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DEC 2021 | Market Insights Report

MIBOR just released December numbers for the Central Indiana housing market. The key takeaways are:

·     Prices continue to edge upward, up 1% over last month, but definitely off the 15% pace compared to a year ago
·     Sales in December were down 2% from December 2020; with average days on market growing from 21 to 26 days
·     Active inventory continues to slow, down 14% from the preceding month, and 14% from a year ago
·     Inventory remains tight- especially among homes built in the most recent 30 years.  Some have drawn as many as 40 offers.  With older homes, sales are much, much, much slower

A full PDF report by county can be found here

If you are thinking of selling / buying this year, give me a call at (317) 625-0655. I can provide a full comparative analysis so you can make an informed decision on the next steps. Might be the right time for you!

How Sellers Can Prepare For An Early Start To The Spring Market

In last week’s blog, I talked about how to prepare for an early start to the Spring market as a Buyer. But what if you need to sell to buy? The following checklist will help you prepare yourself or your home property, so don’t get left behind!

Getting Ready To Sell

If you’re hoping to put your place on the market and capitalize on those early-bird buyers, you want your property to be in the best possible shape. That means you’ll want to tackle the following tasks:

Clean: Scrub like you’ve never scrubbed before! Some recommend hiring a cleaning service as new eyes will find old stains and smudges you no longer even notice.

Paint: Nothing brightens up a room like a fresh coat of paint. Don’t forget the moldings and trim. Buyers notice every detail.

Declutter: You’re going to have to pack up anyway, so why not do it sooner rather than later? As you go through each room, start storing non-essential items that you plan to take with you to your new address. If you find items you no longer want or need, donate them or try to sell them online for a quick influx of cash you can spend on your new place.

Tackle repairs: Take care of anything that would pop up on a home inspector’s report. Chances are you’ll need to fix it before you move, so why not do it now and enjoy these improvements for as long as you remain in the home?

Work on your curb appeal: Your home’s exterior is what’s going to make that all-important first impression on buyers. If your lawn boasts more weeds than grass, your shrubs are dead, and your fence is falling apart, you can count on that prospect driving on to the next house.

Whether you’re planning on selling, buying, or both, you may be competing with plenty of other buyers and sellers once Spring is in full swing. So, taking care of the items listed above can help you get the edge you need. Especially with the Spring real estate market getting its own head start!

Not sure where to get started …give me a call at (317) 625-0655. I can help with a hassle-free “No Strings Attached” Room by Room Analysis. What does this mean…. that I walk your property (inside and out) and give my two cents on repairs/improvements that could be done to yield a quick home sale as well as sell for the most $$$. Click Here to schedule today!

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Looking Back on 2021

Looking back on 2021, Top Choice Real Estate had a tremendous year, given the continued turmoil of the current environment. We pride ourselves on our customer service and on working harder than most to make good things happen for our clients. With over 50% of our business being generated from repeat customers/referrals, it shows that we are doing something right! And that means a lot to us!

In addition, we covered a lot of ground across Central Indiana, Helping Clients Find Their Next “Happy Place.” From as north as Cicero to as south as Franklin to as west as Greencastle. Click here for our 2021 Gallery What does that mean for you: Our service areas are not limited to specific areas. We serve all of Central Indiana!

Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey, and we look forward to serving you in 2022!

If you plan on selling/buying this year, be sure to check out our Resources as you prepare to reach your 2022 home goals. 

We work harder to make good things happen!