While sellers can count on the importance of "location, location, location" one of the most important features is a good first impression when it comes to selling their home. When real estate sales were booming here at Okemo, buyers were scooping up properties regardless of condition. Inventory was much lower and buyers needed to move fast when the right property came on the market.
Fast forward and it is a new day! The Okemo real estate market is improving and we see buyers returning to the market, but they are no longer grabbing up properties regardless of condition. There is still some sense of urgency due to rising interest rates; however, it has never been more important for sellers to put their best foot forward in terms of preparing a clean, well maintained and inviting home.
As a Real Estate Professional, I have seen sellers drop prices, offer selling bonuses and look for other creative ways to get the property sold. But remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Pay attention to buyer's feedback, this is gold.
If your real estate agent isn't making suggestions on what you need to do to get your home ready to sell, ask and then....act!
Whether your property is a winter vacation ski home or a primary year round residence it should be dressed to impress in any season. Cut the grass, paint he door, clean the closets, stain the deck... money spent upfront will help grab that buyer the first time through and stand out against the competition. Just as looks aren't everything....neither is price.