💵 Set the Right Asking Price
An important factor that should not be ignored in a home sale is setting the right price. If you set an asking price that is too low, some buyers may assume that the home has some undisclosed problems, and if it is too high, they will be reluctant to buy from you.
Start by getting a foundational idea of how much your home is worth by asking for a home valuation report. Your real estate agent will create a home value estimate that is based on current real estate market trends, upgrade made to the property, and recently sold homes in the area that are like yours.
🌞 Know When to Sell Your Home
The time period can be an important factor when it comes to successfully selling a home. Check with your real estate agent to see what the current real estate trends are showing to be the perfect time to sell your home.
💼 Choose a Real Estate Agent
You may be temped to choose the for sale by owner option when selling your property, but we encourage you to consider the benefits of having a professional real estate agent on your side. The amount of commission you’ll pay can bring you peace of mind, limit your stress, and help your listing reach as many potential home buyers as possible.
We look forward to creating a marketing plan that fits your needs and reaches the buyers who are looking for homes just like yours. We are dedicated to communicating at the highest level and genuinely listening to your real estate goals.
🏦 Prepare for Closing Costs
When you’re thinking about the difference between the listing price and the sale price, you’ll want to consider the cost of commission and closing costs in your calulations. Selling a home can cost around 10 percent of the sale price.
🛠️ Make Repairs & Upgrades
Your home will undergo an appraisal and any necessary inspections before closing, so it’s a good idea to make repairs and upgrades as soon as possible to avoid losing money on the sale due to negotiations from a negative inspection report. There are times when renovations and upgrades are needed and can add value to your property.
🛋️ Stage Your Home
Consider hiring a professional stager to help make the best first impression for your home. If your furnishings are sparse, outdated, or don’t fit your home well, a stager can bring in fresh artwork, lamps, knick knacks, even tables and chairs, to make your home more appealing.
🌼 Build Curb Appeal
You want to make the outside of your home so amazing that buyers can’t wait to see what’s on the inside. In order to do this, you’ll need to build the curb appeal element on your property by making sure everything is maintained, repaired, and appealing.
Consider painting your front door an inviting color and placing a colorful plant near the entrance to make the atmosphere welcoming. Place fresh bedding in flower beds and place outdoor furniture in conversational settings.