A waterfront home in my local area, Bellingham / Whatcom County, can sell as quickly as the day it’s listed, but during a slow market, a home can languish on the market for months. To avoid this, you can take proactive steps to ensure your lake house will be a quick sale. But owning waterfront property is a unique experience. In this article, you’ll find tips for lake houses and other waterfront properties.
Know The Current Market
First, ask a listing agent for comparable sales and market conditions. They can show you similar sales to help you list your home at the most profitable and appealing price. To attract plenty of buyers, it’s best to set the price close to what a reasonable buyer would pay, given the comparable sales in your area.
Make The beach Look Inviting
Lakeside and oceanfront homes with private beaches have the ultimate view, but beachfront views require maintenance and upkeep. Make sure to remove weeds and other unwanted vegetation from the beach area. Before a showing, rake the sand and place a few beachy items, such as toys or a comfy chair overlooking the water.
Maintain The Dock
A worn dock with buckled or broken boards should be replaced, stained, or painted. This gives a new look that buyers crave. When a buyer sees a weather-worn dock or decking, they see a future renovation project. This is an easy step in securing a sizable profit on a waterfront home.