Spring is just around the corner which means the real estate market is heating up. If you have been thinking about selling your home, there are several good reasons why now is the time to list.
Currently, Lawrence has a shortage of homes for sale. Listings that are in good condition and priced right are selling quickly. Since the beginning of 2016 we’ve seen several instances of sellers receiving multiple offers on their homes.
Stephens Broker Pat McCandless says, “If you’re thinking of selling your home, the best decision you will make is to work with a Realtor – and we have plenty of them to choose from. A Stephens agent will be able to recommend what you should do to get your home ready to sell. They will help you arrive at the best price for your home according to its condition, a current market analysis, and recent buying trends in Lawrence.” And Stephens Real Estate is a full service agency, so in addition to your agent you get the benefit of our support team. We’re fully prepared to help you every step of the way – from listing to closing.
Deciding to list your home takes some preparation. An agent understands what appeals to buyers and can help you get your home looking its very best. Curb appeal – making the most of your home’s appearance on the outside - is important in attracting buyers. It may be as simple as adding fresh mulch to your flower bed, trimming your shrubs and trees, and planting flowers to add color. Or you may choose to add a fresh coat of paint to your front door. Spring is the perfect opportunity to do this as the grass turns green, trees starts to bud and flowers begin to bloom. Don’t underestimate the importance of curb appeal. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Staging your home – arranging the interior to make it look its best – is important in giving potential buyers a good feeling about the space. If they feel comfortable, they may be able to imagine themselves living there. Your home should be clutter-free and clean. Fresh paint and clean carpet will help your home show well. Even details like making sure your house smells fresh and having it properly lit are important. Ask your agent how to stage your home so it shows to its best advantage.
It’s a great time to sell and we’re ready to help. If you’re interested in listing your home contact us.