HEY ANN- How’s the real estate market? HEY Ann-When is the best time to list my house? HEY ANN-I’m thinking of selling my house next year. Can you come over and tell me what I have to do to perk it up? It seems like wherever I go, out to dinner, shopping in the supermarket, at intermission at the local theaters, people recognize me as a local real estate agent and have questions. With all the articles and news reports about real estate lately, the value of perhaps the largest investment in your life, has you concerned.
How is the market? Well, right now there are not enough good homes for sale here and we are finding that homes that have been on the market a while are being snapped up. So it is a good time to list your house. Believe it or not, there is no “best time” to list a property. Homes sell year round if they are priced well and marketed well. Winter attracts people interested in winter sports and shoppers who think prices will be lower in Winter (not so.) Summer has so many attractions in this area that people fall in love with the lakes, the River, Hudson, Tanglewood, beautiful scenery, the arts world. And they want to be part of it. Spring is the time families house hunt in order to move before the beginning of the school year. When a home owner is ready, that’s the time to list.
It is always a good idea to get a professional opinion on what a house needs to bring out its best features. And, it is not spending a fortune on staging like you see on the real estate programs on tv. Often it is just a matter of “decluttering” or “pre-packing” and allowing buyers to see the home and not being distracted by furnishings. Again, it helps both the home owner and the real estate agent to get the best price for the home.
Please feel free to ask me about your property. There is no obligation and a free market evaluation is always a good way to start your planning whether for now, or for the future and for estate planning. It will be my pleasure to be a resource for you.
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