Thursday, March 6, 2014

5 Most Popular Homes For Sale By Owner in February

March may be entering like a lion in most of the U.S., but we're still officially approaching the home selling season, whether the temperatures know it or not. The listings that got the most attention on our website in February exemplify the power of smart online marketing -- each one features lots of attention-grabbing photos, a well-written synopsis of the property that plays up its best attributes, frequent updates and calls to action for motivated buyers. Take advantage of this spring's sellers market by giving your listing extra attention, and maybe you'll make our roundup of most popular March listings.

1. 11 Woodland Hts., Milton, WV 25541
Price: $209,000
Highlights: Located near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a family-friendly neighborhood, this 3-bedroom home features a bonus room that could be used as an additional bedroom or an office (or a man cave), plus an upstairs laundry room and a master bath that offers a sunken tub and separate walk-in shower.

2. 913 Judy Drive, Wilmington, IL 60481
Price: $270,00
Five bedrooms, a great room and a lower-level living area with an exercise room, wet bar and office provide plenty of space for growing families. A built-in heated pool, pergola and outdoor gas fireplace make entertaining a breeze. See it for yourself at an open house planned for this weekend, March 8-9!

3. 18400 Garnet Road, Carlinville, IL 62626
Price: $269,900
Overlooking the Macoupin Creek and a semi-private fishing pond with a covered porch, elevated deck and a paddleboat that is included in the sale, this 4-bed Tudor-style home offers appealing indoor/outdoor amenities. It even has a "Wise Buy" rating by the EnergyWise Homes of Illinois initiative.

4. 2102 White Oak Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602
Price: $339,900
This fully renovated 4-bed home sits on two private acres with a built-in swimming pool, gazebo and greenhouse. Inside, two fireplaces, a large eat-in kitchen with high-end fixtures and finishes and a fourth bedroom that can be used as a mother-in-law suite with a separate entrance make this property unique.

5. 206 Douthit Bridge Road, Dallas, GA 30132
Price: $146,900
Highlights: A 3-bed ranch with high-end custom updates throughout, this home showcases such desirable features as hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and eye-catching light fixtures. The master bath boasts marble flooring along with bronze fittings and door hardware.

Tell us: How are you preparing for the spring selling season this year?

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