Thinking about selling? Inventory is low in and around the Charlotte area, so the market is on FIRE! Now is the time to get your home listed, but there are a few things you might want to consider before listing. Here are a few tips for staging the home yourself:
- Make it “Move-In” Ready!
Neutralize paint, furniture and window coverings. You may love that red kitchen, but not everyone will. Buyers are more likely to put an offer on a home they feel gives them a fresh start and clean canvas.
- Declutter and depersonalize
Potential buyers want to see themselves in your home. Simplify spaces by removing TV remotes, schoolwork, piles of laundry, to-do lists on the fridge, personal photos and excessive amounts of toys. Clean out closets and begin boxing up items… you need to get a head start on packing anyway!
- Appeal to the senses
Deep clean your home or hire a professional cleaning company to make it sparkle – it gives buyers the impression the home has been well cared for! Open the blinds, turn on lights and fans, play some calming instrumental music, and consider a clean plug-in or order neutralizer.
- The Devil in the Details
Look for items in your home that are dated, have harsh patterns or edgy colors, are too small to fill a wall or are too large on a small one. Styles that clash with one another, aged wallpaper, broken items you can’t repair, rusted car parts or clutter in your yard or patios all create eyesores. It’s better to have an empty wall, an empty room or nothing at all than something that doesn’t work for the space or is unappealing. Mirror your space after current styles and trends found in design magazines…. Pinterest is your friend!
- Remove Evidence of Pets
If you have pets, consider confining them to one area of the house while your home is on the market, limiting wear and tear they have on the home. Buyers may be allergic, terrified, or just annoyed by pets and a barking dog will absolutely hurry a showing along.
One of my favorite things about living in The Queen City is our mild weather! Check out the forecast for the next several days… a little rain and A LOT OF SUN! A welcome surprise for anyone moving here from up north! Everyone in the Charlotte area is bound to get enough vitamin D just driving too and from work. If you are looking for a home in the area give us a call today. Tracy: 704.877.9700
Demand for homes in the Charlotte area is outpacing supply, fueling steady price increases that could bring The Queen City into a seller’s market!
In the latest monthly report on existing-home sales, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association lists the following stats:
- The number of new listings is down from the same time last year.
- The number of closed sales through the year is up from last year.
- Average time on the market is down!
- Average sale price is up!
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Winter in the QUEEN CITY tends to be a little plain, a little brown, and very ugly. If your home is on the market, consider taking some simple steps to spruce up the exterior and give your home some extra curb appeal! Buyers start making their decision right on the street, before they even set foot inside the house. Give yourself a fighting chance to stand out- in a good way!
Here are some quick tips:
- Keep it clean! Don’t skip out on the yard work just because the grass isn’t growing! Buyers like to see the leaves picked up, grass trimmed and edged, and bushes crisp and clean. If the outside is well-maintained it will assure them the inside is well-maintained.
- Dress up the beds! Add a little extra pine straw or maybe some dark mulch and clean up the edges. Now would be a great time to even add bricks or stone around the beds.
- Mix in some color! It may be past flower season, but you can always find some great potted mums at the local grocery store. You could even add a few cute garden signs, or a fantastic wreath for the door.
- Add some lighting! A lot of buyers head out for showings after work, and it gets dark this time of year. Impress them with some fantastic “up” lighting! If you don’t want to make that kind of commitment, make sure your exterior lights are in good working order (nice and bright), and your porch is well-lit and inviting.
- Don’t forget the backyard! Outdoor living space is HUGE in today’s market, so you need to help buyers visualize what it will look like in the spring. Open the umbrella (during the day), set up the chairs, hang some cute Christmas lights, get the candles going, and/or include a portable fire pit to make it nice and cozy back there!!!
- Holiday lights should be clean and simple! You may be Griswolds of your neighborhood, but buyers will not appreciate that kind of enthusiasm. Stick with a very simple lighting design this year, and you can step it up in your new home next year!
Read more at Realtor.com- Selling Your Home This Winter? You Can Still Make Your Yard Pop
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