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If you've decided to buy or sell a home this spring, you are embarking on an exciting and potentially stressful challenge. This is a significant event in the your life, whether you are investing in your very first home, upgrading to a larger place, relocating due to a job or career change, or downsizing into something smaller. A multitude of details stand before you. Talk with us at Jennifer Lasco Real Estate to help you make the buying or selling process a positive one. We bring years of experience in the Fenton area to the table, and we will do everything to make this milestone a positive one for you.

Fenton Michigan Spring Home Market Report

About Fenton Michigan

Our city is one of those quiet communities where neighbors know one another and where community, family and an appreciation for nature abound. With a population of about 12,000 people, the city has a supportive and connected business community as well as many area lakes for rest and recreation. When our residents need some bigger city life, they have only a short drive to several major metropolitan areas including Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

Fenton Michigan Housing Market

The housing market in Fenton is a stable one, with average home prices around $140,000. Typically, homes are sold within three months of being listed and square footage prices remain around $135 per square foot.

The Jennifer Lasco Real Estate  website currently shows more than 100 active listings, offering a wide range of homes in Fenton that range from small, modest houses for well under $100,000 up to 2,500-square foot houses in the $250,000 range. We also serve the beautiful Lake Fenton area with vacant properties for sale as well as lake front options that include everything you need for $750,000. Our real estate agent can provide more details.

Tips for Spring Buyers

Spring is the busiest real estate season, and if you're looking for a home to buy, you may want to consider the following tips to make your experience a more positive one.

* Be decisive. If many people are looking for a home in the area, it is likely that competing buyers will move rapidly. That means you can be potentially outbid quickly. Once you find the perfect home, make an offer. Spending too much time thinking about the decision may mean someone else makes it for you.

* Get preapproved locally. Before you start your heavy house hunting, make sure you have your finances in order. Often working with a local bank helps move things along more quickly later in the process.

* Expect to pay list price, or close to it. When the market is tight and you're shopping in a busy season, don't expect to have a lot of negotiating power when it comes to price. Check with your real estate agent to make sure the home you want is listed at a reasonable and comparable price for the area, and then don't quibble about a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars if it's the right place for you.

* Find out what the seller wants. Even though price may not be negotiable in a tight market, the seller may have something specific that is important that would tip the balance. Ask your realtor to find out if there's something that would help your offer, like a particular closing or possession date.

* Focus on the important things. Buying a house can be overwhelming, and you can quickly suffer decision fatigue. Come up with a list of non-negotiables such as location, top price, and important features like the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. Then, let the rest go. If you find a home that meets the important criteria, move quickly and make an offer.

Tips for Spring Sellers

Although selling a home in the spring may be easier than in other times of the year, there are stills several things you might want to do to make your home the most appealing to all those who will consider buying it.

* Make sure it's a new listing. If you happen to have put your home on the market months earlier, you may want to take it off the open market for a few weeks before relisting. Most home buyers will be more drawn to a recently listed home than one that has been on the market for a long time.

* Tidy up the yard. Remember that first impressions make a big difference when potential buyers show up. Be sure your grass is cut and your bushes are trimmed. Consider planting seasonal flowers or setting out some potted plants to create a welcoming yard.

* Make your home shine. Carry that positive first impression of a neat and tidy yard into your home by making sure everything is clean. Polish your windows, mirrors and floors so they are shiny and welcoming. Clean your drapery, blinds and curtains and keep them open so that the sun shines into your home. 

* Appeal to the senses. Think of homey smells and incorporate them during open house days. Set out fresh flowers or bake cookies or bread to make your visitors feel like they are visiting a pleasant, welcoming place.

* Offer refreshments. Buy setting out bottled water and some homemade snacks, you will not only make your potential buyers more comfortable, but you will encourage them to spend a longer time in your home and learn about its best features.

Why Work With Jennifer Lasco Real Estate?

Jennifer Lasco grew up surrounded by the details of buying and selling homes as her parents made their living by purchasing homes for sale, renovating them, and reselling them. After earning her business degree as well as an MBA, Jennifer started her real estate firm, and today, it is a well-respected realtor in the Fenton area.

All of us at Jennifer Lasco Real Estate are in the business to serve our clients, helping them achieve all of their goals in buying or selling a home. We have years of experience that we are anxious to share with you.

If you're looking for a home, we are experts in the Fenton market. We can provide guidance on the neighborhoods, homes for sale and price ranges for a wide variety of areas. We will listen to your priorities, budget requirements and ideal home features, and we will find the best matches so that you can visit only the top contenders. We will negotiate on your behalf, handle all the closing details and deal with any challenges that arise.

If you have a home for sale, we will employ tried and true marketing strategies as well as digital online marketing. We will manage all the paperwork and details, negotiate on your behalf, and help advise you on the home improvements that bring the biggest return. We will work to sell your home quickly and for the best price possible.

Buying or selling a home this spring is an exciting activity. Let us help you make it a profitable and positive experience.

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