Spring has officially sprung and mud season is upon the Berkshires. Williamstown, Stockbridge, Lenox, Great Barrington, and the Berkshires in general are thawing and the smell of fresh green is in the air. Shopping for a new nest is what spring is all about. Sunshine and warm weather causes buyers to feel that same longing for a new start. Traditionally spring has been the peak season for putting a home on the real estate market. Why sell in the your Berkshires home in the springtime?
We have seven good reasons why this is the season to sell your Berkshires real estate:
S= Sprucing up the exterior and increasing curb value is much easier during the spring season when plants begin to sprout, snow has melted and the siding, porches and walkways of the home can be power washed and scrubbed. Curb appeal is the number one hook to get buyers inside to look at your home.
P= Placing your real estate offering on the MLS and every site where properties are offered before the competition gets into the ballgame. Get your offering out there early and of course Price based on a the market in your area- get that comparative market analysis from your agent and hire that real estate appraiser to give you the write up professionally on the current market value of your home.
R= Ready, set, GO! Spring is the perfect time to increase the square footage perception of your home without spending a dime on construction. Clean out that garage, basement and attic to give your buyers the impression your home is much larger than it appears from the outside. Spring cleaning, tag sales and donations to local charities all go together nicely when the weather warms up.
I= Improve your Instant Appeal! A coat of neutral white paint will go a long way toward making your home appear fresh and inviting. While you are at it consider replacing that old carpet with some basic neutral color and voila ! Instant appeal!
N= New Buyers. Buyers have cabin fever from the long winter inside and are ready get out and about into the sunshine. Make your home the sunniest view on your street by placing some spring time yello pansies or other yellow cool weather plants in hanging pots on the front porch.
G=Great Marketing will sell your home faster than a for sale by owner sign in the front yard. Choose an agency with local and Internet presence. When you interview your real estate agents ask about their website, how many hits do they get a week, how many of their buyers are from the surrounding area and how many come from outside of the area. Ask the agent how they plan to make sure your home gets seen in the most places. Ask them to take you on a tour of their website and share with your how many homes they have sold in the past two years.
These are just a few reason why spring is a great time to get Berkshire home on the market. Here at Harsch Associates Berkshire Real Estate we strive to be the top Real Estate Website in Berkshire County. We attract buyers from New York, and all through New England with some as far away as Los Angeles and Miami. Harsch is your source for real estate solutions, service and stability in the Berkshires.