Update at end of June:
11- Closed home sales for the last 6 mo.
-High Price $430,000
-Median Price $351,000
-Low Price $280,000
Price per sq ft $195 average (based on list price)
The average interest rates for a 30 yr fixed mortgage at the beginning of May was 3.2%, and is under 3% for the beginning of June.
Buyers and Sellers are still taking advantage of the low interest rates keeping home sales in our area steady and consistent.
Covid Precautions for Open houses for Sellers and Buyers
-Visitors to wear masks (agents can provide disposable)
-Post signs that masks are required & do not enter if feeling ill
-Limit visitors to 1 party at a time
-All visitors sign in with names and contact information
-Sanitize all surfaces that were touched by visitors when finished
Value of Staging:
Staging a home can start at $500 and go as high as $5,500 with most spending between $1600 and $2400. Pricing will vary depending on the level of service you want. For instance, if your home is vacant, you can choose to stage the main rooms and master bedroom. Staging a home gives the potential buyers the vision of how a room can be furnished and they can easily compare the furniture they own to the furnished spaces.
How to make your home more sell-able:
#1 De-clutter and pack away unnecessary items to showcase more storage, example kitchen cabinets and closets. Buyers will peek in these places.
#2 Hire a professional house cleaning company so your home sparkles.
#3 Make every effort to accommodate appointments for showings and open houses.
#4 Clean up yard debris, weeds and landscaping overgrowth.
#5 Take pets out of the home for showings.
#6 Brighten up entry area because first impressions are important, new welcome mats and potted plants.
#7 Paint interior walls neutral colors. Paint exterior of home if needed.
#8 Get rid of smells, Clean carpets or replace if needed.
#9 Remove personal items on refrigerators, counter tops and dressers.
#10 Keep all lights on in every room/space even in daytime.
Contributed By Cliff Rose Home Owner and Resident:
Chris Lewis, Realtor, 928-925-9947