Wednesday, December 04, 2019 / by Amber Tice
Do you want to WOW potential home buyers? There are so many different ways of staging your home that will make even the ficklest of home buyers drop their jaw. And guess what? Staging isn’t the only thing to get people talking!
Creating space: Declutter, declutter, declutter, But, not only that, you want your furniture to create the illusion of space. Make sure you are experimenting with different ways of staging your home in order to create the most space possible.
Lighting: I can tell you the most annoying thing about my house is there is no lighting in the living room. You can bet buyers will feel the same way walking into your home so make sure you have ample lighting in all rooms. You may even want to consider installing LED light bulbs, placing lamps in the bedrooms, and making sure you have lights on when you have a showing scheduled. Open curtains so that plenty of natural light shines through as well.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 / by Amber Tice
I’d like to mix things up a bit with my market update for the Spokane area. Here are some stats on what has happened on the south hill in the last 6 months, specifically in the Glenrose area. This is great information for you if you are interested in listing your home within the next 6 months in this area. This may also help you if you are looking to buy in this area.
Here are some numbers in order to help you decide if this is the right decision for you and your family.
In the Glenrose area I found 27 homes that sold in the last 6 months all with 3 or more bedrooms and 2 or more bathrooms. I did not search for specific year built, garage size, or acreage. 25 of these homes had a basement. TThe average list price for these homes was $358,192.00. The average sold price was $$354,688. One home had a price drop of about $5000 before selling. The average amount of time these homes sat on the market was about 25 days.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 / by Amber Tice
You can bet in this market the home that you just listed will be a hot topic, meaning you will have a ton of strangers coming and going on a regular basis until your home sells. Yikes! That can be overwhelming, especially if you have pets, or children that are on a schedule.
So how do survive this influx of strangers walking through your home?
Have A Showing Schedule Set: It’s very important to try and not limit the days and times that potential buyers are able to walk through your home, but you can set a schedule with your agent to ensure you don’t have showings scheduled during the times you need to be home. For example: Have your agent set a showing schedule between the hours of 9am-6pm if you work, and won’t be home anyway. Or, set a showing schedule of 9am-3pm and 5pm-7pm if you have a little one napping in the middle of the afternoon.
Agents Can Make Showing Appointments With You: If you prefer ...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 / by Amber Tice
Knowing what to expect when it comes to selling your home will make the process so much easier for you and for everyone involved. Trust me when I say, there are several different professionals involved when you decide to list. Here is the last article in my “What to Expect When Selling Your Home” series.
EXPECT THE NEW BUYERS TO HIRE PROFESSIONALS TO EVALUATE ITEMS THAT AN INSPECTOR CANNOT SEE: A diligent buyer will hire professionals to do sewer scopes, radon tests, and well inspections. These things are all normal. They want to make sure they are purchasing a property that has been well taken care of. They are also trying to make sure they are not going into it blind. If the new buyers know of these issues ahead of time, they can then do what is necessary to make sure issues are mitigated before closing. They may even just want to know what needs to be taken care of after closing. Do not panic when you hear that several inspe ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
The Spokane real estate market is in a unique situation. While the rest of country shows signs of normal slowdown, Spokane continues to be challenged by low housing inventory. An Amazon distribution facility is being built as of this writing. This is expected to open up in Fall 2019, making 1500 job opportunities available. In addition, Fairchild Air Force Base is expected to add another 1000 servicemen and women, as it expands its operations.
On the other hand, the country’s largest homebuilder is expected to complete approximately 200 houses within the next 12-18 months. D.R. Horton recently expanded their presence in Spokane with a very aggressive plan to break ground in several communities around Spokane: Indian Trails, Colbert, South Hill and Spokane Valley.
So is it fair for baby boomers to be blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory?
Here’s wha ...