Ranked number 5 on Money’s annual list of 50 Best Places to Live, people are flocking to Cary, North Carolina to enjoy a charming, small-town lifestyle with all the upscale amenities of Raleigh just a stone’s throw away. Cary is known for its massive variety of green space that doesn’t only include the city’s thriving park system. According to Zillow’s annual data, the value of housing in Cary in on a rapid incline, growing from an average value of $304,000 in 2016 to $371,000 in 2019. This number is only projected to continue to grow. The market temperature is currently equally favorable to both buyers are sellers. If you are considering putting your home in Cary up for sale, you will want your house to stand out in the eyes of people looking to buy. Before you officially list your home, make sure you’ve crossed these four things off your pre-sale “to do” list.

Ask your Realtor How to Best Market your Home to Transplants
Cary, North Carolina is bustling with transplants, both from other areas of North Carolina and across the country. People are attracted to Cary because of the high average income of its residents, low cost of living and warm climate. Prior to listing your home for sale, you and your real estate agent should come up with a strategy to market your home to people looking to relocate to Cary, typically via digital marketing avenues. The best Realtors® in Cary will be able to provide expert insight on how to attract people who are already looking online to relocate to Cary. Effective Agents is a website that can provide you with a list of the top agents in Cary that are statistically proven to be the most likely to earn top offers for your home from prospective buyers. 

Consider your Curb Appeal
When a prospective buyer pulls up to your home, the last thing you want them to see is an unkempt lawn, a dingy exterior with chipping paint, overgrown weeds, and debris in the driveway. Invest in giving your house’s exterior a facelift to add an immediate “wow” factor as soon as prospective guests pull up to the curb. Bring in a professional landscaper to perfectly polish your yard, add seasonal flowers and trim any bushes. Have your house and driveway pressure washed. These investments will pay off handsomely when prospective buyers are dazzled by your home before they even step foot through the front door.

Repaint the Walls
Sure, you may love the adorable, bubble-gum pink walls in your daughter’s bedroom. However, extravagant wall colors make it all the more difficult for buyers who are looking to use the third bedroom as a home office or guest room to envision that room as their own. This also holds true for walls that are painted very dark or overly-bright. Repaint your walls calm colors that are close to a neutral shade. Cream, light blue, and pale yellow are all good choices, depending on the room.

Keep it Light and Bright
A lot of sellers don’t consider the potential that a room’s lighting has to increase the home’s overall value. Adding a central overhead light with a remote-controlled dimmer and a floor lamp in a corner next to an overstuffed armchair turns a simple room into a transitional family room with its own cozy reading nook. 


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