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Real Estate Tips | Blake Davenport | Market Shift

The Real Estate Market in the DC Metro Area has Shifted: What Does That Mean For A Home Seller?

The market has shifted and that means things are different for home sellers. In order to have a successful sale, it's important to reset your expectations, declutter and deep clean your home, and consider any necessary renovations. Keep reading to learn more about the current market and how you can position your home for success.

  1. Reset Expectations

The first thing you need to do as a home seller is reset your expectations. In the spring, the market was hot and homes were selling fast. But now, things have changed. The market is still strong, but there are more homes on the market than there were a few months ago. This means that buyers have more options and they can be pickier about what they're looking for in a home.

That's why it's so important to price your home well from the start. Overpricing will only discourage buyers from even considering your home. You also need to have a great marketing strategy in place. This includes professional photos, a detailed description of your property, and features that will make your home stand out from the rest.

2. Declutter, Deep Clean, Renovate

Once you've reset your expectations and priced your home correctly, it's time to make sure it's show-ready. This means decluttering every room, doing a deep cleaning from top to bottom, and making any necessary renovations. Buyers want to see a turn-key property that they can move right into without having to do any work themselves. So it's important to take care of everything before putting your home on the market.

If you're thinking of selling your home, remember that the market has shifted and you'll need to adjust your expectations accordingly. Make sure to price your home competitively and get it show-ready before putting it on the market. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to a successful sale.

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