The Loomis Team | Woodstock Real Estate, Pomfret Real Estate, Thompson Real Estate


A successful home selling experience likely concludes with a profitable transaction. However, plenty of work lies ahead before a home seller can achieve the best-possible results.

Ultimately, there are several things that a home seller can do to ensure that he or she receives top dollar for a residence, and these are:

1. Conduct a Home Inspection and Appraisal

If you want to maximize your profits, you should complete a home inspection and appraisal prior to listing your house. That way, you can identify any underlying structural problems with your home and receive an accurate property valuation based on your residence's age and condition.

During a home inspection, a property expert will examine your residence both inside and out. Then, you can use an inspection report to prioritize assorted home improvements.

Meanwhile, a home appraisal enables you to receive a valuation of your residence. With this valuation in hand, you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your home.

2. Perform Home Improvements

Your home's condition may have deteriorated over the years. Fortunately, there is no time like the present to perform myriad house improvements.

If necessary, it may be beneficial to hire a professional landscaping company to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and improve your house's exterior. A professional landscaping company will make it easy for you to boost your house's curb appeal.

To enhance your residence's interior, it generally helps to declutter as much as possible. If you host a yard sale or sell excess items online, you may even be able to simultaneously remove clutter from your house and earn extra money.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you're uncertain about how to earn top dollar for your house, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you optimize the value of your residence.

A real estate agent understands all aspects of the housing market. Therefore, he or she will develop a custom home selling strategy, one that ensures you can maximize your earnings.

Typically, a real estate agent first will meet with you to learn about your home. This housing market professional then will offer recommendations to help you get your residence show-ready. And once you list your house, a real estate agent will host home showings and open house events to showcase your residence to prospective buyers.

Let's not forget about the guidance that a real estate agent will provide throughout the home selling journey, either. A real estate agent will offer recommendations about whether to accept, reject or counter a homebuying proposal. Perhaps best of all, this housing market professional is happy to respond to any of your real estate questions at any point during the home selling journey.

When it comes to selling a house, it helps to plan ahead. Take advantage of the aforementioned home selling tips, and you can boost the likelihood of earning top dollar for your residence.



This listing recently sold for $300,000.

128 Spaulding Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234  

Residential
$297,500
Price
$300,000
Sale Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Down a private driveway, hidden from views of almost everyone, is the pretty Post and Beam Cape. Beaded clapboard siding with brick accents, fieldstone walks to front doors, and wrap around deck. A unique window in almost every room. The main level is open and airy, with a granite breakfast bar large enough to seat at least 6. The sunken living room has a two story window, exposed beams, and a fireplace. Two sliders to the wrap around deck that overlooks the woods. The formal dining room has a china closet. First floor office with pocket doors. Mudroom and full bath as you enter from the garage. The double front door opens into the open foyer with turned stairs to the catwalk. Master includes a full bath with stand up shower and garden tub, walk-in closet and vanity. Two bedrooms at the opposite end share a full bath. Plenty of space in the walk out basement, if a rec room is needed. A little tlc here and there, but this is a nice property. All offer are subject to probate court approval.



This listing recently sold for $70,000.

16 West View Drive, Woodstock, CT 06281  

Land
$85,000
Price
$70,000
Sale Price
1 acre lot near the of an established cul-de-sac located on a high hill in South Woodstock. The lot has a western exposure and great views. The land is gently sloped, and well suited for passive/active solar with walk out basement.


1207 Route 171, Woodstock, CT 06281  

Residential
$165,000
Price
5
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Ranch home set off street. Living room has hardwood floors, brick wall for wood stove. Eat in kitchen with access to large side deck. Hardwoods in bedrooms and 5 ceiling fans. Basement has overhead door. Ideal for workshop or additional living space. Stonewalls, paved drive.



This listing recently sold for $310,000.

216 County Road, Woodstock, CT 06281  

Residential
$329,900
Price
$310,000
Sale Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Single owner, custom Colonial with great country flair. Brick fireplaces, pine floors, raised panel accent walls. Colors from the Sturbridge collection. Formal dining room with french doors, wood burning fireplace in the living room, and a huge family room with exposed beams. The granite steps leads guests to the two story foyer. Three bedrooms upstairs, including a master with full bath, walk in closet and fireplace. Outside is a deck overlooking the private back yard, and concrete patio. The garage will hold 4 vehicles, or use the space for a great workshop. Welcome to the center of Woodstock.




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