Wednesday, January 11, 2023 / by Brian Armstrong
If you have been in the market to buy or sell a home in the last few months, your experience is drastically different from those who made a purchase just six months ago. For the past two years, uncertainty rattled the real estate industry and created a seller’s market. As we rounded into the new year, market shifts have drastically changed buyer capabilities, and we will discuss what that means for homeowners and how to overcome those challenges in 2023!
The Federal Reserve Hikes
Have you noticed that your shopping bills have been much higher over the last few months? Inflation has steadily risen, affecting the price of everything from milk and bread to assets like vehicles and homes. To combat this aggressive inflationary activity, the Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States, has risen national interest rates over the past year. Interest rates and inflation have an inverse relationship, so making an adjustment to the cost of borrowing influences the ov! ...
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; ...
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 ...
Thursday, March 3, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Ready to sell your home this spring? As the temperatures warm up in the Green Mountain State, you are not alone. Spring is one of the most common times of year for a homeowner to put their home up for sale, so it is essential to make sure your property is competitive against others coming to market. Throughout the process, there will be a variety of decisions for you to make, which will ultimately determine if you have a successful and profitable sale. Below we outline the top 5 mistakes you should avoid when selling your home!
Selling The Home "For Sale By Owner"
Many homeowners believe that they can save money selling their homes without a real estate agent. Sellers that hire an agent commonly pay about 6% of the sale to the agent for helping them close their deal from start to finish. While this may sound like a large chunk of the sale, the added value of having a knowledgeable agent can help sellers achieve higher offers and fewer days on the market by bringing in qualified buyer; ...
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 / by Brian Armstrong
When it comes time to sell your home, nearly all sellers would say their goal is to sell it for as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time. While this may sound simple, there are many factors at play. From market conditions to your home’s condition, buyers are influenced by a variety of considerations, and understanding how buyers buy will help you market to them. Read on as we unpack the selling process to help you maximize your home’s value.
Hire a Trusted Realtor
Having a support system for your sale can drastically impact your end results. By hiring a trustworthy Realtor, you not only get their expert advice, but you also get someone who knows how to navigate the existing market to lead you toward success. From pricing your house accurately to helping you identify what upgrades could impact the bottom line, their knowledge is invaluable. Additionally, Realtors can amplify the marketing of your property to get it in front of a pool of active buyers. One o; ...