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Think the Way Rehoboth Beach Home Buyers Think!

Posted by Bill Mann on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 8:06am.

Shopping for a homeOne of the effects of the steady national rise in home prices is a shift in attitude by previously cautious consumers. It’s only natural to find more people focused on buying homes in Rehoboth Beach while it is still relatively inexpensive to do so.

Homeowners who are listing their own Coastal Delaware properties this winter are well advised to be mindful of those and other considerations bound to be motivating prospective customers. Buying homes – especially homes in a faraway locale – gives rise to many concerns. Positioning the way a home is marketed to anticipate those concerns can mean a sale to an out-of-town buyer on a Coastal Delaware home-hunting trip.

Some of the questions out-of-towners are likely to be thinking about:

What are the neighborhoods like?

Why not do a little research into how potentially competitive neighborhoods compare with your own. If you don’t have small children, acquaint yourself with where kids go to participate in today’s popular activities, local playgrounds, etc. Have ready links to online resources that will help prospects connect with Southern Delaware residents and groups. Assembling a menu book stuffed with tempting local eateries never hurts, either!

What will my finances look like?

Evaluating relative costs of living is already at the top of the list for anyone buying homes during the last few years.  If the COL in Rehoboth Beach compares favorably with a prospect’s current address, it should be smooth sailing. If not, there may be overriding personal or professional reasons why your prospect is interested in the first place. 

What special logistical hurdles are there?

What if, for instance, your perfect home cannot be ready by the mandatory moving date? Knowing local temporary housing and storage options can make an otherwise ‘impossible’ move eminently doable.

Buying homes in Rehoboth Beach presents a special set of challenges for out-of-towners. Being sensitive to how important they can seem to a buyer can only ease their path to homeownership. If you are planning to make this winter a successful selling season, contact me today. I’ll be eager to share many other tips to help make your sale happen!


Bill Mann
Broker Associate / Owner
Mann & Sons, Inc. REALTORS®
302.542.1696 Cell 302.227.9477 Office

1 Response to "Think the Way Rehoboth Beach Home Buyers Think! "

Becky wrote: Check with a local property mamanegent company. I would also recommend using them to manage your house. They know the laws, how to screen a tenant, etc.California has some pretty wacky laws favoring the tenant and if you fail to obey the laws it will cost you thousands in fines.

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 6:58pm.

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