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Realtor's tips for pricing your home in today's buyer's market

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Getting ready to sell? Start today and take advantage of the Spring Market … Inventory is getting low so don't drag your feet! List your property today with a local realtor and take advantage of the spring traffic. Yes, the spring is one of the best times to sell. Let's get started by educating yourself on the market conditions in your local area; this enables you to get the best price for your home. Listed below are some helpful tips to help you get your house sold in a timely fashion with the help of a local realtor.

1. Recognizing your housing market on a local level … Home prices are like the weather: it can be very different in various locations. The national media stories of doom and gloom are not necessarily true in your specific market.

2. Analyze the buying and selling trends in your area … What's the competition selling for in your area and who are the buyers and why are they shopping?

3. Ask the professionals … Contracting a seasoned local realtor is the best way to go … Their expertise and knowledge help expedite the process and generally can answer and take care of your needs on the spot without wasting valuable time searching out this info on your own.

4. Know what your house is worth … Get a professional market analysis from a local realtor. Look at comparables in your area.

Final note: If your home is priced correctly it will sell in today's market. As a matter of fact, homes have been selling better than last year. Having a home inspection prior to putting your property on the market will also increase the value. This way you're aware if repairs are needed and there are no surprises. New paint and flooring is a cheap way to spruce up a home too. Trimming the hedges, mowing the lawn and planting flowers are also ways of adding curb appeal to your home and will definitely enhance the sale.

For more information on buying or selling a home, call Karen Scopetski at 508-393-4442, 318 Main Street, Northborough or visit her properties on the web at www.karenscopetski.com.

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