Protect Home Values in Your Neighborhood

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Real Estate Agent with The Boulevard Company SC 66445

My neighbor’s house went on the market last week. What’s the first thing I did? Mow my yard.

Home buyers want to purchase a house in a neighborhood where there’s great curb appeal all around. In fact, the look of the neighboring houses may be more important than the house they actually buy. Why? They know they can control (improve) the look of the house they buy; for the rest of the neighborhood, however, what you see is what you get.

If you’re worried about the home values in your neighborhood, do your part to attract home buyers who appreciate a nice looking street and are willing to pay a little more to live next to houses that look a little better than the next neighborhood.

Remember that home buyers drive through the neighborhoods they’re considering several times before they make their decision on which house to buy. Court these buyers (your new neighbors). Create urgency (and a higher offer) by showing them a neighborhood where people are friendly, the grass is cut, the chores are done, and life is good.

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Stephanie Davis REALTOR® ABR, GRI, SFR
© Carolina One Real Estate

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Serving Goose Creek and the Greater Charleston, SC area
www.agentinthecreek.com

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
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This is a wonderful topic.  I like the idea of keeping property values up by manicuring all the yards in the neighborhood to enhance the value of the property that is being marketed. I wonder if anyone has ever thought to send out a clever neighborhood letter on this topic.

Apr 01, 2012 01:07 PM #1
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Stephanie Davis
The Boulevard Company - Charleston, SC
Broker Associate and REALTOR®

Thank you Sharon, it makes sense to me. Rather than fret over how much the houses are selling for in our neighborhoods we should be doing our part to keep the prices propped up. We can do this by being the kind of neighbors buyers are looking for. They can change the house, they can't change the neighbors. I hope you have a fantastic week!

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