A one year journey through real estate, Week 6
Another fairly quiet week has gone by. Once again, weather has wreaked havoc in many parts of North Carolina and the eastern states. Greensboro was lucky in dodging more snow, but suffered the effects of high winds. Many trees were down and as a result power lines were down as well. A church steeple in town still hangs precariously off the roof of a local church. At least the local school children did not miss any days this week.
There was some good real estate news this week. Home prices rose last month and are expected to continue this trend. This is a very positive sign of economic recovery and in particular, a healthier real estate market. This should give confidence to those considering listing their homes. The biggest concern I hear from potential sellers is the decreased value of their homes.
With this positive news and spring being just around the corner, prospective sellers should be getting their homes ready for the selling season. It can be hard for some with snow still in their yards to think about spring, but here in North Carolina, the warmer weather could arrive at any time. So, it’s time to get out in the yard and start cleaning up all the fallen branches and making sure the yard is spruced up as much as possible. If needed, replace that old mail box and put some new house numbers up. Give the front door a fresh coat of paint and plant some pansies next to the door.
While it’s still cold out, take the time to start sprucing up the interior. Fresh paint makes any room shine. Empty out all of the closets and get rid of anything you truly don’t need. Wash the windows, dust off all thew cobwebs, rearrange the furniture to make the room more spacious and if the carpet has stains, get it steam cleaned. There are so many ways to make your home look better and to appeal to buyers and most cost little to nothing. By the time you’re ready to put your home on the market, it will be ready to show off.
I am happy to come to your home to give you staging ideas and tell you what is needed to make your home stand out. So, think warm, sunny thoughts and give me a call.