Congratulations Eric & Megan!! I am so glad I was part of this momentous event in purchasing your first home. You both made this process easy and as you mentioned this last 35 days went fast and smoothly. That is how it is supposed to happen with great buyers and escrow and agent teams working together. Lakeland is getting a fabulous couple and I am so glad you will be my neighbors.
New home listing in Emerald Forest!! Great home in a quiet private neighborhood. Community park in the cul de sac. Great open layout, A/C and stainless steel applicances. 4 Bedrooms and plenty of storage. Wonderful deck and back yard. Easy access to Hwy 167, shopping and restaurants. Call to set appointment today.
Open house Sat & Sun 12-3 Oct. 27th and 28th.
New Listing in Fairwood Villa! This ground floor condo is a great entry to home ownership. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, parks, busline and more. Kitchen appliances all less than a year old. New bathroom toilet and large mirror. Quiet backside unit rambler, with new privacey patio within last two years. Large Master bedroom, Walk in closet with laundry. There is also an onsite laundry available as well as an outdoor pool. New paving and parking spots done, as well as work on sidewalks and some units getting new roofing. This units roof is less than 7 years old. This will not last, call PTS for an appointment.
I am happy to announce a new listing today. Great property for someone looking for vintage charm, alot of key updates have been done such as newer roof, gutters, furnace, water heater, fresh paint outside etc. Large corner level lot, tons of room and it’s connected, no septic. Wired Garage, Barn, and shop. Plus, add’tl outbuilding. Easy access to Hwy 512, downtown Puyallup and the Sounder train. Call to schedule your appointment today or visit the open house this coming Sunday 12-3pm. Video tour is posted below,
So happy for you, with the added benefit to us that you are closer now. YAY!!! Now onto the next step, but relax for a bit 🙂
You know you are going to list your home in a week, a month or two. You have a plan, just a few more items to do in the house and in the yard, then you will contact the real estate agent. Is this really the best way to get the most for your home??
You have heard the market is moving fast, there is low inventory, you are ready to sell now and there isn’t much to it other than cleaning and some lawncare. You should be able to sell for top dollar fast and easy, right?
Unfortunately, many are used to selling this way in the past. Things have changed and even though in some areas of our state things are selling so rapidly people think a nice clean home and mowed lawn will give them their list price, this is not the case in every location.
Each home sells in a price range based on location, property conditions, upgrades etc. Not all homes in your neighborhood or local area are created equal. Home values on many popular sites have a large error factor in both directions. Your home may be worth more or less than what you see. Real estate agents have the tools to get accurate information.
Your home may be very clean and organized, and you want to sell rapidly for that list price you hope to get. There are small things that can be done to increase your home value, and even small investments that will get you much more in return.
Working with a real estate agent at least 1-2 months in advance to listing allows you to get a clearer more accurate picture of values in your area. Your real estate broker can walk through your home and evaluate the condition, suggest upgrades and help you learn some other items that will increase actual value and perceived value. In addition, real estate agents can help point out some items that will help your home pass inspection.
Working with a full-service agent can provide the following:
*The right price for the condition of the home
*Things that will greatly increase the perceived value: fresh paint, carpet cleaning, staging.
*Things that you would have done if you stayed: new flooring, upgraded countertops or backsplash in kitchen and bathrooms. These items if you work with your agent can be done with some expense, however, the return at closing will allow you to pay it off and reap the extra money from the upgrades.
*Staging whether it is accessory staging, or full home staging make the house stand out.
*Quality professional photography is a major factor in getting people to come visit your home. Let’s be honest you have all seen those dark, fuzzy, sideways photos on listings. Close-ups of the interesting chandelier and a decorative tile in the bathroom should not be the focal point of your photos.
Like homes, not all agents are created equal. Meet with them, see if they provide you with the data to help you navigate the home selling/buying process for our current market.
Do they communicate well with you from day one, are they available, do you feel that you can understand what they are talking about? Do you feel they would do the best job for you?
Don’t take on the selling process on your own, let the professionals help you since they have the knowledge and experience. Meet early with the real estate agent of your choice to get the highest value for your home.