Why Do Certain Billings, MT Homes Sell for More Money?

“Aggressive marketing will put more money in your pocket.”

For today’s topic, we are going to explore why some homes in the same area sell faster and for more money than others. There are a lot of factors to pay attention to when selling a home, and here are a few that can greatly affect your home’s value.

 

THE FIRST DETERMINING FACTOR IS LOCATION.

For example, maybe a home is at the end of a cul-de-sac in an area with less traffic, or it has a better yard with a better view. It’s something you can’t control, but something you need to keep an eye out for nonetheless when you’re comparing your home to others in the neighborhood.

THE SECOND THING WE WANT TO MENTION IS PRESENTATION.

Now, this is something you can control. It plays an important role in how fast and for how much your home will sell. You can increase your return on investment if you take the time to make sure that when buyers walk through your home, the atmosphere is inviting, and the home smells fresh, clean, and airy. People don’t want to walk into a home with pet odors, so it’s good to neutralize those as well.

THE LAST THING THAT WILL AFFECT A HOME SALE IS MARKETING, WHICH IS WHERE WE COME IN.

An aggressive marketing campaign will get you the maximum exposure to the buyers that are out there and it’s going to put more money in your pocket at the end of the day, which is our goal. We can consult you on what you need to do in order to maximize your marketing.

That’s all we’ve got for you today. If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Billings, MT Real Estate Home Security Tips Part II

“Security systems have come a long way in the last 20 years.”

We’re here with Part II of things you can do to prevent a burglar from entering your home. In our previous discussion, we talked about installing a peephole in your door, reinforcing locked doors, and keeping an eye out for open garage doors in your neighborhood. We have a few more tips for you from our security adviser.

FIRST OFF, BE PREPARED WITH A PLAN

In case the unthinkable does happen, the best defense for you and your family is a plan that outlines exactly what to do if an intruder breaks in. If you can, set up a safe room with a cell phone that can be used to call the authorities. If you have children, practice your plan just as you practice fire drills.

YOU CAN ALSO GET A SECURITY SYSTEM.

Security systems have come a long way in the last 20 years. Systems now have remote viewing access and you can adjust heat, lights, and locks from afar. The security sign itself is a strong deterrent to criminals, and most systems have a panic button that will instantly call the police.

FINALLY, TAKE EXTRA CARE WHEN YOU GO AWAY ON VACATION.

Burglars often prowl neighborhoods looking for homes that appear as if someone has been away for an extended period of time. Set lights, music, and TVs on a timer to make it look like someone is home. Keep newspaper and mail deliveries going, but ask a neighbor to collect them so they don’t pile up on the front porch. You can even ask a trusted neighbor to park in your driveway to make it look like someone is home.

If you have any other questions on today’s topic, please give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!