Selling your home may come with its own set of stress but if done right, the sell can be possible. The steps below should help you sell your home in no time.
- Decide when to sell
It is important to have a clear idea of when the right time to sell your home. This is because timing is a great influence in real estate. Find out whether your chance of selling your home in the current time is a good idea. If it isn’t and you are in no real rush to sell then it might be a good idea to wait.
- Get the price right off the bat
Having the right house to sell and attaching the wrong price is never a good mix. Too high a price and your home sits unsold for long and too low a price and you stand to make loses. Find out what your home is worth and depending on the market, set your price. For example, if the market is not that great, it is a good idea to shave off at least 15-20% of the asking price to ensure a sale.
- Find the right broker
The right broker will help you list and sell your home in no time. Ideally, the broker should have the necessary knowledge to properly list or market your home. You should come up with the most appropriate marketing plan to selling your home with the help of the realtor.
- Make necessary changes to the home
This means fixing whatever needs fixing, adding a fresh coat of paint where needed and ensuring the landscape is great.
- Get rid of personal items
Try to depersonalize your home as much as possible. This means getting rid of family photos, or personal photos to better help potential buyers envision themselves in the home. In addition, your home should always be ready to show potential buyers. This means that it should be as clean and clutter-free as possible in order to attract potential buyers.
- Ensure that your home is in its best condition
How quickly your home will sell may depend on its location and the price but at the same time its condition also plays a huge role. In case you need to get the highest market value, you need to ensure that your home is in the best condition possible. Remember ‘First impressions matter’
- Get the offer(s) and negotiate where necessary
You may get just one offer or you may get several offers. You need to consider all of them and where need be negotiate to arrive at the best offer for your home.
- Close the deal
Once you have received the offer you are comfortable with, the next step is sealing the deal. This means drafting a legally binding agreement and ensuring that you go over conditions of the agreement and act upon those that require action on your part. When that is done, you should be able to get your payment!
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Realtor.com – When Is the Right Time to Sell Your Home?