Trending in Real Estate Today

Considering a move?  There is no time like the present!   After several years of less than optimum sales conditions, the switch has been flipped.  FINALLY!!   Inventory is at an all time low and buyers are everywhere, with nothing to purchase.

What does this mean to a seller?  Not only will you get showings, but you should expect to see offers on your property.  And, depending on your location, you may be lucky enough to get to choose which offer you want to work with.

There are still things to do though to get your home ready to sell, remember, it is still a ” beauty contest”.  Make certain your home is presented in the very best way possible.  Reduce clutter, paint in today’s color palette, make those little improvements you have been thinking about,  and consider hiring a professional stager.  

We are in our Spring market.  Don’t miss it!  Take advantage of the best market conditions we have had in years. If you do decide to take advantage of the 2013 Spring Market to sell your home, please consider me as your real estate agent! Call me and set up an appointment today! (414)350-6358

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Look for Hidden Details in Older Homes

stone surrounding natural fireplace and sunroom off of living space

What immediately comes to mind when I say “older home”?  Probably a home that needs some sweat equity, right?  That may possibly be the case with older homes that have not been updated recently but if you are a buyer who has seen some older homes either online or on a tour, did you notice anything special about the older home?  Did you look beyond what is obvious to the naked eye?  Did you open the doors that are a darker finish than you’d prefer and notice the inlaid detail behind the door?  Did you see the fireplace and not think twice about the stone surrounding it?  The seller custom-built the home and chose all of the stone materials themselves.  Buyers in general are looking for granite kitchens, updated cabinetry, open concept, master suites with en suite bath and large walk-in closet, nice sized yard, etc.  If most buyers are looking for the same details, then sellers update their homes to have all of those same details.  Eventually all of the homes look the same on the inside.  Older homes offer the opportunity to own a home that is unique not just on the outside but inside as well.  That is exactly what the home at 8860 N Seneca Rd in Bayside offers.  It has the updated kitchen that buyers want, hardwood floors, open concept layout, large master suite with a 4-piece en suite bath and large walk-in closet, yard plus a large sunroom that doubles as another living room.  If you visit the home, don’t forget to open the closet doors because you do not want to miss the inlaid detail.  The stone surrounding the fireplace was hand-picked by the seller when they bought the land and built the home.    The home has detail and history that you will not find anywhere else!  In a country full of cookie-cutter homes, why not invest in a home with the one thing that most buyers say they want but can’t get with a newer home – character.  As always, please feel free to contact me at 414-350-6358.