One of the biggest mistakes I see selling real estate at Harstene Pointe is that people wait until after the summer is over to place their house or property on the market. After all, this is all about recreation for 75% of the owners at the Pointe.
This can be out of the frustration of not using said property for the whole summer and because of this fact, they decide just to sell it. The problem I often see with this philosophy is that buyers want to be able to use their newly purchased property during the good weather, namely the summer. That is the buying and selling season at the Pointe.
As a broker representing a seller, especiaIly at Hartstene Pointe, I would rather see the seller go through their property and fix all those little items that might need to be taking care of before marketing their property the following spring. There are always things to take care of such as painting, uncluttering and simple maintenance that could add thousands to your bottom line when selling.
Another factor, when you place your house or property on the market in September/October, is that the longer their house sits on the market, the more stale your listing becomes and by the time the buyers shows up in the spring, your house has already been on the market for over 180 days. In the buyer's eyes this means that there's something wrong with your property or you have overpriced the property. Either way it's going to cost you, as a seller.
I have been assisting both Buyers and Sellers at Hartstene Pointe since 1999. I know what Buyers think and what they look for. Call me for a listing appointment today. I not only am a real estate broker, I'm a Hartstene Pointe owner since 1993...
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Paul Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker
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As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around JBLM, DuPont, Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
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