Sell Your Lake Wallenpaupack Home With Karen Rice
When the time comes to sell your Lake Wallenpaupack home, emotions may run high. So many memories
made at the lake: starry nights around the fire pit, flickering lightning bugs and noisy katydids…friendships that span generations, laughter and tears…together, these weave a tapestry of sentiment that makes it difficult to say goodbye.
As this New York Times article states: “It isn’t just about the money. It’s about the feelings that go with it all.”
PAUSE: In case you don’t want to read this CRAZY long page, and want to cut to the chase: request a market evaluation on your home here.
Now, back to my dissertation on selling and marketing your lake house:
Because strong emotions cloud judgement and can hinder the sale, hiring a Realtor (not-subtle hint: me, Karen Rice) is a good way to keep those feelings at bay. As a full time Realtor since 2007 with hundreds of successful sales in my portfolio, you can rely on my professional experience. Since I am a Pike County native, I have the local knowledge necessary to provide effective marketing. Together, my knowledge and experience will help make the sale of your home go as smoothly and profitable as possible.
Maintenance, Curb Appeal & Staging
It may seem like a no-brainer, but when you want to sell your lake house, you need to make it look nice. Along with staying on top of basic maintenance, you should make sure the home is appealing inside and out.
Believe it or not, many homeowners are lax when it comes to basic home maintenance. However, when buyers see a home that’s been neglected, they are not willing to pay top dollar.
Common Maintenance Issues
- Moss on the roof
- Peeling paint / faded stain
- Wood rot
- Untidy yards / leaves / trash
- Dirty and smelly homes
- Light fixtures with dim or burnt out bulbs (splurge and get new LED bulbs, PLEASE!)
- Personal clutter
Therefore, if you want top dollar when you sell your Lake Wallenpaupack home, you must be the shiny penny.
Market Value & Listing Price When You Sell Your Lake House
Nope, there’s nothing groundbreaking or earth shattering by saying that when you are ready to sell your home, you need to price it right. Or it will simply sit on the market and become stale. Nobody wants that!
Now, every Realtor with the ability to fog a mirror offers a free CMA (comparable market analysis) as a listing tool. Some CMAs are better than others. My CMAs feature:
- Adjustments for differences between homes.
- Sold, currently for sale, and expired (failed) listings.
- Supporting data from other sources.
- Charts & statistics from the Pike Wayne MLS.
Professional Photos to Market & Sell Your Lake Wallenpaupack Home
Again, another seeming no-brainer. But it amazes me that more sellers do not put up a fuss when agents use crappy pictures to market their home! Pix appeal is the new curb appeal – with so many homes currently for sale in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, buyers scroll by uninspiring and drab photos. You want buyers to pay attention, stop scrolling, and say “WOW!” when they see your listing!
Both sets of the photos below were taken of the same home. One set by me (yes, I do dabble in photography and am proud to say I offer professional quality photos when your list your lake home for sale with me) and one set by another agent. Can you tell which ones are mine? I hope?
Sell with Video Tours
It’s the YouTube age! In today’s real estate market, you have to be where the buyers are. Not only are buyers watching video on YouTube, but they also watch on Facebook and Instagram. I’m found on all the major platforms.
Here’s one of the fun videos I made for a lake house I sold in Fawn Lake Forest, near Lackawaxen PA:
3-D Virtual tours have come a long way from the spinning rooms and boring music slide-shows of the past. Robust video walk-throughs are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Davis R Chant is proud to partner with Matterport to provide state of the art 3 D Tours for our listings.
What About Open Houses?
Unfortunately, many homeowner associations in Northeastern PA do not allow open houses (or real estate for sale signs). However, thanks to modern 3 D Virtual Tours and videos, this is a moot point. Buyers can tour your home from the comfort of theirs!
Internet Marketing – But Of Course
Your listing will be all over the internet when you hire me to sell your Lake Ariel, Lackawaxen, or Lake Wallenpaupack home. Of course, I’ll market & sell any home in Pike and Wayne County (I can’t list all the towns here, so please don’t feel left out if your home is in Honesdale, Shohola, or Milford.)
First and most importantly, your listing will go on the Pike Wayne MLS for all the local Realtors to see and share with their buyers. Similarly, it will soon be on Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, etc.
Other Brokerage Sites?
Along with the basic MLS exposure, your home will also be syndicated on all of the major brokerage sites! Yes, it will appear on the national websites for Remax, C21, Coldwell Banker, Weichert, Keller Williams, and others.
Likewise, your home will be featured on this website, my blog, social media, and Chantre.com. All told, these sites alone have hundreds of thousands of visits per day, not counting the major portals.
Social Media Too!
But wait, there’s more! I don’t stop there! When you list your home for sale with me (Karen Rice, Realtor…in case you forgot) I push it on all the main social media sites too: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Communication & Feedback
Yes, you will receive regular communication about the marketing of your home.
With every showing you will be notified by email and/or text message. As soon as the showing agent sends feedback, it will be emailed to you. Additionally, see feedback any time with the Showing Time app.
Print Advertising to Sell Your Lake Wallenpaupack Home
Some say print is dead, or dying. However, Chant knows that many buyers love printed brochures. We want to reach as many buyers as possible!
Our full color, glossy real estate guides are found in hundreds of well-visited places throughout the tri-state region. Also, see Chant listings in the Home Relocation Guide. Distributed monthly throughout NY, NJ and PA, your home will appear in over 70,000 printed brochures from Atlantic City to the Catskills.
Finally, let’s not forget outdoor advertising!
Drive through Pike and Wayne County in Northeastern PA & you’ll know you are in Chant Country!
For Sale signs and billboards around the region make the Davis R. Chant name highly recognizable and bring buyers to us every day.
Hooray! You Made it to the End!
In conclusion: I am flattered that you read this far; thank you for reading! I hope you will hire me to sell your Lake Wallenpaupack home. Or your home anywhere in Pike & Wayne County; I do sell homes in other areas, including Lake Ariel, Lackawaxen, Hawley, Honesdale, Waymart, Milford, Shohola, and other areas in this part of Northeastern PA). Fill out the contact form below and let’s get started!