3 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

Did you know that nine in ten buyers will search for homes online? In today’s hyper-connected world, you may be wondering how sellers can be just as savvy as the online house hunters.

When it comes to selling your home fast and for the right price, the best solution is to work with an agent who understands your local market conditions. Together, we can work to price your home fairly, with a value that drives in showings, buyers and potential offers. But first, we’d want to assess the local market and put ourselves in the shoes of the buyer.

Here are three tips to learn how to sell your home quickly:

1. Know Your Local Market. Across the country, we’re still in a seller’s market, and price gains are slowing. But it’s important to look at local conditions, right down to the homes that just sold down the road, when selling your home. Check the value of your home here, and reach out if you’d like to discuss it further. This is an estimating tool based on homes that have sold in your neighborhood. It may not take into consideration improvements you’ve made to your home, and we can talk about that.

2. Focus on the First Few Weeks. In today’s market, buyers don’t have a ton of inventory to look over. For real estate in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle and Addison Counties for the first half of the year, inventory for single family homes was down -5.87% and -7.96% for condos. So when a home lags on the market, buyers often become suspicious. That’s why the first two weeks are the most important for sellers, even if you aren’t in a rush to sell your home. Together, we can determine the “sweet spot” for your asking price — high enough that you get what you need to move on, but low enough that buyers bite early on. Then, we’ll determine the best marketing strategy to pull in early showings and quick offers.

3. Think Like a Buyer. More than 9 in 10 buyers will search for homes online, so buyers in your area will know what features are standard in homes like yours. Before you list, look up local homes and see what kind of condition they’re in. Do they all have updated, modern kitchens? Open floor plans? Perfectly staged rooms? Now think realistically about how your home compares. If it stacks up, then you should have no problem selling within the same price range as those homes. If your home could use a lot of work, then we’ll have to work together to find a fair price for the property. We can also make some inexpensive visual fixes, like replacing hardware or light fixtures, painting bold rooms, and staging the home so it appears more neutral to buyers. And remember, if your home is in better condition than most around you, you can edge the price higher, or wait for multiple offers to roll in!

If you have any questions about buying, selling, or relocating to Vermont, contact Mike Conroy at 802-363-3356 or mike@conroyandcompany.com.

Conroy & Company is a Keller Williams Vermont team of Realtors located in South Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to serve our clients with the highest level of personal commitment to helping them reach their goals. Our focus is to bring the latest technology and marketing skills to our clients, and do so in the most personal, hands on way possible. Our collaborative, strength in numbers approach to exceeding your expectations, has helped keep us in the top 2% of Vermont agents/teams ever since 2003.

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Contact Mike Conroy with questions or to schedule an early showing: mike@conroyandcompany.com or 802-363-3356.

Conroy & Company is a Keller Williams Vermont team of Realtors located in South Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to serve our clients with the highest level of personal commitment to helping them reach their goals. Our focus is to bring the latest technology and marketing skills to our clients, and do so in the most personal, hands on way possible. Our collaborative, strength in numbers approach to exceeding your expectations, has helped keep us in the top 2% of Vermont agents/teams ever since 2003.


How to Stage Your Home, Room by Room, to Sell

Sure the dishes are put away, but are the light fixtures gleaming? Does the refrigerator smell fresh? Did you remove all the incoming mail from that countertop in the corner?

Even on its cleanest day, your house isn’t quite ready for a buyer home showing. To have the most success in selling your home, it’s important that you prep each room in a certain way. In the staging guide below, we break down how to prep each room in your home to sell.

And don’t forget, if you are serious about selling this year, it’s important to know how much your home is worth in today’s market and you can find that out on our website here. If you have any questions about buying and selling real estate contact Mike Conroy at 802-363-3356 or mike@conroyandcompany.com.

Conroy & Company is a Keller Williams Vermont team of Realtors located in South Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to serve our clients with the highest level of personal commitment to helping them reach their goals. Our focus is to bring the latest technology and marketing skills to our clients, and do so in the most personal, hands on way possible. Our collaborative, strength in numbers approach to exceeding your expectations, has helped keep us in the top 2% of Vermont agents/teams ever since 2003.

Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

The real estate market in strong right now and there are several ways to increase the value of your home. From the big kitchen and bathroom renovations, to smaller things you can do on a day-to-day basis, keep this infographic and short list handy.

How to Add Value to Your Home

  • Add Finished Square Footage – Finish off the basement or add a room over the garage. Adding finished off square footage should always increase the value of your home.
  • Fresh Paint – Fresh paint should never be under estimated because it can go a long way! For $25-40 you can easily transform a room.
  • Stay on Top of Regular Maintenance – If daily maintenance gets deferred for too long, like a leaky toilet or broken appliances, the value of your home drops. Stay on top of those issues as they come up. Before doing any cosmetic upgrades, tackle the “honey-do” list first and it may save you thousands of dollars in the long run!
  • Upgrade Flooring – From radiant flooring to laminate, there are all types of options for every budget and you can still have a big impact on the value of your home. The Old House says, “For an estimated average investment of $600 to $900, brokers report that the return in value comes in at up to $2,000.”
  • Lawn Care & Curb Appeal – Prune the bushes, water the flowers, cut dead tree limbs… make sure the exterior of the house looks inviting. You can never get a second chance to make a first impression.

If you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in Vermont, contact Mike Conroy at 802-363-3356 or mike@conroyandcompany.com.

Conroy & Company is a Keller Williams Vermont team of Realtors located in South Burlington, Vermont. Our mission is to serve our clients with the highest level of personal commitment to helping them reach their goals. Our focus is to bring the latest technology and marketing skills to our clients, and do so in the most personal, hands on way possible. Our collaborative, strength in numbers approach to exceeding your expectations, has helped keep us in the top 2% of Vermont agents/teams ever since 2003.