Should I stay….or should I go?
A big question for so many homeowners this fall ...
In the current market, you can expect your home to sell fairly quickly for the asking price, possibly above, and you're more likely to receive multiple offers if:
Your home is "move in ready!"
- All systems in working order
- Driveway repaired
just to name a few.....
The 'look and feel' of a house is important to buyers. If it feels new, clean, fresh, current, and does not need a lot of work, the audience is usually bigger and willing to pay more.....
The same applies to the eyes of an APPRAISER. The look and feel matter. When they assess property, they are assessing shelf life. How long will this property last before it requires investing in upgrades and repairs?
How to prepare for a home appraisal
- Review your previous appraisals
- Look for issues that lowered your home's value before/address those problems.
- Collect important documents for the appraiser
- Tidy up
- Invest in curb appeal. ...
- Make minor repairs
Sound redundant? Remember- it's important!
But don't have or want to spend the money ON FIX UPS? We get it...
Welcome to COMPASS Concierge
(We loan interest free money for fix ups and take back at the close). It’s a win-win for homeowners!
How about some more good news? Anticipation of foreign buyers...
The media is buzzing with anecdotes of foreign buyers returning to the US to procure their piece of our local housing stock. I suspect that the coming influx of foreign money will serve to further boost an already hot local real estate market.
The National Association of Realtors recently released their International Real Estate Transactions in the US International Real Estate Transactions in the US report with most media outlets providing coverage. CNBC’s comprehensive look at foreign investment in US housing during the pandemicCNBC’s comprehensive look at foreign investment in US housing during the pandemic highlights signs of an uptick in foreign interest after the lowest number of transactions since 2011! (Doug Heddings-Compass Sales Manager)
If you are considering selling or buying in the next 12 months, let's discuss the market and all of the ways that I can assist you with an efficient and seamless experience from "the clutter to the close."
Amy is a trusted Compass Real Estate agent and professional home organizer/stager. Call or email today for a free market analysis.