For some, the shutdown due to COVID-19 interrupted their springtime home search. For others, being quarantined at home made them realize their current home didn’t quite fit their needs.
If you find yourself in the market for a new home, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and get your home ready to sell now. With declining interest rates and delayed demand, it’s anticipated that there will be pent up demand with a tremendous number of buyers out in the marketplace this summer.
Here are some steps you can take now to prepare your home to sell this summer.
Want Are You Looking For In A New Home?
First consider why you are selling your home. Do you need more space? Or are you downsizing due to a change in finances? Decide what you want out of a new home and how much money you would need from the sale of your current home to make it happen.
Next, put together a financial plan for your home sale and purchase of a new one. Contact your lender to discuss your home buying plans. Things to consider: the equity in your current home, closing costs, moving costs, any home repairs and improvements, etc.
Adding curb appeal is a great way to make your home stand out and raise your home’s value! It is also something that is pretty easy to do yourself. Something as simple as painting your front door, pressure washing, trimming shrubbery, or planting some new flowers can refresh your home and welcome buyers.
Cleaning will be easier after you pack away at least 90 percent of your own décor and personal items. It’s important to cut down on clutter to appeal to potential home buyers. Your goal is to create a minimally decorated space buyers can imagine moving in to. Whether you are having a showing, or taking photos for your online listing, you’ll want to spend some time cleaning and putting away personal items. You can also start packing items that may not be used on a regular basis.
Make Simple Repairs
- Replace light bulbs
- Fix cabinet doors
- Patch drywall
- Clean appliances
Century 21 Sweyer & Associates has agents throughout Southeastern NC that can help you navigate the housing market and buying or selling your home. Contact us today at our office nearest you!
Wilmington Landfall Office
1612 Military Cutoff Road – Ste. 200
Wilmington, NC 28403
16406 U.S. 17, #5
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 270 3606
301-C Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Holden Beach Office
3446 Holden Beach Rd #3
Holden Beach, NC 28462
Carolina Beach Office
123 Harper Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Historic Downtown Wilmington Office
21 B Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Morehead City Office
4644 Arendell St B
Morehead City, NC 28557
New Bern Office
2823 Neuse Blvd New Bern, NC 28562 252.351.3030