Have a ballpark figure when knowing the price of your home
If you’re considering selling your home in Washington CT, or have already made a choice to sell it, it’s important to have a good sense of what your home is worth in today’s market.
I have been in the real estate business for many years and I’ve encountered and have seen sellers follow specific factors that help them find out the worth of their home.
Your home is really only worth what someone will pay. So you’ll have to wait until you start getting offers to know. You also need to know that the value changes from time to time. The market fluctuates just as school ratings go up and down.
What can you do to increase the value of your home?
Even before pricing your home, you may have already gone online to check a few home value estimators. You may have been given figures according to the information you provided.
There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, you are encouraged to do your homework by knowing the process of selling a property and having an idea of how much your home in Washington CT will sell for. But remember, these are just “estimators”.
Here are some suggestions that can help your home’s value to go up:
- Know your property’s strengths. Write down the improvements you’ve made to your home recently. Things like adding a new roof or new insulation to increase your home’s energy efficiency. An expert said that most homes, even with all the bells and whistles, “will fall within a 2.5% range of the average sold price both below and over the number”. Correlate all the comparables or “comps” in your area that have sold in the 12 months into a bell curve. That way, you can eliminate the outliers and will come up with a figure that is right for market pricing.
- Ask your friends for a trusted REALTORⓇ. Technology is a great part of this whole process, but it does not replace a knowledgeable real estate agent or a REALTORⓇ. Ask him or her for a competitive market analysis (CMA) to get the most accurate value of your home or if they are using their own home value estimator, ask for their estimated value. They can tailor the estimate because they know the area better. They are familiar with the most current sales. They can also assist you in hiring an appraiser.
- These small home improvements can really pay off:
- Paint always provides dramatic results with little investment.
- A nice and simple deck will provide you with more than a place to flip burgers and soak up the sun.
- Remodel your kitchen. You can’t go wrong with an updated kitchen. This is said to net up to 83 % of the cost.
- Replace your windows. Energy-efficient windows eliminate drafts.
- Improve your landscape. You can plant petunias or surround your home with a hedge.
Are you ready to sell your home?
Choosing to sell your home is one of the crucial financial planning decisions that will have a lasting impact on your journey.
This can be done hassle-free. I can help you get the most accurate value of your home.
Call me, Deborah Laemmerhirt, anytime at 203-994-4297. Share your plans with me!
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Candlewood Lake Water Front Homes For Sale
Connecticut’s Candlewood Lake is surrounded by Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford & Sherman
Candlewood Lake is the largest man-made lake in Connecticut. Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman border this lake with numerous lake communities, many upscale, town parks and spectacular lake front properties. Looking for Candlewood Lake Water Front Homes For Sale? Select the link Below. If you are looking for a fun filled second home with georgous sunsets or to live in a lake community year round check out this link to gather some great information on Candlewood Lake:
Additional Area Lakes with Water Front Homes For Sale:
Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater and Brookfield CT
This lake is very different from Candlewood Lake, in use and formation. It was created by completion of the Shapaug Dam in the 1950s erected for flood control and hydroelectric production. There are some lake communities along the shores in addition to a large number of estate homes. Although there are motorized boats allowed and boat launches provided many use canoes and kayaks to explore and fish. For more information please select the link below:
Lake Zoar in Newtown and Southbury CT
This lake was created by CL&P in the 1920s and currently lies between the Shapaug Dam and the Stevenson Dam along the Housatonic River. Lake Zoar is known for fishing and recreation. There are two state parks along its shores and four boat launches. Similar to Lake Lillinonah, the wild life is preserved and you will find many canoes and kayaks making use of this lake. There are many opportunities to own water front porperties on Lake Zoar – see the water front link below. For additional Lake information select the link below:
Lake Waramaug in Connecticut
Lake Waramaug is the second largest natural lake in Connecticut. It is considered one of the most spectacular lakes in the region. Many of the area homes homes date back to the 1800 and have been maintained and updated to keep this area a sought after community. The lake is surrounded by Washington (New Preston, CT), Kent and Warren. There is one state park, a fabulous country club dating back to the early 1900s, a winery (Hopkins) and boat launches. Each lake front home on the market is a unique opportunity of its own! For additional Lake information select the link below and for your lake front home opportunity click on Water Front Homes on Lake Waramaug CT:
Looking for water front properties? Call Deborah Laemmerhirt 203-94-4297.
Washington CT 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Near Town Center | 67 River Rd
Everything is ready for you to move into this stunning Washington CT 4 bedroom colonial home for sale. This superb property is conveniently located in over a half of acre of land with gorgeous nature views you will surely love waking up to every morning!
Built in 1954, but has been recently remodeled and updated, this Washington CT home offers elegant features like hand finished chestnut cabinetry, finely crafted stonework, uniquely impressive crown molding, curved stairway ceiling and more! In this home you’ll enjoy old world craftsmanship along with all the modern conveniences.
Accented by the exquisite fireplace, this absolutely beautiful living room is perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing. Rich hardwood floors run throughout, adding to the character of this home.
On the main floor you’ll also find this spacious eat-in kitchen designed to satisfy your inner chef. It has a built-in hutch, double sink, breakfast nook, bookshelves (for all your recipe books), granite counters and tile flooring for easy cleaning. Dishwasher, electric range, microwave and refrigerator completes the kitchen.
There is one bedroom on the main floor while all the other bedrooms, master included, are found on the upper level. All of these bedrooms are clean, comfortable and relaxing. The master bedroom has a sitting area, wall-to-wall carpet, a spacious walk-in closet and a lovely full bath.
Other exciting features of this Washington CT 4 bedroom colonial home for sale include a 3-car attached garage, a new laundry room, an additional upstairs room that can be used as a bedroom or a spacious den, a mud room, and a chimney flue. Outside you will find a large new patio and steps, new siding and roof, newer shed with loft, beautiful perennials on a professional landscaped property, unique bridge over a babbling brook, water fall and more!
To top it all, this property is in a very good location! You will surely enjoy living within walking distance to the town center and borders Steep Rock land trust. To know more about this amazing home and its surrounding neighborhood, visit https://HomesInConnecticutForSale.com.