Home Seller

As we enter into the New Year, many people are contemplating whether to list their homes or not. While there can be many factors that go into this decision, here are some reasons why you should list your home in 2022.

1. The market is hot, and your home will sell quickly.

The housing market tends to follow a specific pattern and right now home prices are on the rise and home supply is low, while demands for new homes are high.  This means that there are times when it may be more difficult to resell your home, especially if you are looking for what seems like the "perfect" price. Although, in today's current housing market with increased value on homes, now could be the time to get more bang for your buck.

2. Home values are on the rise.

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The color of the year, announced by PANTONE, is ‘Very Peri’ described as having red undertones with a primarily periwinkle blue color. It is a color that promotes new visions and perspectives according to the press release on the color from PANTONE. Although how much influence this color will have on home design is yet to be determined. The 2021 PANTONE color of year was ‘Ultimate Gray’ and it had a definitive influence in homes where you can find gray colors on the exteriors of homes and within homes, as well. Now that 2022 is here a lot of home design experts are coming to an agreement that gray is no longer a pop color and periwinkle blue is on the rise. Where Real Estate Agents would treasure the "Ultimate Gray" look for advantages in Resales,…

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Selling your home can be an exciting and stressful process. Everyone wishes that it would be as easy as putting your home up for sale, receiving a bunch of showings and getting the offer you wanted. The thing you dread the most is a slow sale process, especially when you are on a strict timeline and there is a hot market. It makes you begin to wonder, why isn't my home selling?

 It is always important to get down to the root of the problem considering the following factors of why you are not getting an offer on your home. 

1.  Your Home is Priced Too High

To avoid overpricing your home, your realtor should sit down with you and examine comparable sales. Take into consideration flaws, schools, location to compare to similar homes that have…

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The Rick Cox Realty Group has always committed to excellence and professionalism, setting the bar at providing only the highest level of real estate service, even during these trying times. We will continue to serve future and current clients while keeping everyone’s safety in mind.  We are setting up our capabilities to serve you virtually through the following –

Virtual Home Evaluations & Appointments

We are expanding our capabilities to meet with those virtually through Video Chat for consultations on Selling or Buying a home. If you are interested in setting up one, please reach out to us at 804 920 1738 or via email rick@rickcoxrealty.com

Virtual Open Houses & Walkthroughs

 For our listings we are offering virtual open houses that…

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Although your furry friend is a big part of your life and family, when it comes to selling your home, you can’t forget to make your home appealing on all families with or without furry friends!

Some pre-work needs to be completed before selling your home to show it at its best to potential buyers if you want to make sure you get top price for your home. Deep cleaning your home before putting it for sale is a must, as most of the cleaning can be due to our pet pals.  Some potential buyers may have pet allergies and you want to rid your home of any and all pet evidence to keep from turning away potential buyers.

These damages are easily overlooked as the time goes by living in your home. Although, when it comes to selling your home, it…

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I had a client tell me recently that their decorator had some specific rules with regard to the furniture in their home. Particularly that all the wood grains in a room should match. I found it interesting, particularly because I think style and décor are really very personal to the individual.

Although I can agree that there are some decorating options that are not “on trend”, I truly believe that there needs to be a balance between function, current trends and enjoyment of your surroundings that make up the décor or home style you choose.

I have clients asking me what buyers are looking for, with an eye on resale they are looking for a crystal ball into what will attract the next group of buyers down the line. This is a moving target, as…

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The purpose of staging is  to make a home feel inviting, while not being too personal and thus appealing to the most buyers possible. It also helps give potential buyers a feel for how to best lay out the space. Many buyers have a hard time visualiziing how their furniture will work in a space. Staging helps with this. It also helps with visualizing scale and proportions. Contrary to what many people think, an empty room can actually feel smaller than it is and may turn off buyers unless they see that it can hold more or larger furniture than they thought. A good stager will try to accomplish several things:

1. Bring in furniture that compliments the style of home that is being sold. If a house is a traditional  little cottage, the furniture and…

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The buyers of today are looking for turn-key ready homes, whether your home is 5 or 25 years old, buyers are expecting not only function (roof, HVAC, appliances, etc), but demand they include updated finishes and decor as well. We are an HGTV watching, model home visiting society who wants what is shiny and brand new. However, the majority of buyers are also busy people who don't have the time or the vision to see what "could be". 

If your home is dated and doesn't show well, it can cost you thousands of dollars in sales price. If it hasn't been maintained with necessary improvements such as exterior paint/siding, roof, energy efficient windows, keeping the crawlspace dry and mold-free, etc...it will be even more difficult to sell without…

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Knowing your market is important when it comes to finding a neighborhood to buy or sell in. By reading a market report, you can learn about the trends, average home pricing, and the market flow. This is also a great tool for those looking to invest in properties. To get a full analysis from the data below, compare the numbers from the third quarter in 2017 to the third quarter in 2018.  RounTrey is currently in its growth phase as new construction continues to occur throughout the corresponding neighborhoods. At full development, RounTrey will be complete with 870 Home sites, 550 Apartments, 435 Townhomes and more. For more information on the area, check out our community page on RounTrey where we recently did an interview with the developer of…

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Putting too much money into your home will not get you the highest return. Too many improvements can price you out of the neighborhood without getting the money back you invested in the house. Here is some advice from our realtors on how to prepare your house to sell or what to look for as a buyer.

  • Buyers are not looking for the best and the newest updates in a resale home. They're looking for "Turn Key" or "Move in Condition". Prepare your home, prior to sale, so that it is cleaned up, clutter free and all repairs are completed. The best way to do this is to go through each room and make a to do list on how to prepare your home for sale. 
  • Kitchens and baths sell homes, but they don't have to be the newest and best. Professionally…

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