Tuesday, July 26, 2011

5 Tips for Selling Your Deep Creek Lake Home!

While living on Deep Creek Lake is a dream vacation or permanent home for many, there are times when selling your Deep Creek Lake home is a necessity.  No matter what extenuating circumstance has you considering selling your Deep Creek Lake home, you may be worried about the home selling process.
We’re all aware that we’re currently in a buyers market; which is great news for those who are hoping to buy a permanent or vacation home on Deep Creek Lake. However, it makes things a little more challenging for sellers.  As Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty agents, we’re often asked what it takes to sell a home in todays housing market.  In my years of experience in dealing with the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market, I know that selling your Deep Creek Lake home can be a very smooth and efficient process if you go about it the right way!  
Selling your home on Deep Creek Lake is not impossible and can actually be a very rewarding transaction.  Below are five tips that I feel will help you overcome your fear of selling in a buyers market and will ensure that your Deep Creek Lake home gets sold.  Take a look!
1. Understand What a Buyers Market Means- It’s important to understand what kind of market you’re about to enter and to look at some of the hard facts. Being in a buyers market means:

 - There are more homes on the market than there are buyers.
 - Homes are staying on the market longer.
 - Homes are selling for less than they’re worth.
Having a better understanding of what you’re jumping into will help guide your expectations and will allow you to better plan for the outcome.
2. Price Your Home Correctly from the Beginning- This is a vital factor in selling your Deep Creek Lake home. If you enter the market with an overpriced home, Deep Creek Lake buyers will immediately cross it off their list and move on to a more affordable option. They have that luxury in a buyers market. The longer your Deep Creek Lake home sits on the market; the less interest it will receive. You’ll find that waiting for that to happen and then reducing your price will not generate the same excitement that a ideally priced home would in the beginning.
3. Make Your Home Irresistible- Deep Creek Lake buyers expect only the best, especially if they have the option to be picky. They know that Deep Creek Lake is an ideal destination spot and want to be assured that they’re buying a move in ready home. You’ll want to make sure your home shows well and that its irresistible to buyers. Take care of any issues that you know of in your home, spend time updating your home (even if it’s just a fresh coat of paint), and spruce up your Deep Creek Lake home’s curb appeal. All of these little details will add up to a home that buyers can’t refuse!
4. Find a Trusted Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Agent- You’ll want to do your research and find an agent who has years of experience in the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market. Your real estate agent will play a key role in getting your home sold. Look at their home selling record, client testimonials and ask them to give you a detailed plan of what they will do to sell your Deep Creek Lake home.  
Of course, the team here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Lake Realty is ready to assist you in anyway possible!  We care for our clients needs and have the experience and know-how to get your home sold quickly.
5. Make Sure Your Home is Getting Ultimate Exposure- The main element in getting your home sold is exposure. Did you know that over 80% of people search for homes online? Getting online exposure for your home is vital for home selling success. That’s why we’re committed to updating and maintaining our Deep Creek Realty website!  
You’ll want to talk with your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent about how your home will be presented online and the types of sites they use to market your home. An online presence for your home is a service your real estate agent should be providing for you.
I hope you find these tips helpful as you begin the home selling journey.  If you have would like to talk with me about selling your Deep Creek Lake home and how I can ensure a smooth and stress free home selling process; please contact me!  My team and I know the ins and outs of the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market, what buyers are looking for in a Deep Creek Lake home and how we get your home sold!
Feel free to contact me today!  I look forward to helping you sell your Deep Creek Lake home!

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert

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