Selling in the Fall
Traditional lore says that the best time to list your home for sale is spring and if it hasn’t sold by the end of summer, you’re out of luck.
Along the same lines, homeowners across the country are often advised not to list in the fall and wait until after the holidays to list.
The truth is that a great home will sell at any time of year and in fact there are some very good reasons to list in the fall, while everyone else is busy doing other activities.
4 Reasons to Sell this Fall
If you’ve been searching for a new home no doubt you’ve seen the term, “move-in ready.”
This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is important so you have the right expectations when house hunting.
The meaning of “move-in ready” is fairly straightforward; it means that the home is in a condition which is acceptable for immediate occupancy.
The home meets the standards of living and assures the buyer that the essential elements needed to occupy the home are present and in running condition.
For example, the home should have working plumbing, appliances, sound roof, electricity, gas and locking doors and windows.
What “move-in ready” does not necessarily mean is that the home is in pristine condition. A home that is “move-in ready” might still require updating and while systems are assumed to be operational, they might still be old or outdated. At Lake Real Estate Group, we recommend you have your Home Inspector verify the facts.
“Move-in ready” is a common phrase in Real Estate. It is not a bad phrase, or a good phrase. It is more of a state-phrase.
Understanding that move in ready does not necessarily mean up to date, and so forth, you can approach the listing with realistic expectations and determine if the property is worth your investment.
Are you ready to find your “Move in Ready” home?
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Maximizing Your Home Value
Are you ready to list your home for sale?
One of the first questions you might have is, “how
can I maximize my home value?” Every seller wants to get the best possible price for their
home; fortunately there are ways to make sure your potential buyers see the true value of
your property and allow you to receive top dollar when you sell.
Clean, declutter, depersonalize – The first thing every home seller needs to do is take a
critical look at the home and clear out the distractions. Cleaning the home/yard is a
must. Remove anything that can draw a buyer’s eye away from the beauty of the home.
Redecorate – Professional home stagers will often advise clients to remove and/or
replace furnishings. Even if you love oversized furniture, it can make the room look
small; consider renting more neutral pieces during the listing.
*At Lake Real Estate, we have a licensed home stager on board to assist in the sale of your home, upon request*
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Perfect Condition – No home is perfect, but before you list take care of deferred
maintenance issues. Replace missing roof tiles, repaint any area that is worn or dirty,
and re-sod your lawn; remember; buyers want to know the home has “good bones.”
Update carefully – It’s not important for home sellers to have the latest countertops or
custom bathtub to get a good value for their home. Often the home
updates/improvements sellers undergo cost more than they would lose in sales price
without them. If your home is very dated, consider a seller credit instead to allow the
buyer to choose their own upgrades.
Homes retain value based on a few factors; the location, the condition and the features.
Before you list, speak with your agent at Lake Real Estate Group– then make any necessary repairs
and changes to ensure you get the best value for your home when you sell.
For more tips and tricks, or to see what your home is worth, call us today for a FREE consultation.
Brandi Stewart, Broker/Owner
For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar with an area.
For this very reason, this website provides you with the ability to incorporate school ratings directly into your property search as a primary criteria. Additionally, you’ll have access to detailed information and statistics on local schools and neighborhoods on every listing detail page.
In this post, you will learn how to:
When you first start a property search on this site, you will see a menu of search criteria. The Lifestyle section on the right side of the search tool bar allows you to select criteria that reflect your lifestyle preferences. The first option is “School Rating.” Simply select the value that best matches your requirements and the results will instantly update to show only the matches that fit your preferences.
If you are using the map search, hover over any home for summary info; click directly on a property to go to the details page. If you are using the form-based search, click “Search Results” once you are done selecting search criteria. You can then click on any property from the search results page to go to the respective listing detail pages.
To access school information from any listing detail page, just click the “School Information” link in the ‘Neighborhood & School Information’ section of the detail page.
You will have access to detailed information on all nearby schools as well educational statistics such as expenditures per student, students per teacher, and much more.
As you scroll through this page, a great deal of valuable school data can be viewed. To research individual schools, simply click on the school name.
These tools will help you match your ideal home with the educational path of your children. By following these steps and thoroughly researching schools near any potential home, you will be able to pair two of your most vital investments: your new home–and the education of your children.
Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off.
This post will review how you can leverage the property search on this website to quickly access the newest properties on the market and how to setup email alerts when new properties match your criteria.
It’s important to first point out that this website offers you the most current, up-to-date property information available. In fact, the listing inventory on this site comes directly from the local MLS and is updated multiple times throughout the day. Having access to current and accurate information means another advantage for you.
These tools give you fast access to new listings as soon as they become available. Enjoy the first to market advantage and happy house hunting!
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