1140 Ziglar Road-Winston-Salem Acreage, 3bd/2ba cottage on large fishing pond! $135,000
It's been a few days since I last posted and at that point I was trying to put something out there that was a little lighter...I think I did, heck, I don't even recall what the last post was on! And that, my friend, is exactly my point...things have been wild here, which is good, but crazy!
Real estate in our area has definitely gotten legs under it. As a company and as an individual agent we are up significantly in number of new listings. Personally, I have several new buyers, some being relocated to the area with their jobs or with the hospital. I also am fortunate to be working with several referred buyers and just wrapped up helping some dear friends of mine, sell their home in Lewisville and purchase another. So, yes, juggling soccer, school, Spring Break, dinners, church, running AND fitting in 70-80 hour work weeks can be challenging BUT fun and rewarding at the same time!
Because of all of the new listings, if your home is currently on the market NOW is the time to get the price right and the condition impeccable. I have viewed so many homes in the past few weeks and cannot believe that the little stuff such as clean windows, counters, floors, fixtures are not taken care of prior to listing the home. Some of the homes we have seen smell like pets, have huge stains in the carpet, fingerprints on the wall, crust from who-knows-what on the counters and excuses for landscaping that would make Olmstead turn over in his grave! Now your home doesn't have to look like Biltmore, but by God, cleanliness goes a long way my friend!
Beyond what should be obvious items to tackle prior to listing your home, getting the rest of the home in impeccable condition is paramount. Yes, I know you are moving and why didn't you do this years ago so that you could enjoy it? Can't answer that one for you! Take care of trim that is rotting or needs to be painted, replace/repair your front door, patch holes, paint ceilings if there are stains (and the stains have been repaired), de-clutter and clean out, replace light bulbs, put out fresh flowers, am I starting to hit a nerve?
I hope not because now more than ever getting the highest and best price for your home means being ready for this wide-open race we call "real estate" right out of the gate! Be the shiniest apple in the bunch AT THE BEST PRICE! It's not good enough any longer to be competitive, you must be compelling!
So join me in capitalizing on this upswing in our market by getting your home in tip-top shape and enjoying this beautiful weather...burn on my real estate friends, not out!