It must be Spring Break, the Buyers are in Here!

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA

Spring Break

 

All across the country, millions of school children are preparing for their annual spring break over the next few weeks.  Unfortunately many of them are not enjoying their much needed vacation at the beach.  Instead they are sitting in my car driving around Northern Virginia while I help their parents find a home...poor kids.

Kids in Car

But that is what this time of year brings to the DC area, lots of out of town buyers who need to find a place to call home, and they are using their week of Spring Break to do it. 

So Sellers, now is the time to re-evaluate your listing:

  • Does your home show really, really well (inside and out)?
  • Do you have good internet presence with nice and enticing photos of your property?
  • Are you being flexible with showings?
  • Most importantly, are you priced AT or BELOW comps for your neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhoods?

If you answered “NO” to any of these questions then you may be missing out on a lot of potential purchasers for your home.  The spring market is officially in season, so don’t miss this opportunity to catch the Spring Break Buyers. 

They are here, they are serious and they will buy a home.  Will it be yours?

Comments (8)

Christine Hart Howlett
Painesville and Eastern Lake County - Painesville, OH
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland NE
Chelle, those are some very, very good points.  In this market, it is imperative that listings stand out from the rest, of course in a good way.  It's amazing what staging a home can do, not only to time on market, but also to getting the highest price possible.
Mar 19, 2008 09:15 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
Regardless of the hype in the news, competitively priced homes are still selling.
Mar 19, 2008 09:27 AM
The Michael Pierce Team
Better Homes & Gardens Kansas City Homes - Leawood, KS
Kansas City Real Estate Experts
I agree Brian, if it is properly priced, it will sell. 
Mar 19, 2008 09:32 AM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager

Christine-Staging and pricing are the key, I think

Brian-You are absolutely right...the key word is "competitively"

Michael- DITTO. 

Mar 19, 2008 10:09 AM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

Pricing it right and making it stand out from the competition.  Do that and the house will sell.  Great post.

 

Mar 19, 2008 11:34 AM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager
Donna-It seems to be the standard equation, not sure why more people don't use it?
Mar 20, 2008 03:28 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Chelle,
Good and timely advice!  Price is king!
Mar 20, 2008 02:06 PM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager
Cynthia-I agree!
Mar 21, 2008 02:03 AM