Our market is strong and now is a great time to be a seller. In order to get the highest dollar amount for your home, it will need to be in top shape.
Here are some tips to help you along the way…
Literally. Take a good hard look around you and make a list of the things that need to be done before you can list your house:
- Painting – even just a fresh coat of paint can work magic
- Clearing out general clutter – potential buyers need to see your home, not your things
- Staging – every room needs a purpose and a cleverly staged home is a purposeful one
- Curb Appeal – never underestimate that first impression
These are often high on the list for sellers wanting to get the best price in the least time. And that’s pretty much everyone!
Are you buying another home? Building? Moving out of state? Figure out how soon you could you be ready to move — and how long you could wait. This market can move pretty fast so you need to be ready to move when your home sells.
Find a good realtor.
Working with a knowledgeable real estate agent should be first on your list. A quality Realtor will work with you from start to close to assess your home’s market value and help you achieve that value. It is all about marketing and resources. Just because their sign has a franchised logo does not mean they know how to utilize the marketing resources your home needs. Selling your home is a huge undertaking and you should interview more than one Realtor and find the one you trust. That Realtor will handle most of the details and negotiations on your behalf, leaving you to worry about more important things.
Your Realtor will scour the market and find comparable listings and sold homes to help determine a proper selling price for your home. They will also look at the price range and features to help design a custom marketing plan to reach the maximum number of potential buyers. These items combined can help cut the actual time your home spends on the market by half.
We would love to be the team to help you. Call Jane Ball today to discuss your home’s options.
Posted on January 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm by Jane Ball