A Sunny Forecast for Home Sellers this Spring

Spring is the perfect time to sell your house. The spring flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and your yard looks great. Plus, in the springtime, people get outdoors more. The weather is more conducive to attending open houses and moving a household of stuff into a new home. Additionally, home buyers with school-aged children prefer a spring move. Moving in the spring allows time for the family to settle into their new neighborhood before the start of the next school year.

Real Estate Experience & Low Commission

If you want to cash in on the 2024 spring home-buying peak, now is the time to prepare your house for sale. Your first task is to call Express Realty to schedule a free, market analysis and consultation. As the owner/broker of Express Realty I will help you determine how to get the highest value for your real estate. As a top-selling real estate broker in the Green Bay, Wisconsin, market, I provide responsive, professional, and effective real estate services. I have over 15 years of helping Green Bay-area residents achieve their real estate goals. Best of all, I save sellers $7,000 in commissions on average, by charging a low commission of 4 percent instead of the traditional 6 percent commission.

Home Sellers Are Earning Top Dollar

For more than two years, the demand for real estate has outpaced the supply of homes for sale in Wisconsin. Listings decreased 20 percent since March 2022. I predict that 2024 will continue to be a seller’s market, with sellers earning top dollar. Average home prices in Wisconsin rose about 7 percent from March 2022 to January 2024.  

7 Recommendations for Home Sellers

Here are my seven recommendations to help your home sell faster and for more money.

Fix Everything That’s Broken

Whether you hire a handyman or do it yourself, fix everything that’s broken before listing your house. Fix all of the leaky faucets, cracks in the walls, nonfunctional appliances, broken locks, squeaky doors, and anything that tarnishes the home’s reputation.

Deep Clean Your House

To ensure your house looks and smells its best, deep clean every room. Wipe all of the windows, walls, and other surfaces, scrub the floors, clean the sinks and toilets, and vacuum/shampoo the carpets. Deep clean your home to make a good first impression for potential buyers.

Declutter Your Home

Make your home more appealing to potential buyers by removing extra furnishings, accessories, toys, knickknacks, and belongings. Instead of focusing on your “stuff,” potential home buyers can focus on the home itself.

Give Away or Store Possessions 

When you declutter your home, you’ll need a place to take your extra furnishings and belongings. I encourage home sellers to give their extra possessions to charity and rent a temporary storage unit to store the remainder. A storage unit is a safe place to store items while preparing a house for staging and showing. 

Repaint the Walls a Neutral Color

To make your home look brighter, bigger, and more welcoming, add a fresh coat of paint. Choose neutral colors like beige, gray, or white. You don’t want to scare off home buyers with intense paint colors or loud patterns.

Stage Your Home

Present your house in its best light by staging your home yourself or hiring a professional. Staging involves redecorating, repositioning furniture, and styling a home to appeal to potential buyers. In addition to staging the interior, I recommend staging the exterior, also. Improve a home’s curb appeal by attending to landscaping, siding, doors, windows, and lawncare.

Invest in Professional Photography

Now that your home is looking its best inside and out, you want high quality, professional photos to represent its distinct features and charm. Before listing a home, hire a professional photographer to compose, snap, and edit high-resolution photos. Home buyers who see professional images will look closer; whereas, they’ll breeze right past any indistinct, amateur photos. 

Housing Prices in Brown County WI

The forecast looks sunny this spring for home sellers in the Green Bay area. Just look at these home price statistics for Brown County, Wisconsin, in 2023.

  • Median sold price: $307,322
  • Median price per square foot: $167
  • Change from January 2023 to January 2024: +$42,341 (+16.0%)

Spring is the best season to sell a house. By following my seven recommendations, home sellers put themselves in the best position to sell their home quickly and for top dollar. Let’s meet and talk about the ways we can work together to market your home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Schedule a Comparative Market Analysis with Express Realty today.

A Trusted Partner for Life-Changing Real Estate Decisions

Buying or selling a house is a huge, life-changing, financial decision. So, it pays to work with an experienced broker like me who can walk you through all of the details. Whether you’re a senior ready to sell or a first-time home buyer ready to purchase, Express Realty is the Green Bay, Wisconsin, company to entrust your future. Contact Express Realty today for a free Comparative Market Analysis.

About Express Realty: Express Realty is a Green Bay, Wisconsin, real estate company offering lower commission rates without compromising quality. Broker/owner Terri Balistriere fell in love with real estate when she and her husband flipped homes 20 year ago. Since that time, she has helped hundreds of Northeast Wisconsin residents fulfill their real estate goals. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, Terri Balistriere is ready to help. Contact Express Realty, your Northeast Wisconsin real estate professional serving Brown County, Oconto County, Outagamie County, Sheboygan County, and Manitowoc County. Express Realty’s professional real estate services cover De Pere, Green Bay, Bellevue, Hobart, Allouez, Suamico, Pulaski, Little Suamico, Chase, Freedom, Wrightstown, Wrightstown, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Appleton, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan.

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