Ideas About Selling

TIMES ARE CHANGING…

You’re thinking about moving the family into a new home. But before you start searching for your dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.

 

STAGING YOUR HOME

Buyers want to be able to “see themselves” in your house. Staging is about creating the opportunity for that vision. Often times this means de-personalizing your home in preparation for selling: taking down family pictures, storing valuables and antiques, and sometimes even painting rooms in more neutral colors. As your Realtor®, I can help you find the right balance between maintaining your comfort level and creating a positive experience for buyers so we can succeed in selling!

 

THE BEST SEASON FOR SELLING

Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging.

THE BEST DAY FOR SELLING

According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.