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Why Is November The Best Month To Sell?

by Fontaine Family

Should You Sell Your Home In November?
November Could Be The Best Month To Sell!


Most homeowners think that once fall comes around, the home buyers disappear.  That idea may have been true at one time, but in today's market with a shortage of inventory, your home may be more likely to sell more quickly and closer to asking price in November and December. 

In today's real estate market, half of buyers are not married, so their decisions may not be based on children's school schedules.  Buyers who are looking in November could be moving because of job changes, they may have been too busy during the summer months, or they could have waited until after the busy season in hopes of getting a better deal.  November house hunters are usually more motivated and less deterred by things like snow, short days, and holidays.  If you make your house ready to view, buyers are likely to make an offer close to list price! 

Sellers tend to think that it isn't worth trying to sell during November and December and they take their homes off the market.  That could be a huge mistake for sellers.  Serious buyers who are in the market have fewer homes to choose from so there is a sense of urgency to make a good offer before someone else beats them to it!  With an already short inventory of homes for sale in Maine...we could be expecting multiple offers on listings that are priced right this November and December!  

Are you ready to sell your Maine home this November? 
Call us at (207)784-3800 or (207)289-3830 to get started today! 

Improve Your Home's Value This Spring

by Fontaine Family

Are you considering selling and want to get the most out of your home? 

Your home's value depends on many factors, including location, age, size, and condition.  While you may not be able to do anything about your home's location or age, you can do things to improve the condition and sometimes the size to add value to your home! 


Boost Curb Appeal
Curb appeal isn't just the concern of the home sellers.  Even homeowners who are staying put are investing time and effort into maintaining the curb appeal of their homes.  Since anyone driving by will only see your home from the street, how well your property is kept from the outside provides a glimpse into how well it is maintained on the inside.

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

  1. Maintain Your Lawn
    Mow, pull weeks, and make sure your walkways and driveway are free of debris.
  2. Keep Your Landscaping in Check
    Well-maintained shrubs and landscaping improve the look of your property.
  3. Clean Your Windows and Gutters
    Not only will this improve the look of your home, it is good home maintenance.
  4. Maintain Your Home's Exterior
    Keep your home looking like new by washing your siding or applying a new coat of paint every few years.  Touching up the stain on decks and the paint on trim and handrails can do wonders.
  5. Spring for New Home Accents
    Spruce things up with new accessories like new house numbers, fresh paint on the shutters, or colorful plant and flowers in the window boxes and garden beds.

Renovations That Pay Off
Remodeling is a great way to bring your home up to date, adapt to changing needs, and improve its value.  If you are planning on selling, making a few home improvements may make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

5 Renovations that Offer the Biggest Returns

  1. New Front Door
    Refresh your entryway and impress potential buyers with a new front door.  If your current front door is in good condition, a coat of paint or stain can make it look as good as new.
  2. Deck Addition
    Improve the indoor/outdoor versatility of your home by adding a wooden deck.
  3. Attic Bedroom
    An extra room that can serve as a bedroom, guest room, or home office can add value and make the home more attractive.  If you have attic space that is unused, this could be a great option.
  4. New Garage Door
    If your garage doors are old or dated, replacing them will add value to your home.  If they are still in good shape, consider painting them to freshen up the look of your home.
  5. Minor Kitchen Remodel
    The kitchen is one of the most popular renovations that homeowners tackle.  A minor remodel can update the space and entice potential buyer. 

Are you interested in knowing the value of your home in today's real estate market? 
We can help! 
Call today for a FREE opinion of value and talk with one of our talented agents
about what you can do to sell your home for top dollar faster!

Call our Auburn office at (207)784-3800
Call our Scarborough office at (207)289-3830

June Is Homeownership Month

by Fontaine Family

Are your ready to become a homeowner? 
Give us a call and let's get started! 

Auburn:  (207)784-3800  
Scarborough:  (207)289-3830

 

 

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