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2 Ways to Sell Your Wilmington Delaware Home for Top Dollar

by Katina Geralis

What many homeowners may not realize is that the late fall and winter can bring more success in selling your home than any other season! In fact, you may find that you sell your Wilmington area home for more money during these seasons. 

But how? What are the secrets to selling your Delaware home for top dollar? Aside from partnering with the right real estate agent, it's all in the details. The KG Home Team is happy to share a few tips for making the most of your home sale this year— and as always feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

Price It Slightly Low
Many homeowners think that the key to leaving room for negotiations is pricing their home over market value. However, what this actually does is lessen the demand for your home. Pricing should be done in order to maximize demand for your Wilmington DE home. This way, you may actually have multiple buyers bidding on your home instead of just one trying to negotiate the price.

Buyers today tend to be well-informed and pricing your home either at or just below market value will have them sensing a deal. They are more likely to bid on a Delaware home that is priced slightly on the lower side, especially given low inventory in many local real estate markets.

Work with a Real Estate Professional
When selling your home, you may get the idea that doing it yourself and forgoing a real estate agent will save you money. However, the exact opposite is true! Homes typically sell for more money when sold by a real estate agent than by sellers trying to avoid paying a commission. 

For instance, the Economists' Outlook Blog reported that the median selling price for all For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes last year was $210,000. However, those homes sold with the help of a real estate agent had a median selling price of $249,000— just about $40,000 more than those that went the FSBO route!

We are here to help you achieve home sale success, so before you put selling your home on the back burner—waiting until spring or summer to list—remember these expert tips for scoring top dollar! Pricing your home just below market value can drive up demand and it always pays to work with a real estate agent

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Katina Geralis
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What to Do This Holiday Season in Wilmington, DE

by Katina Geralis

The holiday season is upon us! In just two short weeks, Wilmington area residents will be opening their homes for Thanksgiving, roasting their turkeys and maybe even stringing up twinkle lights in anticipation of the holidays to come!

But before we get too far into November, the KG Home Team would like to share a few festivities happening around Greater Wilmington that you can plan to attend with the whole family. This is a beautiful time of year in Delaware, so why not get out and enjoy it?

Nemours Mansion and Gardens Holiday Tours
When: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday — November 7 through December 31, 2015 
Where: Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington DE

The estate will be all decorated for Christmas this November through end of December! Take in all of the beautiful Christmas trees, original toys, ornaments and more!

Photographing Winter's Wonder
When: November 15, 2015, 2 PM to 4 PM
Where: DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington DE

A whole new world opens up after the fall season and this workshop will teach you how to photograph winter's details! You'll be allowed to explore the marsh with your camera and warm up with hot drinks afterward. 

Turkey Trot 10K/5K
When: November 21, 2015, 8 AM
Where: Handloff Park, Newark DE

What a fun way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday! This 5K and 10K race will be held at Handloff Park on Barksdale Road in Newark on November 21. Admission is $20 before the race and $25 the day of. Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female runners in various age groups.

Holiday Art Market
When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — November 24, 2015 through January 2, 2016, Open 11-3 Tuesday-Sunday and 11-6 Thursday.
Where: Newark Arts Alliance, Newark DE

A great place to shop for holiday gifts from local artisans! All sales will benefit the artists and the Newark Arts Alliance.

Yuletide Jazz and Wine Series
When: November 25, 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Winterthur Museum, Wilmington DE

Tickets to this holiday-themed event are $20 and include live jazz and entry to the galleries. The jazz trio will play a series of holiday classics from Vince Guaraldi, the composer of the Peanuts soundtracks.

37th Annual PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk
When: November 26, 2015, 8 AM
Where: PNC Bank, Wilmington DE

Work off your pumpkin pie in advance at this run/walk that has become a tradition for many Wilmington area families! 

Jaycees Christmas Parade
When: November 28, 2015, 9 AM
Where: Downtown Wilmington

This city-sponsored Christmas parade will include marching bands, floats, and the arrival of Santa! 

We hope you enjoy the beginning of the holiday season in Wilmington and Newark and do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about the area, buying or selling a home!


Homeownership offers a chance to build wealth and stability this year and with the rising costs of renting, you will not want to pass this opportunity by! In fact, a new survey found that the majority of rents will continue to rise by an average of 8%. So give yourself the chance to start building equity in a home you love before you sign on that new lease! You won't regret it!

Katina Geralis
Wilmington, DE Real Estate Expert
Keller Williams Realty

Wilmington Real Estate
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