Category Archives: Albuquerque Life

“Fall” into Autumn with these Top Santa Fe and Albuquerque Events

Even though New Mexico isn’t known for it’s chillier weather, you’ll find no shortage of things to do as the weather (kind of) cools down!

From internationally renowned festivals to cultural celebrations, these top Santa Fe and Albuquerque events are perfect for embracing the fall spirit.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hot air balloons at the Santa Fe and Albuquerque Events

New Mexico has always been known for its hot air balloons, and this “fiesta” is one of the premiere events of the year. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival you won’t want to miss.

Come immerse yourself in a magical world of hot air balloons and watch as they ascend into the stunning Albuquerque sky. Hot air balloon enthusiasts and pros come from far and wide to enjoy this spectacular display of colors, so expect to see 500 balloons or more. The event runs from October 5th to the 13th, which means there’s plenty of time to enjoy the festivities.

2019 New Mexico State Fair

People enjoying a ride at the State Fair, one of the top Santa Fe and Albuquerque Events

Ah, the state fair—it’s an American tradition. If you’re ready to experience exhilarating rides, prize games, and wacky food, the New Mexico State Fair is going on right now. From September 5th to the 15th, come explore this yearly event that has activities for people of all ages.

This year, the fair has an awesome entertainment lineup and includes plenty of exciting activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in many different competitions, including a car show, a unique food competition, and the green chile cheeseburger challenge.

Japanese Fall Festival: Aki Matsuri 2019

Woman walking with parasol in kimono

Do you want to immerse yourself in another culture? Come discover how the Japanese celebrate fall at Aki Matsuri, sponsored by the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League. This event promotes Japanese cultural education and is jam-packed with exciting activities—check it out on September 22nd!

This year’s theme is “Longevity: The Year of the Turtle.” You can check out a sake tasting booth, martial arts displays, and even a ramen eating contest! This is a unique opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture while also having a ton of fun!

Harvest Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Mother and two children carving pumpkin at Santa Fe and Albuquerque Events

Did you know that Santa Fe is home to one of the top-rated fall harvest festivals by USA Today? It’s true! Come enjoy the peak of the harvest season at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the coolest living museum in the Southwest.

The festival, which runs from October 5th to the 6th, features homemade cuisine, delicious apple cider, and even a grape-stomping station. Don’t forget to check out the extensive list of vendors and grab a pumpkin or two—it’s the perfect way to get into the fall spirit.

Ready to Enjoy Fall Near Albuquerque or Santa Fe?

If you’re considering a move to New Mexico, it’s not too late to enjoy the charm of autumn. If you’re ready to discover these Santa Fe and Albuquerque events and embrace life in the Land of Enchantment, now is the time!

Just contact the Feil Team! We’re the Albuquerque area experts and have the tools you need to buy or sell your next home. If you have any questions, we’d love to help! Drop us a line so we can chat—we’re your local real estate experts.

Discover the Serenity, Sights, and Sounds of Life in Alvarado Gardens

Tucked along the lazy banks of the Rio Grande, minutes from the buzzy hub of arts and culture in Downtown Albuquerque, surrounded by natural beauty on all sides—that’s where you’ll find the Alvarado Gardens community.

If you’re looking for a home that combines natural beauty and city convenience, your search is over. Get to know a little more about this charming community in Albuquerque’s North Valley—your new home is waiting.

Explore the Great Outdoors

A tree by a waterfront.

Even though the Alvarado Gardens neighborhood is minutes away from Downtown Albuquerque—around 10, to be exact—the unique location of the neighborhood is anything but metropolitan. The cozy residential streets are lined with vibrant trees and small, verdant bushes and shrubs.

Along the boundaries of the neighborhood, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get outside—especially considering the community backs right up to the banks of the Rio Grande. Next to the river, there’s winding nature trails to explore, wide-open space at the Rio Grande Nature Center park, and tons of aquatic activities on the water. The park also offers things like bird watching, self-guided exhibits, and scenic overlooks (perfect for a weekend picnic).

Hang out in the Community

Hot air balloons.

Albuquerque is known for some pretty iconic events, but the Neighborhood Association of Alvarado Gardens also stays fairly active throughout the year! You can expect anything from yard sales to block parties, all within the streets of the community.

Since the heart of the city is close by, it’s easy to navigate traffic and attend the highly anticipated annual events, too. Of course, the International Balloon Festival is a can’t-miss, bringing hundreds of giant hot balloons to the skies and hundreds of thousands of visitors to Albuquerque. Other highlights during the year include the New Mexico State Fair and the Downtown Growers’ Market.

Indulge in Local Flavors

People at a restaurant.

Looking for a quick bite to eat or a romantic spot to enjoy dinner? You won’t have to travel far from your front door to find it. Range Cafe is just down the road and serves up breakfast all day long—their huevos con queso is a flavor explosion. For a refined night out, check the French fare at nearby D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro. Finish things off with a local brew from Ponderosa!

Of course these are just a few of the closest options—there are plenty more restaurants to explore throughout the city. You should also check out Mary & Tito’s ( a local institution since the 1960s), the famous tacos at Garcia’s Kitchen, and the modern fare at Restaurant Antiquity.

Travel to the Heart of the City within Minutes

Albuquerque at night.

One of the biggest perks of Alvarado Gardens has to be the way the neighborhood perfectly meshes peace and quiet with city access. Downtown Albuquerque—where you’ll find major spots like Old Town, several diverse museum, and the Albuquerque Convention Center— is just 10 minutes away from the tree-lined serenity of Alvarado Gardens.

Not only that, but NM-45 and I-40 are just a few blocks away, meaning you can quickly and easily travel to anywhere in the area, from Cibola National Forest to Santa Fe.

Find Your Home in Alvarado Gardens

We’ve only scratched the surface of all that life in Alvarado Gardens has to offer. Why not explore more for yourself? Take a look at our in-depth guide to life in the neighborhood and the city, browse our buying resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to find your new home here.

Bring Some Spook to Your Summer with the Ghost Tours of Old Town

Albuquerque has a rich history, reaching 300 years into the past…and a lot can happen in three hundred years. The Old Town Ghost Tours not only detail some of the most important happenings around Albuquerque, they also shed some light on a few of the spookiest stories in the city.

Interested in learning a little more about a darker side of local history? Here’s what you need to know about the Ghost Tours of Old Town.

The Details

A man holding up a lantern.

Sure, you could take a regular tour of Old Town, but why not spice things up a little bit? The Ghost Tour takes you through dark back alleys, down the halls of historic buildings, and through hidden cemeteries, all in search of the concealed secrets and lost souls of the city.

Tours last for 105 minutes, and you’ll have a professional guide leading you by lantern light through each of the sites and stops. You won’t find haunted-house scares, like costumed ghouls jumping out or flashing lights and spooky soundtracks. What you will find is the fascinating, and sometimes unsettling, history of Albuquerque—with a paranormal twist. You can even rent ghost hunting equipment to bring along on the tour!

Ghosts in Albuquerque?

A man sitting on a bench with a ghost behind him.

Did you know that Albuquerque is actually known as a hot spot for ghost activity? It’s true: we’ve even got a few famous ghosts in the city!

There are less-threatening spirits, like Bobby Darnall, a six-year-old boy who passed away after an explosion in the Kimo Theatre. Rumor has it that he loves doughnuts and must be appeased every now and then—or else he may blow out light bulbs or mess with the theatre’s power.

But there are also a few more chilling specters that find a home in the city—like the Lady in Black, who haunts the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Old Town. People say that she often appears in the chapel pews, dressed in all black, sobbing, praying, or meditating. Some paranormal investigators even claim to have audio and photographic evidence proof of her existence.

Who knows who you’ll encounter on the Ghost Tour?

Sign up for Your Tour

A map, camera, money, and a compass.

Ghost Tours happen nearly every night of the year, excluding holidays and select days, and start at 8pm. Tickets should be purchased online at least 2 hours in advance, and prices are as follows:

  • Adult: $25
  • Seniors (55+), Military, EMT, Teachers, College students: $22
  • Students (13-17): $17
  • Youth (6-12): $10
  • Children 5 and under: Free

While the tour is certainly spooky, it’s rated PG, so feel free to bring the kiddos along! If you want to turn up the scare factor to PG-13, be sure to check out the Moonlight Ghost Tour, which happens at 10pm.

Find Your Home in Albuquerque

Aside from Ghost Tours, there’s plenty of things to do around Old Town and Albuquerque, from summertime concerts to history tours to weeklong fiestas. Life here is truly one-of-a-kind!

If you’re interested in finding your home in Albuquerque, the Feil Team is here to help. Take some time to explore the area, browse our buying resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to get started!

Big Things are Happening in Albuquerque: Check Out The Latest News!

There’s a lot to love about Albuquerque. After all, we’ve got a historic and iconic downtown, scenic parks and green spaces along the banks of the Rio Grande, and wildly popular annual events. But lately, there have been a few additions in the community that have made life in Albuquerque even more one-of-a-kind!

From new businesses moving in to old businesses gaining national recognition, take a look at the latest happenings around Albuquerque.

New Mexico United

A man kicking a soccer ball.

New Mexico and Albuquerque residents have always been interested in soccer, but there hasn’t been a team that’s really taken off yet. Until now, that is. The Albuquerque Sol, a semi-professional team, has been fairly popular since it started 2014. The popularity of the team has now led to the USL announcing an expansion club in the city.

New Mexico United was officially announced in October of 2018, but they didn’t play their first game until this past March. The first game drew in a whopping 12,900 fans, nearly filling up the 13,500 seats available in the Isotopes Park Stadium. The club hopes to build a stadium downtown soon, but will share the space with the Isotopes until then.

NBC & Netflix

NBC Studios in NYC.

Albuquerque’s job market is about to get a little busier. Two major companies, NBC and Netflix, have both announced plans to establish a base in Albuquerque. NBCUniversal will be redeveloping a warehouse in town into a state-of-the-art studio, with two sound stages, office space, and a mill. In addition to bringing more money into the city, NBCUniversal also aims to directly bring 330 full-time jobs and a number of helpful initiatives to the city.

For Netlix, Albuquerque will be the site of a huge new production hub. A billion dollar deal that’s expected to bring in 1,000 jobs per year to New Mexico, the Netflix deal isn’t only good for the present, but also shows promise for the future. Albuquerque is more and more cementing its role as highly sought-after location for film and television production.

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Trees at sunset.

Los Poblanos has been around since 1932 and has long been an institution around Albuquerque. The property offers fifty rooms, an organic farm, 25 acres of lavender fields and gardens, the restaurant CAMPO, and more. It’s widely considered to be one of the most breathtaking historic properties in the region.

Just a few weeks ago, though, Los Poblanos gained national recognition. The inn and farm was awarded the Best Midsize Hotel Design award by Hospitality Design Magazine, beating out competition from all across the world. Executive Director Matthew Rembe accepted the award at a ceremony in NYC, emphasizing how the inn aims to both preserve history and bring innovation to the space. Perhaps we’ll start to see a little more traffic coming in for Los Poblanos!

Find Your Home in Albuquerque

With beautiful homes, scenic parks, award-winning shopping and dining, and tons of growth, Albuquerque is a city like no other. Take some time to learn a little more about life here, browse our buying resources for help, and use our specialized search tool to narrow down your options.

Once you’re ready to get started (or if you have a few questions), just give the Feil Team a call!

Summer in Albuquerque: Don’t Miss the Latest Free Concert Series

The International Balloon Fiesta, Cider Festival, National Public Gardens Day—Albuquerque knows how to keep the events schedule packed, and this summer is no exception!

Throughout the summer, the High Desert Jazz Band and Albuquerque Concert Band will be bringing a little liveliness to the Balloon Museum with a five-part concert series. The best part? It’s 100% free!

When & Where

The shadows of people standing by a balloon.

The concerts kick off on June 5th, then will be happening again on June 19th, July 17th, July 31st, and August 14th. Since admission is free, all you have to do is head to the east lawn of the Balloon Museum from 6pm to 8pm!

Quick tip: don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket along, since the concerts are BYOS (bring your own seating).

The Details

While the list hasn’t been announced yet, each concert will revolve around a popular theme. In the past, themes have been dedicated to specific genres or composers, like last year’s night of music by Glenn Miller, a popular big-band trombonist from the Swing Era.

In addition to the music, attendees can also enjoy food and drinks from a local food truck, and the Balloon Museum will be extending their hours and offering free admission.

About the Bands

A row of people playing the trumpet.

Both the High Desert Jazz Band and Albuquerque Concert Band are totally made up of volunteers from the community!

The High Desert Jazz Band is a registered non-profit that started in 2012, and now has around 17 members that give their free time up to practice and perform American Jazz.

The Albuquerque Concert Band has been around a little longer—over forty years—and has over eighty players in the ensemble. Most members of the band aren’t all full-time musicians, either. You’ll find lawyers, engineers, doctors, teachers, and a whole slew of diverse backgrounds in the group!

Other Happenings this Summer

A woman and young girl at a festival.

In addition to the free concert series, you’ll find a few other major events happening around Albuquerque this summer. We recommend checking out these highlights:

Find Your Home in Albuquerque

Whether it’s enjoying live music, celebrating local arts and culture, or ringing in the summer season, the Albuquerque community is one-of-a-kind.

Are you interested in finding your new home here? Take some time to browse our area guides, take a look at our buyer resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to get started!

Moving to Albuquerque/Santa Fe? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether you’re moving from across the city, the state, or the country, relocation is a big life change. Packing up your old home, finding and closing on a new one, and taking care of all the details in the process? It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

But when you’re moving to a one-of-a-kind area like Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the process is well-worth it in the end! After all, where else can you find hundreds of years of history, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and some of the most stunning landscapes in the country?

If you’re making the move to Albuquerque or Santa Fe, don’t worry: we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to have a successful relocation journey.

Get to Know the Area

Albuquerque at night.

Sandia Mountains Trails, award-winning golf courses, the Old Town Historic District, the  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta—every aspect of the area offers something unique.

If you’re getting ready to make a move, take some time to really dig into what makes Albuquerque and Santa Fe so special, from the different neighborhoods to the wide range of homes. These cities have a little something for everybody, from premier shopping to an active nightlife. Check out a few of our favorite hidden gems as you prepare for your move!

Find Your Dream Home

People cooking in a kitchen.

There are lots of different stages to the relocation process, and maybe you’re still in the home search phase. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are home to a wide variety of homes in different price ranges, sizes, and locations, so there’s an option for nearly every buyer!

Take some time to think about what’s most important to you in a home. Do you need recently updated features? A yard with plenty of room to roam? A quick commute to work? Once you’ve nailed down the basics, use our home search tool to find a few options!

Get Some Answers

A woman on a laptop.

Buying, moving, relocating—it all comes with a lot of questions. From finding the right mortgage to recommending local lenders to answering your questions about closing, our Buyer FAQs were made to break down every aspect of relocation. Browse a few of our answers, and let us know if you have any other burning questions!

Pack Like a Pro

A person packing up a box.

While it’s certainly not the most complicated part of moving, it might the most dreaded. Staring down all of your possessions, knowing you’re going to have to find a way to pack it all up in boxes and haul it to a new place…sounds exhausting.

While packing is going to be more time-consuming than other tasks, there are ways to make it much easier on yourself. Start stockpiling some cardboard boxes, and check out our guide to packing like a pro!

Make Your Move with the Feil Team

Moving is stressful, but our team is here to help take some of those worries off of your shoulders. Take some time to dive into our resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to start your real estate journey!

Get Involved this Spring with These Albuquerque Events

Temperatures in the low 70s, warm sunshine and blue skies, blooming flowers and plant life—spring in Albuquerque is one of the best times of the year.

As the weather warms up around the city, so does the events calendar. With everything from free museum days to holiday celebrations, Albuquerque has an event for just about everyone.

Here are the can’t-miss events happening around the city this season.

Free First Wednesday at the Albuquerque Museum

An art museum.

The Albuquerque Museum is all about celebrating and educating visitors on the rich art and history of the city. The museum regularly hosts events like sculpture garden tours, walking tours through Old Town, and art workshops.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see all that the museum has to offer—totally free of cost—this Wednesday as part of the monthly First Wednesday event!

When: April 3rd

Aquarium Overnights

A stingray at an aquarium.

The Aquarium Overnights are your exclusive chance to see what happens at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium after dark! Think Night at the Museum, but at the aquarium (and minus the exhibits that come to life).

Learn a little more about the ocean species that call the aquarium home, participate in games and activities, watch themed movies in the theater, and even get up-close-and-personal with a few animals at the touchpool!

When: April 19th

First Sundays at the Museum of Natural History and Science

Dinosaur bones.

Once every month, the Museum of Natural History and Science opens its doors to New Mexico residents, free of charge.

Wander through the exhibits—including the current featured exhibit on the brain—and learn a little more about the unique history of the state and ecosystem!

When: April 7th

Earth Day Celebration and Children’s Seed Festival

Coffee bean sprouts.

With Earth Day happening later this month, the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden is ready to celebrate with the annual Earth Day and Children’s Seed Festival!

Activities at the event will include fun lessons on seed diversity, seed ball crafts and artwork, and special seed-themed trivia, perfect for guests of all ages.

When: April 20th

Water Planet Day

A child filling a bucket with water.

Hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Water Planet Day is another event-filled and educational Earth-themed celebration.

Sit in on demonstrations from water organizations from all around the state, and learn everything from how to make a wind turbine to what it takes to create a working well model.

When: April 27th

Run for the Zoo

People running on a road.

Celebrating its 34th year of operation, Run for the Zoo is your chance to get active for a good cause! The Run offers tons of events, including a half marathon, a 10K and 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1 mile fun run, all benefiting the Albuquerque Zoo.

Once the races are over, the top male and female participants in each age group will receive medals. Plus, your race number gets you free entrance to the zoo for the day!

When: May 5th

Make the Move to Albuquerque

No matter what your interests are, you’ll always find a way to get involved around Albuquerque.

If you’re thinking of making a move to the Albuquerque area, give the Feil Team a call! From helping you through the real estate process to giving you info on the area, we can help you have a successful and stress-free relocation journey.

A Holiday Guide for the Best Winter Events in Albuquerque

December is almost here, and the holiday season is finally upon us! Although we may not have Jack Frost nipping at our nose here in Albuquerque, there are still tons of chances to deck the halls and get in the holly jolly holiday spirit.

From light festivals to Christmas parades, explore a few of the highlights happening around the area, and plan our you schedule of festivities.

Hanging of the Greens

A wreath hanging on a wall. One of the oldest traditions at the University of New Mexico, the Hanging of the Greens features almost 14,000 luminarias, making it one of the biggest luminaria displays in the area. Although it takes place on campus, the whole community is invited to attend.

Students will carol across campus, singing Christmas classics, as they walk to present the university President with a wreath. Stick around for the reception afterwards, and bring an unwrapped children’s book to donate to the children’s hospital.

Date: November 30th, 5:45PM

Location: UNM Bookstore

Twinkle Light Parade

A close-up of twinkling lights. One of the biggest and best celebrations in Albuquerque, the Twinkle Light Parade brings together hundreds of floats, marching bands, light displays, and holiday themed appearances.

The parade starts just as the sun starts going down, so the twinkling lights of the floats and parade vehicles cast a comforting glow over the city. Come out and celebrate the holiday season with the community, and enjoy this family-friendly event.

Date: December 1st, 5PM-8PM

Location: Historic Nob Hill

Old Town Holiday Stroll

An outdoor holiday market. The Old Town Holiday Stroll is a great opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of Old Town while you celebrate the holidays. Not only will there be a tree lighting ceremony, but all of the shops and restaurants in Old Town will be open for business!

Enjoy warm hot chocolate, live musical performances, and all of the holiday sales at Old Town retailers. If you can’t attend the celebration in person, it will be broadcast live on KOB 4!

Date: December 7th, 5pm-9pm

Location: Historic Old Town

The Bugg Lights

Various Christmas ornaments.A celebration that dates back 48 years, the Bugg Light Festival is a holiday institution. The festival features over 300,000 lights, tons of festive decorations, over 100 Christmas trees, and much more.

Opened nightly from Tuesday to Sunday until December 30th, visitors can enjoy holiday food, drinks, and fun — plus free admissions! If you want to donate to the festival, all proceeds will go towards continuing the tradition and local non-profits.

Date: November 24th-December 30th, 6PM-9PM

Location: Belen Harvey House Museum

Luminaria Tour

A hanging lantern.The Luminaria Tour is undoubtedly an Albuquerque Christmas tradition, and it’s celebrating its 54th anniversary this year. Bringing together community members on the night of Christmas Eve, the ABQ RIDE takes attendees on a guided tour through the warm luminaria lights in the city.

Although tickets for this year have sold out for the official ride, you can still take your own tour through the lights, from the Convention Center to Old Town. Plus, you can remember to buy your tickets early next year!

Date: December 24th, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Location: Downtown Convention Center

Celebrate the Holidays in Albuquerque

With twinkling lights, Christmas traditions, and festive community events, Albuquerque is full of the holiday spirit. Don’t miss out your chance to be a member of this active community — find your new home in Albuquerque today!

If you have any questions, want more information about events, or would like to schedule a home showing, don’t hesitate to contact the Feil family real estate team!

Find Your Dream Home at this Famous Masterpiece

Not many people can claim that their home was a location in an Academy Award-winning series, but the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW Christian Liagre-inspired home in Albuquerque has the distinct honor of doing so. Not only is the architecture of the home renowned for its elegance and beauty, but the property was also a filming location for the series finale of the hit television show Breaking Bad.

Explore the stunning features, breathtaking architecture, and excellent location of this famous home, and find out why it’s one of the hottest listings on the market.

Interior Features

The living room of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeGorgeous glass doors, walls of bay windows, and intricate modern lighting fixtures dot the interior of the home at 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW. Bathe the pristine wooden and stone floors in warm natural light while you gaze out on the rolling hills in the distance.

Step in to the gourmet kitchen, and prepare a meal in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with modern appliances, double ovens, and a range hood. Enjoy the formal, detached dining room away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, then retire to one of the two livings areas, perfect for entertaining guests.

For a quite night in, step into the expansive master suite for rest and relaxation, and draw a bath in the jetted tub. Other interior features include three crackling fireplaces,  stunning skylights, massive walk-in closets, and an inviting great room. With all of these luxurious elements, this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home will feel like your own private resort.

Exterior Features

The exterior of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeWhen you pull in to the long 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW drive, you’ll immediately be struck by the privacy and seclusion of this beautiful home. Take in the stunning angles and overhangs of the stucco exterior, complimented by the crystal-clear walls of glass doors and windows.

The landscaping all around the home features lush green grass and small trees, with natural flowers and plants dotting the perimeter. Follow the stone steps around to the fenced-in backyard, and take in a cool night on the charming covered patio. With an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and grill, as well as a pool and hot tub, the backyard of this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW is perfect for entertaining guests or just enjoying a beautiful New Mexican sunset.

Unbeatable Location

The backyard of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeLocated just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Rio Grande, this majestic home offers one-of-a-kind waterfront views. The house is framed on the opposite side by the stunning peaks of the Cibola National Forest. If you’re a nature-lover, then this location is fantastic for hiking, fishing, and all sort of outdoor activities.

A twenty-minute drive from the heart of Albuquerque, the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home is the perfect blend of natural serenity and big-city perks. Enjoy the active food scene, local and chain retailers, and tons of community events in the nearby city.

Interested in Scheduling a Showing?

Are you looking to explore the gorgeous views and stunning architecture of this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home? Contact the team at Feil Real Estate if you have any questions or would like to set up a tour. We would love to help you snag this incredible listing today!

 

The “ABC’s” of Home Selling

So you’ve decided to sell your home, but you don’t know where to start.  Good news! You’ve already done the hard part. Deciding to sell is the first step on your real estate journey.

Selling your property can be a time-consuming process, but with knowledge and a little preparation, it can be as simple as ABC.

“A”: Agent

Once you decide to list your home, choosing an agent is the next step. Statistically, homes for sale by owner sell less quickly and for less money, so choosing an agent that knows your area and specific market is crucial.

Make a list and interview potential agents with questions like “what is your marketing strategy”,  and “what is your average list-price-to-sales-price ratio?”. You may also want to ask for references of past clients. These agents will be your most powerful resource in selling your home, so feel confident in your choice!

 

“B”: Beautify

After choosing an agent, the next step is to prepare your house for sale. Work from the outside in, creating curb appeal for your home that will invite potential buyers inside. Consider planting flowers, painting shutters, or power washing the face of your home.

Upon successfully bringing potential buyers inside it’s time to focus on sealing the deal. Depersonalizing your space by removing distracting decor and family photos creates a neutral palette that allows buyers to envision themselves living in the space.

Take the opportunity in the process of decluttering to deep clean the space, and repair or replace any imperfections throughout the house. No detail is too small to be noticed!

“C”: Closing

Now that your home is staged and your agent is working to market your house to many potential buyers, it’s time to focus on driving the sale. There are many pricing strategies you can implement during this time, and it’s best to get your real estate agent’s opinion.

While home value estimators are great for getting an idea of the value of your home, take advantage of your agent’s knowledge and experience with your local market. Your agent will have your best interests at heart, and help maximize the value of your property.

 

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Let us help you navigate your real estate journey! Whether you’re ready to list, or just embarking on your real estate adventure, we have the resources and experience to make any venture as painless as possible. Contact us today to get started!