Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Quickly Sell Your Deep Creek Lake Home!

Each year hundreds of vacationers and home buyers prove that Deep Creek Lake is a desirable place to live or to spend a relaxing getaway.  And, while we here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty are somewhat partial to this beautiful area, we enjoy helping others find a home and a community here.  No matter what time of year you find your way to its’ shores; there are always activities and a breathtaking setting that encourage you to soak in every minute on Deep Creek Lake.
However, there are those times when extenuating circumstances cause you to need to sell your Deep Creek Lake home, and when those times come; our team of experienced Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agents are here to help!  Selling a home can seem overwhelming, but the process can be smooth and efficient if you’re willing to put in a little work and trust the rest to us.  Here are five simple tips that will help your Deep Creek Lake home sell quickly.
1. Fix it Up- You’ll want to know what needs to be fixed before buyers begin looking at your home.  Having a “pre-inspection” by a home inspector will allow you to fix any necessary repairs so that they don’t come up in the buyers home inspection.  This can help speed up the process once you find an interested buyer. 
2. Research- While your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent will provide you with comparables of what other homes on Deep Creek Lake are selling for, taking the time to do a little research on your own will help you prepare for what you can expect.  Take note of home prices in your area and what upgrades those homes have to offer.
3. Act Like a Buyer- If you were looking at your home as a buyer, what would you see?  Are there any updates you’d want to make such as paint, appliances or finishes?  Acting like a buyer for your own home will give you insight into what you can do to make your Deep Creek Lake home more attractive to buyers.  
4. Make it Move In Ready- Today’s buyers have the option to be picky and many want a home that’s move in ready.  Your home will need to have those key factors that are now considered standard in a home such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  
5. Price it Right- This is a key factor that cannot be stressed enough.  Pricing a home correctly from the beginning will help you sell your home more quickly.  Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent will work with you to show you what other homes are selling for and to determine a fair market value for your home. If your home is priced too high, it  will sit on the market and you’ll eventually have to lower your price.  If you decide on a price that is the lowest you’d like to go, be prepared to offer buyers other incentives such as closing costs or a flexible closing date.  
We hope these tips will give you greater insight into what it takes to get your Deep Creek Lake home sold!  Our goal is to provide you with the guidance needed to have a positive home buying or selling experience.  
We are here to help whenever you need us, so don’t hesitate to call!  If you are considering selling your Deep Creek Lake home soon; contact us today to get started!

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

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