If you’re in a hurry to sell your home this fall, you might want to slow down before you put that sign in the yard. Failure to consider a few important factors may break a sale before you make it.

Halloween decorations aside, some things could scare prospective buyers away. So, if you (or your client) are looking to sell, here are some things to think about.

Cut the Clutter

Did you ever see a messy space and suddenly feel anxious? Clutter symbolizes chaos and confusion. Now, let’s put you in the shoes of a home buyer – imagine walking into an open house to see it as a complete mess.

Chances are, you’re turning around and leaving. It’s nearly impossible for homebuyers to visualize themselves in the space if it’s full of clutter. The simple fix here is to clean and remove any unnecessary items before showing the home. Continue reading

POLAND, Ohio (October 28, 2021) – To better serve its clients and enhance the quality of life in the Valley, Amerifirst Poland recently expanded its mortgage lending team as well as its focus on community involvement. 

“It’s an exciting time to be in the mortgage industry, and we’re happy to be in a position to grow our team to keep up with the homebuying demand in the Mahoning Valley,” said Matt Moore, who was recently named Branch Manager of the Amerifirst Poland office. “Our goal is to help anyone who wants to buy a home get the funding they need. Homeownership is an indicator of a strong community, and we’re glad to play a part in that process.”  Continue reading

Numbers don’t lie. Just ask the bathroom scale or the checking account balance. What you see is what you get (or have).  

The same is true for your clients’ credit scores. The numbers matter. They especially carry weight when it’s time to apply for mortgage loans. The credit score can make or break applicants’ chances of being approved for a mortgage loan.   Continue reading