If you live in the Henry /Hancock /Madison /Rush /Wayne County area, you have probably noticed a trend in how quickly homes are selling. Since 2017 the housing market has made a 10% spike, and homes in this region are selling almost as soon as they are listed.

What does this mean for sellers? Now is the perfect time to work with an ERA real estate broker and find your dream home! Before saying goodbye to your current property though, there’s a few things to keep in mind:

Move-in ready homes sell quicker. Buyers want a home they can envision themselves living in. The best way to do so? Make your home look inviting. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint, deep clean, and declutter. These are inexpensive ways to increase your price while also making it more appealing to buyers.

“Think about what you would look for as a buyer. Are you good at looking past clutter?” Jody Mitchell, Associate Broker explains. “If you are unable to see past it, don’t expect your buyer to be able to. Most people can’t separate the stuff.”

Don’t overlook the obvious. Remember to mow the lawn consistently when you are showing your house. Keep your plants watered and your driveway looking neat and tidy. If you keep furniture or décor on your front porch, be sure it is not overwhelming or distractive for the buyer.

Selling a home can be exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time. At ERA Integrity, we will help you navigate the process and keep it as relaxed as possible. Give us a call at 765-529-2211 to begin your new home adventure.

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