Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Smart Moves....

smart MOVES       

Today’s buyers want move-in-ready homes, and a new survey points to exactly what that means.

More than 70 percent of buyers want a move-in-ready home, and that ultimately breaks down to a home that has updated heating and cooling and an updated kitchen and bathroom (more than 80 percent expect those features to qualify as move-in ready) and they want new appliances (74 percent). To a lesser but still notable degree, buyers feel a move-in-ready home has smart-home technology installed (44 percent). Additionally, 57 percent of those buyers that want a move-in-ready home would consider an older home updated with smart-home technology.  Apparently, survey respondents want the technology, but they really don’t want to sift through the options and install it themselves. Thirty-six percent of all respondents believe that having smart technology is a major selling point when buying a home, but 32 percent feel they are too intimidated to install it themselves.

And while the millennial generation certainly leans hardest toward this technology with 61 percent interested in it, 52 percent of Gen Xers and 50 percent of baby boomers do as well.                                         

Taking that first leap and making the investment in smart home technology may wind up being an investment in your home’s value or salability.

For other home selling tips or suggestions, contact Vikki Crossland or Brandi Cook of the Aiken HOMES Team at MEYBOHM REALTORS who are Certified Residential Specialists or your favorite Realtor®.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The First half of 2016 been the HOTTEST it’s been in Years

We all have been seeing more SOLD signs this year. A positive trend we expect to continue. We wanted to share the Aiken Board of Realtors® June 2016 Monthly Indicator Report with you to spread the good word. The Aiken HOMES Team is here for you assit you or call your favorite Realtor® with any real estate questions.  #803-702-4090

June 2016 Monthly Indicator Report Provided by the Aiken Board of Realtors®

Halfway through 2016, residential real estate markets are performing as predicted at the beginning of the year. Sales and prices have been going up in most areas, while the number of homes for sale and total months' supply of inventory have been going down. Meanwhile, many sellers have been getting a higher percentage of their asking price, and supply continues to struggle to meet demand. The message may be repetitive, but it is largely positive. New Listings were up 11.5 percent to 281. Pending Sales increased 15.3 percent to 218. Inventory shrank 15.1 percent to 1,331 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 12.0 percent to $173,600. Days on Market decreased 14.3 percent to 168 days. Months’ Supply of Inventory was down 19.4 percent to 7.5 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


While the weather outside might be frightful, your home’s curb appeal can still be delightful. The following ideas from HGTV.com can help make your home stand out even when it’s cold and gray outside.

Clean the gutters. Clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home, create ice dams that can damage gutters and attract pests.

Keep visitors safe. Clear the walkways, driveway and stairs of snow and ice so prospective buyers can make it to your front door without slipping.

Provide proper lighting. As the days get shorter, it gets darker earlier. Lights can illuminate the path to the front door, and sconces or lanterns on each side of the door can give buyers a warm welcome. A bright color can make it stand out amidst the gray landscape.

        Use winter decorations wisely. Keep holiday decorations to a minimum, and use them to show off your home’s best features. A  
        string of white lights around the windows can make your home look festive.

        Bring out the green. Evergreen trees and cold-weather plants, such as pansies and witch hazel, can liven up a dreary landscape.


         By following these simple tips, your home can make a great first impression in any season.
Merry Christmas from the Aiken HOMES Team at Meybohm Realtors