My real estate listing tips are a guide to steer you in the direction of a successful sale. Spring is traditionally “listing season”. You want to be sure that you have all of your ducks in a row before hitting the market. Do what you can to make your property stand out from the competition. Lots of factors influence the time it takes to sell, but you can take steps to set yourself up for success.
Real Estate Listing Tips
1. Partner with an experienced agent. I am starting off with this because it really does have a significant impact. With 20+ years of experience with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County real estate, I act as a resource for my sellers. They can rely on me for honest recommendations, consistent communication, an effective pricing strategy and effective negotiating skills. Don’t just take my word for it. Check out testimonials from my clients. Additionally, I have an extensive network of buyers. Also, I have a variety of property services at my disposal as a Taylor-Made agent. Our team provides housekeeping, lawn care, minor repairs, painting and more.
2. Freshen up your curb appeal. This is one of my top real estate listing tips for my clients. If a buyer doesn’t like the outside, they won’t look any further. Try to see your home through the buyer’s eyes. Of course, big items need to be addressed but look for the little things. Staining your deck, raking leaves, planting flowers can make a difference in your listing photos.
Offering a desirable open floor plan, it has great use of space. Gleaming hardwood floors carry throughout the main level living area. A propane fireplace makes the great room an inviting place to gather. Doors lead to the back deck that runs the full length of the home. The kitchen is a masterpiece with a propane range, granite counters and a center island with a vegetable sink.
There are five bedrooms and four baths. The master bedroom features a large walk in closet, double vanity and tiled shower. Additionally, there is a sauna which is accessible from the outside deck where the hot tub is located.
Your 2018 real estate market update is a look back at highlights from the past year.
Reflecting on 2018, the Maryland REALTORS® released a recap this week. Garrett County holds very close to these numbers with an average list to sale price ratio of 94% of asking price. Our average sale price for the county was $265,000 and approximately $537,000 for the lake area.
Buying a fixer upper can be a great way to get a property for less than the price of surrounding homes. However, it can be an intimidating undertaking with a lot of unknowns. To avoid unpleasant surprises that drain your wallet, it is key to have it properly evaluated before signing on the dotted line. Choosing the “right” fixer upper makes all the difference. Decide early on how much your budget, and patience, will allow.
Fixer Upper Flaws that Can Break Your Budget
Foundation, structural and roofing issues are just a few items that have a big price tag. Go into the project with open eyes. By partnering with a knowledgeable agent, you will have access to experts who can properly assess the property.
Additionally, replacing major systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning can be costly. Issues like mold can be resolved but can also come back over time.
Consider the Location & Layout
Evaluate the potential of the fixer upper you are looking at. One of the most important factors is location. It should be just as desirable as a home that is in perfect shape. Seek out project homes in sought after areas. Check out neighboring homes to see if they are in good condition.
Deep Creek Lake real estate news shows good activity throughout the fall months, even with the small uptick in interest rates. As many of my clients realize, a slight rise in interest rates indicates that the market is healthy enough to sustain an increase. You can see that our average sold price is up considerably compared to last year, which correlates to the number of $1M+ homes that have sold in 2018. Another sign of a strong housing environment.
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales marked their tenth anniversary in 2018! This is a great company to work for, and I am proud to be a co-owner of the real estate division. In addition to celebrating ten years in business, we recently completed the addition of 4,500 square feet to our office!
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales History
Taylor-Made was started in 2008 by Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband Joe and her brother Chad Taylor. Jodi and Chad had years of experience in the vacation rental industry. They worked for their parents at Deep Creek’s largest rental company until they sold it in 2007. Joe has a strong background in hospitality and also worked for the elder Taylor’s and played a key role in developing their in-house laundry facility. Continue reading Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
New listings at Deep Creek Lake are still popping up everywhere this fall. Summer was a very busy season for me, and things have not slowed down much at all. From ski in/ski out to lake front, there are options for every budget.
I am excited to introduce 3 of my new listings at Deep Creek Lake. Each offers an opportunity to enjoy the best of #lakelife.
This stunning lake front, e log home is impressive inside and out. It offers four spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms. Filtered lake views can be seen from almost every room. Situated on 1.6+ acres, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the massive deck. A trail leads to a lakeside platform that is tucked in the trees. Close-by, you will find your boat slip at the community dock. Plus, this home has a great history as a vacation rental. Continue reading 3 New Listings at Deep Creek Lake
There are lots of lake front homes for sale at Deep Creek this summer! I recently listed two of them. Each is an example of the different types of experiences you can have at the lake. You can be off-the-beaten-path or right in the heart of area activities. Choose from stunning chalets or amazing cottages.
Deep Creek Lake is truly a place where you can get away from it all in a manner that suits your personal and family needs.
My Deep Creek Lake summer real estate update brings you news about a market that is in full swing!
Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update
When comparing to the average from the last 5 years, closed sales are up. Also, pending sales/contracts are up. Active listings are down, and the days on the market are down. There are pockets of our market that are doing really well. We are even seeing an occasional multiple offer situation. Then there are other segments where properties are getting activity but moving at more of a pace we are used to seeing in G.C. with a 6-12 month average time on the market. Nothing to complain about it. Garrett County has been on the uptick for the past few years. I like the balance that we are seeing with buyers and sellers when it comes to negotiating for the good of both parties. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update
Waterfront Greens at Deep Creek Lake is a favorite community. Year round residents, second home owners and vacationers love the scenic location and numerous amenities. Also, it is close to popular activities.
Waterfront greens amenities
There is something for every member of the family to enjoy. All of the homes have access to the common lakefront gazebo. Many have dock slips as well. There are a total of eight shared docks. The quiet cove is ideal for fishing and kayaking.