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Fall has come! If you are planning to sell your home, you would want it to look at its best. Here are some areas that you can focus on to make sure that your home is fall ready for selling.


Improve Curb Appeal


Curb appeal refers to the general attractiveness of your home from the sidewalk. Simply put, it means that your home should get the attention of prospective buyers as soon as they visit the area. Some things that you can do to boost your home's curb appeal are:


1) Power wash outdoor surfaces.

2) Hire a landscaper or tidy up the landscaping.

3) Sweep the walkways, patios, decks, and other outdoor areas.


Show Some TLC


Make sure your home shows that it is cared for. A well-maintained home makes it easier for prospective buyers to make good, strong offers. Some of the things that you can do to highlight how much you look after your home are:


1) Patch and paint holes on the walls.

2) Keep cabinets and other storage spaces organized.

3) Remove unnecessary items in the house.

4) Ensure floors are swept, vacuumed, and mopped as necessary. If vacuuming, try to go in one direction so that the marks left behind are more appealing.

5) Wipe the baseboards.

6) Keep vents clean.


Give A Welcoming Feel


Giving your home an inviting feel is another factor that may help you get into the closing table faster. There are many ways to make potential home buyers feel welcome. Here are some that you can try:


1) Keep the blinds and curtains open. You may also opt for sheer curtains so that light can enter the home, giving it a warm and vibrant feel.

2) Check all lightbulbs and replace as needed.

3) Remove personal items and photos.

4) Check if anything is broken and replace/fix them.

5) Make sure each area is highlighted properly (i.e. bedrooms, dining area, etc.)


There are other things that you can do to make your home more enticing to buyers. If you're wondering how to improve your home's features or simply want to know more about your local real estate market, feel free to reach out to Realtor® Kyle Kelly or any member of The Island Wide Team, we would be more than happy to help you!


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As experts start to make 2023 Home Pricing Forecasts, many agree that homes will continue to gain value. On the other hand, there are also others that claim that home prices will depreciate. Below are forecasts from different experts in the housing market:


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Here are some reasons why some experts are claiming appreciation:


1) Supply and Demand - although there are new construction of homes, there currently isn't enough supply to meet the demand. It's still a sellers market, although it's slowly starting to shift into a buyers market.


2) Millennials Peak Homebuying Years - the largest demographic of buyers today are millennials. Although baby boomers still play a big part in purchasing homes, it is evident that millennials have been really keen to have a place they can call their own. This means that the demand will be here for a while.


Possible Depreciation


According to newsweek.com, home sales aren't going down because there are little or no potential buyers. There are actually plenty who are willing to buy a home. However, since current home prices are up by about 34% versus two years ago, many can't afford to enter the housing market.


Experts base their forecasts on data and experience. They may not always have the same insights, especially since the housing market is not 100% predictable. Whether prices continue to go up or eventually go down, the truth is, there is no crystal ball to tell how exactly the future plays. There is only the dynamics of supply and demand, which every business relies upon, particularly in real estate, and will continue to do so for years to come.


If you want to get expert insights and guidance about your local real estate market, contact your trusted Realtor® Kyle Kelly or any member of The Island Wide Team today.


Call or Text: 631-831-0912

FB Messenger: m.me/KKellyNY Personal Email: KKellyNY@gmail.com Team Email: islandwideteam@gmail.com Instagram: @kkellyny @IslandWideTeam Twitter: @kkellyny TikTok: @therealdoublek YouTube: youtube.com/agentkkelly YouTube: The Island Wide Team Website: islandwideteam.com Website: kksells.com

Disclaimer: Views and information provided in this post are for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Before taking any action based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. The use or reliance to any information contained on this site or mobile application is solely at your own risk.



In the 2022 Summer Sellers Survey conducted by realtor.com, home sellers mentioned some reasons why they decided to sell. Below is a breakdown of their top answers:


Features And Amenities



Some of the selling points of certain communities are the features and amenities that they offer to homeowners. Now that people are staying more at home, amenities have become more valuable. Some of the favorites are: swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, and gyms.


Growing Needs



Some homeowners may need to sell their homes because of their needs. It could be that their families are getting bigger or they have more tasks that they need to do indoors. Sometimes more space is necessary to be able to accommodate growing needs.


Home Office



Working from home has become more common these days. About 26% of the people in the survey believes this is a good reason to find a home with a flexible working space. For those who are living in smaller spaces, it may be necessary to move into bigger homes so they create a customized working space to suite their needs.


Getting Closer To Loved Ones



A strong support group is important not only emotionally, but also mentally. Being close to loved ones is one of the reasons why people are keen to move into bigger homes where they can accommodate close friends and relatives. Some may also move into homes that are nearer to their families so they can spend more quality time with them.


Less Work



On the other hand, there are also people who sell their homes to move into smaller spaces. Some believe that it is easier to maintain smaller houses than bigger ones. Minimalist themes have become popular nowadays, as well as tiny houses.


Optional Travel



Since many people can work virtually, they have the option to stay in other places. Unlike before, it is no longer a must to live near the office just to skip the traffic during rush hours. Today, many have the option to move into their preferred cities while doing their jobs.


If you're keen to know how to sell your home and want to know the pros and cons, feel free to reach out to your trusted Realtor® Kyle Kelly or any member of The Island Wide Team. They can help you understand the real estate market and make things easier when it comes to homebuying or selling.


Call or Text: 631-831-0912

FB Messenger: m.me/KKellyNY

Personal Email: KKellyNY@gmail.com

Team Email: islandwideteam@gmail.com

Instagram: @kkellyny @IslandWideTeam

Twitter: @kkellyny

TikTok: @therealdoublek

YouTube: youtube.com/agentkkelly

YouTube: The Island Wide Team

Website: islandwideteam.com

Website: kksells.com



Disclaimer: Views and information provided in this post are for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Before taking any action based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. The use or reliance to any information contained on this site or mobile application is solely at your own risk.

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