by VIBE Realty
on Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 3:14pm.
It's 2021, and if you've paid any attention to the Twin Cities real estate market over the last year, you may have noticed that things have changed a bit when it comes to selling a home. There's no question that buyer demand is at an all time high, but pair that with a global pandemic, and you've got yourself quite a chaotic home-selling cocktail.
So what's changed? Well, from a real estate market standpoint, we basically skipped the busiest selling season of the year in 2020. Spring market was gearing up to likely be a busy time for buyers and sellers alike, with lots of listings preparing to hit the market that would have helped balance out some of this intense buyer demand. Then, 'round March, that all changed. Overwhelmingly, sellers decided to pause their upcoming home sales, and we saw the spring market essentially flatline, when it was supposed to be the busy season.
With the pandemic being present for going on a year now, many of the hesitations from last spring have eased up. The implementation of things like face mask requirements, hand sanitizers, no overlapping showings, more virtual tours, higher-end photography, floor plan layouts, video, and now even vaccines, have likely made sellers more willing to sell their home during this unprecedented time.
So how do you stand out if you're selling your home now? Well, you want a company that's going to ensure all of the above items do happen, and happen at a high level. Just because it's a sellers market, doesn't mean you don't want your listing to not look great. Since almost everyone looking at homes nowadays gets their first impression online (with some even buying off of pictures alone), the marketing of your home is just as important as it's ever been. These things will not only likely increase the sale price of your home, but make the selling process in general a lot more stress-free.
At VIBE, these things come standard with every listing we have, so you can be assured that your listing will stand out above the competition. When working with a VIBE agent, they have access to even more tools to help your home stand out, too! Every home has its own story to tell, and our mission is to tell that story in the best possible light. We want to go above and beyond to market your home, so do yourself a favor and pair up with a VIBE agent to help guide you through the process - you'll be glad you did.