Category: Selling

5 Things to Get Your Home Ready to Sell

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.

2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.

3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don’t plan to do it yourself. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and will be handy when negotiations begin.

4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.

5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you’re a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments?

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2 Reasons NOW is the Time to Sell

We’re through the holiday’s, the family has started to get back in the groove of the daily hustle of things and things are starting to settle down again.

So why would now be the time to think about selling your home? In the Middle of the school year?! Really?

Yes Really, and there are TWO main reasons for this!

1.) There is even less competition right now (in our already tight market). A lot of seller’s tend to wait until Spring to list their homes, there’s nothing wrong with that at all, but why wait until everyone puts their homes on the market and buyer’s have their choice?

2.) Buyer’s are Eager!!! Really they are! Interest rates have been terrific for awhile now, but they’re starting to increase, and buyer’s are getting anxious to buy before they rise! There’s nothing out there fir

What does this mean for you as a seller?

  • Eager buyers + low inventory levels
  • You could list your home now, likely see a lot of activity and sell quickly, possibly with multiple offers!