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Here's 5 key market numbers for the month of October:
On average it took 109 days to sell a home for the homes that closed in the month of October.
There were 245 single family homes that sold (closed during the month).
The average sales price was $146,470.
74 Buyers paid cash.
53% of the sales were priced at $140,000 or less
There are ways to make a home sell faster than the average. If you are interested in finding out more about how to position your home in the marketplace, contact me for a professional, no cost marketing plan.
Instead of just asking me to help with his kitchen remodel, my friend made me an offer I couldn't refuse: Want to come over and knock down a wall?
While that's one way to make your house feel bigger, it's probably not the best option if you're putting your house on the market. Here are a few easier ways to add a sense of space.
Cut the clutter Everyone knows they should do this, but few people go far enough. Don’t put books and magazines in neat piles—get rid of them. Put knickknacks in storage, and pare down your furniture. It’s better to have a few large pieces than several small ones.
Take a walk Every house has natural paths, from the kitchen to the dining room or from the living room to the bathroom, and these walkways must be clear. You may not mind detouring around a large sectional to get from the TV room to the kitchen, but buyers will think your TV room isn’t big enough.
Look around Related to clear walkways are clear views. Keep tall furniture like bookshelves away from doorways, and pull back the shower curtain to expose the entire bathroom. Don’t block any part of windows, sliding glass doors, or French doors.
Pick the right paint If you plan to repaint some rooms, choose colors that feel cool, such as light blue or light green.
Add light Not only will light colors create a sense of openness, actual light helps, too. Open curtains or blinds to let in sunlight, and consider adding a lamp to dark corners.
When you’re done with these changes, ask for objective feedback from your Texas REALTOR®. He or she will know what buyers will focus on when they enter your house and which rooms might need more work.
Of course, if you do decide you want knock down a wall, give me a call. I’ll bring my sledgehammer.
If you've got a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you'll be happy to know there are homes for you to buy in Southeast Texas.
With the median home sales price, in the Southeast Texas Residential Real Estate Market, hovering around $150,000 you might think there aren't any homes in the area that sell for over one million dollars.
Take a look at the homes you can buy:
and there are more...
and a few more...
Of course if you are interested in seeing any of these plan to have a pre-qualification letter handy. Next blog post: What homes have sold for over 1 million this year. Trust me it will be a smaller list.
No matter what type of home you are looking to buy or sell, I can help. Having a professional Realtor on your side to be your advocate is the smartest move you can make when buying or selling a home.
I'm honored to share that I was "Agent of the Month" for July for Coldwell Banker Southern Homes, Beaumont.
Thank you to all my clients that allowed me to be a part of their relocation.
If you are thinking about relocating to another town, another state or just another house across town, I can help. My network of Real Estate Professionals is worldwide. Don't just hope that you will get a good agent to represent you. Make sure you do. Contact me for a personal recommendation of a Top Realtor in the town you are moving to.
And as my son Owen says,"Happier in a New Home? Call my Mom!"
If you sold your home in Southeast Texas in the month of September, you weren't alone.
There were 276 homes that closed last month.
How fast did they sell?
What did they sell for?
Take a look:
The market typically slows down in the fall after the peak summer home sales season. If you plan to sell your home before the end of the year, list it soon. It took on average 113 days for the homes that closed in September to sell. There's less than 113 left in 2015.
Want to know how to make your home sell faster in the fall? Contact me. Its easy. Send me a message right here on Southeast Texas Real Estate Talk.
More homes sold in July 2015, than any other month for as long as The Real Estate Center has been keeping track.
If you didn't sell your home this summer but are thinking about it contact me. There is a selling strategy you need to know to help you sell your home this fall.
If you want any information about the Southeast Texas housing market contact me via the blog comment section, email, text or call.
Selling homes in Beaumont, Lumberton, Vidor and all parts of Southeast Texas and sharing the housing trends is what I do. Work with me as your REALTOR and gain the benefit of having an advocate on your side to help you get the best deal possible.