Why Location is So Important in a Home Sale

November 29, 2017
Selling your Home

When buyers look at your home, they also consider the neighborhood. It plays a big role in how fast your home will sell – and how much you'll get for it.

 

Selling a home located in a desirable neighborhood will net you a much higher price than selling one in a less-than-optimal one. If your home is located in a "hot" neighborhood, that may increase your chances for a sale.

 

A desirable neighborhood usually exhibits these characteristics:

 

  • High or increasing property values
  • Reasonable commute and close proximity to employers, schools, hospitals, shopping and public facilities, like parks and community centers.
  • Low crime rate.
  • Well-planned traffic infrastructure.
  • Well-maintained properties.
  • Higher percentage of owner-occupants.
  • Well-regarded school district

 

Be sure to maximize your home's curb appeal, and if your home is a bit better than other homes in the neighborhood, be prepared to compromise a bit on your asking price.

 

That's where we can help. Work with us to determine fair market value based on a Comparative Market Analysis of the homes in your neighborhood.

Staci Davis

Staci was raised on a farm in Toppenish, WA where she learned a strong work ethic from an early age. She worked on the farm, was involved in 4-H, attended school, and worked a job to pay her way through college. Staci attended and graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, WA with a major in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. She worked as a client account manager at a number of advertising agencies that specialized in marketing, branding, media planning, and lead generation. After dedicating 7 years, she decided to pursue a career where she could excel at a rate that matched her level of work and commitment.

 

Staci became a licensed real estate professional in 2009 and has had great success, year after year, at a job she is proud to say she loves!  Today, she continues to utilize her college education and business experience to help each of her clients obtain their real estate goals. She specializes in marketing homes and getting them SOLD with a truly integrated marketing strategy, and also really enjoys helping buyers with one of the largest purchases of their life…a home! She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington & Oregon, and is “Your Key To Real Estate Success”!

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