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Are you thinking about selling your home in High Park North? Have you been thinking of selling it by yourself instead of hiring a real estate agent? There are several advantages of selling your home yourself, but there are disadvantages as well. To make it easier for you to make a decision find the most important pros and cons below.

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The most important PRO for selling your home yourself inĀ High Park North is MONEY. Selling your home without the help of an agent means more Money in your pocket! By selling it yourself you save the commissions and fees. – We are not talking about pennys, we are talking about THOUSANDS of dollars which you would have to pay an agent. Another advantage is that you are able to decide the times for open houses and showings. It is also completely up to you where and when you want to advertise. Unlike a real estate agent who is selling many houses, you can focus on YOUR house, because you are only selling your own house. It is obvious that you will have more interest in the sale than an agent.

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In turning around a mobile home park project, it is necessary to bring in mobile homes and be able to sell them. It is very important to get your message out to the public to let them know that you have affordable housing in your park and that you have really easy terms, low down payments and affordable monthly payments so they can realize the American dream of purchasing and owning their own home.

One way to market and advertise your park to sell the homes is to use a billboard which will give you more exposure so that people can become familiar with your property. We have implemented billboards in Texas to garner exposure for the three mobile home parks that we have in a small town of 100,000.

You can also use door hangers and flyers. A really good target for door hangers would be apartment complexes. Hanging the door hangers on people's apartment doors will let them know that for the same price or less that they are renting an apartment, they could go ahead and buy a mobile home. You could also put flyers on cars in busy shopping malls. These are two of the best ways to implement door hangers and flyers.

Bandit signs are a helpful way to advertise and sell as well. Bandit signs come in 18" x 24" or 12" x 18" sizes. They are inexpensive (about $1.00 - 3.00 per sign) and are meant to put along a busy road or attached to electrical poles. By putting signs along the road leading into the park and also in key traffic areas within town, you will let people know that you have affordable housing at your mobile home park. Make sure and contact your local city or county to know the rules about bandit signs (as well as real estate signs). In one city that we have a mobile home park, we are only allowed to put bandit signs out from 5pm on Friday until Sunday at midnight. At another mobile home park, the city will only allow us to put out a maximum of 5 bandit signs at any one time.

Another method is to try using television and radio spots. In West Texas, we purchased 30-second TV spots for as little as $1 to $5 per spot. (The $5 was actually a national TV station and the $1 was spent more for the local cable stations.) That worked well for exposure. Radio spots are priced reasonably and for maximum exposure your spot should be aired during drive times (6am - 8am and 4pm - 6pm).

However the most cost effective and greatest results come from placing classified ads in the Thrifty Nickel, Greensheet, and Pennysaver. The cost is about $5 to $15 per ad per week. You can place classified ads under the "Apartments for Rent" heading. Most people who are looking to rent apartments are really good candidates to buy a mobile home because for the same price they are renting an apartment, they can own their own home. You can also put classified ads under "Mobile Homes for Sale".

Marketing and advertising will be the key for getting homes sold and filling up your mobile home park quickly!

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Many homeowners each year make the mistake of thinking that any home improvement project is a good one in terms of adding value to their home. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. There are some home improvement projects you can take on which will not improve the value of your home in terms of the money you spend on the project and there are even other home improvement projects which can detract from the value of your home. If you think you may sell your home at some point in the future, it is imperative to make sure you know which home improvement projects to tackle and which ones to avoid.

The first thing to keep in mind when considering any home improvement project is that you do not want to outdo the neighbors. While the old adage of keeping up with the Joneses is certainly true to a degree, you do not want to exceed them. A home that is largely out of the price range of its neighbors is usually going to be more difficult to sell than a home that is in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood.

Two of the biggest mistakes you can make on home improvement projects is spending money on highly individualized projects and technological advancements. Avoid spending money on items such as saunas and steam baths. Such improvements might add to the value of your property but if the buyers viewing your home are not interested in these items you may find it more difficult to sell the property.

There are certainly some areas in which it makes more financial sense to focus your money if you are considering selling your home. Staging is one of them. Studies indicate that homes which have been professionally staged are selling faster and for more money than homes that have not been professionally staged. Luxury homes may even be able to sell for up to 20% more with staging than homes that are not staged.

You should also keep in mind the features that are most popular in homes right now. Kitchens and master bedrooms continue to rank high in importance with most buyers. Buyers are looking for master bedrooms which can serve as sanctuaries and have features such as vaulted ceilings and fireplaces.

The main key is to make sure that regardless of what types of home improvement projects you take on, you do not go too far. There is definitely something to the old cliché 'too much of a good thing' and that is certainly true in the case of home improvement projects.

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