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The spring market is already proving to be frenzied with historic high sales averages combined with historic low inventory. We’ve got seller and buyer tips for those active in the housing market:

LeeAnn Lehto

2022 MAR Board Member
Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty

Buyer Tips:

  • Be sure you are pre-approved for a mortgage and understand how much home you can afford, be sure to keep in mind closing costs or possible HOA dues you may be responsible for.
  • Make sure you interview a few agents to be sure you are working with someone that is well qualified to help you make such a big decision. A home inspection is always recommended, and a home warranty is always a great idea.
  • Be prepared to move quickly, things are going fast right now. Stay confident that the right house is out there for you.

For Sellers: 

  • Spring is a great time to do some clean up and minor fixes on the exterior of your home. A few potted plants and an inviting entryway are always helpful.
  • A deep clean of the interior might be a good idea after the long winter.
  • Decluttering and staging are a great way to get rid of things you don’t want to take with you, and help a new buyer envision themselves in the space.
  • Minor paint and carpet cleaning are inexpensive ways to refresh your home, but don’t overdo it, because you might not get a return on the investment.
  • Be prepared to look carefully at all offers, if your home is in good shape and priced well, there should be many buyers with interest.

Jen Piller Quade
2022 MAR Rising Star
Keller Williams Integrity Lakes

Seller Tips:

  • Deep cleaning and staging go a long way, even in a strong seller’s market
  • Strategize with your trusted Realtor

Buyer Tips:

  • Strategize with your trusted Realtor
  • Put your best offer forward
  • Be patient, you’ll likely be making several offers before one is accepted.