Q: What should homeowners know about today’s market?
A: The important thing for homeowners to know is what is universal in any market: buyers care about overall home condition. No matter the pace of the real estate market, good maintenance, fresh paint, impeccable curb appeal, strategic marketing and an excellent pricing strategy will protect you, regardless of how the market is doing. A “hot” market does not guarantee that your home will sell. And if you do fail to sell, you’ll fail more publicly than if the market is struggling. A hot market is not the time to skimp on efforts.
Q: What is your best tip for people looking to sell?
A: Work with a real estate agent right from your first thought of selling – one who understands market values in your specific area. Realtors® are the front line of any trend; we constantly hone our recommendations based on current market data. The information we provide one month may be totally different three months later. It’s important to stay in touch with a Realtor who is active and keeps close tabs on the market.
Our agents have a variety of complementary backgrounds – in architecture, staging, marketing, sales and communications – with unique perspectives on the market. This allows them to work with a wide range of clients – from first-time buyers to those looking to buy or sell upper-bracket properties – and to serve them with diligence, care and excellence.
Just named the no. 1 Compass team in Maryland and the no. 3 Compass team in the DMV (RealTrends national rankings by sales volume, medium-sized teams), Dana Rice Group has sold over $722 million since Dana founded the team in 2016, placing them in the top 1 percent of residential real estate teams nationwide.