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Spring is typically considered to be the busiest season in the real estate market. But according to a recent report, homes listed for sale in the fall are more likely to sell within six months than those listed in the spring and in the summer. What’s more, compared to homes listed in other seasons, the houses that are listed in the winter spend six to eight fewer days on the market.
If you’re planning to list your home during the fall or the winter, you may need to adjust your strategy to keep buyers interested. Here are some ways to appeal to homebuyers if you’re waiting until things cool off to sell your house.
When you’re selling a home in the fall or the winter, buyers are more likely to pay attention to your HVAC system and whether the windows in your house are insulated. Changing your air filters and weatherstripping your doors and windows is important if you don’t want buyers to be concerned about staying warm.
You may also want to consider having your chimney cleaned and inspected if you have a fireplace. If you want to go all out, you could think about making your windows and doors more energy efficient or replacing your HVAC system entirely if you’ve had it for a while.
Yellow grass and piles of leaves probably won’t add much in terms of curb appeal. While there’s not much you can do about those kinds of things, there are ways to give the outside of your house some personality.
If you’ve got a front porch, for example, you could spruce it up with some new rocking chairs or seasonal decorations. And if you want to highlight your home’s best features, you can include pictures of how it looks in the spring or the summer in your online listing.
When it’s chilly outside, it’s important to make buyers feel warm in more ways than one. Aside from keeping your thermostat at a comfortable level, it’s a good idea to make your home seem inviting.
Adding decorative touches like candles or natural accents like pine cones can make buyers feel at home. Covering your living room and kitchen walls with a warm (but neutral) paint color can also heat things up.
The fall and winter months are associated with certain smells and flavors (think: pine needles, cinnamon, peppermint and pumpkin pie). Beyond setting the mood with decorations, you could try appealing to buyers’ senses in multiple ways.
For example, if you’re hosting an open house you could keep hot chocolate and pumpkin muffins on hand for visiting buyers. If you don’t want to go that far, keeping a scented candle burning in the background or playing some holiday music can work wonders.
During the fall and winter months, it’s particularly important to avoid setting your listing price too high. If there are fewer homes on the market, you’ll have less competition. But if your asking price seems expensive or unaffordable, you could scare away potential buyers.
Before listing your home, it’s a good idea to find out what similar homes in your area are selling for. That way, you can pick an appropriate asking price.
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Not interested in competing with hundreds of home sellers? You might need to consider putting your home on the market in the fall or the winter. Using the tips and tricks that we’ve mentioned can help your home to stand out. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a homebuyer and seal the deal before the spring arrives. Good luck!
New study finds living near the seas boost mental health. If your looking for the final check on your list to move to Wilmington NC…just read this article and contact Landfall Realty to help you find that dream home you’ve been waiting for. Weather your looking to downsize, relocate or an investment property in the private gated Landfall Neighborhood were here to help you every step of the way. For more information contact us at 910-256-6111 or stop by the sales office 1720 Drysdale Drive just before the Drysdale gate.
A huge thank you to Country Club of Landfall for hosting the Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association Fashion Show and Luncheon last week. Pictured below; Landfall Realtor’s Becky Shannon Spivey and Kelli Miller Lazzaro — at Country Club of Landfall.
A Food Truck Rodeo is taking place tonight at Landfall! Consisting of numerous food trucks and a concert the Food Truck Rodeo is sure to be a fun event. From 5-8pm the food trucks will be in the Country Club of Landfall parking lot, which is perfect for enjoying the gorgeous fall weather. There will be a large assortment of food thanks to the numerous food trucks that are taking part in the rodeo. Food trucks that are coming tonight include Wilmywoodie Pizza, Joe Loves Lobster, T’Geaux Boys, Bubba & Finns Dole Treats, A&Ms Red Food Truck, 2 Bros Coastal Cuisines, and more!
Additionally, there will be a concert featuring Bibis Ellison. The concert will take place from 7-10pm at the Landfall Clubhouse tent.
June 15th: Family Friday Nigh at the Pool – Superhero Theme
From 5:00 – 8:00pm there will be a superhero party at the pool to celebrate all the amazing dads! There will be a dinner buffet and guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.
June 20th: Wine Club
Taking place at the Landfall Ballroom at 6:30pm will be a Hess Park Wine Dinner. The Wine Club is a great way to meet your neighbors and try new exciting wines!
June 21st: Member Social
Join your fellow friends and members at the Grill Room for a member social. Starting at 6:00pm there will be complimentary hor d’oeurves and drinks by signature.
June 29th: Lobster Night
Enjoy fresh lobster and delicious cooking at the Landfall Dining Room and Grill Room.
June 23rd– 24th: Men’s Club Championship & Net Club Championship
Taking place on Nicklaus and Dye Golf Courses this golf tournament is fun event! Showcasing the best talent Landfall has to offer this tournament is thrilling to be a part of.
The third concert of the Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series is taking place tomorrow night! The concert series is an outdoor event open to the public held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens is 67 acres of gorgeous flowers, scenic walking paths, a freshwater lake, and formal gardens along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The band performing is Jack Jack 180, a pop, rock, alternative group. There are a total of nine performances throughout the summer, which are on the first and third Friday of every month from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Additional bands that will be playing are The Wilmington Big Band, Signal Fire, The Midatlantic Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. The concert series has something for everyone with music genres ranging from patriotic and big band to beach music and reggae.
For more information on the Airlie Gardens’ Concert Series visit their website http://airliegardens.org/events-news/purchase-tickets/concert-tickets/,
Public Policy Polling, a national polling company, conducted the study with 953 North Carolinians to determine their preferences on various topics, including barbecue, basketball, doughnuts, and the state song. Last time the study was conducted five years ago, Wilmington and Raleigh tied for first place with a 67% favorability rating. This year however Wilmington won with 69%, followed by Raleigh with 62%, then Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Cary, Greenville, Durham, Fayetteville, and Carrboro coming in last.
Wilmington received such a high favorability rating because there is so much to offer. There is the beach, river, Intracoastal Waterway, shopping centers, a rich history, amazing restaurants, and friendly people. Wilmington is an exciting, welcoming town and great place to live.