Alaskan Homebuyers Are Ready to Move, But Are Home Sellers?

You may have heard the buzz by now that mortgage rates are rising, housing prices are increasing and now is the time to purchase a home in Alaska— all of these may be true and in fact, point to a larger picture. While there are more homebuyers now ready to purchase homes in Alaska, home sellers are holding back. If you've been thinking about selling your home, it may be just as much your time. In today's market, with low inventory, it can be difficult to give buyers a property that is exactly what they're looking for— but you can make yours more appealing. Below are a few factors to consider to help your home stand out in the Alaskan real estate market this summer:

Know Your Competition
Home sellers will need to know the competition in order to successfully market their Alaskan homes in this market. When you work with Madden Real Estate, we can show you other similar properties on the market, both pending and recently sold. Ask yourself, what does your home have to offer that your competition doesn't? Make sure you take into consideration the features of your Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer, AK homes before pricing so you can present your home as the best option.

Market Early, Market Often
Proper exposure can land you the best price and terms when selling your home and Madden Real Estate will work with you to get your listing in front of the right homebuyers. With low inventory, Alaskan buyers have less to choose from and if you're looking for a quick sale, listing your home during this time may be lucrative. However, unless the property is fully exposed to the real estate market, home sellers cannot be completely sure they are getting the best deal.

What's the solution? One of the best ways to guarantee your home is exposed to the right buyers is through the MLS or Multiple Listing Service. Madden Real Estate has your best interests in mind as a home seller and will work on your behalf to ensure repetitive exposure to today's homebuyers through such MLS listings, especially given how many homebuyers use internet searches to find available homes. You can also rely on our Madden Advantage Marketing Plan which goes beyond the MLS. We have two custom syndication systems to make sure our listings are broadcast to hundreds of real estate websites as well as featured on those with the most buyer traffic. The Madden Advantage Marketing Plan is one of the most prolific in the country and generates thousands of buyer inquiries a year.

Get Your Home Ready
You've decided to sell this summer and you've just listed your home. However, if the property is not prepared for the market or in shape to sell, it may be all for naught. Make sure your home is presenting its best possible image— meaning you've made any necessary repairs and even boosted your curb appeal to help the property catch homebuyer eyes. 

If you're in the market to sell your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer this summer, contact Madden Real Estate. We're here to help you attract the right buyers and sell your home at the best possible price, with the best possible terms. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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