Published On January 18, 2023


Move-in-Ready Homes Have the Edge in 2023

Are you contemplating listing your home this spring? NOW is the time to schedule a visit from a Cove Realtor to obtain tips on how to maximize your sale price and expedite your home sale. 

According to, “home sellers should know that fewer buyers are expected to be shopping for a home in 2023, as high home prices and mortgage rates cause some would-be buyers to delay purchase plans. As a result, sellers can expect more competition from other for-sale listings, longer sale timelines, and more negotiation with buyers.” Furthermore, “recent sellers more often reported making repairs before listing and were also more likely to make or pay for repairs during the contract period. In short, buyer budgets are stretched to the max, and sellers who understand this and help buyers get a move-in-ready home will have an edge.”

When it comes time to select a real estate company and realtor to sell your home, it’s important to consider the track record of the company and agents by researching reviews and testimonials. It’s also important to know that they’ll help you prepare your home to sell for the highest price and are willing to put in the time necessary to help you do so. Cove Realty is Kenosha’s #1 Independent Brokerage, in 2022 our team sold OVER 70 million dollars and served over 250+ local families while offering flexible commission rates that franchise firms can’t. Cove Realty also takes pride in being an active part of the Kenosha community by sponsoring and participating in events for local organizations. 

It’s commonly known that May, June, and July are the peak months for home sales so you can expect the competition to be hot during that timeframe. After spending years in a home it can become hard to spot which areas will turn off prospective buyers. That’s why now is the time to schedule a time for a Cove Realty agent to tour your home to provide a free market analysis and checklist to help you prepare your home to be move-in-ready upon listing it this spring. 

Our experienced team will provide you with a list to complete this winter that includes: 

  • Where to Declutter 
  • Touch Ups & Repairs 
  • Areas to Depersonalize 
  • Outdated Items Worth Replacing 
  • What to Expect in the Selling Process
  • What Unnecessary Home Improvements to Skip
  • Provide an Estimated Market Value
  • How to Prepare Your Home for Photos

If you’re ready to put together your checklist give us a call at 262-308-3663 or drop us a line at [email protected]!


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