Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Dec. 17, 2020

Top 8 Things That Can Turn Away Potential Home Buyers

Selling your home means much more than simply putting a sign in the yard, and listing it. When you put your house on the market, you hope to not only sell it quickly, but to also get a fair price. In order to do this, it’s important to present your home in a way that appeals to buyers. 

Not quite sure what this means? Or feeling a little overwhelmed? Don’t be. Our home selling experts are here to help! Set yourself up for success by avoiding these 8 buyer turn-offs.

1. Dirty Home

Most experts agree that a dirty home can cause buyers to flee. A house is not ready to be listed until it has been thoroughly cleaned. Consider investing in a professional cleaner to tackle the job because they have the tools and skills to help your house shine!

2. Excess Clutter

People can't see how beautiful your home is when it's completely covered in clutter. Because it leaves a bad impression and causes potential buyers to wonder whether your home lacks storage, it's worth the investment to rent off-site space for your extra possessions.

You can also think of it this way: it’s a great way to get a jumpstart on packing, as well as give you an opportunity to sort through what you want to keep for the next home, and what to part ways with.

3. Unpleasant Smell

When buyers walk into your home, they don't want to be greeted by a strange smell. Cigarette smoke is the biggest turn-off, along with strong cooking odors (and we’re not talking about fresh-baked cookies) and pet smells, not far behind. 

Before putting your house on the market, get rid of unpleasant odors by airing out your home, eliminating the sources of the odor and deep cleaning to eradicate any leftover evidence. 

4. Pets

Even though your dog is the “friendliest dog ever”, keep in mind that not everyone is an animal lover. So, having your pets stay in the home, while potential buyers take a tour, is a big no-no - plus they can be a distraction from the main goal: to showcase your home; not your pet

Another tip, is to make sure your home looks like a pet doesn’t live there - this means making sure furniture and carpets are free from fur and pet-causing stains. A potential buyer could be allergic, or may not be able to shake the “idea” that they may need to replace carpets right away. 

5. Jarring Wallpaper

If you have busy wallpaper throughout your home, it can turn buyers away. Most people prefer a blank canvas, so remove wallpaper. We recommend using neutral paint colors. 

6. Curb Appeal

First impressions are important, so put some effort into making sure your grass is neatly mowed and the weeds are under control. Also, if you have any clutter in your yard, make sure to put it in storage. 

7. Dim Lighting

Dim lighting can make your home seem uninviting and depressing. Change lightbulbs to a higher wattage, upgrade problematic light fixtures, open the blinds and add a strategically placed mirror or two to reflect extra light. 

8. Unrealistic Price

No matter how wonderful your home looks, buyers will be turned off if the price seems too high. Have your real estate agent check comparable prices in your neighborhood to make sure your asking price is realistic.

The good news is that you can easily fix these buyer turn-offs, and without spending a lot of money. Take the time and effort to clean, declutter and eliminate potential issues. By doing the necessary modifications, you can present your home in its best light. 

Get Experienced Assistance In Selling Your Home

Our Chapel Hill property listing services and local real estate experience allow you to focus on your move, while we manage your home sale from our initial consultation, to closing the deal and beyond. We pride ourselves on repeat business and are confident you'll come to understand why. Contact us by calling (919) 942-4149 today!

 

 

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 24, 2020

Will 2021 Favor Home Buyers or Home Sellers

After a year filled with a lot of uncertainties and changes to the norms of the home buying process, those hoping to find their dream home should feel hopeful for the 2021 real estate market.

While it is impossible to say with certainty what the new year will bring, there are ways to estimate whether it is likely to be a buyers or sellers market. Staying informed is a powerful tool that can help you make the best home-buying decision possible. Want the inside scoop? Our premier real estate specialists put together this update to help you navigate what the future may hold. 

Understanding Buyers Vs. Sellers Markets

Home markets are always fluctuating based on how many people are selling and how many are looking to buy. This shifting ratio of supply and demand greatly impacts how much a new home will cost and how difficult it will be to find the perfect house in your budget.

In a buyers market, there are more homes being sold and less buyers, causing those who are selling to lower their prices in order to compete with other homes being sold. This type of market generally favors the buyer as there can be more options to choose from and more bargaining power to get lower prices.

A seller's market is the opposite situation. There are less houses being sold and more people looking to buy. This can cause prices to go up and ideal homes to fly off the market more quickly.

Knowing What the Future Has in Store 

The current housing market has experienced an overall trend in favor of sellers, with home prices being pushed up during the 2020 pandemic. Social distancing and a sharp increase in the number of people who work from home could continue to motivate people to buy a home rather than rent an apartment or stay in similar living situations.

While this sellers market may continue into 2021, there should still be plenty of opportunities for a well-qualified buyer to get into the home they’ve been looking for. Some predictions claim that 2021 may even bring about a gradual shift to a more buyer-friendly market.

Accomplishing Your Goals in 2021

If you’re looking to sell your home, now is likely a great time to do so. If you’re shopping for a new home, don’t be discouraged by the current marketplace. While it is impossible to tell exactly what the future has in store, new houses are always opening up and you will eventually be able to find a great match for your needs.

Ready to Buy or Sell? Get In Touch With The Experts

With our team at Chapel Hill Realty Group, you can find everything you'll need to buy or sell a home, as well as learn about the market values of homes currently available for purchase or recently sold. Our goal is to provide a level of knowledge, responsiveness and quality service unrivaled in the Chapel Hill market.

Get in contact with a realtor from Chapel Hill Realty Group to get expert advice and help finding the home you’ve been dreaming of - visit us online, or call us directly at (919) 942-4149 today!

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 23, 2020

Selling Your Home in 2020-2021 FAQs

This year has been a challenge for practically everyone, but that doesn't mean that you should avoid putting your house on the market. If you're ready to sell, you can take advantage of historically low interest rates that are attracting buyers left and right.

Whether you've sold a home before or this is your first time, you likely have a few questions about the process. The following answers may help you decide whether selling in 2020 is the right choice for you.

1. How Much Should I Sell My Home For?

Currently, home values are continuing to increase. That means that you can get a good chunk of change out of your home if it has equity. However, some experts expect that home prices may drop in the future. How much you decide to sell your home for should be based upon an appraisal. These professionals use their expertise in your specific area to determine a realistic asking price that you're likely to be happy with.

2. How Can I Increase the Value of My Home?

If you don't have much equity in your home, you can increase its value by making some minor or major changes, depending on your budget. If you have a lot to spend, consider a remodel. New kitchens are big selling points, as are energy-efficient windows, updated roofs and landscaping renovations. If your budget is limited, you can replace appliances or even just repaint to increase the value.

3. How Long Does it Take To Sell My Home?

The length of time your home could be on the market varies based on the time of year and your location, but on average most homes sell within two to three months. Most experts agree that if a home has been listed for over six months it may be time to take it off the market and try again at a future date.

4. Will Coronavirus Affect the Selling of My Home?

Earlier in 2020, home sales dropped dramatically, simply because most people were stuck at home. As more things have opened up, home sales have rebounded slightly, but you can expect that the COVID-19 pandemic could have an impact on selling your home, likely due to social distancing guidelines and changes to traditionally face-to-face real estate processes (want tips on buying during the Pandemic? Click HERE). 

5. How To Pick a Great Real Estate Agent?

Finding a real estate agent who will work for you and with you to sell your home is essential. Contact our team at Chapel Hill Realty Group to find the right real estate agent for you today! 


Posted in Market Updates
Sept. 22, 2020

How to Avoid the Top 8 Mistakes Made by 1st Time Home Buyers

Are you in the position to purchase your first home? Congratulations! Buying your first home is a significant rite of passage. However, as most major events we face in our lives, you may feel a little overwhelmed. Don’t worry, this is natural. 

With some proper planning and advice from home buying professionals - you’ll be ready before you know it. Our team put together a list of the most common mistakes first time home buyers make and how you can avoid them and move forward to ensure a pleasant and memorable experience. Here they are: 

1. Not Having a Budget

It is necessary to set a price range before starting to shop for a house. Falling in love with a particular home before establishing a budget can lead to sticker shock or disappointment.

2. Not Checking Credit Rating

Buyers who plan to get a loan for a mortgage should be aware of their credit scores. Paying off debt, making timely payments and avoiding opening new credit lines increase the likelihood of receiving a bank loan.

3. Not Establishing Priorities

Before investing the time in touring houses, buyers should list the features of their ideal home. Rating the importance of each and having a firm set of criteria in place will save time and energy by immediately disqualifying unsuitable options.

4. Not Finding a Reputable Realtor

Working with an experienced real estate agent is critical for first-time home buyers. A knowledgeable agent can identify and steer eager buyers away from pitfalls they may not consider. A trustworthy agent can offer valuable insights about neighborhoods, analyze offers and negotiate a purchase price with the sellers or seller's agent.

5. Not Considering a Down Payment

Many first time buyers have the impression they are obligated to provide a 20% down payment to qualify for a mortgage loan; however, it is possible to reduce or eliminate this amount. For example, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture provide qualifying applicants with loans requiring no down payment. The Federal Housing Administration accepts down payments as low as 3.5% on loans. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency offers a 1st Home Advantage Down Payment grant of $8,000 to many first-time buyers.

6. Not Prequalifying for a Mortgage

By meeting with several mortgage lenders to predetermine their monthly payments, first-time home buyers can set realistic expectations for what they can afford and avoid hasty financing decisions when they are ready to make an offer.

7. Depleting Resources 

When a down payment eats into a buyer's entire savings, it is wise to select a more affordable home. Down payments of 20% can avoid mortgage insurance payments but put buyers at risk of financial difficulties if they deplete their financial reserves.

8. Letting Emotions Guide the Purchase

First-time buyers are susceptible to emotional house-purchasing. To avoid biting off more than they can chew, buyers should focus on practicality.

Rely on an Expert

Working with the knowledgeable realtors at Chapel Hill Realty Group can help you avoid common mistakes and make buying your first home a memorable and a wise investment. 

Call our team at (919) 942-4149, or contact us online to set up an appointment today!

 

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 13, 2020

7 Tips for a Long Distance Move to The Triangle

Planning a move to The Triangle? Whether you are still house-hunting, or have purchased a home and looking to start the moving process, we understand that a long-distance move can be stressful. There are many factors to consider and decisions to be made to get you, your family and belongings there safely.

Don’t let moving stand in your way of starting the next exciting chapter in your life - our team of real estate professionals has put together our list of top tips, when it comes to moving long distance, that will help ensure your move goes smoothly, so that you can start exploring all that The Triangle has to offer. 

1. Create a “Must Keep” List; Purge the Rest

Creating a list always gives a sense of organization and can relieve stress no matter the project. Make a list of your to do’s, along with an inventory of what you want to take to your new home.

Once this is created; get rid of anything you don’t need in your future home. Packing and transporting fewer items will also make moving easier on everyone (as well as more affordable) for you. Do this well before moving day. From extra pots, pans and countertop appliances in the kitchen - to clothes you have not worn for several years, be focused and clear out.

2. Plan Your Moving Date

The prime season for moves typically runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For the widest selection of dates and lowest prices, opt for moving between October and April.

Furthermore, choose mid-month and mid-week times for the easiest, most affordable scheduling. Choosing off-season moves also lets you take advantage of cooler weather if you are moving from or to a hotter climate.

3. Organize & Label While Packing

Put belongings you will need right away when the moving truck arrives in one box, and mark it Day One. This might include pots, pans and linens.

Label boxes by room, and a quick list of what is inside each box. This will allow you to prioritize on the other end, as well as take advantage of having anyone helping unload the truck to put the boxes in the correct rooms in your new home. 

Put your name on all boxes, as it is quite common for long-distance movers to pack their large trucks with multiple clients’ belongings. Side note: do not pack personal hygiene items, pet supplies, important documents or medications - anything you will need before the moving truck arrives, plus these may need to be in a temperature controlled environment. 

4. Avoid Packing Food and Liquids

We’ve seen this too many times. Non-perishable food attracts insects and mice - so, try to avoid this altogether.

As for liquids, they can leak from containers and damage your property. While they can make the trip, if items such as paint cans or cleaning products aren’t properly sealed, they can cause quite the mess, and it may not be worth it in the long run. 

5. Box Your Mattress

We have seen clients wait for their mattresses to arrive so they can finally set up a proper bed only to receive it damaged or tarnished.

Box your mattress to keep it clean and make transportation easier for the moving crews.

6. Clean Outdoor Furniture

If you are bringing outdoor furniture, check every piece for insect larvae. Some states prohibit transporting live organisms across state lines. Clean and disinfect all outdoor items you want to transport.

7. Insure Your Belongings

A lot can happen across the miles - why risk your investments, only to find them damaged when you go to set them up in your new home? It may benefit you in the long run to do a little research on movers insurance, and selecting the best plan for your belongings. 

Smooth Moves to The Triangle

When it comes to buying your new home in The Triangle, the real estate professionals at Chapel Hill Realty Group will make sure your experience goes as smooth and stress-free as possible. From the home-searching process, to moving in - we are there for you every step of the way, as well as offer many resources. 

Call our team at (919) 942-4149, or contact us online to set up an appointment today!

Posted in Market Updates
July 21, 2020

The Lowdown on Reasonable Home Inspection Repairs

There is nothing like finally finding your dream home (especially if you have been house hunting for a while). When it comes to the point of writing an offer - there are just a few things left to check off your list - one major one is the home inspection. 

First, do you have a home inspection contingency written into your offer contract? Most home buyers do, but they may not be sure about what repairs to ask for once the inspection is complete - actually, many buyers feel uncomfortable with the conversation altogether. 

If you have a reputable real estate agent, they can advise you. In fact, this is common practice when it comes to purchasing a home, as it helps alleviate any hard feelings between you, the buyer, and seller.

Our expert realtors have put together these tips that can help you understand what repairs are sensible after a home inspection and what you may want to take care of yourself after closing. Take a look below. 

The Big and In-Between Stuff

The whole point of a home inspection is to look for problems that go below the surface. Professional home inspectors can be extremely thorough to provide buyers with the most information about the property under contract. In fact, some concerns uncovered during inspection may be so hazardous or structurally significant that you may want to withdraw your offer.

When major issues are exposed, you can renegotiate your offer to ask for repairs to correct them or lower your price to make those repairs on your own. These fixes may be worth an ask:

        Termite or wildlife infestation

        High radon gas levels

        Lead paint (in older homes)

        High mold levels

        Well water or septic tank problems

        Aging or damaged roof

        Major structural, electrical, or plumbing troubles

As a rule, anything structural or non-functional related to home systems can be considered a reasonable repair request.

The Small Details

Concerns such as cosmetic issues, normal wear and tear and low-cost repairs that can be simple DIY fixes may not be worth jeopardizing your contract. 

Anything you could see during a home tour may be considered common knowledge at the time you made your offer, such as a scratched hardwood floor or chipped trim paint. Likewise, landscaping or fencing issues should not be demanded, as these upgrades are more of a home improvement project than a repair.

Keep in mind that a home inspector is also thorough to avoid any accusations of negligence or breach of contract. When the inspection report notes any unimportant or miniscule flaws, you should not automatically expect the home seller to be willing to correct every line item. Both the selling and buying agents can attend the home inspection to prevent any surprises and to advocate for their clients.

Whether you are the homeowner or the buyer, trust the guidance of your real estate agent, and ask questions at any time during the property selling process to protect yourself.

The agents at Chapel Hill Realty Group can offer you more advice and help you search for your dream home. Call our team at (919) 942-4149 or visit us online to learn more about our services.



 

Posted in Market Updates
June 17, 2020

Key Home Buying Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you have found yourself on the receiving end of trying to buy or sell a home during the coronavirus pandemic, you may have experienced additional pressures and stress as we navigate these challenging times in our economy.

However, while many industries are feeling incredible impacts, home buyers and home sellers have still been active, especially in The Triangle area where the market conditions are still considered to be “Hot”!

In fact, this is a great time to buy a home – so don’t stress when it comes to these Covid-19 times and buying a home. Our team has put together tips on how you can proceed safely in the home buying process during these unprecedented times.

Keep an Eye on Mortgage Rates

In regards to mortgage rates, buyers will need to remain flexible to some degree. The Federal Reserve has already lowered rates twice this year, but the effects are mainly on short-term loans, not mortgages. Usually, the mortgage rate drops when the economy struggles, but since the current situation is changing so fast, mortgage rates may not remain stagnant.

Start the Buying Process Early

Due to the coronavirus, the home buying process is taking longer than usual. For this reason, you may want to get a head start on the entire process. Start working with a lender even before your offer is accepted. Currently, lenders have been overwhelmed with refinancing applications, so you will want to act fast if you want to buy your dream home.

Utilize Virtual Tours

Even before the pandemic, virtual tours have been becoming more and more popular. For starters, they help you rule out any homes you are definitely not interested in – leaving more time to do in-person tours for the ones you do have interest in. So, take advantage of this when you can.

Practice Safe Distancing 

When it comes to meeting your realtor, or others within the home buying industry, limit where you can. Emails, calls and online meetings are more acceptable during these times. However, when you do find you need to meet in person, limit contact and follow some of the basic social distancing practices, like the following: 

      Take a car separate from your realtor when touring homes

      Use sanitizer before and after a tour, or meeting 

      Avoid touching any surfaces during the tour

      Wash your hands after the tour

      Wear face masks

      Bring your own pen, if signing paperwork 

Taking the steps listed above can reduce your risk of catching or transmitting the virus.

Find a Realtor Who Takes the Virus Seriously

Finally, you will want to find a realtor who takes the coronavirus and its threat seriously. The virus can be deadly, so you and your realtor will want to take every precaution possible. Enjoy buying your home, but remember we are in the midst of a pandemic.

Ready to Find Your Dream Home? 

No matter what your comfort level is during these unprecedented times, our expert team of realtors will help you navigate through the home buying process every step of the way. 

If you are ready to start looking for your dream home, call our team at (919) 942-4149 or visit us online to see our listings today!

 

Posted in Market Updates
May 21, 2020

Top 8 Homebuyer FAQs & Answers in 2020

Whether it’s your first time buying a home, or you’ve experienced the process multiple times, there are always questions to be asked along the way.  When you do have a question during the home buying process, it is important to have the right person or team giving you the answers.

Have questions? We have answers. Our team put together a list of questions they get asked frequently, when it comes to purchasing a home - and here are the top eight for 2020. 

1. Is it better to buy or rent?

Right now, renting a home often costs less than buying one. When you dig deeper, however, you’re losing tens of thousands of dollars in equity you could put into your own home. You could then tap into that equity if/when you need it.

2. Is a rent-to-own setup worth it?

These arrangements are much harder to find than just renting or purchasing a home. Even so, if you rent a home you love, you might make an offer to your landlord. Note that these usually benefit landlords more than tenants as the interest rates tend to be high.

3. Should I get pre-approved first?

It’s not necessary to get pre-approved before looking at homes, but it does make the process easier. Realtors have a better idea of what you can afford and sellers take your interest and offer more seriously.

4. Should I buy a new home before or after selling?

This ultimately comes down to your preference, financial situation and creativity. If you can qualify for two mortgages and there are no rental restrictions in your community, then you can purchase a second home and rent out the first one until it sells.

5. Do I really need to work with a Realtor?

You don’t have to have a Realtor, but hiring one is highly recommended. In many instances, buyers use online listings to find a home, but they still rely on Realtors to negotiate and seal the deal. Remember that in most cases, the seller pays the Realtor… so, why not work with a Realtor!?!

6. How do I find out about the neighborhood?

You can start by asking your future neighbors or even contacting the local police department. If you prefer online research, check the local news or turn to apps that track crime in particular areas. You can also find information online about schools, taxes, average bills, etc.

7. How do I make the right offer on a home?

Your Realtor will work with you to determine what offer to make. Generally, you make a lower offer than the selling price. The seller may take several days to respond but rarely rejects an offer - within reason. Instead, they might counter-offer.

8. What are the final steps in buying and closing on a home?

There are many final steps, including inspections, final walk-throughs, submitting financial information to the bank and going through the closing process. Professionals also ensure clean titles and the proper transfer from the seller to you.

We Are HereTo Answer Your Questions 

These FAQs barely scratch the surface of the many questions you might personally have as a buyer. To get more one-on-one advice about home buying in The Triangle area, reach out to Chapel Hill Realty Group online, or call (919) 942-4149 today!

 

Posted in Market Updates
April 27, 2020

5 Things You Can Do Today, To Help You Buy A Home Tomorrow

Buying a home can be a very exciting time in your life, but let’s be honest, it can also be very stressful. There are many factors involved, and some can even prevent you from getting the home of your dreams.

 

Whether you’re looking to purchase your first home or already have the home buying experience under your belt, you can make the process of buying a home easier by doing a few things ahead of time.

 Our team of experienced realtors have compiled their top recommendations on steps you can take now, in order to make your home buying experience easier when you’re ready. 

1. Gather & Organize Appropriate Paperwork

Before you even begin looking for a new home, you should know where you stand financially. 

It is important to know your credit score and if necessary, work on improving it. You may need to tackle any outstanding debts, or pay off credit cards - and this could take some time. 

 Expert Tip: Create a savings account for your down payment, if you haven’t already. You want your financial picture to be ideal before any mortgage company peeks at it.

 2. Set a Budget

Once your finances are organized and in order, you should have a good understanding of what you can afford to buy. A general rule of thumb for home buyers is to set your ideal budget at about three to five times your annual income, and have a down payment ranging from 3.5% for FHA or VA loan, to 20% for more conventional loans.  A 20% down payment will help you avoid the PMI fee (Private Mortgage Insurance) which can be pretty expensive. 

 3. Make a Wish List

When it comes to home buying, it is very helpful to have a wish list created before you start your home search - it could save you enormous amounts of time and stress.

The list should consider everyone in your household (including pets) and your lifestyle wants and needs. Common things to consider include: schools, community, convenience in location, privacy level, rooms, layouts, and turn-key condition... just to name a few. Organize your list from priority/need, to “nice to have”. 

 4. Research Loans 

Not all mortgages are created equal and it’s up to you to discover the best deal. Mortgage companies have options, but if you don’t know to ask about them, you could end up paying more interest than you should. Do your research to uncover better interest rates and lower fees to save money over time.

 5. Find Your Agent

Are you ready for the fun part? Once you find a Real Estate Agent (check out Chapel Hill Realty Group’s top notch Agents) that you trust and feel comfortable with, you can tour the homes that appeal to you until you find The One. Doing research in this area is key. It is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable agent, who can help you navigate each step - from negotiating an offer, to advising you about neighborhoods, appraisals, inspections and can help you navigate through the closing process.


Ready to start searching for a home? Find the latest listings that fit your qualifications in the Research Triangle area, with Chapel Hill Realty Group. Contact us online, or call (919) 942-4149 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced agents who has nothing but your best interest in mind, and will work with you until you find your dream home.

Posted in Market Updates
March 12, 2020

Sell Your House Now: The Art of Home Staging in 8 Easy Steps

There are many key factors that play roles in the success of selling a home. Selling your house can actually be an easy, positive experience for both you and your buyer - as long as you are setting yourself up for success in the right areas.

It is important to give yourself every advantage for a quick sale from the very beginning and home staging is a great place to start for maximum buyer appeal. Statistics from the Real Estate Staging Association show that staged homes sell faster than unstaged homes. In fact, homes that were pre listed staged were sold within 23 days on average, while unstaged homes averaged a whopping 143 days until they were sold. Staged homes also garnered a higher price than unstaged.

Looking at selling your home? Don’t stress - our expert selling team has put together a list of our top tips when it comes to staging your home for sale. 

1. Stage the Important Rooms

The kitchen, living room and master bedroom tend to be the most lived in rooms of a home, therefore the most important when it comes to potential buyers. Focus on these rooms as your top priorities when it comes to your staging efforts and money. 

2. Remove Personal Items

The only way a buyer will purchase a home, is if they truly can envision themselves living in it. Putting your personal items away (such as framed photos, clothing, etc) will help them get there and can help increase opportunities for a sale to happen. 

3. Make Your Space Sparkle

Cleaning your home from top to bottom is critical to attract buyers and achieve a fast sell. A clean home encourages buyer confidence that the sellers maintained and cared for their property. Dirty or unkept spaces can be a quick turn off. 

4. Lighten Up The Space 

Homes with light and bright spaces are more appealing than dark ones. Open drapery and blinds, as well as turn on lighting to create bright rooms and spaces. 

5. Consider Furniture Arrangement

When it comes down to it, you are selling a livable space. Store large, bulky and unnecessary furniture to highlight the roominess of a home. It also allows potential buyers to better picture their own furniture in the home. 

6. Fresh Touches & Smells 

Adding a bowl of green apples or a vase with fresh flowers to a room will create a cheery, healthy ambiance. Or perhaps, consider baking fresh cookies before an open house or tour- the aroma will bring a true sense of “home” to a house. 

7. Fix & Repair

Like cleaning, repairing minor items in the home is important. Touch up small flaws with paint and repair any handles or loose items that buyers may come in contact with.

8. Declutter Your Clutter

A minimalist space is appealing to buyers opening closets and pantries. Be sure to store or toss items that may hinder the visual appeal of your house. The focus should be on the actual house, not your things

Partner With the Experts

Let the professionals at Chapel Hill Realty Group help you sell your home fast! We know all of the different factors that help contribute to selling a home - and quickly. 

 Contact our team online or call us directly at (919) 942-4149 today! 

Posted in Market Updates