Selling Home in Southern NH

My first Listing with Coldwell Banker

My First Listing with Coldwell Banker

This is my first listing as an agent affiliated with Coldwell Banker! It is locate at 1 Iris Lane in Londonderry NH. It a beautiful craftsman style home and the interior it just gorgeous. If you would like to see ti or if you would like to have me sell your home, feel free to give me a call at 603-548-7230.

Coldwell Banker Dinsmore Associates

On June 30, 2016, Coldwell Banker Dinsmore Associates, officially opened in one of the most highly visible locations in Windham. We see this as a symbol of our commitment to provide the highest visibility possible for the listings of our home-seller clients. The Coldwell Banker system with its global reach in marketing, will provide maximum exposure for their homes.  We know that it’s only by being seen, that homes are sold.

The Coldwell Banker brand is located in 47 countries with over 3,000 offices and generated over 225 billion dollars in U.S. sales volume in 2015. No other brand ranks higher.

Coldwellbanker.com generated over 600,000 leads in 2015 and has the highest conversion rate in the industry.

And the Coldwell Banker brand is the leader in technology, with initiatives such as CBx, which actually creates a marketing plan, by predicting the most likely location from which the buyers of your home will come from.

Dinsmore Associates has been a recognized real estate leader in Windham for nearly 40 years. Our experience and expertise has guided thousands of sellers and buyers in making the best decisions possible during the process of selling or buying a home. 

We had the opportunity to align ourselves with many of the national real estate brands. Only the Coldwell Banker brand met our standards for strength and integrity.  Since the beginning and for over 100 years, they have placed the needs of their clients first and foremost.

We believe home-ownership is the bedrock of the middle class experience in America. The Coldwell Banker brand is committed to preserving this opportunity as one of its core values.  We look forward to sharing with you, the exciting benefits for home-sellers from our affiliation with the Coldwell Banker system.

 

After Easter, Windham NH Spring Real Estate Season Blossoms

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When the first spring day comes along (as opposed to the first day of spring), a goodly proportion of Windham’s residents feel the annual pull toward the garden store aisles. Even those who’ve stoutly resisted ordering seeds, gardening tools, or any of the other back yard paraphernalia the catalogs kept hawking all winter can succumb to this particular Call of Nature.

Burpee, Scotts and Miracle-Gro shareholders can relax: spring has sprung.

The Windham spring real estate selling season starts stirring, too, pretty much in lockstep with the appearance of the tulips. Whether or not the tulips have succeeded in poking up out of the ground, it’s a cinch that by this time they will have made colorful appearances on store shelves everywhere, just like the Peeps and chocolate bunnies. Unlike the rest of the early spring’s trappings, though, the spring real estate phenomenon doesn’t disappear from sight once Easter Sunday is a memory. In fact, it picks up steam.

There are any number of explanations why spring real estate in Windham is always expected to ramp up. Part of the reason is the calendar. For families with children, if a move is going to involve a change in school districts, summer vacation is the least disruptive time of year for it to happen, so spring is the time to start house hunting. Part of the reason is due to the comparative difficulty of selling a home in wintertime: not only can foul weather make it harder to keep a home at its showy best, it also can throw a monkey wrench into property maintenance and the few cosmetic fixes that almost every home could use before it hits the Windham listings. The result is a certain amount of bottled-up inventory that bursts onto the scene all at once—and springtime is the single time of the year when that happens.

This is especially true in Windham this year. The winter of 2015 was horrendous and put a crimp on market activity in town. Pending Sales of homes and condominiums was down 29% during the first 3 months of the year. So this year, there is both a pent up demand for buyers who weren’t about to go out looking in four feet of snow and of listings caused by sellers reluctance to list in such awful weather. Since April 1st there has been a frenzy on my listings.

Then there is the automatic momentum effect. When you sell a Windham home, most families need to turn around and buy the next. The National Association of Realtors® tells us that the spring real estate selling season may actually be stronger than the numbers indicate, because many sales that really did begin “in season” don’t actually close until summer begins. Spring real estate as a phenomenon is “real” enough that you can’t blame them for lines like “Spring brings rain and flowers—and possibly extra green in the final sales price of your home.”

The spring real estate selling season is indeed underway, so if you are planning on listing your own Windham home anytime soon, now is a great time to give me a call. It’s the best way to take advantage of the traditional boom in prospective buyers! 

Guidelines for Selling a House in southern NH this Winter

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House sold in Windham NH in 10 days in January weather!Some folks live for our New Hampshire winters. For them, the brisk air is a tonic; longer night times are invitations to enjoy the warmth and cheer of fireside camaraderie; the prospect of great skiing, snowmobiling or skating is something they look forward to all year long. For everyone else it may be more of a drag—particularly when a succession of storms, like we’ve seen in southern NH seem to conspire to make their lives miserable.

As a local Realtor in Windham, New Hampshire, I have been incredibly busy during one of the snowiest winters on record. The house in Windham NH pictured, that I listed in the bleakest part of January, was put under agreement in just 10 days.

If you have a good Realtor, working to sell your listing, it does not have to be a tough time to sell a house in southern NH ! Winter does tend to make most houses in Windham NH look drab and barren; and, in general, potential buyers tend to be scarce for a number of reasons. But those who are in the wintertime hunt are apt to be quite serious, so it’s worth remembering that sales can be kindled on even the bleakest February day—especially for owners who keep in mind some simple guidelines:

1.Create your own warmth

Whether it’s turning up the thermostat, lighting a crackling fire, or arranging for that batch of chocolate chip cookies to have just emerged from the oven, thinking cozy is the antidote to gloomy days. The object is to make the entrance from the cheerless outdoors a passage into a welcoming environment brimming with welcoming ambiance. To sell a house in foul weather, make the contrast with the outdoors as stark as possible!

2.Light their way

To compensate for the dimmer sunlight on some winter days, dispel the gloom by turning on all the lights: lamps, overheads, chandeliers—any and everything to brighten the place. To sell a house in Southern NH in winter, (especially in later afternoon showings), be certain to open shades and curtains, too.

3. Have summertime pictures on hand

Be sure to lay out a picture or two of the property in more attractive months. While potential buyers may not be able to see the home when the sun is shining, a picture can help them envision what the house is like during most of the year. Pictures on the kitchen counter of your beautiful garden or your inviting inground pool will go a long way to helping perspective buyers see your home as in looks at other times of the year.

4. Plus—the regular drill!

And don’t forget the basics: carefully tidied, sparklingly polished, spotlessly cleaned, etc. It may be a little bit more of a chore to disperse the clutter (it does seem to multiply when you’ve been cooped up for days!), but it’s every bit as important as ever. Aromas are important anytime you sell a house, so obliterate stuffy winter air with strategically placed potpourri and candles.

The fact is, when it’s properly priced, you can sell a house in in Windham or the rest of southern NH at any time of the year. To get the ball rolling, I hope you will make my number the first one you call!