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Ashley Miller
Associate Broker
334-332-8328 (Direct)
334-826-7111 (Office)

              

October 2021 - Market Minute Update for Auburn/Opelika Real Estate
 
📊 Hey, Auburn & Opelika! Here is your Market Minute video detailing AUBURN & OPELIKA home sales stats for September 2021. I am coming to you from Farmer in the Dell pumpkin patch located here in Auburn off Wire Road. Come out to the farm and enjoy all the activities from hayrides, crop maze, farm animals, play area and of course the pumpkin patch. They will be open through Saturday, October 30. Visit the website: auburnpumpkinpatch.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
 
For all the stats and data from September sales, click the link at the top!
16th Annual Pumpkin Appreciation
Fall is one of my favorite seasons with football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and cooler weather! I greatly appreciate your continued support and trust in me as your go to guide for real estate services in the Auburn/Opelika area. So, when you receive your pumpkin know this it is a small ‘thank you’, and I hope it brings you some fall cheer.  The rain has delivers behind so if you have not received yours yet...it should be coming soon.  As you or those close to you consider buying or selling, please let me know if I can help. 
 
Have a great fall!
PENDING!
815 Chickasaw Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830
$230,000
3 Bedrooms  |  2 Bathrooms  |  1,716 Square Feet  |  Listing ID 153469
Located in Shelton Park, this craftsman style home has several updates. The interior and doors are freshly painted and new carpet as well. The kitchen was remodeled with painted cabinets, new granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. In the great room you have a cozy fireplace as a center piece and a great space to entertain. The master bedroom is on the main level with good natural light. Upstairs you will find two spacious bedrooms that share a hall bathroom. The back yard has a fenced yard and patio to enjoy the outdoors. Do not wait on a house priced in this range in a convenient Auburn location.

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4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall
Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment.
 
Here are four simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall.
 
1. Price It Right
One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s why it’s important to price it right. Your goal in pricing your house is to draw attention from competing buyers and let bidding wars push the final sales price up. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging buyers from making an offer.
 
Your trusted real estate advisor can help you find the price for your home that reflects the current market value. Lean on your agent to help you with this crucial first step.
 
2. Keep It Clean
It may sound simple, but keeping your house clean is key to making sure it gets the attention it deserves. As realtor.com says in the Home Selling Checklist:
 
“When selling your home, it’s important to keep everything tidy for buyers. . . . Remember to take special care with the bathroom, making sure the tile, counters, shower, and floors shine.”
 
Before each buyer visits, assess your space and determine what needs your attention. Wash the dishes, make the beds, and put away any toys. Doing these simple things can reduce any potential distractions for buyers.
 
3. Make It Easy To Visit
Giving buyers the opportunity to see your house on their schedule can be a true game-changer. Buyers are less likely to make an offer if it’s difficult to plan a tour or they can’t easily fit it into their schedule. Making your house available as often as possible helps create opportunities for more buyers to fall in love with your house.
 
Rest assured your trusted real estate advisor will keep your health and safety top of mind when buyers tour your home. Agents use the latest guidance to stay up to date on any protocols and sanitization recommendations.
 
4. Help Buyers Feel at Home
Finally, it’s important for buyers to see all the possible ways they can make your house their next home. As the realtor.com article puts it:
 
“The goal is to create a blank canvas on which buyers can project their own visions of living there, and loving it.”
 
An easy first step to create this blank canvas is removing personal items – pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings – from your space. If you’re unsure what should be packed away and what can stay, consult your trusted real estate advisor. Spending the time on this step can pay off in the long run, as the 2021 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of Realtors notes:
 
“Eighteen percent of sellers’ agents said home staging increased the dollar value of a residence between 6% and 10%.”
 
Bottom Line
To make the most of today’s sellers’ market, avoid the temptation to skip over the essential preparation steps. Let’s connect today to discuss all the ways you can maximize your home sale.
Ashley Miller
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