SHORT HILLS, NJ - It's a great time to sell. The pandemic has turned most of the region into a Seller's Market as buyers (and renters!) are flocking in from Jersey City, Hoboken, NYC and Brooklyn. A reduction in inventory and record-low mortgage rates are helping to fuel the demand for homes in our area.

"We expect to see this hot market extend into the fall and winter." Commented Simon Westfall-Kwong of the SWK Real Estate Group of Keller Williams. “If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, there are some important things you can do now to set yourself up for a successful sale."

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#1 Get your exterior photos taken now! Buyers will see your home for the first time online and curb appeal is important. Homes look best when the landscaping is lush in the front and the backyards. Feel free to contact Simon to discuss photos @ 973-489-8885.

#2 Work on those key repairs. Look at your home with a buyer's eye and make a list of what needs to be fixed. If you are not sure if something should be repaired, or what the most important priorities are, feel free to ask us!

#3 Declutter and refresh. Every buyer expects to walk in to a home that's properly staged. But before that step you will need to remove some of your personal belongings and store your stuff. Paint may be needed to freshen up some rooms and show your home in the best light.

SWK Real Estate Group continues to have additional safety precautions in place and are practicing social distancing with all business partners. Masks, gloves and foot coverings are required. For open houses, only allow one group in at a time, visitors wait outside until their turn. Visits are "no touch", the realtor will open anything that needs to be seen. SWK continues to provide virtual showings and one-on-one appointments as well.  Complimentary washable masks and gaiters can be provided.

Simon Westfall-Kwong, Broker/Sales of SWK Real Estate Group can be reached at simon@swkrealestate.com or 973-489-8885 for complimentary home evaluations and real estate related queries.

 

The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Team

• Top 1% in New Jersey and in Local Region*

• Top 1% KW Worldwide*

• 2019 Team Sales Volume in excess of $75M with 100+ Transactions!

• Circle of Excellence 2011-2019

*per GSMLS and Real Trends