Seller Secrets For This Summers Real Estate Market

Seller Secrets For This Summers Real Estate Market

Each year, it seems the Lafayette area housing market takes on a different tone — and whether it’s going to be a sellers’ market with inflated prices and bidding wars, or a buyers’ market with tons of choices and low prices — there’s no denying that the 2016 housing season is upon us. So what does the Lafayette housing market have in store?  Well, if you’re thinking of listing your home, that’s an important question.

Here are some insights that will give you a head start!

Know Your Numbers: 60 percent

Sixty percent of all homes in 2016 will be bought and sold from May to August. Putting your home on the market at the beginning of the selling season will help your chances of snagging a winning offer before buyers turn their attention back to school starting.

Price It Right

Pricing is a critical component to getting your house sold. With this fluctuating market, you need to look at comps of similar homes in your area: make sure you’re looking back no more than 60 days. The sale price of homes that sold recently paints a much more accurate picture of what to expect than the price of homes that sold six months ago (or of homes that have yet to sell).

It Pays To Be Ahead Of The Curve

Trying to get a jump on the competition? Right now we’re on the cusp of prime selling and buying season, and if you list soon, you’ll have less competition than you would if you put your house on the market in July or August, when more homes will flood the market. Since it’s still early, your home can have its ‘moment in the spotlight’ more than it will when inventory increases.

Make It Pop Off The Computer (Or Smartphone) Screen!

In this new mobile era, a huge percentage of buyers use apps to shop for their new home. And that percentage is expected to rise this year as more buyers take advantage of easy access to the wealth of information online. Get in on this trend by making sure your home pops on those computer screens. Great homes with mediocre quality photos will be quickly discarded and ultimately get less showings. Sellers should insist that their agent take the time to beef up their online listing so the quality of the home jumps off the screen and gets buyers’ attention.


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Dated: May 27th 2016
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