate agents). * Fifty percent of sellers and 38 percent of real estate agents said 'cleaning everything' is the most important factor for a seller to consider when getting a house ready for a showing. * Home sellers and real estate agents agree that enhancing the lawn/landscape is the top priority for getting the exterior of a home ready to sell (51 percent sellers, 40 percent real estate agents).

For more information regarding the survey findings and to view a complete copy of the results, please visit http://www.realestate.com/.

About RealEstate.com

RealEstate.com offers consumers a better way to buy or sell a home through a comprehensive suite of real estate services, tools and content as they progress through their home buying or selling process. This one-stop-shop offers a personalized roadmap, access to more than one million home listings, exclusive Find-a-REALTOR(R) and Find-a-Builder matching services, free home valuation tools, dedicated customer care representatives available nearly round-the-clock, and valuable rebate offers. Together, these tools allow RealEstate.com to simplify the often-complex real estate transaction and help consumers save time, money, and aggravation.

RealEstate.com is owned and operated by LendingTree, LLC, which is part of IAC Financial Services and Real Estate, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp , which also owns or operates LendingTree Loans, LendingTree Settlement Services, LLC, GetSmart Lending, Domania, and iNest.

REALTOR (R) -- A registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS (R) and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Contact: John Moore / Eric Glass Edelman 404-262-3000 [email protected] / [email protected]


Contact: John Moore, or Eric Glass, +1-404-262-3000, or
[email protected], or [email protected], both for RealEstate.com

Web site: http://www.realestate.com/

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Microservices Articles
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
"NetApp's vision is how we help organizations manage data - delivering the right data in the right place, in the right time, to the people who need it, and doing it agnostic to what the platform is," explained Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate for NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices ra...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, CTO of Embotics, discussed how automation can provide the dynamic management required to cost-effectively deliver microservices and container solutions at scale. He also discussed how flexible automation is the key to effectively bridging and seamlessly coordinating both IT and developer needs for component orchestration across disparate clouds – an increasingly important requirement at today’s multi-cloud enterprise.
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, ...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In their Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, and Mark Lav...
Many organizations are now looking to DevOps maturity models to gauge their DevOps adoption and compare their maturity to their peers. However, as enterprise organizations rush to adopt DevOps, moving past experimentation to embrace it at scale, they are in danger of falling into the trap that they have fallen into time and time again. Unfortunately, we've seen this movie before, and we know how it ends: badly.
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) is a common and reliable transmission protocol on the Internet. TCP was introduced in the 70s by Stanford University for US Defense to establish connectivity between distributed systems to maintain a backup of defense information. At the time, TCP was introduced to communicate amongst a selected set of devices for a smaller dataset over shorter distances. As the Internet evolved, however, the number of applications and users, and the types of data accessed and...