Fall in Kansas City ushers in the much-anticipated cooler climate, but as we approach more mild temperatures, the local housing market is one thing that doesn’t seem to be cooling down.
Homes sales throughout the Kansas City area remain strong, with buyer demand perpetuating the inventory shortage we’ve been seeing throughout 2017. To say that now is a great time to be a seller is an understatement.
When inventory is low and buyer competition is high, home prices begin to increase, and most homes tend to sell faster. This is great news for sellers. So, if you’ve been thinking about listing your home, now might be the time to take the leap.
In addition to finding a REALTOR, one of the first steps in the selling process is evaluating your home to make sure it is in prime condition. The fall market is a great time to focus on curb appeal. Here are a few tips that can create a big first impression without a big investment.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a manicured lawn free of leaves and other debris. Also, take a look at your landscaping and trim or remove any unsightly flowers or shrubs. A fresh layer of mulch can do wonders for your curb appeal.
Consider power washing your driveway, walkways, fence, decks and possibly even your home’s exterior for a clean, fresh look. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Clean out the gutters and remove any debris that might be on your roof. Buyers definitely notice the little things when it comes to a home’s upkeep.
Don’t forget your mailbox. Give it a fresh coat of paint or replace it for a small investment.
Paint or purchase new house numbers to make sure they are visible and attractive. Home improvement stores have a wide variety of options to choose from.
Consider adding simple outdoor lighting to your landscaping or walkways for some extra curb appeal. Solar garden stakes are an economical way to brighten up your home’s exterior.
Whether you have a porch or just a few steps leading to your door, give your outdoor entrance a seasonal touch by adding some fall flowers or décor to welcome potential buyers into your home.
Give your front door a makeover with a fresh coat of paint or a welcoming decorative touch. Sites like Pinterest can offer great ideas for making your front door unique and inviting.
Your REALTOR is Your Advocate
Remember, although buying or selling a home can be an intimidating process, with a REALTOR — a member of the National Association of Realtors — at your side, you have an expert leading the way.
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