FUQUAY-VARINA SPRING HOUSING MARKET
Traditionally SPRING is the time of year homeowners start thinking about getting their homes ready to sell. Around Fuquay-Varina, it’s a SPRING housing market all year long! I can’t even remember a time we saw a season of sluggish real estate sales. Even with our record low inventory of homes for sale in Fuquay-Varina, there are some traditional home prep items you don’t want to skip.
Lots of us remember those dreaded days of Mom’s “Spring Cleaning”…this is when all of the curtains came down and the mop buckets came out. Who remembers washing down all of the walls of your house along with every inch of baseboard and every window inside and out? Well, Mom was right, the absolute first item to tackle when preparing your home for the market is making it smell and look clean and clutter free. Usually this task can be easily mastered by just taking it one room at a time.
The number one item we suggest when we are called to a home to help a seller prepare for hitting the market is PAINT. By far, a fresh coat of paint gives the single greatest return on your list of home improvement projects. We highly recommend hiring a professional, this is no time for that brush mark on the ceiling or splatter on the door. The professionals will get the job done swiftly and you may even decide you don’t want to sell when they are finished!
Besides any obvious repairs that may be needed, another big “must” before hitting the market is to freshen up your curb appeal. This is best done by standing on the street and looking at your home. What catches your eye? Pull those weeds, trim those bushes, plant some color. This will take a weekend but will be well worth it! We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, your buyer is most likely going to start online with photos, lots of them, and believe me they will look at them often and very closely.
We are currently experiencing a frenzy of homebuyers that would like to live in Fuquay-Varina, we have less than a 1 month supply of homes on the market at all price points. If you are thinking of selling we encourage you to speak with a local real estate professional to learn how they can help you achieve your goals.
Call us NOW at 919-577-0175 and we can help you sell your home TODAY!