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Market Monday - Vol.13

Just Sold!

48 Deer Run Rd, Swanton, MD

🎉🏡 CONGRATULATIONS to the Patterson Family ❤️🍾

It was an absolute pleasure representing the buyers of 48 Deer Run Road in Swanton, Maryland! After years of searching, they found the perfect place for their family in the beautiful neighborhood of Sky Valley! 48 Deer Run Road is a special home with some incredible touches and tremendous care in all of the details. If you loved this one, but missed it, check out more homes for sale in Sky Valley

Market Monday Stats

🏡 June 24, 2019 - July 1, 2019 🏡

  • 474 Residential Properties on the Market (up 4 from last week)

  • 22 New Homes Listed (down 2 from last week)

  • 7 Homes Sold (the same as last week)

  • 16 Homes were Withdrawn, Cancelled, or Expired from the market (up 12 from last week)

  • 8 More Homes are now pending settlement (down 1 from last week)

  • The average close price of homes that sold last week was $282,771 (up $74,442 from last week)

  • The homes that sold last week got an average of 95% of their list price (down 3% from last week)

  • The homes that sold last week were on the market for 204 average days (up 91 days from last week)

Garrett County Weekend

I don't take a lot of weekends "off" in this business... This past weekend, I decided to work less and play more. It was a fantastic time with my boys! Our adventures included a concert, a farmers market, and experimenting in the kitchen. I LOVE my work and my clients, but it did really feel good to tune out for a bit and focus on family!

Tip of the week

What to Expect After You List Your Home

After all of the preparation required to list your home, you are probably ready to relax and wait for offers. While most of the hard work is done, it is important to keep in mind things that you may run into during the sale process. As you begin to welcome potential buyers into your home, here are a few things to expect now that your home is listed!

1. You might feel like you live in a museum.

You may have spent a great deal of time cleaning and decluttering, but now you are going to need to maintain that cleanliness. Potential buyers are going to expect a home that was as neat as the listing photos they saw, so it is important to meet their expectations. Now that you have officially listed your home, maintenance is necessary. There may be showings where you don't have time to do a full deep-clean, so choosing to keep your home 'show-ready' will help reduce any stress about the appearance of your home for a showing.

2. There will be some inconveniences.

Now that you've realized your home needs to be 'show-ready' at all times, you might be starting to think that there could be an inconvenience or two during this part of home-selling. While your real estate agent will be helpful in this process, you may need to switch around plans during the evenings or weekends when you are typically home so that your home can be shown.

3. Expect to hear critiques and criticism.

This is often the main thing that first-time home sellers struggle with. It is not always easy to hear the issues a potential buyer may have with the home you have created. While some criticism can feel insulting, it is important to remember that it is not personal. Potential buyers are not trying to hurt your feelings, they just want to picture your home as their own. Your agent can be a key part in buffering criticism. They will be able to take suggestions from potential buyers and relay it to you in a way that is helpful and constructive.

4. Home maintenance will be crucial.

While maintaining home cleanliness is important, you will also need to keep up with maintenance tasks. Your lawn will need to be mowed, your heating and cooling systems need to be operating properly, as well as any appliances that will be staying when your home sells.

5. There can be some additional expenses.

After you've accepted an offer, the closing process will begin. There will be inspections and final walk-through, and this can bring about issues that may need resolved before the sale is closed. Depending on the issue, you may need to pay out-of-pocket for repairs so that you don't need to negotiate your sale price.

If you're ready to sell your home and need someone by your side to guide you as you prepare to list, give me a call today!!

*Information gathered from BrightMLS®️ It is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed

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