Congratulations, you and your Realtor have submitted an offer on a home and the sellers accepted! The question most buyers have is, “what do I do next?”
The term “Seller’s Market” might not be strong enough of a term to describe the current state of Indiana’s real estate market. According to the Indiana Association of Realtors, home prices have increased year-over-year for the 86th consecutive month in January and show no sign of stopping. Meanwhile, Indiana’s supply of homes for sale is shrinking. What this all adds up to is a great market for homeowners who are ready and able to sell. However, when is the best time to list your home to maximize its selling potential?
When spring comes…eventually, don’t forget to take care of the outside of your home. Doing so will prevent the outside from working its way indoors. Did you miss part 1 and part 2 of our Make Your Home New This New Year series?
Check and repair weather stripping:
Around your doors and windows is a thin barrier that helps to keep rain, wind, bugs, and other stuff out of your home. Check to make sure it hasn’t deteriorated and replace as necessary.
Simple Second Steps
Now that you’ve attended to the little things, time to work on some bigger items that won’t take much work at all but will make your home feel brand new again.
Change furnace air filters:
Forced-air furnaces all have a filter system to remove particulates and dust from being re-circulated. If you haven’t changed your furnace filter in a while (or ever…) now is the time to do so. It is easy to do and will keep your furnace running at peak efficiency and you breathing fresh air.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
New Year’s resolutions were so last month. However, retro is trendy (just like that 70’s velvet green couch) and now is the time to resolve to do the little things to make your home feel and/or stay new. Below is Todd Realty’s breakdown on how to keep your home looking and feeling new.
Clean your faucets:
“Our bathroom is spotless, what else is there to clean?” If your bathroom truly is spotless (doubtful) then there is one little thought of place debris is building up: your faucets. Specifically, the little metal or plastic screen that is used to block the passage of grit and particles. Rnise these out and you might be surprised as to how much better your faucet performs.
“The market is hot, housing inventory is low, and buyers are purchasing houses before they even hit the market.” You’ve heard this on the news, from your friends, even from your trusted real estate agent. So you decide to list your home, expecting it to sell by the time you wake up the next morning. Fast forward five months and your property still has a “For Sale” sign out front. Uh Oh!
Here are the top five reasons your home is still hasn’t sold. To see reasons 10 through 6, click HERE.
“The market is hot, housing inventory is low, and buyers are purchasing houses before they even hit the market.” You’ve heard this on the news, from your friends, even from your trusted real estate agent. So you decide to list your home, expecting it to sell by the time you wake up the next morning. Fast forward five months and your property still has a “For Sale” sign out front. Uh Oh! Here are the top ten reasons your home is still hasn’t sold.
- You Overvalued Your Home
You can ask anything you want for your home, that is your right; however, it takes two to tango and if there isn’t a buyer willing to pay what you want then you are going to retain ownership of your home for a while. Always ask your agent for a market analysis to determine what your home should reasonably sell for.
Are you looking to win over potential buyers and sell your home? Follow these three simple steps to get your home show-ready.
When you think of the technology that you have in your house, what do you think of? While most would say their television, smart phone, computer, or tablet, it may not be long until we think of the house itself as being on the cutting edge of technology. Below are four ways to make your home smarter.
A homeowner knows their home best, right? Shouldn’t you be around when someone shows your home to a prospective buyer? Logically, you’d think that would be true; however, there are several reasons your presence during a showing can harm your chances of getting an offer, or, even worse, leave you in legal limbo.