Oh, we have that nip in the air in the morning now and that means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fall leaves on the front porch and more orange and brown that we’d probably allow for any other time of the year. Yep, it’s fall and the kids are just now going back to school. You might think that selling a house now is a bad idea, but you’d be wrong. There are currently 80 homes on the market on Camano and that’s actually not a lot. Do you know what that means? It means less competition and regardless of kids going back to school, if people need to buy, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is.
This is why Fall is a great time! We have such beautiful Indian Summers around here and although it seems the weather has turned overnight, it’s not overly cold either. It’s the perfect weather for buyers to be out enjoying the island, the views, the air, the smell, and of course, your home.
So how do you sell a home on Camano Island?
First off, know the area. That’s exactly what I do:
“My wife and I recently concluded a transaction on a home and waterfront parcel located on Utsalady Rd. Camano Island, WA. Mitzi Cameron was our listing agent. She possesses intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. Her business skills are outstanding and she is quick to provide timely input to the customer resulting in a streamlined purchase or sale. We have recommended Mitzi to friends and they have utilized her skills also. We certainly will list or sell with her again.” – Moakpolly Zillow Review
Intimate knowledge of the island means you have someone that knows how to price a home correctly and that’s really 80% of the marketing strategy. Camano Island is a beast or should I say, a lifestyle, all of its own. Agents that don’t know how to price a home on the island often price it too high or way too low. The last thing a homeowner wants is to give away the home or have the property sit on the market forever because it’s just too high.
Because no two homes are alike on the island, finding comparables can be tricky … for a novice agent, anyway. Because I have bought and sold property on Camano and in the Stanwood area for decades, I know exactly how to price a home to sell and how to properly stage it for Camano buyers.
When someone wants to buy on Camano, they are usually looking for space, waterfront, beach access, views or just privacy. Because I also help buyers, I can help sellers set up and market their home to those types of buyers for the best possible offer at the highest price.
“I can’t believe the hoops you have to go through in order to sell a house these days. We listed our house with a different agent that was unscrupulous. We fired him and proceeded to interview potential agents because we needed to sell our house as we were moving to Salem, OR. We spoke with several agents in the area and finally chose Mitzi. First of all she have a greater knowledge than any of the other agents and he personality matched ours. We closed on our home last Friday and we couldn’t be happier. Even though the process was very stressful, Mitzi held our hands throughout it and helped us to realize that this is a little bit different from selling a house 12 years ago. We feel that we not only got the best agent, but we also gained a forever friend” – Derek B
I don’t want to make it difficult and it doesn’t have to be … with the right agent.
Call me today to find out what your Camano Island home is worth. Let’s see how fast it will sell and for what price. 360-387-1976