If you want to sell your home in this market, there are steps you should take to get your house ready. The first one is to mentally prepare yourself that you probably will need to spend money in order to sell. In today’s market there are plenty of houses for sale and not enough buyers. Sellers are competing with other sellers to get their property sold. The best way to compete is to offer your house in the best condition and at the best price. Visualize this – a buyer looks at 6 homes in the same price range. Three are dated and tired in appearance, two are somewhat updated but still need work, and the sixth one is immaculate and updated. Guess which one will attract the buyer. So your next step, as a seller, is to assess what improvements or repairs need to be made. Have your agent walk through with you to determine what should be completed. It is important not to spend time or money on projects that will not have value to buyers. Lastly, get the work done prior to putting the house on the market. The old adage is true – “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Having your home in top notch condition and priced competitively will help position you for a successful sale in a timely fashion. Contact me to work with a REALTOR® who can best advise you for success! 603-526-4116, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.donnaforest.com
This turn-key cottage is waiting for you! There are 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. The kids will love playing at the shallow, sandy beach. There is approximately 65 ft. on Lake Kolelemook and a dock. Golf is nearby and the fishing is great! Easy access to local ski areas and snowmobile trails for winter fun as well. All furnishings included. Offered at $239,000.
Jane Snow, Listing Agent
Our market seems to still be recuperating from the long winter we experienced. Sales were down the first few snowy months and this is likely reflected in the lower sales volume for 2014 as compared to 2013. (Although New London is definitely up from last year.) The state released their year-to-date figures thru May. Residential sales are down 7.9% and the median sales price is up 7.9%. While not a resounding two thumbs up yet for the market, there are many positive indicators it is heading in the right direction. I think the next few months will show that we’ve moved beyond recovery and are looking at a more normalized market.
Newbury – 73 Currently for Sale
1/1 -6/24/14 9 Solds 122 Days on Market (DOM)
1/1-6/24/13 13 Solds 239 DOM 91% List to Sell
New London – 91 Currently for Sale
1/1 -6/24/14 40 Solds 172 DOM 93% List to Sell
1/1-6/24/13 24 Solds 189 DOM 92% List to Sell
Sunapee – 85 Currently for Sale
1/1 -6/24/14 18 Solds 144 DOM 95% List to Sell
1/1-6/24/13 22 Solds 182 DOM 92% List to Sell
Bradford – 34 Currently for Sale
1/1- 6/24/14 7 Solds 133 DOM 96% List to Sell
1/1-6/24/13 9 Solds 222 DOM 95% List to Sell
Figures are based on information from the Northern New England Real Estate Network, Inc. for the period 1/1/13 thru 6/24/13 and 1/1/14 thru 6/24/14.
When selling your house, the emphasis is usually on the interior. However, good landscaping can make the difference between a buyer wanting to see the house or not. And since most buyers look on line first, it’s even more important to have good exterior photos. Here are a few do’s and don’ts:
- Keep the landscaping natural with native plants and interesting foliage. Rounded junipers and topiary shrubs are out.
- Steer away from planting a high-maintenance yard. Few buyers want to invest serious time in pruning, mowing, etc.
- Get rid of any lawn ornaments.
- Avoid the “new construction” look – barren yards lack appeal.
- Maintain what landscaping you have. Overgrown hedges, bushes too close to the house, hanging tree limbs over roofs, and roots buckling the driveway send the message that the inside of the house is ill-kept as well.
Properties with high quality plants and mature landscaping create a competitive advantage over homes with bare bones landscaping. An important factor considering today’s market! Contact me to work with a REALTOR® who can help you get a competitive advantage on selling. 603-526-4116, donnaforest.com, email@example.com.
A great opportunity to work where you live! Beautifully designed and finished three bedroom, two and a half bath home with in-law suite. Amazing views and privacy. Hand built stone walls and mature perennial gardens. Detached barn style building includes an apartment above and 2800+ sq. ft. of versatile space below. Additional wood shop and barns. Offered at $1,250,000. For more information and photos, visit www.NHPrivacyandViews.com.
Marilyn Kidder, Listing Broker, 603-526-4116
While this little bungalow sits on a busy roadway, it has a private yard completely fenced in with extensive gardens that offer a quaint outside living space. The inside is as nice with wood floors and walls (at least most), exposed beams, updated kitchen and bath, skylights. A must see if the size fits your needs. Mt. Sunapee is just 4 miles up the road and residents have access to two beaches on Lake Sunapee. Offered at just $115,000! Make your appointment today.
Jane Snow, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116
Wonderful contemporary on Chalk Pond offers two master bedrooms with baths and plenty of overflow room. Beautiful interior details, decks, and a screened porch. Minutes to Mt. Sunapee Resort and Lake Sunapee State Beach. AND, it’s being sold furnished, so just pack your clothes! Offered at $379,000. Make your appointment today!
Emily Campbell, Listing Agent, 603-526-4116