Here are 3 things every seller needs to be aware of. If you go into the selling process knowing these upfront, you have a better chance of selling your home for the most money in the shortest amount of time. This is part two of a three part series.
Price Your Home to Sell – In order to attract the most qualified buyers, you need to do your homework so that you can price your home to sell. Price to low and you won’t be happy. Price to high and you will have fewer potential buyers and less chance of getting offers. A quality Real Estate agent will perform a market analysis on your home, let you know what other comparable homes are listing for and more importantly will let you know what comparable homes in the area have sold for. As part of listing your home he/she will use the market analysis to let you know what price the market will support for selling your home.
You want the home priced right to entice home buyers to want to look at your home and consider making an offer in the least amount of time possible. The first few weeks a home is on the market it will get the most attention, so make the most of it by pricing it to sell
Be Ready To Be Inconvienenced – Be aware that selling a home comes with inconvienences. You will need to declutter the home of anything that screams out that this is your home and you will have to make allowances for interrupted schedules. You will have to plan to be away from home for scheduled open houses and be prepared to leave the home with short notice when buyers request a showing of the house. These things will help sell your home faster, so being prepared for this is a good thing.
Buyers Love to Negotiate After the Home Inspection – As part of listing your home for sale you will fill out a condition report. Make sure to put anything that is wrong with the house on there and fix what you can before listing. This will help with stopping buyers from requesting a discount when they see an item needing repair on the home inspection report. Taking care of defects in advance or at least listing them on the condition report could save you thousands when a seller is ready to buy.