Everybody trying to sell a home has heard the horror stories of a property that stays on the market for years, or a property that just can’t seem to draw a buyer no matter how appealing they try to make it. Fortunately, the Amarillo market isn’t remotely like that. In the area, a home stays on the market, on average, just 46 days before being snapped up by a buyer.
That said, there are homes that go off the market more quickly than others, and even a month and a half can feel much longer when you’re trying to sell your home. It’s useful in Canyon to know which homes sold quickly, and more importantly, why they sold. Here’s a look at a few recent sales and how they made it happen faster and better.
Let’s start with a single-level home on 14th Street in Canyon. Smaller homes can sometimes be a tough sell, even in a market as active as Canyon. This homeowner emphasized the curb appeal; they made sure the outside of the house was clean, checked to make sure the paint was clean and attractive, kept their lawn perfectly manicured, and made sure the front of their home was warm and inviting. Curb appeal is the first step to selling a home. It’s essentially the first impression your home makes on a potential buyer, and you want it to be a great one.
Next, there’s a lovely, large home on Tiffany Lane to consider. Did it sell because it was a spacious home, recently built, for a good price? That certainly helped, but there’s one detail that you couldn’t put in the photographs and that was ultimately the detail that sold this home: The fact that it’s one block away from an elementary school. Especially for families searching for a home in the prized Canyon school district, easy access to the educational system can be the feature that sells a home even above price and space. Especially with a home that will be occupied by a family, it’s important for the listing to emphasize the things you can’t see like the easy commute, the nearby parks, the schools, and other details.
Homes are more than just their photos.
Finally, there’s a nine-bedroom home on 3rd Avenue. We bring this one up not because of any particular feature, but because of an important final factor that ensured it sold quickly and to the right customer: The fact that the home owner contacted a realtor. It’s easy to forget, as memories grow and you become more and more attached, that a house is a product, and that you need to sell that product to the right market. Nowhere is this truer than a nine-bedroom house. Despite the fact that it’s very close to amenities and has a speedy commute to and from various points in Amarillo, it’s a house for a big family or even a few families, and it can be very difficult to find someone looking for a home that specific on your own.
If you’re looking into selling your home, start with a licensed realtor. They’ll be able to help you write the listing well, take professional photos, and will find exactly the right buyer for your home. They’ll make it happen in just days, too.
Photo credits: Kenneth JacksonGoogle+