Sunday, December 22, 2019 / by Amber Tice
If you are a home seller in today’s fast-paced Spokane market you’ll want to take a closer look at what home buyers are looking for as they search for a new home.
A laundry room on the main living floor tops the list according to forbes.com. Quite frankly people are tired of walking over dirty laundry in the hallway, or in the kitchen. Putting the laundry behind closed doors is a must and buyers are looking to set it and forget it until they can get to it. I, for one, can definitely relate! Buyers are also looking for energy-efficient appliances to save on costs.
Buyers are also looking for an open concept kitchen opening up into either a dining area and/or the living area. The importance of being able to keep an eye on kiddos, socialize with friends and family, and having enough space and seating for everyone who comes to visit is a high priority. High end finishes that buyers gawk over include stainless steel, white cab ...
Sunday, December 22, 2019 / by Amber Tice
It’s no surprise that in today’s world home buyers are looking for updates, modern finishes, and environmentally friendly touches. It will be in a seller’s best interest to pay attention to what is in and what is out in home buying in 2019 and beyond.
Here are four more things home buyers will be looking for this year and into 2020:
Having a beautiful patio space is another hot hit with home buyers. These days relaxation and being able to unwind after a long day in imperative for our health. Outdoor lighting and comfy ambiance will complete the outdoor package.
Smart home features are almost a must with millennials. These types of features create peace of mind and an overall sense of safety among home buyers. Some of the top smart home features according to forbes.com include security cameras, smart doorbells, programmable thermostats, wireless security system, and lighting control system.   ...
Friday, December 20, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
We're getting down to the wire as we come to the end of 2019! With the holidays approaching next week, it isn't surprising that we have 20 fewer listings this week compared to last week- with only 82 new listings coming on last week.
Less buyers are out in the cold weather right now as well. For the first time in nearly nine months, we have an uptick in inventory with our current available properties at 1.5 months.
This is still extremely low and many buyers and sellers are wondering where we are at in the housing market as we head into 2020.
We still have a very high pending ratio of 57% with 1,476 active listings to choose from in Spokane County (single-family, stick built homes on <1 acre). So over half of the homes you see on the market already have accepted offers on them.
The buyer pool may be lower this time of year but so are the number of listings. So if you are a seller, you have much less competition. The buyers out there are serious, qualified b ...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / by Heather Schelling
It’s time, you’ve outgrown your current home and are thinking about selling. Maybe you need more space to grow, maybe you don’t need as much space as you once did. The reasons may vary but the process of selling your home is much the same. It involves a lot of energy to move, not just physically but mentally too.
Have you thought about your next home? Have you found it yet? Do you need to sell your current home first? Take time to research your options and start asking questions. You should consult with a financial planner, an accountant, and a real estate agent to get a big picture about the process of selling your home.
Now that you’re thinking about selling your home, is it a want or a need? Knowing your ultimate goal will be the driving factor when deciding how quickly you want to sell and for exactly how much. Keep in mind that the more motivated you are, the more likely that you’ll list on the lower range of market value. If you’d like to sel ...
Friday, December 13, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Did you know that winter is actually one of the BEST times to sell your home? But where do you start?
Wintertime means less competition in the marketplace and buyers tend to be more serious about purchasing, so take advantage of that and list your home now! Even with the leverage, there are still some things that will help you sell quickly, before the spring rush starts. Here are my top 3 tips for showing your house in the winter.
Keep the decor simple. If you’re a Holiday fanatic, make sure your decorations are packed away, or at least minimized. Some pretty white lights outside can enhance curb appeal, but don’t overdo it with the holiday glitz.
Capitalize on the Cozy. Light a fire, burn some scented candles, bake some cookies. Create an environment that screams “HOME” and not just “house”. Make sure to keep the heat turned up so buyers have a warm, comfy welcome!
Light the Way! The sun goes d ...