Selling your home? Think like a buyer!
One of the effects of the steady national rise in home prices is a shift in attitude by previously cautious consumers. It’s only natural to find more people focused on buying homes in the Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area while it is still relatively inexpensive to do so.
Homeowners who are listing their own Columbus, GA area properties this year are well advised to be mindful of those and other considerations bound to be motivating prospective customers. Buying homes – especially homes in a faraway locale – gives rise to many concerns. Positioning the way a home is marketed to anticipate those concerns can mean a sale to an out-of-town buyer on a Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area home-hunting trip.
Some of the questions out-of-towners are likely to be thinking about:
What are the neighborhoods like?
Why not do a little research into how potentially competitive neighborhoods compare with your own. If you don’t have small children, acquaint yourself with where kids go to participate in today’s popular activities, local playgrounds, etc. Have ready links to online resources that will help prospects connect with Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area residents and groups. Assembling a menu book stuffed with tempting local eateries never hurts, either!
What will my finances look like?
Evaluating relative costs of living is already at the top of the list for anyone buying homes during the last few years. If the COL in Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area compares favorably with a prospect’s current address, it should be smooth sailing. If not, there may be overriding personal or professional reasons why your prospect is interested in the first place. One thing a seller can do is keep handy a list of their current utility bills to help the buyer take out some of the guess work of some monthly living expenses.
What special logistical hurdles are there?
What if, for instance, your perfect home cannot be ready by the mandatory moving date? Knowing local temporary housing and storage options can make an otherwise ‘impossible’ move eminently doable.
Buying homes in the Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL area presents a special set of challenges for out-of-towners. Being sensitive to how important they can seem to a buyer can only ease their path to home ownership. If you are planning to make this year a successful selling season, contact me today. I’ll be eager to share many other tips to help make your sale happen!
If you are preparing to buy or sell a home in the Columbus, GA area, an important first step will be to consult an experienced agent like myself. You can call me at 706-442-1084 or click here! It can make all the difference!
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