Is November a Good Month to Sell My House?

Introduction

November is a great time to sell your home in Murphy NC and Western North Carolina, but there are factors that could impact the closing process. If you have been thinking about selling your home in November, here’s what you need to consider before getting started.

Homebuyers In November

As a seller, you may think that November is a bad time to sell your house. After all, it can be a little chilly outside and the holidays are just around the corner. But could this actually be a good month to sell your home? The answer is yes! In fact, November can be one of the best months of the year for selling because buyers are more serious during this time. Not only that, many home sellers erroneously think they need to “wait till Spring” to sell. Because of this, they don’t put their home on the market and they miss out on a lower monthly inventory, meaning buyers have fewer homes to choose from. That gives sellers on the market in November a distinctive edge.

In addition to being more serious about buying their new homes, many people have already made up their minds by this point in the year about whether or not they want to make any changes in their lives that might include purchasing another property or moving into an entirely different area altogether. Therefore, if your house isn’t ready for sale yet or doesn’t look at its best currently (e.g., no paint job), then don’t worry too much about it because there will still be plenty of potential buyers looking despite these inconveniences!

Why November is a good time to sell your home

November is a great month for selling your house because it’s not too late and not too early. If you wait until the end of November, it will likely be too late to close on your house before the end of the year. If it is important to close before the end of the year for tax implications or other reasons, the earlier you call us to sell your house, the better. We can help you strategize on how to set you up for success and a sale.

If you’re wondering why it’s a great time to sell your house, take a look at the statistics below.

Challenges to Selling in November

While you should always be aware of the season or time of year to sell your home, there are some additional challenges that can arise in November. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling in November:

  • You have to plan for inspections more carefully. Buyers view inspections as essential, and timing due diligence/inspection periods around them can be challenging. Inspectors and service providers are frequently out of town for holidays, hunting, and other things. It’s definitely doable to make it all happen in time, it just has to be planned better.
  • The holiday season is the time of year when homeowners have the most on their plates—and it can often make planning a move more challenging. Family events, holidays, and more make it tougher, logistically, to make it all come together. The good news is that is doable as well. We have a great network of service providers, including movers, to make it flow smoothly for you.
  • North Carolina is an attorney state and we need them to close real estate! They’re human just like anyone and want to be able to enjoy the holidays with their family. As a result, they often close their offices around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. That creates bottlenecks around closing dates. This can easily be worked around with proper planning, which our closing coordinator helps accomplish.

 

Conclusion

If you are thinking of selling your house, it’s important to know that November is a great month to get the ball rolling. Earlier in the month is definitely better so we can properly plan and execute your move and closing. The old adage of “wait till Spring” is frequently not the best strategy as you can see in the stat chart below.

Ready to strategize when the best time is for you to sell and get your house on the market? Give The Poltrock Team at REMAX a call today and we’ll help guide you through the process. 1-866-687-7496 or 828-837-6400.

Pressure Washing May Be The BEST Investment When You Say “Sell My House!”

Introduction

Pressure washing is one of the best investments you can make to help sell your home. It’s quick and easy, and it has the potential to increase the sale price of your house by over $5,000 (or more). That might sound like a lot, but consider this: if you pay someone to pressure wash your house for $600 and then sell it for $5,000 more than before (which is entirely possible), that means that one-time expense resulted in a return of over 800%! That’s an investment any homeowner would be crazy not to make.

One of the best things you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers is pressure washing.

Pressure washing will clean the exterior of your home and remove dirt, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from the surface. This process makes your house look newer, cleaner, and well-maintained. All of that will assist in helping it sell faster.

Yes, pressure washing will cost a little money upfront, but it can mean a much better sale price.

You may be thinking, “This pressure washing thing sounds great and all, but it’ll cost me money. I need to make sure I don’t spend anything unless it will bring in a return.”

And that’s exactly what we’re here to share: pressure washing is an investment that will pay dividends back to you. It’s a small price to pay for the chance to make more money on your home sale than you would have otherwise.

The first benefit of investing in a good cleaning is that it can make your home more attractive for buyers—and who doesn’t want as many buyers as possible? The second benefit is speed: by making your home look nice and clean (and maybe even new), it will help move things along with the sale process so that no one has that as a reason not to buy your house!

If you’re planning to sell your home, consider pressure washing as part of your process.

If you’re planning to sell your home, consider pressure washing as part of your process. Pressure washing is a great investment that makes your home look better, can make it easier to sell and may even increase the sale price of your house. It’s also quick and easy!

Conclusion

You’re probably wondering how much pressure washing will cost. The short answer is, it depends on the size of your home and how much work it needs. We have a great network of vendors and people who can get the job done. When you decide to sell your house, we will make the connection for you and help get the job done! Whether it is pressure washing, repairs, you name it, we’ll help you get the job done so you can sell for the best possible price.

Call The Poltrock Team at REMAX at 1-866-687-7496. We’re here for you!

Change Your Radon Vent Fan Yourself!

Murphy, North Carolina is located in Cherokee County. Believe it or not, Cherokee County is among the two highest for radon in the entire state of North Carolina! It’s not a big deal and is usually an easy fix, you just have to know about it.

In this video, I change out the radon vent fan in our home that we have lived in for going on 6 years. It’s worn out and ready for a new one! I hope this helps someone who needs to change out their fan and just needs an idea of how to do it.

Good luck!

John Poltrock

Selling your home and storing your furniture in Murphy NC

When it comes to moving, let’s face it, moving is hard work. When you sell your house in Murphy NC, you want your furniture and furnishings to be safe from the elements. There’s nothing better than climate-controlled storage units. Your leather furniture, photographs, artwork, and more are protected from moisture and damage.

Storage Murphy is a great place to store your belongings for a short period of time or a long term as you locate a new home in Murphy or another area. Check out climate-controlled storage at StorageMurphy.com.  You can also call 828-888-9292.

Lake Hiwassee Water Levels Lower in October

Lake Hiwassee in Murphy NC is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and controlled by the Hiwassee Dam. It’s quite a sight to see! During the off-season, the lake is lowered to control flooding further downstream. Years ago, Nashville and nearby areas were flooding and it was amazing how fast the lake levels shot up to hold water back and keep the flooding from being worse. It’s an amazing engineering feat to be able to do that!

One question I often get is, “what does it look like when Lake Hiwassee water goes down?” There’s no better way to show you than on video! Click play below and see the lake. Want to own a mountain lake home? Let us know or search online! Most of the homes on the water are in Bear Paw Resort. I personally own a home there and wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s quite an amazing place!