Selling

Durham's Fastest Selling Neighborhoods in 2018

Durham Fast Selling Communities

Wondering where homes sold the fastest in the Triangle in 2018? Here’s the latest data from the Triangle MLS, which was also recently featured in the Triangle Business Journal. 

Swann’s Mill

  • Median days on market: 5
  • Average days on market: 6
  • Average sales price: $191,000 
  • Number of sales: 32

Woodcroft

  • Median days on market: 4
  • Average days on market: 9 
  • Average sales price: $219,000
  • Number of sales: 135

Auburn

  • Median days on market: 4
  • Average days on market: 6
  • Average...

The Importance of High Quality Listing Photos When Selling Your Durham Home

Listing Photos When Selling a Homes

By now, you’ve seen the various stats out there relating to how many home buyers start their search online nowadays. Whether it’s 90 percent, 95 percent, or closer to 98 percent, I think we can agree that almost everybody browses homes for sale in Durham online at some point during their new home search.

It’s for this reason alone that listing photos have become one of the most important factors in both attracting home buyers and ultimately getting your home sold as quickly as possible and for the most amount of money.

But ensuring your home looks its best online can be tricky, especially if you hire an agent and photographer duo who doesn’t know what...

The 3 Most Important Things to Remember as a First Time Home Seller

Selling a home for the first time

Similar to what first time home buyers experience, selling a home for the first time can be exciting, frustrating, stressful, and exhilarating all at the same time. But for the most part, that’s about where the similarities stop when it comes buying and selling a home for the first time.

When buying a new home or condo, it’s really all about what you’re looking for in a new place to live. On the other hand, when selling a place for the first time, home owners need to consider what home buyers are looking for in today’s market, which means...

Is Spring Really The Best Time To Sell Your Durham Home?

Selling a home in the spring

It’s often said that spring is the best time to sell a home. And while that tends to usually be the case, listing your home during peak home buying season doesn’t automatically translate to seller success. But before we go down that path, let’s first take a closer look at just what makes the spring season such an optimal time to sell your Durham home or condo:

More buyers = more opportunities

Simply put, when more people are out searching for a new home, it gives home sellers more opportunities to find the right buyer.

Your home will show better

Flowers are blooming, grass is always greener, and days are also starting to get longer. Combined, all these factors...

3 Reasons Why Your Durham Home Isn't Selling

Why isn't your home selling

The housing market all throughout the Triangle area has been hot in recent months, but that doesn’t just mean throwing your home up on the MLS and waiting for buyers to come running is a realistic strategy when choosing to sell.

In fact, we believe that if you have received a qualified offer for your home after a handful of showings or so, it’s probably time to take a closer look at what you’ve done to this point that hasn’t gotten you better results.

More often than not, if your home isn’t selling in a realistic timeframe based on ...

Here's Why You'll Want to Sell Your Durham Home Early in 2018

Selling Your Durham Home in 2018

If there’s one thing that most real estate experts can agree on right now, it’s that now is a pretty dang good time to sell your home. Over the past couple years, home prices have been steadily on the rise, and so much so that it’s unlikely this pace will continue for much longer. But along with just increased home values, there are a number of additional reasons why anyone thinking about selling their home in 2018 should opt to do so sooner rather than later. 

Inventory is still tight

A tight inventory has been an issue facing countless markets across...

How to Make the Most Money Selling Your Durham Home

Selling Your Home For The Most Money

More often than not, prospective home sellers think getting their home sold in a timely fashion, and for the price they want, is a piece of cake. The housing market across the country has been on the upswing for close to half a decade at this point, and Durham was also just voted as Durham County’s best place to live in 2017 by popular rankings and reviews site niche.com. 

Higher Home Prices Can Work Against You

But once you start diving a bit deeper into the home selling...

Why Curb Appeal Still Matters in Today's Digital World

Why Curb Appeal Still Matters When Selling a Durham Home

When it comes to buying and selling real estate, you always hear buzzwords and catchphrases like “location, location, location” or something along the lines of how much “curb appeal matters.” Like most things, there’s a reason for these and other phrases having so much staying power, and it’s because these aspects really do matter when it comes to selling your existing home, or buying something new. 

When it comes to curb appeal specifically, though, some might say it’s the most important element to getting your home sold quickly. Sure, interior finishes matter a whole lot, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms, but if your home...

7 Simple Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Increasing your Durham Home's Value

Selling your home is a life-changing decision, the there’s no doubt the process can be stressful. Finding an experienced Durham real estate agent, prepping your home to be put on the market, and also finding a new place to live are all steps you’ll have to take when selling a property, and that’s all while also trying to manage the stress of ensuring you’ll get as much money as possible when finally reaching a deal.

Believe it or not, however, increasing your home’s value doesn’t have to be challenging, or even expensive. And to prove it, here are 7 simple tips that will no doubt maximize your home’s value before putting it on the market:

Give The Kitchen a Slight Facelift

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Listing Your Home During the Holiday Season

Listing Your Durham Home During The Holiday Season

Listing Your Home During the Holiday Season

 

The last thing you probably want to think about as you’re running around buying last minute gifts, pulling those decorations out of storage, and stuffing the turkey is making sure your home is ready to show in case that next potential buyer wants to pop in. You might also be thinking that because everyone is so busy traveling or spending time with their families, they may not be looking for their next home. While it may be a less obvious time to list your home for sale, there are a lot of surprising reasons why the holidays might just be the best time to list!...