Spring: A Season for Selling

March 9, 2016

Home in Springtime

THE RIGHT TIMING
Spring is just around the corner here in Northeast Indiana, and for those looking to purchase a new home this year, the search has already begun. If you are looking to sell your home, now is the perfect time. The 2016 housing market is very low on inventory and buyers are eager to find their new home and take advantage of low mortgage interest rates before they rise.

First impressions matter, buyers are very quick to decide if your home is even worth considering.

If you are planning on putting your home on the market this spring, there are a few things to consider to make sure you are ready to sell your home. Take a look at your home’s curb appeal objectively, maybe it needs a fresh coat of paint or a pop of color on the front door, or just a good power washing. If you already know you are planning a move, before you show your home, declutter and depersonalize your spaces so that potential buyers can picture themselves there.

INVEST IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
If you are not ready to list your home for sale but plan to at a future time, remember that neighborhood appeal is a major factor for buyers. People are often encouraged and inspired when one person relandscapes, others do the same. Other inexpensive ways to increase the value of your neighborhood is to work together to clean up common areas like islands or vacant lots. Help make a difference by getting involved in your neighborhood association or local schools. Improving a neighborhood helps strengthen the value of its homes. Get to know your neighbors and help create a friendly community.

Let’s make Northeast Indiana a warm and welcoming place to live.

MARKET TO SAVVY SHOPPERS
Be sure to list your home for the right price. Overpriced homes are more challenging to sell and can sit on the market for months after reasonably priced homes have already sold. As a market expert, a Realtor® can help you determine the optimum price for your home. A Realtor® will help you with the subtleties of putting your home on the market. They are your number one resource for marketing your valuable asset and making your home selling dream a reality.

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