With telecommuting continuing to rise, and with more jobs requiring after-hours attention, showcasing your home's "home office" can help it show better with a prospective home buyer.
It's wise to have your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms show well, but a great-looking home office can make a huge impact and help you sell your home more quickly.
Here are a few tips to helping your home office shine:
Designate The Right Space
Whether it's a spare bedroom or a computer nook, specify a separate place at which business is done. Make sure the area has enough room to set up a desk, a chair, a computer and a printer without making it look messy or cramped.
Clean The Area
A clean and orderly home office shows better than a messy one. To help your home
These are five good reasons why you should consider listing your house today instead of waiting:
1.) Demand Is High
Homes are selling at a pace not seen since 2007. The most recent Existing Home Sales Report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that annual sales in 2012 increased 9.2% over 2011. There are buyers out there right now and they are serious about purchasing.
2.) Supply Is Low
The monthly supply of houses for sale is at its lowest point (4.4 months) since May of 2005. The current month’s supply is down 21.6% from the same time last year. Historically, inventory increases dramatically in the spring. Selling now when demand is high and supply is low may garner you your best price.
Real estate agents in Rehoboth Beach will tell you that it can be harder to sell a home in the winter. The days are colder and shorter, leaving less time to show a home to potential buyers.
The good news, though, is that most buyers looking at houses in the winter aren't just killing time. They're serious enough about finding a new home to house hunt at a time when most people might rather stay inside.
There are a several steps you can take to make a good impression on home buyers this winter.
First, if there's snow or ice on the ground, make sure walkways are safe. Spread out ice melt or sand to provide traction during snowy weather. Shovel the snow on the driveway and sidewalks to make your home more inviting. Be sure to place a mat on which for
If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to sell your Rehoboth Beach home, there are a few simple steps you can take to help prepare it for showings.
With a prospective buyer in mind, take a tour of your home, making a list of the good, the bad, and the not-so-bad. You may spot areas in need of major renovation; and areas which could benefit from just a basic touch-up.
It's these latter areas which will likely yield the biggest return on your investment so, in preparation for making your home "buyer ready", consider these steps.
The first thing a buyer will notice is the outside of your home. Sometimes called "curb appeal", first impressions are very important to the sale of your home. Therefore, be sure to trim bushes, rake leaves,
Full-scale bathroom remodeling can be expensive and, in today's Rehoboth Beach housing market, you won't likely get all of the money back that you put into it at the time of sale.
Knowing that bathroom projects tend to have a low return on investment, therefore, here are a few inexpensive changes which you can make to spruce up bathrooms in a home for sale.
Fixtures Most sellers will notice if the fixtures in a bathroom are old, and it can have a negative effect on their view of your home. Buy a new set of bathroom fixtures at a home improvement store. Most stores have matching towel racks and bathroom tissue holders, too. There is a wide selection of stainless steel, wood or ceramic fixtures available at most stores, too.
September is a transition time for almost everybody. Here in Rehoboth Beach, the kids have shifted into school gear, adults have moved out of vacation mode, and businesses are already sprucing up for the (believe it or not) Holiday Season.
In real estate, we are looking with more than casual interest at what’s going on nationally. Especially those measures that tend to affect Rehoboth Beach home sales. The largest professional association in the country is our own National Association of Realtors®. At the beginning of September, they broke another piece of welcome news. This one looks like the difference between ‘indicators’ of a strengthening home sales market -- and signs that it’s already fact.
According to National Association of REALTORS®, October saw existing-home sale improve with a decline in the number of homes on the market.
Total existing-home sales, defined as successful transactions which encompass single-family, townhomes, condominiums and cooperatives, for October increased 1.4% to a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 4.97 million -- 13.5% above the level in October 2010.
For single-family, townhomes & condos in Rehoboth Beach the October median sales price was $412,553. For Sussex County Delaware, the October median sales price of single-family homes was $250,000 -- 0.5% decline from a year ago. Townhomes & condos were hit particularly hard with a median sales price of $265,778 -- an 11.7% decline from a year ago.