Selling your home is no easy task. Before deciding to sell, there are a few things you need to think about such as why, how does your home look to buyers, asking price, accepting price, and most importantly who is working with you to sell. Consider all these tips before jumping in feet first.
Why- Make sure your reasons for selling your home are plausible and understood. Talk it over with family and friends. Do not leave any stone unturned in this situation. They are all important factors. You do not want to sign on the dotted line and then say why did I do this. I jumped the boat and should have kept my home.
Appeal to buyers– Walk through your home and look at it, when you are looking at a home to purchase what do you want to see. You may need to spruce it up and get fresh paint. Spruce up your yard or rearrange furniture. Maybe repaint those bold colors to something neutral.
Asking Price – Work with your Realtor to determine the price before you have expectations that are not realistic. Know your neighborhood, the price your friends bought or sold their home for in your area. How many bedrooms, bathrooms and open space. These are all things that affect the actual price.
Accepting Price – Always have a middle and rock bottom price in mind. It will really help your agent to bring in potential buyers if he/she already knows your numbers. Be willing to listen to your agent’s suggestions on your numbers, you may have unrealistic amounts in your head. Most people always believe their home is worth more than it is.
Realtor– Who is selling your home for you. Interview and speak with a few agents from different agencies. They have percentages that they get from your home when they sell. This money comes off the top of your selling price. They are not all the same. Do you feel comfortable with your agent. I would say this is the single most important tip. If you can’t get along or trust your agent, you will get poor results in showings and bottom line numbers.
Whether you are buying or selling, there are always tips, point and such that are really important factors to take into consideration. Be prepared for constructive criticism on all aspects of buying or selling a home. It has the potential to make your pockets a bit heavier when the deal is done.