Greensboro Home Sales Will Soar This Spring

Published on January 27, 2015 by Smith Marketing

Are you going to put your home on the market this year? Do you want to find out the best time of the year to successfully list and sell your home? Research has shown that the Spring is the best time overall to list your home for a variety of reasons. In Greensboro, home sales tend to increase during the months of March through June, as the warmer weather gets people outside to look at neighborhoods and new homes. According to Time Magazine, most buyers prefer to move during the summer months:

“The best time of the year to sell a house is the spring. Buyers come out of the woodwork during the spring, and with tax refund checks in the bank, spring buyers more often pay full price. In fact, sales peak in the spring, helping to explain why about 60% of those who move do so in the summer. Tip within a tip: Don’t price your house with a zero at the end. Studies show that people perceive a precise price, such as $282,284, as lower than rounded ones, such as $280,000, even when the rounded prices are actually lower. Real-life sales show that one zero at the end of an asking price lowers the final sale price by .72% and two zeros lower it by .73%. That may not sound like much, but it can add up to thousands of dollars.”


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Bring Your Tape Measure to Greensboro Open Houses

Published on January 7, 2015 by Smith Marketing

It’s almost Open House season, the time of year where the warm, Spring weather makes a nice environment for potential buyers to explore open houses in neighborhoods or homes that they find inviting. At Smith Marketing, Inc., we help our buyers prepare to visit Greensboro open houses. There are a few recommended items to bring along with you, as mentioned on

“Here are four things to bring to an open house:
Tape measure
Folder to organize spec sheets and flyers”

Tape measures are useful for measuring areas that your furniture will go in, especially in the bedrooms and living room. You may have a king-sized bed and large dresser in the bedroom, so you have to make sure that you can arrange them comfortably in the potential new master bedroom. Take your smartphone or small camera so you can review and compare homes, after you have visited a few open houses. That way, you will have an accurate picture of the home’s interior and exterior features. A notebook is a great item to take along with you, so you can write notes about your observations as you walk through Greensboro Open Houses. (more…)