It’s a bit yellowish-green around Lake Keowee as we deal with the annual tree pollination process. This year hasn’t been too excruciatingly bad as we’ve had a few rain showers to knock the pollen to the ground and wash it back to the gates of Hades from whence it came. There have been a few years where visibility is severely affected by the stuff. But hey, I know if we didn’t have pollen, we wouldn’t have trees, flowers, bees, people, etc. Gotta take the bad with the necessary.
The pollen hasn’t put a damper on our Lake Keowee real estate business as we’ve had 6 (that’s right…6!) transactions. Those being made up of 1 Lake Keowee waterfront house and 3 Lake Keowee waterfront lots. We put another Lake Keowee waterfront home on the market this morning and expect to have it under contract by the end of the week (Oh Yeah!).
This has been a torrid pace for Lake Keowee real estate sales as of late and the only way that continues is if you owners help us out. Now is a fantastic time to sell your Lake Keowee real estate. The market is the best we’ve seen in 30 years for sellers. Touch base with us soon and we’ll go check out your Lake Keowee waterfront property letting you know its current market value. That might knock you right off of that fence you’re perched upon!
29 Essential Tips That Get Homes Sold Fast (And For Top Dollar)
Selling your home is one of the most important steps in your life. Here are 29 essential tips you must know…
For most people, selling their home means cashing in their biggest asset. In other words, it must be handled with great care if you hope to protect – and capitalize on – your investment.
This guide was written with on goal in mind: to give you the tools you need to maximize your profits, maintain control, and reduce the stress that comes with the home selling process.
Top #3 Do your homework before setting a price.
Settling on an offering price shouldn’t be done lightly. Once you’ve set your price, you’ve told buyers the absolute maximum they have to pay for your home. The trick for the seller is to get a selling price as close to the offering price as possible. If you start out by pricing too high, you might not be taken seriously by prospective buyers and their agents. A price too low can result in selling for much less than you had hoped for.
Setting you home’s sale price can be a fairly easy process. If you live in a subdivision comprised of homes with similar or identical floor plans, built in the same time period, then all you have to do is look at recent sales in the neighborhood to give you a good ballpark figure.
But many people live in older neighborhoods that have changed quite a bit over the years. Every home in your neighborhood may be different in minor or substantial ways – the house next door may have added another bedroom, for example, or the one across the street might have been built recently to fill a vacant lot. As a neighborhood evolves over the years, you may find that there aren’t any homes that are truly comparable to your own.
If you decide to sell your home on your own, the most common way to set a value is to look at homes that have sold in your neighborhood within the past six to 12 months, as well as those now on the market. That’s certainly how prospective buyers will assess the worth of your home.
You can usually learn what homes have sold for in your neighborhood by making a quick trip to City Hall; home sale information is in the public records in most communities (but not all).
If this sound like a lot of work , you may decide to hire a Realtor. Your Realtor will do all the market research and provide you with comps showing where your home should be priced to best meet your goals – a fast sell, maximum profit, etc.
More next week….
Check out the Lake Keowee Real Estate numbers for the year