My May 2017 Market Watch

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Real Estate

May 2017

 Prepare Your Home For The Spring Market!

     Before you decide to list your property for this spring market, please consider taking a few essential preliminary steps to give your property an advantage over other listings. As you get ready to sell your property, its is important to ask yourself what you can still do to spruce it up.

    Take an objective walk around your home and ask yourself these questions. Is my house ready to be shown? Is there clutter scattered throughout? Does every room look its best? Are there any repairs that still need to be made? Are there any small aesthetic upgrades I can still make? Does my home have any sustainability features I can highlight or add?

    Potential homebuyers will be making their way around your property, analyzing every detail while taking in its current condition. Many repairs and aesthetic changes are quick and easy while others can take more time than to complete, so give yourself time to complete projects before listing your property for sale. In addition to preparing your property, you should understand your local market and what may be currently important to buyers in your area.

    If you are considering listing your home, here are a few steps you may want to take as you begin preparing your home for the spring market:

    1. Clean up and organize your home. Removing all unnecessary clutter can make your home look more spacious and welcoming, while putting trinkets and framed photos away will help visitors envision themselves living in your property.

    2. Repair and improve property features. Unattended repairs may bring down your property value and hinder it from receiving offers. Other simple home improvements include painting rooms with neutral colors, and cleaning up or adding landscaping to improve curb appeal. More advanced home improvements include installing Smart Home technology such as programmable thermostats and light switches, solar panels or other renewable energy options.

    3. Understand your market and property value. There are many variables that can impact your property’s value in your local market. As a local real estate professional, I can provide information about your market, assess the price range for similar homes in your area, and provide you with advice to help guide you through the process.

    To learn more about how to start preparing your property for the spring market, call me today and visit my web site at Whether you are looking to sell your existing property or purchase a new one now or in the future, I can provide guidance and advise you on what you need to know.

    Al Fross is a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Associate based in the Bedminster/Bridgewater office. Al has lived in the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater since 1993 and has been an active volunteer in many recreational and community organizations including serving as a current member of Bridgewater’s Board of Adjustment and as past Chairman of the Township’s Planning Board. His knowledge of the Bridgewater and surrounding areas makes him the perfect “partner” when selling your existing property or buying your new home.