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    Steps to Take Now to Prepare to Sell This Summer

     

    For some, the shutdown due to COVID-19 interrupted their springtime home search. For others, being quarantined at home made them realize their current home didn’t quite fit their needs.

     

    If you find yourself in the market for a new home, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and get your home ready to sell now. With declining interest rates and delayed demand, it’s anticipated that there will be pent up demand with a tremendous number of buyers out in the marketplace this summer.

     

    Here are some steps you can take now to prepare your home to sell this summer.

     

    Want Are You Looking For In A New Home?

    First consider why you are selling your home. Do you need more space? Or are you downsizing due to a change in finances? Decide what you want out of a new home and how much money you would need from the sale of your current home to make it happen.

     

    Financial Plan

    Next, put together a financial plan for your home sale and purchase of a new one. Contact your lender to discuss your home buying plans. Things to consider: the equity in your current home, closing costs, moving costs, any home repairs and improvements, etc.

     

    Looking for a mortgage lender? To provide our clients with a one-stop shopping experience, C21 Sweyer partners with two local mortgage companies. Contact them for more info:

    Wilmington/Carolina Beach/Holden Beach/Hampstead Area: Angel Oak Home Loans

    Jacksonville/Morehead City/New Bern Area: Alpha Mortgage

     

    Curb Appeal

    Adding curb appeal is a great way to make your home stand out and raise your home’s value! It is also something that is pretty easy to do yourself. Something as simple as painting your front door, pressure washing, trimming shrubbery, or planting some new flowers can refresh your home and welcome buyers.

     

    Declutter

    Cleaning will be easier after you pack away at least 90 percent of your own décor and personal items. It’s important to cut down on clutter to appeal to potential home buyers. Your goal is to create a minimally decorated space buyers can imagine moving in to. Whether you are having a showing, or taking photos for your online listing, you’ll want to spend some time cleaning and putting away personal items. You can also start packing items that may not be used on a regular basis.

     

    Make Simple Repairs

    • Paint
    • Replace light bulbs
    • Fix cabinet doors
    • Patch drywall
    • Clean appliances

     

    Century 21 Sweyer & Associates has agents throughout Southeastern NC that can help you navigate the housing market and buying or selling your home. Contact us today at our office nearest you!

     

    Wilmington Landfall Office
    1612 Military Cutoff Road – Ste. 200
    Wilmington, NC 28403
    (910) 256-0021

     

    Hampstead Office
    16406 U.S. 17, #5
    Hampstead, NC 28443
    (910) 270 3606

     

    Jacksonville Office
    301-C Western Blvd.
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
    910-353-7755

     

    Holden Beach Office
    3446 Holden Beach Rd #3
    Holden Beach, NC 28462
    (910) 842-5500

     

    Carolina Beach Office
    123 Harper Avenue
    Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    (910) 458-3739

     

    Historic Downtown Wilmington Office
    21 B Market St
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    (910) 342-0155

     

    Morehead City Office
    4644 Arendell St B
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    (252) 240-2100

     

    New Bern Office
    2823 Neuse Blvd                                                                                                                          New Bern, NC 28562                                                                                                       252.351.3030

     

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