Here in the Finger Lakes area we have weathered this long cold winter without batting an eyelash. But now could it actually be Spring peeking around the corner? The days are longer and the temperatures are slowly but steadily rising. This is my favorite time of year. I relish the warm sun and the smell of mud as the snow melts. With spring comes a fresh new start.
Spring signifies a fresh start in the Real Estate world too especially here in upstate New York where everyone seems to hibernate for the winter. If you are thinking about selling your house now is the time to get started. In addition to the weather changing this year home seller's also have the first time home buyer's credit on their side. Qualified buyers are looking for property and they are looking now. Don't miss out on this window of opportunity. You need to get your house ready to be on the market no later than April 1st or you run the risk of losing potential buyers to other seller's. This market is competitive for seller's right now. You have to be on point with your asking price and your house has to be in showing condition at all times.
The first step you need to take to prepare your home for sale is to choose your Real Estate Agent. Interview three agents and choose the agent with the best plan to sell your home. Expect this to be a two meeting process. The agent should first meet with you and take a look at your property and then comeback with a comparative market analysis and a marketing plan for your property. Never should an agent come up with your homes value without completing a thorough comparative market analysis. My next post will feature a sample market analysis and home marketing plan. Get started now to take advantage of this opportune selling time!