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From Our November 2016 Newsletter:
Top home repairs that should never be put off
More often than not, as homeowners, the last thing we want to do is home repairs. Not only do they take time (and many of us don't have a lot to spare), but they can also be costly and sometimes tedious. Sure, changing a light bulb or fixing a leaky faucet can be put off until it's absolutely necessary to fix, but there are some home repairs that should never be put off. Unfortunately, many of these involve major things (and can come with an even more major price tag), but avoiding the repairs listed below could actually cause bigger problems down the road for your property. The following are some of the top home repairs that should never be put off.More info.
Looking forward to 2017
Thanksgiving has come and gone; “officially” winter is almost upon us, and the Christmas season is already in full swing. The calendar pages seem to fly by this time of year. People are busy; we have a lot on our minds, more to do; entertaining, cooking and shopping, and with the daylight hours now shortened, we all feel like we have less time.
But, even with less time folks are still buying and selling homes. Sure, things have slowed down a bit – ‘tis the season -- but so far, Central Mississippi’s real estate market is still hot. Our phones are ringing, offers are coming in, home inspections are being done, and we have plenty to keep us busy through the end of 2016 and well into 2017. But, we are fully prepared to do more! And we want to help you be prepared to get to the market ahead of your competition this coming year!
This year is the best year in The Hetrick Team’s history! Through the end of the third quarter, we had sold more homes than in any full year in our 18 years of existence! For months now, our best listings, priced reasonably and well-prepared for the market, have been going under contract in a matter of days, and sometimes in just hours. And as new construction continues to make its comeback, and inventory slowly builds, the quick-sale pace may slow some. But with interest rates beginning to creep up, with the re-entry into the market of many consumers who have now recovered from losses they suffered in the early part of this decade, and with first-time buyers continuing to move into the market in larger numbers, we should see a continued robust market.
So a note to all you potential sellers: There is still time to list your home before the end of 2016, and get a leg up on your competition for the coming year. At the very least, you should consider meeting with us in December so that you have a plan heading into the New Year. If you want to move forward quickly into a new home for 2017, NOW is the time to get your ducks in a row to sell your current home. Most folks need to do at least a little sprucing up, and we are here to help you figure out what to do now. When you take down the Christmas decorations is the time to begin prepping your home for the market. And don’t forget: We go the extra mile to help our clients prepare their homes for sale, price them right, stage them well; and we invest wisely in professional photography, video and effective online marketing. Call us now. 601-664-6980.
Buyers: Interest rates have begun to creep higher in the past several week. Now, properties are moving FAST. Homes are STILL selling in days. Demand STILL exceeds the supply of ready-to-sell homes. New financing and closing regulations mean longer waits between contract and closing, so don’t assume you know what to expect. A lot has changed – in 2010, and again last October, so if you have not been in the market in several years, you’ll find our buyer orientation programs useful and beneficial. Also, buyers need the freshest, most accurate info on homes for sale to take advantage of sometimes brief windows of opportunity when the right home hits the market. And, that’s what The Hetrick Team does well. We make sure our buyer clients are ready to buy—prepared, poised and ready to go. Our buyers stay a step ahead of the market. Call us now. 601-664-6950.
As we have been for 18 years, we are here to help. Just give us a call or drop us a line.