Just like our crazy Missouri weather, the real estate market often fluctuates, making it tough to predict whether the market will favor buyers or sellers. Right now, the trends in real estate are strongly pointing toward those of a sellers’ market in the Joplin area.
What is a sellers’ market, you might ask? Well, in the simplest of terms, there are more buyers than homes for sale. When warmer weather becomes the new norm, buyers begin to circulate the sale trail! And, though you might have the upper-hand as a seller in a sellers’ market, you should still take the necessary precautions to make your home look presentable. You are competing with other seller’s, after all.
Don’t be slug! Get to cleanin’! Tidy up around the exterior of your home. Cut the grass, put in some shrubs and flowers. The first impression is the only impression, the majority of the time. No matter how great the interior of your home looks, a buyer has already judged your home before they walk through the door. It’s just as important to make people feel warm, invited and safe as they approach your house. And, always be ready to show! Go through each room and deep clean, de-clutter, maybe brush a fresh coat of paint on those walls, and take the “home” out of the house. Keep things impersonal! It'll allow a buyer to imagine themselves living there.
If you’re wanting to put your house on the market, don’t wait a few months for summer to abound. Don’t even wait a few weeks! Get off the fence and put your house up for sale now! If you are lucky enough to be experiencing a seller's market in your area, as we are currently, it is indeed an outstanding time to sell. Not only will your days on the market be extraordinarily fewer, but you might also increase the opportunity to receive multiple offers, allowing you a greater chance to choose the next owner of your home. So, stop in and see us! We’d love to chat with you about what to price your home, how we’ll utilize the market to help your home stand out, and easy things you can do to help us help you!