The Countdown Is ON
Here we are in mid-September already and the fall colors are upon us! I can’t believe how fast fall is coming and what does that mean? We are only 56 days away from the opening day at Vail Mountain!
I’m so excited to start another winter ski season and for the anticipation of some great properties that will come to the market over the next couple of months. If you’re thinking about listing your home, check out 5 tips below on what to do before bringing your home to market this fall.
Don’t forget, whether selling or buying, I have my finger on the pulse of the market and continuously stay on top of properties coming to the market. If you’re looking in a specific neighborhood or for a certain property, let me be your eyes and ears on the ground. Staying proactive is still an advantage in this current climate.
See you soon!
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5 Things To Do Before Listing Your Home In Fall
Fall can be a great time to sell a home. With cooling temperatures and less people out of town on vacations than the summer, buyers are more willing to stroll through homes and find something to fall in love with. Set yourself up for selling success this season with these quick tips.
#1: Look at the Market & Work With a Broker to Price Your Home Accurately
Since 2020, communities across the state have been booming with buying and selling activity that has made an impact on how consumers should approach the market. Let’s work together to find a competitive price that will get your home sold quickly while reaching your financial goals.
#2: Consider the Little Things
While procrastination of annoying chores is understandable, when it comes to listing your home, time is of the essence! Make time to fix that leaky faucet, squeaky door, drafty window, or any other quick remedies that your home might need. Although they seem unimportant, these imperfections can add up and taint your home in the eyes of potential buyers. You may also consider pre-inspections – I can give you more detail about how that can be extremely beneficial for a quicker and smoother transaction.
#3: Declutter, De-Personalizing & Organize
By putting in the extra effort to organize that storage closet, cleaning out the pantry, and straightening up your laundry room, you can show interested buyers what potential each space has. Decluttering and de-personalizing can also go along way. Go ahead and pack up any personal decor, photos or specialized art pieces (especially those excluded from the sale) before shooting photography or showing your home. This helps buyers envision themselves in your space allowing them to see the actual home and not get distracted by personal items.
#4: Embrace the Season
While personal items can detract from a space, a few tasteful touches of decor can add a special something to your home. The fall season is associated with cozy textures, fun pops of colors, and savory scents. Try adding fun fall-themed throw pillows or blankets to a room or lighting a pumpkin candle before having walk throughs of your home. Simple additions such as these make your home feel inviting and stylish during this season.
#5: Create Curb Appeal
Make sure your home’s first impression is a good one by tending to your lawn regularly. Raking up leaves, sweeping the front porch and sidewalk, and perhaps even adding some potted plants can help your home make a statement to anyone who strolls or drives by, luring them into the learn more.
If you’re ready to list your home, it would be my pleasure to help you get it sold as quickly and as effectively as possible!
In Real Estate News…
Between August 15th and September 15th, residential sales volume saw an expected decrease of 28.5%. Over the last 30 days, we’ve seen decreases in the number of sales, the number of new contracts written and the number of new inventory coming to market. I continue to believe that this is simply due to the limited amount of inventory and some aggressively priced properties. For reference, sales volume during this period in 2021 is still up 27.4% over the same period in 2019 (pre-COVID).
This does not indicate that the market is coming to a halt – quite the opposite in fact. The number of new contracts is still outpacing the number of new listings coming to the market, showing that demand remains quite high.
If you are serious about jumping into this market, it is still crucial that you are properly prepared. That means, narrowing down your ideal location, fine-tuning your needs vs. wants list, and getting pre-qualified from your lender if you are utilizing a loan. Now is the time to take advantage of my connections in the brokerage community and knowledge of listings coming to market.