Las Vegas is well-known for it’s bright, sometimes futuristic shopping-dining-entertainment center, the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Strip brings in so much money, and draws so many people, it could easily be a city independent of the City of Las Vegas. This desert oasis is home to world-renown entertainment and some of the best dining anywhere. With a booming tourist and vacation industry, Las Vegas is a great spot not only for those seeking an escape, but those seeking to make a living. The already huge-Strip and all of its related industries have done their part to fuel the rise of Las Vegas, and the tech, business convention, IT, healthcare, and manufacturing industries have also exploded, creating a wealth of jobs and resources. With all of these jobs have come hungry career people, and inevitably, families.
The rate of homes being built in Las Vegas is among the highest in the country. In addition to booming industry and an influx of residents, real estate has become a prime place for competition to the benefit of both consumers and realtors. The population of Las Vegas, of course, hasn’t just grown alone – many of the people flocking to the city are coming from much more expensive places. The majority of people are coming from California, transplants from Los Angeles and San Francisco who found a lower cost of living and better quality of life. Other pricey cities like Seattle, New York and Chicago are also slowly losing residents to the cheaper and easily-accessible Las Vegas. With plenty of room on spacious, multi-lane streets, people from larger cities are falling in love with reduced traffic times, as well as some of the world’s best entertainment.
People Love Vegas
As previously stated, one of the many draws for people moving to Las Vegas is the reduced cost of living, but this is far from the only draw. While the entertainment industry is immense and attractive, real estate, both commercial and residential, is a draw that’s a win for agents and buyers alike. With buyer’s choice of new properties going up, on average, every few minutes, finding the perfect home in Las Vegas can be as easy as calling a local, reputable real estate agent. This is why real estate agents are valuable to both consumers and to buyers: the ability to network a home to people who are looking for what you are offering. Even in the oppressively-hot summers, Las Vegas is buzzing with activity and visitors. While some may begin their search for a new home with the intent of buying a new construction, within those are buyers who are open to a previously-occupied properties.
First-time buyers and young buyers are the groups most likely to need a starter home before they move into the home in which they would like to raise a family. Your real estate agent may have a good idea of how to target the groups who are most likely to be interested in your home. Though you’ll have your choice of real estate agents to help you on your journey, choosing an experienced agent with a strong track record of closed sales is the real way to beat the heat in Las Vegas.
Maintain and Fix to Sell
Before you even place a call to your local, reputable real estate agent, make sure that you’re taking good care of your home. Maintaining your home is a cost that accumulates over the years, but is a necessary and valuable investment. Start with taking extra-special care of your home’s plumbing and HVAC. It will save you a headache in the future when you’re ready to sell. If that’s not reason enough, just think of how difficult summer inevitably is without air conditioning. Los Angeles’ sweet summers can sometimes reach the high 90s, but Las Vegas usually peaks in the low 110s. Despite this, people still run their errands and go about their routines, or enjoying their vacations.
Though it shouldn’t have to be said, keeping your home clean and hygienic is also beneficial. Clean, dry finishes are less prone to rust, so it’s good to be mindful of that. Surfaces will be easier to clean, even if you’re cleaning off rust, when you clean your home regularly and thoroughly. Your home’s smell will remain fresh, which is certainly important if you’re selling your home in summer. Heat can take terrible smells and make them unbearable, and this could scare away potential buyers. Keeping your lawn trimmed your flowers well-fed will make your home’s exterior look its best. Also, it is wise to be mindful of any trees on your property. Though we only have a few trees in Las Vegas, it doesn’t make them any less able to fall on a powerline, or onto a home, making for a disastrous insurance situation.
All of these tips, though, won’t have half of the impact that remodeling your home, and keeping it updated will have. While no one can rightly recommend that you completely change your home every year, considering updates every five to ten years is always a good move. If you’re not going to renovate your home, that’s okay! You still have the option to simply update what needs to be updated. Make sure that you are also careful with anything in your home that needs to be fixed – it could be past time to replace that door knob, get a new oven with a range, or invest in an island for your kitchen.
Selling Your Las Vegas Home in Summer
When your home is clean and well-maintained, you’re ready to sell, but there is still more that you can do to help yourself find a great buyer. One of these things is hiring a staging company. A staging company will decorate your home, move things, add things, or take items away that might make your home less appealing to strangers. While there is nothing mandatory about this step, many sophisticated real estate agents go this route. Staging a home can take a lovely home, and make it a space that your buyer can envision for themselves.