Carpe Diem!

20160927_144349Seize the Day!  Timing is everything so take advantage  of the “spring-like” weather and put your home on the market NOW  for the Fall buyers.  The warm fall days are perfect for showcasing your home and this is typically when the serious buyers show up.  Everyone has the same goal in mind and that is to be moved and settled before the holidays.  The inventory is not as competitive as the spring market so this is the perfect time to put the home on the market and get it sold!

Pricing is an important factor in determining whether or not your home will sell in a timely manner.  If we understand that the motivation by the Buyer is somewhat time oriented, we can also surmise that it would be prudent to price your home aggressively to take advantage of the window of opportunity.  Pricing high to allow negotiating room is not always the best strategy and can deter buyers from viewing the home altogether.  You’ll want to be sure that you price your home correctly for the local market and then exceed buyer’s expectations with condition.  Click here  to find out what your home is worth.

Recently I was showing homes to a first time homebuyer who had decided to take advantage of the low interest rates and seriously look for a home. He had already done his homework to get pre-approved for his mortgage loan so he was ready to shop.    I emailed him several homes to review  on Friday and by the following Tuesday we were viewing 4 homes that he had selected after his initial drive by visits.  By Friday we were writing the offer , negotiating over the weekend with home inspections the following Monday.  Within 30 days this guy will be no longer paying rent but enjoying life in his own home!  Set up your plan and accomplish your goal by taking action –Carpe Diem!

The fall market brings serious, no nonsense buyers who are motivated to purchase so be sure you are well prepared to present your home at it’s best.  Neat and tidy with fresh neutral paint, free of clutter and unpleasant odors.  Use your REALTOR for advice on how to best stage your home for buyers.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this and  may be able to rearrange your own furnishings.  I’m available for pre-marketing consultations and have helped many homeowners prepare their  homes for market.

The Goal is simple…take advantage of the great weather we are experiencing and Sieze the Day to make your move NOW!