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Property Values

Over time, the worth of a property will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values typically appreciate. But, in real estate there are no sure things.

While interest rates, employment, business growth, government programs and other national factors have a noticeable effect on your property’s worth, the most influential issues determining value are particular to the local economy and residential market.

  • Access to services:
    • Being close to schools, work, and amenities such as shopping, restaurants, and entertainment is a priority to many buyers and will greatly influence home values.
  • The latest home sales:
    • What is the time on the market?
    • Are area sellers needing to discount much?
    • Some information can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will usually be able to provide a more complete picture.
  • The appreciation history:
    • Is the area believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability?
    • Have property prices gone up or down in the past 5 to 10 years?
  • Economic factors:
    • Have companies move into or away from the area?
    • Are local businesses hiring?
    • Is there a good blend of business in the area, or does the area rely on just one industry?

All these play a part.

How Much is Your Home Worth?

If you are thinking of selling your home, you will need to know exactly what it is worth before putting it on the market.

As Salisbury area real estate professionals, we analyze home values and determine market prices every day. By comparing your home to recent sales and other, similar homes on the market we can quickly tell you what your home is worth. This analysis is known as “Comparative Market Analysis“, or CMA.

Just fill out the form below to give us the information we need, and we’ll be glad to perform a CMA for your home and provide you the results for free.

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Curb Appeal Checklist

Curb Appeal is your first chance to create a positive impact on buyers. This is the buyer’s first perception of your home and how you handle regular maintenance.

Inspect the grounds. Remove any building material, scrap wood, discarded household items, etc. Store garbage cans in the garage.

Check the home from the roof line down.

  • Is the roof free and clean from obstructions and moss?
  • Are the gutters clear and neatly hung?
  • Are the windows clean and free from obstructions, such as overgrown bushes or trees?
  • Are bushes, trees, and shrubs neatly pruned?

Inspect the condition of the paint or siding.

  • Is it time to power wash the siding?
  • Is touch-up paint needed?
  • Is the front door in good shape?

Does landscaping need an upgrade?

  • Are plants neatly pruned?
  • Are the flower beds clear of weeds?
  • Are shrubs/flowers in bloom?

Keep the lawn neatly groomed.

  • Is the lawn free of weeds?
  • Is the lawn free of grass clippings?
  • Is the lawn neatly edged?

Staging Your Home to Sell

Careful home staging means fewer days on the market and higher bids.

Consider professional home staging if you need a quick home sale. Staging highlights the details of your home with strategically placed furniture and pictures, so that your home feels bigger and buyers can imagine their lives in your home. Staging is an eye-opening and creative task. Together, we will strive for a top dollar bid on your home.

Follow these tips and you’ll see that your sits fewer months on the market after listing:

Welcome Home Checklist

We want your Open House to offer buyers a sense of comfort. We will suggest changes that enhance your home’s features. We will tell you to take away pieces that give the illusion of clutter. Surface areas, such as tables, desks, and counters, should be clutter free. Arts and crafts, souvenirs, family photos and kids’ drawings should be stored away. Décor that could be considered “loud” should be removed to achieve mass appeal. De-personalize the house so that buyers can envision it at their own.

Every room gets a once-over. Areas that directly affect your bottom line include fixable-like pieces of furniture that should be rearranged, rooms that need fresh paint, carpet that needs to be replaced, fixtures that need shining, and windows that need washing.

Buyers want a property that charms them.

Setting the Stage

In the short time that your home will be on the market, we want to engage the buyer’s senses. Brightening each room is of major importance, so we’ll do things like:

  • Open curtains and change light bulbs, where needed, to show off your home
  • Enhance the ambience with enjoyable music playing softly.
  • Add a delightful scent that circulates room-to-room.
  • Incorporate cozy-looking bedspreads and add pillows to sofas and bedding
Staging Your Home Checklist

Remove all clutter:

  • Are countertops clear?
  • Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house?
  • Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator.

Check the bathrooms:

  • Are the surfaces clean and clear?
  • Are shower curtains and doors hung properly?
  • Is the floor clean and fresh?
  • Are towels neatly hung?

Check the walls:

  • Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean?
  • Are the walls free of holes?
  • Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?

Check the floors:

  • Is the carpet clean and free of stains?
  • Are hard surface floors clean and free of stains?

Check windows and window coverings:

  • Are the windows clean?
  • Are draperies and blinds clean?

Check your pets:

  • Are there any signs that this is a pet’s home? Clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.

How is the aroma?

  • Air out the home before showings.
  • If air freshener is necessary, use it well before showings as a consideration to those with allergies.

Set the mood prior to showings:

  • Open draperies and blinds.
  • Turn on the radio to a classical music station and set the volume on low
  • If you have time, bake a batch of cookies to have the warm, welcoming aroma permeating the home
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