Are you interested in selling your home sometime soon? If so, you’re probably hoping to sell when the market is right. Some people are so intent on selling at the right time that they purposefully hold out until the market turns in their favor. However, not everyone has the luxury to wait to sell their home. Due to their circumstances, they have to sell ASAP. Whatever your circumstances may be, it’s still important to learn about the South Carolina housing market. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to get the best price from your home no matter what the market looks like.
The South Carolina Housing Market: Why This Is a Great Time to Sell
Fortunately for sellers, the market is on their side this year.
Actually, it has been for the past 12 months and is expected to continue to be over the next 12 months.
Last year, the South Carolina housing market rose by over six percent.
Over the next year, it’s expected to continue to rise by almost five percent more.
While the average home price is $239,000 throughout the state, prices are still reasonable enough to entice new home buyers to make a purchase in 2018.
Prices in South Carolina go as low as under $100,000. This is attractive to both current South Carolina residents, as well as people throughout the U.S. who are looking to move to a more affordable part of the country.
That means that if you put your house up for sale this year, you’ll have a higher probability of not only selling it, but of selling it for a great price.
Steps You Can Take to Ensure You Get Top Dollar for Your South Carolina Home
If you’re ready to sell your home, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to ensure that you get as much out of it as possible.
What can you do to make your home one of the most appealing on the South Carolina housing market list?
Follow these steps and you’ll be able to increase your home’s value and sell it for top dollar.
1. Do a Kitchen Remodel
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. In fact, for many people, it is considered the heart of the home, the area where everyone comes together to eat and visit.
You can make your kitchen more inviting with some upgrades. Paint the walls and cabinets a light color. Add a tile back-splash or replace the appliances with up-to-date, higher-end ones that will appeal to people who love to cook.
2. Paint the Inside and/or Outside
If your house is looking a little dingy, some fresh paint might do the trick!
A nice coat of paint on the interior and/or exterior can make your home look newer, cleaner, and bigger.
A home with fresh paint is definitely more appealing than those with chipping or discolored options.
3. Remember That Your Aesthetic Might Not Be the Same as Buyers
When making upgrades on your home, it can be easy to go overboard. But this can actually work against you.
If your upgrades are too personal, this could be a turnoff to potential buyers who have a different aesthetic than you.
You may love that green tile, but could it be too dark for some people?
Your best bet is to go for neutrals when making upgrades. They’ll make your home look clean and in some cases even bigger. And neutrals are more popular amongst buyers than crazy, dark, or bright colors – or too many of them.
4. Don’t Forget About Curb Appeal
We all know how important first impressions are. Well, the outside of your home is your opportunity to make a great first impression on home buyers.
If you have a cracked walkway, overgrown vegetation, or an old, rusty car in the driveway that you’re fixing up – these can make a horrible first impression.
Take some time to clean up your yard. Make sure the grass is nice and green, that the shrubs are nicely trimmed, and think about adding a few pops of color with pretty flowers.
Clear out anything that could be considered “trash” by buyers.
Ideal Market Conditions Spell a Bright Future for South Carolina Home Sellers in 2018
We still have a few months remaining in the year. That means you still have time to get your home ready to be sold.
And since the housing market for the state looks good for the rest of 2018 that means that you have the opportunity to get the price you want for your home.
Of course, no one knows what the future will hold. The market for 2019 might be better for sellers than this one. But it could also turn into a buyers’ market.
The best thing you can do is get some guidance from a real estate agent. They will help you see what you can do to get the best price for your home and help you take full advantage of the current market conditions.
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