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Real Estate Experts Note a Specific Week in April is the Best Time of the Year to Sell Your Home

LAS VEGAS, NV – When it comes to selling your home, owners are naturally looking to get the very best price they can in return for their pricey investment. And while spring is considered by many the best time of the year to list your property, real estate experts are noting that one specific week in April – especially in Las Vegas – is typically the best time to put your house on the market. 

Many experts have shown that sellers can get significantly more in return for their homes when they list them in springtime; according to reports a home that would normally fetch $187,000 in January can sell for as much as $208,273 in May. 

But in 2023 real estate gurus are noting that April is looking more and more like the best time of the year to sell a home for numerous reasons, with the week of April 16 to 22 – particularly in Las Vegas –being ideal due to the fact that the rapidly changing real estate market is anticipated to reach its zenith during that specific one-week span of time, according to Sam Saltzwedel from 

“That’s largely because families want to move when school is out. Interest rates aren’t significantly going down yet. [They] are basically the only factor that stopped houses from continuing to skyrocket,” he said. “While it does not have the highest price or the lowest time on market, this week offers higher than average prices and lower than average time on markets while also offering a higher-than-average number of buyers.” 

That ideal week, however, can change depending on which city across the country you may be examining; while April 16 to 22 is considered the target in Las Vegas and numerous other cities this year, experts say the last week of March was the time to list in Los Angeles or Chicago, whereas in Seattle the ideal listing week would be April 2 to 9. 

The exact formula for determining the ideal listing week comes down to listing prices, the average number of days on the market, and online views per property; in addition, the number of other sellers in a given region that will provide competition for your listing is also a factor, with too much inventory being available in a particular market often driving down demand or prices. 

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

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Tips from the Pros on Selling Your Las Vegas Home Fast

LAS VEGAS, NV – According to the experts, if you’re in a rush to sell your home for top-dollar, there are a number of tried-and-true methods to approaching that transaction in order to ensure you get the most for your investment in the least amount of time. After all, the longer that a home is one the market, the lower its asking price tends to dip, so expediency is key, and this is how it’s done.

Asking Price

First of all, you want to make sure that your asking price right off the bat is the right one; if that’s the case, you will often find yourself with several offers within the first few days the house is on the market, as real estate agents often check each and every day and quickly go for the good deals. Knowing what does and doesn’t sell in your neighborhood is important to achieve this.

Home Inspection

Getting a home inspection before putting the property on the market is a good idea as well, just to avoid running into a situation where issues are discovered while showing the home, which can delay your sale or lower your price.

Prime Times

Also, waiting until a time of year where the overall inventory of available homes on the market is lower than normal is a good idea, if you can spare the time; late summer and late fall are usually the best times to list in this regard, as new listings tend to stand out at those times of years, despite not being known as “prime” listing times.

Curb Appeal

Establishing good “curb appeal” is a nice idea as well, as first impressions are important. Make sure your landscaping is up-to-date, that your property is clean and uncluttered, and that your home needs no major aesthetic repairs. Also, a fresh coat of paint and perhaps even a new front door – if it’s needed – never hurts when it comes to wowing a potential buyer.

Buyer Perception

As for the interior, a simple paint-job works best, with white being a great choice due to the fact that it will make your home appear clean, bright, and will give off the illusion of it being larger. To that end, also make sure that your rooms are not cluttered with unneeded items; this especially holds true to personal items such as family photographs, which will not only make the rooms look smaller but will also make it harder for a buyer to envision the home as “theirs.”

Advertising Methods

And as for advertising, traditional methods are still very effective and reliable, but don’t forget about the power of social media – particularly Facebook ads – as well. Also, set up regular open houses, and make sure your home is clean and well-lit when you’re showing it.

These are just a few tips to help sell your home quickly and for the maximum price. Feel free to speak with one of our agents if you are considering selling and ask for a free market analysis.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.

Las Vegas Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock’s Home Purchased for $305,000; Proceeds to be Distributed Among Victim Families

LAS VEGAS – The Reno, Nevada home of late Stephen Paddock, the individual behind the tragic 2017 Las Vegas shooting that claimed the lives of killed 58 people and wounded 422, has been sold for $305,000 in cash after sitting on the market for the past nine months, according to reports.

The MLS photo for the W Del Webb Parkway home in Reno as it sat for sale.

Northern Nevada real estate agent Margaret O’Neill purchased the two-bedroom property, offering a bid that was $5,000 higher than a couple who were also interested in it. O’Neill was quoted in media reports as saying that her firm will likely attempt to re-sell the home, which is located in a 55-and-older community.

On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. He killed 58 people and wounded 422, and the ensuing panic brought the injury total to 851. Paddock, a 64-year-old man from Mesquite, Nevada, fired more than 1,100 rounds of ammunition from a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The shooting occurred between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT; about an hour later, Paddock was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive remains undetermined.

The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of the United States.

According to a court ruling, any money generated via the sale of Paddock’s assets – including this home, as well as a second home he owned in Mesquite that sold earlier this year, both of which were seized by the court and put on the market – will be distributed among the families of the 58 people he is responsible for killing.

The Reno house was initially appraised for $367,000 and listed on the market for $400,000, considered at the time an unrealistic amount due to Paddock’s infamy and it’s expected affect on the home’s real-world value; after no offers were made on the property, the price was lower to $374,900 before eventually selling for $305,000. According to reports, the majority of people who showed up to open houses for the property were there more out of morbid curiosity than any real desire to purchase the house. In contrast, Paddock’s Mesquite house was appraised for $394,000 but sold in January for $425,000 to an Oregon couple.

Shelter Realty is a Real Estate and Property Management Company specializing in the areas of HendersonLas Vegas and North Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to give us a call at 702.376.7379 so we can answer any questions you may have.