You are looking to make a move to another town, city or maybe a completely different State due to maybe a new job is relocating you or maybe, you are tired of the community you are currently living in and just need a different scene. Whatever, the reason we wanted to give you some tips on selling your home for the very first time.
Most people choose a real-estate agent who is a friend of a friend; however, we recommend looking for an agent who does a lot of business in your neighborhood. Completing a quick Google Search for a Realtor in your city will bring up many results of Agents who work in your area and Google does provide Reviews on the Agents listed in the search results. You want an agent who is familiar with the area and knows the market value of the surrounding homes to assist you in determining how much your house will sell for.
If affordable, do what you can to make the appearance of your home, inside and out, look like a place someone wants to move into. This could be anything from replacing damaged baseboards, screens, leaky plumbing and any other cosmetic repairs. Landscaping the outside of your property to make it look like a home that is in good showing condition to potential buyers.
Not only will your agent list your home on MLS, Multiple-Listing Service, they will also market your home on listing websites, perform open houses and direct mail postcards. Talk with your agent how he or she plans to market your home for sale.
A professional real-estate agent will know how to price your home. Your agent will research what other homes in your area are selling for which assists you in not overpricing your home. Overpricing your home can hinder the attraction of potential buyers. We recommend listening to your agent’s advice to attract potential buyers right away and get a quick offer.
Try to be as flexible as possible as to which days and/or time of theyou’re your home can be shown to potential buyers. Buyers want to see your home as soon as possible; otherwise, the buyer will look at other homes and lose interest in yours.
Determine what you will give or take on selling your house. Determine the price, closing date, repairs and closing costs. Try to prevent any minor items from getting in the way of losing out on selling your home.
If you have any questions or need assistance with getting your home on the market, give us a call at 951-837-7394.