Selling Your Home

Preparing Your Home For Sale

We have just under one month until Spring Market officially begins! If you're thinking of selling, now is good time to start preparing your home for sale. Here are our top 5 suggestions:

  1. Paint! A fresh coat of paint can make everything feel completely fresh again. 
  2. Shine the floors. 
  3. Do a deep clean and/or clean the bathrooms. For the bathrooms: replace missing tiles, re-caulk the moldy areas. 
  4. Eliminate any odors. Hide the litter box, spray air neutralizer. Consider adding in fresh flowers instead! 
  5. Improve! Improvements not only help the house sell faster, they can help it sell for more money! Look into upgrading your kitchen, making repairs to the exteriors, and/or improving your landscaping

If you can't decide where to spend and where to save when getting your home ready for sale, then start working with a real estate agent. Knowledgeable agents know the market, but they also know what will give you the biggest return on your improves.

Happy Monday! 

 

2016 MLS Year End Review

The most important news out there for home owners and agents alike is market news! MLS recently sent out their 2016 Year End Review, and we thought this was an opportune moment to share 2 quick sheets with you! Overall, the market is solid and homes are selling quickly! And we don't expect this to change very much this year (2017) either!

If you have any questions on the value of your home, please feel welcome to reach out here, or browse our agents here.

We're always here to help with your real estate needs,

Why Selling Your Home in Winter is GREAT Idea!

With the harsh New England winter on it's way, most people who are considering selling typically decide to wait until Spring market. But the truth is that there are many great reasons to list your home for sale during these colder months. And below you'll find our top 3!

1. Home buyers are much more serious shoppers - they have intent to buy. There's the potential to find people who are relocating for a job (think first quarter relos), sure, but on a whole, people who are looking in the winter months are motivated buyers, unwilling to stop their search just because of a little snow.

2. There are less properties on the market, thus sellers have a better chance of getting at or above listing price. We've been in a pretty hot real estate market for a while now, but truthfully, it could be hotter especially if you're one of the only homes on the market in the winter! Less inventory means more attention for those listed! 

3. No landscaping? No problem! One of the best pieces of selling during the winter is not having to deal with maintenance (other than shoveling, of course) of the exterior. In some case, this can save you BIG time in seller preparations.

Did we convince you? :) Either way, we highly encourage you to check out our agent profiles here!