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    Platte Center Real Estate

    Platte Center NE Real Estate: Homes Bought & Sold Guaranteed

    Our team of agents prides itself on timely, transparent communication and having the specialized knowledge you need to feel empowered throughout the buy and sell in our wonderful Nebraska real estate markets. Though Platte Center is one of the smaller markets we service (population 398), our satisfied clients there have nonetheless benefited from the full breadth of our tech-focused, top-rated strategies.

    We know what it takes to buy or sell property in this lovely Platte County village. In the 68653 ZIP code, the majority of residents own their own home, and the median real estate price is $152,226. Our goal is to be a resource for those looking to realize their real estate dreams in the Northeast Nebraska area.

    Newest Real Estate Listings in Platte Center NE

    Interested in owning land with spectacular views of the Platte River Valley? Currently, there are numerous residential lots available for sale in the Highland Addition, which offers city water and sewage service, newly paved roads, and close proximity to Columbus. Additionally, there are several available three- and four-acre land lots just south of Platte Center. Here’s a look the newest listings in the Platte Center, NE real estate market:

    Find more homes for sale in Platte Center NE and TBC NE.

    Great Tips for Selling Your Home

    One of the best ways you can help yourself as a seller is to increase the ease of access to your property and accommodate buyers’ schedules as much as possible. In an ideal world, every buyer would be able to give you at least a 24-hour notice before viewing your home, but in today’s ever-changing and fast-paced world, sellers need to be flexible; you may not get a second shot at a buyer, so you should avoid having to reschedule showings as much as possible. Here are three more important tips to remember:

    Let People Know Your Selling

    • Let you family and friends know. You’d be surprised how many people can be reached by word-of-mouth. You may be two degrees away from the perfect buyer—your best friend’s co-worker, for example—and not even know it. Inform those closest to you first.
    • Use Facebook groups. Today’s buyers take advantage of every app and online forum available, and Facebook is no exception. Comments, likes, and shares are a great way to gauge potential buyers’ sentiments.
    • Neighbors who love the area can be best buyers. Invite them to your open houses and, if they’re content on staying in their current home, ask them if they have any family members who are looking to move closer to them.

    Stage Your Home

    • Focus your staging efforts. Not all rooms are considered equal; buyers pay special attention to kitchens, living rooms, and master bedrooms, so it’s important these rooms shine. Let as much natural light pour into these rooms as possible.
    • Depersonalize the space.Buying a home is an emotional process. It’s key that buyers be able to envision themselves living in your home. However, if you fail to remove highly personal items like family photos, religious symbols, sports memorabilia, and obvious political images, it will be near impossible for buyers to engage with the space and not be distracted.
    • Play it safe with neutral colors. Bright colors express your personality, but neutral colors let a room express itself. In other words, loud colors can be a turn off for buyers. Colors like gray, beige, white, taupe, and ivory are less attention-grabbing, and therefore allow a room’s features/layout to take center stage.
    • Declutter. Most sellers know not to leave piles of miscellaneous items around their house. However, it’s important that your storage rooms appear spacious to buyers, so don’t just stuff everything into your bedroom closet. Donate as many items as you can, throw away junk, and store the rest efficiently; the less clutter you have, the larger your home will seem, and that matters to buyers.

    Improve Your Curb Appeal

    • Clean your home’s exterior and windows. Power wash your siding to remove any grime that’s built up and clean out dead leaves and debris from your gutters. When it comes to the windows, be sure to tackle more than just the glass itself; get the gunk out of the sill and clean the entire frame, too.
    • Add a fresh coat of paint.Nothing revives a home’s appeal quite like a fresh coat, but don’t get too adventurous. While it may be tempting to make a statement with the color, know that your home’s value could be negatively affected if its color is nowhere close to the other homes in the neighborhood.
    • Landscaping. Rather than investing in new hardscaping and outdoor features, simply spruce up the landscape you already have. Add fresh mulch to the garden, root out weeds, trim your bushes, and keep your lawn looking well-kempt and green.

    Why work with our KwELITE Realtors in Columbus?

    A listing agent’s duty is to champion a seller’s best interests and obtain the best possible terms for the sale of a home. Not every seller’s goals are the same (e.g., some may prioritize a quick, painless process over netting the most money), and kwELITE Columbus has options that can be tailored to your needs.

    From setting the proper price, to leveraging marketing plans for both traditional and digital media, kwELITE Columbus has a proven plan to match your home with the right buyers. If you want to avoid lingering on the market and having to undergo multiple price reductions, it’s imperative you work with an experienced listing agent who knows the pulse of the Platte County market.

    Buying a home can feel daunting, especially in low-inventory markets. A buyer’s agent provides you with an informed strategy, access to off-market MLS listings, and the negotiation skills needed to win out against competition. A winning offer isn’t all about price. At kwELITE Columbus, we know how to structure the terms of an offer to create the greatest incentives for sellers while accommodating buyer budgets. Our trained and licensed agents who specialize in Platte Center, NE real estate are prepared to find the right home and get the best price.

    Why People Move to Platte Center in NE

    Platte Center’s tucked-away locale offers residents plenty of elbow room without sacrificing a strong sense of community or access to amenities. According to Area Vibes, a site that factors in various demographic, economic, and lifestyle factors, Platte Center has a livability index score of 75/100, which is considered exceptional. Here’s why Platte Center performed so well:

    • Cost of living. The cost of living in Platte Center is 22.9% less than the national average.
    • Jobs. Unemployment hovers below 3%, and though the rate at which new jobs are added to the local economy isn’t especially high, the overall job growth outlook is positive.
    • Straightforward commute. The average commute time for Platte Center is 14 minutes, compared to the national average of 26.4 minutes. That means getting to and from work or Central Community College in nearby Columbus is never a chore.
    • Home values. For the last decade, homeowners have enjoyed an average appreciation of 5.3%.

    FAQs

      • Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding homeownership and real estate in Platte Center:

      • Q: What is the process for getting a building permit?
        A: The information for obtaining a building permit can be found here.

     

      • Q: are the garbage collection days for my street?
        A: Wednesday mornings.

     

      • Q: How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?
        A: Head to www.plattecenter.com/subscribe and choose whether you’d like to receive alerts via email, text message, or both.

     

    Trust the No. 1 Team

    If you need to sell or buy in the Platte Center real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at kwELITE Columbus via phone or email. We’re just 15 minutes away from Platte Center, and we have helped many clients invest in the relaxed rural culture and historical heritage it has to offer.