Planning to Sell Your Home on Long Beach Island NJ
The purchase and sale of real estate can be one of the largest and most significant emotional and financial transactions a family can experience. Even though Long Beach Island NJ is mostly second homes. Planning on Selling Your LBI Home is still a major decision and one that involves careful planning and execution to ensure a smooth transaction. The good news is, the LBI real estate market has seen a significant increase in activity so a house that is priced well and shows well will see activity and more importantly, offers! Selling your home on Long Beach Island requires a total understanding of the LBI real estate market and an effective marketing plan, but first, the house must be made ready to show and sell!
Getting Your Long Beach Island NJ Property Ready to Sell
Realtor.com recently published an article on getting your home ready to sell and touches on some key points to make your home appeal to both buyers and real estate agents alike. It is common sense that a home that is well cared for and “well-polished” will appeal more to buyers. Not only will the potential buyer see less immediate work to do, they will also assume that the house has been well maintained in the past. A few points to consider are:
- Spray or pull weeds
- Trim hedges and trees
- Repair any cracks in the foundation
- Paint cracked or peeling paint
- Clear off the kitchen and bathroom counters
- Clean and remove clutter from all rooms-this includes most (but not all) family photos. I suggest “most but not all” because, unlike a year-round real estate market, the LBI real estate market is about fun and enjoyment of the summer season. If you can show potential buyers the fun times you and your family had at the house, it is easier for a buyer to imagine his or her family making their own memories there too!
Remember, the sale of your property must be treated like any business…the object is to maximize your profit. There is no need to spend an excessive amount of money on preparing your home on Long Beach Island NJ for the LBI real estate market if you have properly maintained it and of course you do not want to hide any defects in the home or any safety issues that you may be aware of. The object is to allow your home on LBI to make a good first impression on potential buyers and these few simple steps can help make the difference between a home selling quickly and a home sitting on the market!
If you are Planning on Selling Your LBI Home please contact me to get started. I have lived on LBI my entire life and I am very familiar with the area and the local market. I have an extensive marketing plan for my listings and work to highlight the attributes of your property that can make it stand out from others on the market. This can make the difference between a home that is for sale and a home that has sold! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
Cell: 609-290-4293 | Office: 800-222-0131 | firstname.lastname@example.org