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Tuesday, 03 June 2014

As more homebuyers come out in full force this summer, ready to snag great homes on the Eastern Panhandle, sellers become even more in demand. As a home seller on the Eastern Panhandle, there may be a few steps you can take to help your home stand out among the rest this summer and for some, it might require a bit of damage control. Homebuyers know what they're looking for in Jefferson County or Berkeley County real estate— here are three ways you might be turning them off:

The Not-So-Garage
If your garage has recently been transformed into a space with another function, it may actually be doing more harm than good to your home sale. A big reason homebuyers are looking to move up, move on, or even buy for the first time, is storage space. Garages offer additional storage space to homebuyers and seeing that space used for an added bedroom, rec room, or otherwise can put a damper on their plans for organization. Especially now as more Eastern Panhandle homebuyers seek to move to the suburbs, parking in a covered space is highly sought-after.

The Not-So-Bedroom
The same goes for bedrooms, inside the home. A homebuyer on the hunt this summer in Charles Town, Ranson, Shepherdstown or Harpers Ferry may see that a home has 4 bedrooms, but arrives to find it's really 3 and a space used as a home gym or office. With one of the first criteria they search being bedrooms, this is important. Many homebuyers may indeed be looking for a home office space, but they don't want one where they need to remove built-in desks or bookcases. "If you must convert a bedroom into something else, make sure you can easily convert it back into a bedroom when you go to sell," advises Business Insider.

Carpet Over Hardwoods
One item on numerous homebuyer wishlists right now is hardwood flooring. So, don't cover it up with thick carpeting. Hardwood floors are cleaner, offer a blank canvas for designing your Eastern Panhandle home, and are the best choice for anyone with allergies. Does your home in Jefferson County or Berkeley County boast beautiful hardwood floors? Don't hide them! The buyer will be the one to decide if they want to add carpeting, but by all means if you're planning to spruce up before you sell, leave the hardwoods as they are.

Home sellers have an advantage right now in the local real estate market as homebuyers take the industry by storm, ready to purchase a new home with confidence. We want to be sure your home is putting its best foot forward to ensure a quick sale, so do take these tips into consideration pre or post-listing. Have questions about driving more homebuyers to your property? Contact the Kable Team today!

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Charles Town, WV 25414-1520
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