One of the things that I love about working at Manzanita is that we offer five unique services all related to the real estate industry. As I have mentioned previously residential real estate sales is one of our focuses. I have always loved real estate, watching families buy their first home or moving up to their dream home it is so fulfilling as a real estate Broker. We also represent many investors in their real estate sales, through our property management division.
The summer months are typically a busy time for buying and selling homes. Even during this pandemic, you have families that still want to buy or sell their homes. With that being said, I thought I would provide some useful tips as a buyer or seller that could be beneficial if you are looking to list your home for sale or buy a home in the next few months.
As a buyer, some important tips to keep in mind…
- Set a budget and stick to the budget - Get pre-approved for a loan - Save for a down payment and closing costs - Research the neighborhoods and schools that best fit your needs - Think long term, plan for the future
If you want to sell your home some of the following suggestions are beneficial…
- Make sure your house has curb appeal; neatly landscaped, fresh paint if you can - Have professional pictures and virtual tours created, ask your agent to provide this - Remove personal items such as pictures, Declutter; Home staging can be a great source - Take care of surface-level issues, aesthetics make a huge first impression - Handle quick repairs and any deferred maintenance - Give your home a deep cleaning
- Price home competitively, also ask your agent to provide comparable home sales figures
Overall when you are buying or selling a home it can be an emotional and stressful time. Following these (few of many) tips and having someone you trust on your side can help alleviate some of these stresses.
Happy Home Buying or Selling!