The formal dining room might have been a must-have in the not-so-distant past, but it's rapidly losing its meaning in today's households. Maybe you never (or nearly never) use your dining room because you have a casual dining space in your kitchen or living room, yet you have the bones of a house with space devoted to a formal dining room. Don't be afraid to break with tradition and set that square footage to work for you. Here are our REALTORS® favorite ideas of what to do with your underutilized or empty dining room.
You've successfully added your home to the list of Beavercreek homes for sale, and suddenly you're receiving an influx of offers. Multiple offers are every home seller's dream. They usually lead to bidding wars and a higher sales price. But with all the uncertainties that come with being pulled in opposite directions by different compelling offers, it's common for sellers to make the mistake of overplaying their hand. With multiple offers on your home, you'll be in a negotiation position and you need to play your cards well. Here are a few tips on how to make the right decision when there are multiple offers on your home.
With everyone spending more time at home due to the pandemic, potential buyers are now looking for increased square footage in homes. They tend to look for more living space and outdoor features and favor these attributes over granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and other amenities that don't affect the amount of living space.
Our REALTORS ® explain why homebuyers want more square footage when they're looking for Beavercreek homes for sale and how sellers can make the most of available space to appeal to buyers.
At Wright-Patt Realty, our REALTORS® are working hard to help sellers make the most of today's unique real estate opportunities. Buyers are eager to see more Beavercreek homes for sale, but many sellers haven't jumped back into the action just yet.
Good news: If you've been thinking about selling your home, now's the best time to go for it.
In March, buyers and sellers alike were worried that COVID-19 would lead to a bumpy housing market. Luckily, those predictions have been avoided. The housing market is strong and there are plenty of great reasons why you should take action without delay. Let's take a closer look at six of the biggest ones.
It's no secret that buyers love an amazing kitchen makeover. This room really leaves an impression on buyers and updated kitchens are a feature they look for in Beavercreek homes for sale.
A full kitchen renovation can be a big, expensive job, so it's no surprise homeowners look for alternatives that can still deliver that wow factor. These tips can help get the look you want for your kitchen without all the headaches of a full tear-out and remodel.
Current events and topics in the news have always influenced home trends and the desires of buyers. Thus, it's no surprise that COVID-19 is a topic that many clients are discussing with our REALTORS®. For sellers eager to sell their homes, highlighting the following features can help the home stand out and shine in the evolving real estate market.
Home Offices are Back in Style
The home office never really went away, but there was a period where it was more of a luxury than a need. That has changed significantly over the past few months as an increasing number of employers move employees to work remotely. It is expected that this is just the start of an emerging trend and a permanent shift toward a growing number of remote positions. As such, homes that can boast a quiet, comfortable, dedicated home office are top choices for buyers.
Online listings have been a crucial element of the real estate marketing mix for years and have taken on even more importance during this most unusual spring selling season. While COVID-19 precautions have many shoppers under shelter-in-place orders, that certainly hasn't stopped buyers from wanting to shop for homes or sellers from wanting to find the right buyer. As our REALTORS® can tell you first-hand, the sales process has simply moved more online, with online listings and virtual tours taking center stage. For sellers, understanding why online listings are so important is one of the keys to getting your home sold.
Most Buyers Start Their Home Search Online
While they've taken on added importance recently, online listings have long been a huge key to successfully selling a home. Most buyers start their search for a home with extensive online research, learning about communities, scouting neighborhoods, and most importantly searching for online listings. Buyers tend to be very engaged in the process, looking at listings at home or on their phone whenever they get a free moment. An online listing gives a buyer the opportunity to fall in love with a home, whether they live across the street or across the country.
First impressions matter. Isn't that why you dress well for interviews and meetings? When you're getting ready to put your home on the market, it's important to make it as visually appealing as possible. Improving your home's facade not only makes your house easier to sell but it also influences the impression people have of you. With a weekend wide-open, you can add impressive appeal to your home's exterior and have it turning heads for the right reasons without breaking the bank. Here are five weekend projects that will make your house stand out among Beavercreek homes for sale.
Pantone is a global authority on color, helping to standardize the use of color in fashion, digital, print, and package design. Each year, Pantone selects a color that represents prevailing design trends and announces its choice as Pantone Color of the Year. The color for the year 2020 is Classic Blue, shade just shy of royal blue. It balances boldness and stability for a shade that is timeless in its power. While being on-trend can be risky for home sellers, our REALTORS® recommend judicious use of home decor trends. Using Classic Blue in your home can make your house stand out among the Beavercreek homes for sale.
If you're selling your home in Beavercreek, accept the fact that the space is no longer your own. Potential buyers will be examining every nook and cranny, including closets. Will they like what they see?
According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, storage space is one of the top features buyers consider in making a decision to purchase. Stand out above other Beavercreek homes for sale with these helpful organization tips.
Does conventional wisdom about slow home sales during the winter holidays make you fearful of putting your house on the market? Over the 12-month period from September 2018 through August 2019, 20 percent of home sale closings occurred between December and February.
What the winter buyer pool lacks in quantity, it makes up for in motivation. Make the holidays merry and bright with these helpful tips for marketing Beavercreek homes for sale.
If you're thinking about selling your home soon, you'll definitely want to keep the millennial homebuyer in mind. Although this generation wasn't a major player in the real estate market in past years, research shows that there's been an uptick in millennials buying their first homes.
Our REALTORS® have recently helped many millennials find the perfect Beavercreek homes for sale. What we've noticed is that the features that are important to these homebuyers are different than what other generations were looking for. Before you make any changes or upgrades to your home, take a look at these five desirable features, and three you really should skip.
Buying a new home when you own another one with a mortgage can be a complicated situation. Most lenders won't qualify you for a new loan until you have sold your current home. Unless you're comfortable with moving into a temporary living situation, you'll need a bridge loan. Our REALTORS® are happy to explain what bridge loans are, how they work, and why they're an attractive option for homeowners who are in fixed situations.
It's all in the name. A bridge loan is a type of financing that is meant to bridge the gap between closing on a new home and selling an existing home. Also called "gap financing" or a "wrap," bridge loans enable individuals to address current needs before securing a mortgage or long-term loan. Bridge loans are usually short-term and can be arranged with little documentation. If you urgently need to buy a new home but are still saddled with your current one, you can facilitate the purchase with a bridge loan. In this case, your existing property becomes the collateral for the loan.
When you're selling your home, you're probably overwhelmed with just how much work goes into it between listing and closing. However, one area that our REALTORS® insist that you shouldn't neglect is your seller disclosure form. There are few things that can scuttle a sale quicker than a missing or inaccurate disclosure form, and failure to disclose everything required by law can come back to haunt you even if you complete the sale.
When adding your property to the inventory of Beavercreek homes for sale, you should take the first available opportunity to prepare your disclosure form. Virtually every home has something that must be disclosed to potential buyers. This not only ensures fair negotiation of the price but also provides transparency on the motivations behind the sale. The form protects not only the interests of the buyer but also the seller. The form will need to be signed by the buyer so they will not have grounds to pursue legal action based on any pre-existing condition of the property that is disclosed.
It isn't only the color of the leaves that changes when fall's chilly fingers spread across the region. If you plan to promote your property as the best of the best among Beavercreek homes for sale this autumn, you'll need to change your maintenance plan to match the season. As the weather cools down and the leaves start to fall, the following are steps that will help your property stand out:
Our REALTORS® know today's buyers want a move-in ready home. That means major repairs or updates can be a deal-breaker or cause your home to sell for less than it should. If your home is in need of updates to any of these things, before you sell is the time to do it.
It's not always easy to know when it's time for a change. It could be one single "aha moment," or it could creep up on you over the course of months, or even years. Either way, when the realization hits you that your house no longer suits your needs, our REALTORS® are here to help.
For many homeowners, the issue is simple, but also not-so-simple: You've outgrown your home. Maybe your kids have gotten too big for their shared bedrooms, or maybe your home office is slowly taking over the whole house. When that time comes, you can either add on or move on. Before you decide to put up your Beavercreek home for sale, it's best to weigh that choice carefully.
In many cases, it's sound advice to be as unemotional as possible when making big real estate decisions. But when it comes to deciding whether to move on to a new home or add onto your current one, it's hard to take feelings out of the equation. Sure, there are financial considerations too—we'll get to those in a second—but it's also important to listen to what your gut tells you.
Beavercreek homes for sale are consistently some of the most sought-after in Ohio. A fast-moving real estate market creates a lot of opportunities for home sellers. Still, sellers must find ways to differentiate their property if they want to get the best price during their sale. Our REALTORS® can help you use real estate trends to your advantage to make more money when you sell. Our knowledge of the area will equip you to stand out from the start.
In Beavercreek and beyond, more buyers are looking for one thing: energy efficiency. The benefits of energy efficiency are especially appealing to first-time homeowners. Many first-time buyers are especially sensitive to the costs of homeownership. They recognize that if they can save a few hundred dollars per year on energy costs, it will boost their budget.
Likewise, more people are taking an interest in reducing their carbon footprint and helping the environment. After all, the natural world is just as important here in Ohio as it is anywhere else! The big question for sellers is this: What's the best way to increase efficiency? Just like any other home renovation, you don't want to break the bank—but you do want to make a difference.
When our clients ask us how they should prepare their Beavercreek homes for sale, the first thing we suggest is that they paint their homes. Dollar for dollar, nothing goes further than a fresh coat of paint inside and out. Used well, it will create compelling appeal from the street, and inside, a fresh, clean, and pleasing impression.
Ask yourself if you have any of these conditions in your home:
If you do, chances are the house needs painting.
Spring cleaning rises to an entirely new level when you're preparing to sell your home. You will need to do more than wash the windows, clean the carpets, and sweep out the garage to attract bids from buyers perusing the listings of Beavercreek homes for sale. There's plenty of work to do and there is no time to waste. If you want your home to appeal to buyers, then the following are some things you need to take care of.
You'll want to fix any leaky faucets, repair any damaged appliances, and clean the furnace. You should also replace batteries in smoke detectors, inspect/replace fire extinguishers, and repair any damaged or malfunctioning electrical outlets. While some sellers choose to replace old appliances and upgrade dated lighting fixtures before listing, a better option is to leave these on the table as negotiating chips. Doing so allows prospective buyers to choose the appliances and fixtures that match their vision for the home.
For most people, their home is the biggest financial investment they will make in their lifetime, and the process of selling a home can seem daunting. Although many different factors may affect how smoothly a transaction goes, obsessing over the "what ifs" can lead to a lot of stress and sleepless nights.
Our REALTORS® help clients successfully buy and sell Beavercreek homes every day—their support and advice can help you stay composed and guide you through the process every step of the way. Check out these tips for staying calm, cool and collected during the selling process.
The foliage of autumn has faded, and summer greens are long gone. That doesn't mean that you have to settle for drab and dreary this winter when it comes to your home's curb appeal, especially if you are trying to sell your house. Our REALTORS® know that a potential buyer's first impression of a home is crucial and can make a difference in their perception of the house as a whole. Investing a little time and effort with these simple tips can yield impressive results in how your home looks to the outside world
Holding an open house can be an effective way to showcase your home, but proper marketing and staging are essential to ensure you put forth the best presentation possible. These five tips from our REALTORS® can help you attract more potential buyers and make your open house a resounding success.
Want to sell your home this holiday season? You might think the odds are against you, but with some planning and preparation, you can make your home visible and appealing to motivated buyers. Buyers are out there, and getting your home ready to list now will help ensure the best and most exposure to those who are interested in Beavercreek homes.
It's safe to say that the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It's the focal point, where meals are made and enjoyed, where families spend time together. So whether you're planning to sell your house or want to make it feel a little more like home, remodeling the kitchen is a great place to start.
Of course, remodeling your kitchen is a big and potentially costly undertaking and not one that should be approached lightly. Our REALTORS® want to make sure you're ready before you take on that kitchen remodel, and we have a few tips that will help you get the most out of it.
Today, 95 percent of buyers search online to house hunt. That is plenty of reason why professional photography is indispensable when selling your home.
It is essential to catch the buyer's eye from their first click. If your home's photos don't trigger a potential buyer's emotions, they will lose interest in your property and move on to the next. Listings with professional photos sell quicker and fetch more money. Our REALTORS® know that professional photography cannot be downplayed.
If you're gearing up to sell your home, you're probably facing that big question: Should you renovate first, or try to sell it as is? On one hand, many Beavercreek homes do sell better if they've had some work done, but not all home improvements necessarily translate to a higher price point.
One of the most budget-friendly and effective ways to add both appeal and value to your home is to give your yard the TLC it deserves. The old adage, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression", definitely applies to your home's curb appeal, especially when you are in the market to sell. With warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to grab your work gloves and head outside. You'll soon see just how much difference a little planning and outdoor work can make in the way your home looks to others. Our real estate agents are always a great resource for market trends and fresh ideas, and we've put together a few ideas to inspire you.
Savvy home sellers in Fairborn often use a comparative market analysis (CMA) before listing their property with a real estate agent. A CMA is the most common way to give a home an approximate value based on the prevailing market trends. Most real estate agents offer CMA as a free service while pitching their services to prospective clients.
It only stands to reason that making a good first impression on prospective home buyers is a necessity if you hope to sell your home. In fact, before you even contact our REALTORS® to list it, you might start making repairs around the house, decluttering, and sprucing up its curb appeal. However, not everything is under your control. What about your neighbors? You can't control what they do, but ultimately neighbors can impact whether or not your home sells at all.
After a long winter, spring officially arrives on Tuesday, March 20. With the bright sun and warm winds comes the realization that winter has been torturing our homes' exteriors. After a quick perusal, many homeowners find cracked sidewalks, leaf-filled gutters, and dead plants all around. Before you even start planning your gardens, checking these items off your spring maintenance checklist will ensure you have time to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. Our REALTORS® recommend these five tips to get your Beavercreek home ready for spring.
So you've received your PCS orders, you know where you're headed, and now the clock is ticking before it's time to make your move. Whether you're moving across the state, across the country, or across the globe, selling a house as a military member comes with its share of unique challenges. The time limitations of a military move mean that planning is more important than ever. Our real estate agents are here to help you get started, with a guide to selling your home as a military member.
If you plan to sell your home in 2018, you have a lot to think about right now. As with any serious home seller, you want your home to sell fast and for a good price. That means you'll have to put in the time and do the work to make your home stand out among other Beavercreek homes for sale. Potential buyers usually give you a single opportunity to make a good impression. You must make the most of it.
Our REALTORS® understand it's important to have your home market-ready so buyer encounters don't become missed opportunities. To help you reach the home-selling outcome you desire, we offer these 5 secrets for selling your home in Beavercreek.
So many buyers dream of the moment when they find their perfect home, with amenities that check all of the key boxes on their list, an attractive appearance, and an exciting, convenient location to top it all off. Buyers are also realistic and willing to compromise... as long as the seller doesn't do something to really sabotage the sale. Whether they take bad advice with good intentions or simply don't have much experience selling homes, some sellers find a way to sabotage their sale. Our REALTORS® are here to help you avoid those unpleasant surprises, with a look at five things sellers do that sabotage sales.
Anyone who decides to sell a home goes into it with expectations about how long the process will take. You might set your timeline based on a variety of personal goals including when you plan to move on to the next home that's right for you.
Unfortunately, external factors--especially real estate market conditions--can make an unexpected difference. When sellers realize that they are getting less interest and fewer offers than they wanted, they often think about lowering their price first. This may seem logical, but often not always the best approach.
Our team of real estate agents in Beavercreek, Ohio have created this 10-step checklist to consider before you drop the price on your home:
Moving across town is one thing, but moving across the country comes with its own unique set of challenges. Whether you're moving for work, family or adventure, you probably have a few big questions: How can I make this as stress-free as possible and how can I save some money in the process? The good news is that with a little planning, there really is plenty you can do to both simplify your move and keep costs down. Our real estate agents are here to help with simple, actionable tips for your next long-distance move.
Street savvy home-sellers know that even the biggest deals start at the curb. When a potential buyer arrives to see your home for the first time or happens to catch a glimpse of your "for sale" sign while passing by, you want them to be impressed from the first moment they see your property. Curb appeal is absolutely crucial when selling your home, and there are a ton of affordable, DIY curb appeal ideas that make for perfect weekend projects while you're getting your home ready for the spotlight.
No matter how much you love your furry friend, it's wise not to expect potential homebuyers to share the same affection. It's not because homebuyers dislike animals and, in fact, many of the buyers who visit your showings will have pets of their own. Their real concern is the potential for tough-to-clean odors and hidden damage around the home caused by pets. It's crucial to eliminate odors and repair pet-related damage before you show your home and to continue with cleaning throughout your search for a buyer.