Blog :: 11-2014

Welcome to our blog! Here, we'll keep you updated on everything you need to know about the real estate market in the Upper Valley. We keep our finger on the pulse of the local real estate market from our office in Enfield, NH. 

Questions about real estate in the Upper Valley? Contact us today!

Benefits of Renting in The Upper Valley

The Upper Valley is a diverse area with almost unlimited possibilities for work, careers, school, housing, life styles and more.  The Upper Valley stretches to both sides of the Connecticut River, in New Hampshire and Vermont, to Walpole, NH and Westminster, VT in the south and Bath, NH and Ryegate, NH to the north and everywhere in between.  This area is very scenic and beautiful in all four seasons of the year.  The employment opportunities in this area are plentiful.  In many of the Upper Valley towns, the sense of community is so warming to know that everyone comes together for events throughout the years, fundraisers, activities and more.   There are endless restaurants, diners and cafes throughout the area, as well as plenty of department stores and small shops.  Many of the small shops are owned and ran by local natives who have been in the area for many years. 

We, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, cover rentals in Lebanon, Enfield, Canaan, Orange, Grafton, and Claremont and these towns are located in central Upper Valley, with all easy commutes to busy areas with plenty of job opportunities, public transportation companies to get where you need to go, even if you do not have a vehicle.  There are many lakes, ponds, rivers, mountains, and walking and hiking trails throughout the area which attracts people as well.  Many of the big cities, such as Boston, New York City, Burlington, Portland (Maine), etc are all within a couple of hours and could be easy day or weekend getaway trips.  

The Upper Valley is such a beautiful and great area, we hope that you will enjoy all it has to offer and be able to call one of these towns "home", even if it's for a short period of time while renting.  


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    How You Can Get The Full Selling Price You Want For Your Home

    When it comes to selling your home and getting the full selling price you want, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality.

    Avoiding the commonly made mistakes that end up lowering the value of your home and discouraging people from viewing it is ultimately the key in getting top dollar, as well carrying out the showings and sale of your home in a professional manner.

    Listen to the professionals, and make sure you employ these real estate sale methods to get your desired number on your home sale.


    Listing Tactic: Adding A Buffer

    Always dependent on the type of market you find yourself in, a common and successful tactic in getting the price you really want for your home is adding a buffer on the list price.

    This means that if you want $500,000 for your home, you should list your home somewhere around $510,000 to $520,000 to allow for some negotiating room. Even if you'd prefer not to negotiate, the majority of buyers will always assume that you have room to come down on the price, and will put in their offers accordingly.


    Overpricing: Avoid At All Costs

    With that being said, you don't want to overprice your home too much so as to discourage potential buyers from looking at it, or to put your home outside of a financial bracket. Make sure you speak to your trusted real estate advisor on exactly what the right list price should be to obtain your desired value.


    Increase Desire: Have Your Home Staged

    In order to get the price you want for your home, you need to make a good impression on the prospective buyers. Having your home professionally staged can dramatically increase the amount of interest you receive on your home, perhaps even creating multiple offers - which is the best situation a home seller can be in!


    Appeal To Online Shoppers With Professional Photos

    With so much of today's modern real estate shopping happening online, you want to ensure that your home has a strong online presence with professional photos and a digital floor plan available to prospective buyers. Also make sure that all information online is full and complete, and presents your home in the best light possible.


    Always Say Yes To Open Houses And Showings

    Especially in a hot market, you want to ensure that you leave your home empty for your real estate agent on weekends so that they can hold it open to the public. This is especially important early on in your list date so that the buyers on the market who are ready to make a move can see your house right away.

    You should also apply the same importance to showings, and ensure that each showing request is promptly responded to with an easy "yes."

    If you put these tactics into your home selling plan, you will find that it will be much easier to obtain more interest from buyers. And with more interest, it will be much more likely that you will be able to obtain the price you want for your home.

    So don't underestimate the importance of these factors, and discuss them today with your trusted mortgage professional.


    To discuss how to best sell your Enfield area property with local realtors, contact us today. We're excited to hear from you!