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‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

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It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.

The truth is, in Asheville, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the
ideal time for you to purchase or list a home.

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10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

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According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.

Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.

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7 steps to preparing your house to sell

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You have lived a good life in your home so far, but for important reasons, you are moving on. What are the most critical steps to prepare your home to sell?

It can be hard to pull up roots and leave your precious home; it is one of life's profound changes that most of us go through at least once. Emotionally and mentally preparing yourself is the most crucial first step.

Planning is the best active move to make the most of this vital opportunity. Being disciplined and focused will make the process much more relaxed and the path ahead of you far more transparent. Get prepared for many ups and downs emotionally. One aspect of this preparation is to make your home as attractive as you can to a potential buyer. Take pride in what you have achieved with your home so far, and that pride will help to sell your home.

Imagine the new homeowner walking up the steps and through the front door and imagine how they will fall in love with your old home that is now their new home. Now imagine yourself and your family also falling in love with your new home!

The first thing any new prospect is going to react to is the wall colors, the decor, and the state of cleanliness. We are prgrammed to notice these things. They are about to make a serious life-changing investment. Ask yourself what impression will your house make?

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