Thursday, November 17, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Ah, nothing beats a cold, crisp, and snowy winter season in Vermont! As a team of avid skiers and riders, it can be hard to pass up a day on the trail after a fresh snowfall, and we cannot be more excited for the season. When our agents aren't shredding down the mountain, they are out and about across Northwest Vermont, helping homeowners prepare their homes for sale. If you are considering selling your home this winter, here are a few proven strategies to help you succeed!
Clearing the Path to Success
Curb appeal is a key component of a successful home sale, and while things can look a little different in the winter months, a tidy property will stand out! As we close out the fall season, remove the remaining leaves from your property and your gutters before the first snowfall arrives. Once we see some snow, remember that a clean driveway and walkway can help boost your home's curb appeal. Homebuyers do not want to climb through snow to view your home and want to see what's underneat; ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Selling a home is a complex process! Appealing to the most buyers possible will often help you net the highest value for your home, which is usually the main goal for a home seller. The best way to maximize your profit is to prepare your home before you list, and market your home to leave a lasting impression on potential buyers. Here are some hot trends buyers are thinking about when buying a home and how to capitalize!
Nature is Dominating
From remote jobs to finding more entertainment from the comfort of your space, time spent at home has much more emphasis on buyers. Buyers want a home that is both calm and relaxing to wind down after a long day. One trend we are seeing is the attraction to bringing nature inside the home. No, we aren't talking about animals, we mean indoor gardens, hanging pots, and lush foliage. These are all examples of green accents that can encourage a sense of healing and liveliness. In addition to greenery, buyers are also interested in natural woods! ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Should You Wait Until 2023 to Sell Your Home?
Considering selling your home, but not sure if now is the right time? The real estate market is still complicated, so we understand why you are questioning the timing of your sale! Your home is a valuable asset, and you don't just want to sell; you want to maximize the value of your sale. So, let's look at where things stand as we approach the end of 2022!
Consumer confidence measures how people in the US feel about the current market. Right now, buyer and seller confidence in the nation has been falling as inflation and mortgage rates rise, as told in a recent report by Fanny Mae. Housing confidence has not been this low since 2011, indicating significant economic challenges in today's real estate market. "Surveyed consumers continue to express pessimism about home buying conditions, with only 17% of respondents reporting it's a good time to buy a home," according to Fannie Mae's report. "Meanwhile, the percentage ; ...
Thursday, May 26, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
If you have been watching the news over the past several weeks, you have likely seen analysts discussing inflation and interest rates. Both mechanisms have a strong pull on the U.S. economy, and if you are looking to buy or sell real estate, understanding what the numbers are indicating is key. Read on as we dive into what is happening with our current economy and what impacts Vermonters (or future Vermonters) will face! Please keep in mind we are not financial advisors, and you should always speak to a finance professional before making any decisions to understand the appropriate solution(s) specific to you.
The Inflating Economy
Over the last year, we have seen a tremendous rise in inflation. Inflation, in simple terms, is a year-over-year calculation of everyday goods like food, gas, electricity, etc. In the past 12 months, we have seen a huge jump coming to a whopping 8.3% increase. With the cost of living rising across the U.S., homebuyers feel the effects in their pockets. In; ...
Thursday, March 31, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Life is full of changes, and where you live today may not be the right fit for you in the near future. If you are preparing to put your home on the market, but are unsure if you should hire an agent, that’s ok! We meet and chat with Vermonters every day, and you are not the only one who is contemplating this. In short, can you sell a home on your own without an agent? Yes, however, you may miss out on maximizing the value of your home sale. Below we outline how leveraging the skills and knowledge of an experienced real estate agent can help you find more success when selling your home.
Is My Pricing Right?
One of the most crucial mistakes we see homeowners make when trying to sell their own homes is pricing their property correctly. Setting an accurate price from the get-go is essential to a quick and profitable sale. Many homeowners will overprice their property, which tends to lower the number of potential buyers and lengthen the time the property sits on the mam ...