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Central PA Real Estate Update: So You Want to Buy a Home?

house key with home sweet homeA good to place to start is the internet. You can find all the information you need for Central Pennsylvania real estate, right here on What’s more, you don’t need to register, a requirement of many other real estate sites. I provide you with new listing updates and the ability to target and track your searches as you embark on the journey toward finding a new home.

Once you have selected the style of home you are interested in, a price range and the area you prefer, the next step is to contact a Realtor. This can be done easily on line. Your Realtor should be well versed as to market conditions and have a strong grasp of the financial options available to you. Ask for a testimonial or two. I’m always happy to provide them to clients when they ask.

Is it a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market?

house surrounded by question marksAs I talk with clients around the area, I’m frequently asked if it’s a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market. More questions quickly follow: Is it a good time to sell, or is it better if I wait until spring? What do you think my home is worth?

I’d like to take a moment to answer these questions, beginning with what defines a Seller’s Market vs. a Buyer’s Market.

Staging Your Home for Sale

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Staging your home for sale will set it apart from the competition. Key elements in staging a room include neutral colors (a fresh coat of paint is always helpful), and furnishing that are adequate but not over the top. If your room is cluttered with too much furniture, place some in storage. Keep pieces that are not overly fancy or loud, and which may distract the buyer from the home’s value.

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Nice kitchen settingMaking a first good impression is vital to your success.

There are five factors to selling your home. Location, financing, marketing, price and condition. You can't influence location or financing, marketing is your agent’s responsibility, and price is determined by the market. But condition is in your control.