Best Time to Sell??

When Is the Best Time to Sell a House? 

 

I get this question a lot.  I wish there was a “magic” answer.  Years ago it used to be said that the “hot” market was May to September.  But in the Central Missouri region where we live, it can vary.  Yes, spring and summer are “typical” times people like to move.  School’s out, weather’s good.  But I’ve had people tell me they didn’t want to close in July or August because it’s “too hot!”  Go figure!

 

At Advantage Real Estate, we’ve had some really good fall and winter seasons lately.  When is the right time to sell your house?  When YOU’RE ready!  There are buyers all through the year.  Maybe less when winter comes, but in my nearly 25 years in this business, I can say we have more MOTIVATED buyers in the winter than would normally be expected!  Their house may have just sold; they may have just moved here and need a new place to call home.  People buy and sell all through the year, not just when it’s convenient.

 

So here’s a few tips on what to do first…

Call your favorite Advantage Real Estate agent.  He/she will guide you through the steps in getting your house ready to sell.  Maybe there’s a few touch-ups needed, decluttering, or a room or two to paint.  Maybe a pre-home inspection is in order… If this will improve your resale value, are you willing?  We’ll help guide you.

 

Ask good questions about what we can do for you…what exposure will your office provide?  Does your office offer MLS exposure in the Columbia, MO area as well as the Randolph County area?  What about internet sites? Which sites do you utilize?  What about keeping in touch with feedback after showings?  These are all good things to discuss with your agent.

 

Lastly, be sure to look at accurate comparable sales within the past 6 months to a year old.  Anyone can set a price on a home, but will it realistically appraise for the asking price?  We want to get it SOLD, not just sit on the market.  Hopefully you’ll agree!

 

We’d love to hear from you!  660-263-3393

How Important are Reviews to You?

I was wondering what thought a potential buyer or seller puts into the process when deciding which real estate agent  to work with…..

Do you call the agent who has the listing?

Or just the one that happens to answer the phone at the real estate office?

Or do you look at the REVIEWS posted online such as on Zillow.com, Trulia. com, or Realtor.com?

How do REVIEWS play into your decision making??

 

I know when I’m online looking for an appliance, or even a piece of clothing, I look for the reviews and see what others have thought of the product.  When you are shopping for an appliance do YOU read the reviews before looking or buying?

Making a real estate sale or purchase is such a huge event in a person’s life, wouldn’t you want the best?

I challenge you to check out reviews from the agents at Advantage Real Estate in Moberly, MO.   Many of our team has reviews posted on Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com!

Lots of people like the charm of an older home, do you?

Lots of people like the charm of an older home, do you? 

Nicely updated, clean and move-in ready!

Affordably priced, this 4 BR 2 BA home offers large bedrooms with good sized closets

and two updated bathrooms

There’s plenty of storage in basement!

Sunlight entering the rooms brings positive vibes!

On street parking and wooded ravine behind the house.

$2000 appliance allowance can be negotiated w/acceptable offer.

Call your favorite agent at Advantage Real Estate; we’d love to help you make this yours! 660-263-3393

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Market Update !!!

Monthly Market UpdateFor the month of July, 2016…

24 residential properties closed/sold.

45 pending sales as of 8/2/16

120 active listings as of 8/2/16

All according to the Randolph County Multiple Listing Service

Let Advantage Real Estate guide you through the process, the market’s active!

660-263-3393

Things to do in Moberly…

Have you discovered Sugar Creek Lake?

 

Sugar Creek Lake is a 320 acre lake situated in a wooded area north of Moberly.

 

It has a concrete boat ramp with easy access.

The lake has populations of bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.

 

There are picnic areas and a few nice strolls along the dam and gravel roads that are near the banks of the lake.

 

And by the way, there’s an amazing chateau-style home tucked atop a hill overlooking the lake.  If you like the idea of seclusion, check this one out!

http://tour.spherotours.com/415493

We’d love to hear from you!

Great layout for your growing family!

 

I love creative floor plans…take a look at this one!

There’s currently 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The lower level is currently the master suite.  It could also be a great second family room, you decide!  Maybe 3 bedrooms and 2 baths can work for your family…

 

When you first walk in, you’ll love the light that brightens the living room!  And a large picture window that looks toward Rothwell Park!  Such a nice neighborhood, surrounded by great homes!

 

Put your supper in the crock pot and say “welcome home” every evening when you get home from work!  Who wouldn’t love this kitchen?  I can almost smell supper cooking…

 

There’s 3 bedrooms and a bath on the upper level.  All together like they should be!

 

Best part is it’s so close to the walking trail at Rothwell Park.

 

And this shaded patio area/side yard!  Relax after a long day under the shade trees!  Room for the kids to play here…

 

It’s got a newer roof, recently painted exterior, and it’s so affordably priced at $114,900.  Let us tell you about some low or no down payment programs that this home should qualify for!