Market Monday - Vol.10
639 Water Street, Friendsville, MD 21531 - The Riverside Hotel
Now only $239,000
Market Monday Stats
June 3, 2019 - June 10, 2019
464 Residential Properties on the Market (up 4 from last week)
20 New Homes Listed (the same as last week)
6 Homes Sold (down 4 from from last week)
4 Homes were Withdrawn, Cancelled, or Expired from the market (up 1 from last week)
13 More Homes are now pending settlement (up 7 from last week)
The average close price of homes that sold last week was $324,617 (down $18,623 from last week)
The homes that sold last week got an average of 94% of their list price (down 2% from last week)
The homes that sold last week were on the market for 407 average days (up 220 days from last week)
Open House Weekend!
It was a busy, fantastic weekend in Garrett County, Maryland. I had 2 awesome open houses! One at 105 S Main Street, Accident, MD 21520 and at 135 Jeffrey Lane #2, Oakland, MD 21550. Thanks Rolling Pin Bakery in Accident for the delicious cupcakes!
Imagine the perfect balance of serenity and convenience... It's waiting for you at 238 Chestnut Ridge Road in Grantsville. A sizable brick home with 2 car garage, multiple gardens, and enchanting outdoor living space around the natural stone fire pit, a beautifully maintained deck looking over the manicured back yard, a charming front porch, covered for 3 seasons of enjoyment, all spread over 1.5 acres. While you're enjoying all of this outdoor space, you're only minutes from I-68. Inside, you'll find a spacious living room, open to the dining area, with a kitchen that overlooks the beauty of the property. Life is set up comfortably with 3 main level bedrooms, 2 main level baths, and a main level laundry room. Downstairs you'll love the attached 2 car garage, and the spacious basement rec/living space. Finish it anyway you like, or enjoy it simple as it is! This home is move in ready, an ideal primary residence, a great second home near by New Germany State Park and only 15 minutes to Deep Creek Lake! >>Click Here To Find Out More
Tip of the week
MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT THIS SUMMER
As May comes to a close, school ends and the summer officially begins, that means one important thing - home selling season is upon us. With the kids home from school and vacation time accumulated, both buyers and sellers are ready to enter the market as the weather heats up. As the market begins to grow, you may wonder how to make sure your home stands out among all the others trying to sell during the summer months. Here are a few tips to make sure you can catch the eye of potential buyers during busy season!
1. Tour Other For-Sale Homes
Check out open houses for homes similar to yours that are also on the market. As you are preparing to list, use these tours to see what decor and design-types are attractive to you and potential buyers. If there are things you notice that you do not like, be sure to remove those features from your own home if you have them. Sometimes stepping out of the box (or in this case, your own home) will allow you to look at your home through the lens of a potential buyer.
2. Complete Your Home Inspection Up Front
The home inspection can be a dreaded part of the closing process. Instead of waiting for a buyer, complete your home inspection ahead of time. The goal is to set your home apart from the others on the market, and an easy way to do so is letting those potential buyers know that your home is not just for sale, but it is already inspected. If you repair any issues found by the inspector, you'll be one step ahead and gives potential buyers peace of mind.
3. Completely Remove Clutter
Decluttering and cleaning is always the first step on the list when you are preparing to list your home, but often we don't take the clutter 'removal' part as seriously. Instead of just moving clutter from a room to a closet, completely remove the clutter from your home. Whether that means donating, storing, or just tossing those items, removing clutter will allow potential buyers to picture themselves in every part of your home, including your closets and garages - rather than just picturing your clutter stashed away there.
4. Curb Appeal Is Key
With spring quickly transitioning to summer, your yard may need a little love. Spring rains and warmth might've left your lawn a little overgrown. Take the time to remove weeds, mow your lawn, and add new plant life around the outside of your home. The outside will be the first thing potential buyers see, and you want them to be drawn in by your yard, not turned away by it.
5. Use Refreshments To Your Advantage
Whether you're a baker or just love buying baked goods, open houses are the perfect opportunity to draw potential buyers in with sweets. With rising temperatures, a thoughtful treat with a glass of lemonade or ice water adds a personal touch to your open house that will, at a minimum, guarantee that potential buyers cross the threshold of your home. Sometimes, getting them in the door is all you need.
*Information gathered from BrightMLS®️ It is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed