March 2019

Found 5 blog entries for March 2019.

The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.

New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.

Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home

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60 seconds is all the time you have to create a stellar first impression and in today's competitive market, buyers want to fall in love before they've even stepped foot inside.

How can you ensure that your home stays top of mind? Follow these simple, yet significant ways to maximize your home's appeal;

Exterior - everything should be in tip-top shape, your home is competing with hundreds of other homes, a buyer will simply move onto the next option if yours doesn't fit the bill.

1. Lawn should be green & mowed, bushes & hedges trimmed, trees & weeds under control - no dead branches, flower beds neatly tended to

2. Doors & windows (including garage) should be fully functioning and in good condition, no pealing paint, ripped screens, etc. and

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If you're anything like me, last week I was ecstatic when it was 70's degrees and sunny...the perfect temperature to throw open the windows and get the winter 'funk' out of the house! There's nothing like a little fresh air to put a little pep in your step and prep you for a new season. 

And as we prep for a new season, we want to make sure that our homes are functioning as they should be and ready to for us to start performing our usual 'spring' activities! Even though we live in the south and don't typically experience harsh winters, there are still things we can do to best maintain our homes so they're operating at their full potential. 

So, how can we prep? Here are a few ways...

Exterior

Check drainage - be sure water is able to flow

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1. Never under any circumstance should you be present for a showing - Buyer's are searching for their new future home and it's a stressful time for them. They don't need the added pressure of a seller pointing out their favorite features or reminiscing about past experiences they've had in the home. 

Instead: allow the buyer's agent to show your property and wait for the feedback.

 2. Don't leave out your personal items/always de-clutter - You hear it all the time, but it's the truth! We know you love your family, but the majority of buyers have a hard time envisioning their own possessions in a space that's filled with other people's personal items. Also, buyer's can't see themselves growing into this space if there's clutter everywhere. Always try

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Whether you're thinking about buying, selling or investing in real estate, you will want to hire the most qualified realtor/team who has the expertise that you'll need. There are so many moving parts to a real estate transaction and you will want someone that will best represent what your bottom line is;

1. Sell my home quickly and for the most money possible

2. Find me a home quickly and for the best price possible

3. Find me investment properties quickly that will make me the most money over time (or as soon as possible if flipping)

We all know the market is saturated with realtors. People step into this field for various reasons and a shocking 75% of realtors fail in their first year in the business (www.tomferry.com). However, when you

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