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Sizzling Summer Real Estate Selling Tips That Get Fast Home Sales

Sizzling Summer Real Estate Selling Tips That Get Fast Home Sales

Summer time is a great time to sell houses. It seems like lots of people are looking, and with fall just around the corner, many are eager to buy. That puts you at a serious advantage. When it comes to real estate, selling can be a breeze, and we’re here to help you with these tips:

Tip #1: Curb Appeal is King

The first picture anyone sees of the home will likely be the front of it. You’ll want to make sure it looks attractive. The lawn should be mowed, the landscaping should be maintained, and the house itself should be looking its best.

Tip #2: Pay Close Attention to Outdoor Living Areas

Does the home have a great patio, deck, or another outdoor area? Making it shine is a sure way to attract buyers during the summer. Who doesn’t like to fantasize about cooking outside and entertaining in their new home during the summer?

Tip #3: Complete All Essential Repairs

When a home is in disrepair – even if the items are minor – it can scare away potential buyers. Nothing sells a house better than knowing it’s turn-key ready. When new potential owners know they don’t have to do any big projects, they’ll be eager to make an offer.

Tip: #4: Cool Things Down

When people are shopping for homes, they want to know if they warm up well in the winter and cool down well in the summer. You can help to answer half this question by making sure the house is cool and comfortable.

This summer, many people will be shopping for real estate. Selling should be easy, and we can help make it that way.

If you’re looking forward to a profitable summer, we’d love to partner with you in that. Our marketing tools can provide you with everything you need to attract clients and make more sales than ever before. Contact us to learn more.

Now is the Time to Sell - How to Move Forward

Right Now Is the Best Time to Sell – How to Get Your Sellers to Move Forward

The real estate market has been shockingly good to sellers for the past several years, but as with all good things, it won’t last forever. Real estate trends point to a slowdown on the horizon, and sellers on the fence are sure to have regrets if they miss out on what’s left of the current seller’s market. 

Why You Should Get Sellers On-Board Before the Market Cools

While it’s still a seller’s market across most of the country, the shape of the market is changing. Buyers are getting pickier, taking into account how each home stacks-up against competing listings. Homes lacking desirable features or those not competitively priced to compensate for shortfalls are beginning to linger.  Sellers that want to cash-in on the seller’s market momentum of recent years need to move quickly. What real estate trends are driving this change?

-An increase in listings.

Home listings are finally, albeit slowly, increasing. Buyers still outnumber inventory, but this won’t last forever. The earlier sellers list, the less competition they’ll endure.

-A slow-down in home price growth.
Though prices continue to rise, price growth has slowed compared to the furious pace of previous years. 15% of homes listed in January saw price cuts. 

-Demand for homes less than $300k.

Homes below the national median price ($289k) are still in high-demand. You may still see multiple offers in this arena.

-Rising mortgage rates have temporarily stalled.

Instead of rising as predicted in 2018, 2019 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates have fallen to a 12-month low of 4.37%. This offers opportunities for new buyers, and sellers hoping to make a step-up post-sale.

-Millennials are stepping up to the plate.

5-million Millennials will turn 30 in the next couple of years, entering the market. At the same time, older Millennials may be looking to step-up, offering sellers ample opportunity for a profitable sale. 

Don’t fear change, make the most of evolving real estate trends withthehelpofPropertiesOnlinetoday.