Home Selling Guidelines
When it is time to sell your home, you will need an effective strategy to attract purchasers and you must follow that plan. It is imperative that your home is memorable and distinct when compared to competitive homes. This helps you realize as much profit as possible and aids in a quick sale.
When you sell a home, you will need to prepare it as if everyone viewing it is ready to make you an offer and move in. It needs to be buyer ready with all things in working order and each small defect restored. This will make the home easier to sell and potential buyers will see they have little to do after moving in.
Getting Your Home Ready To Sell
Prior to placing your home on the market, it should receive a thorough cleaning. Rid your house of all dirt, dust it entirely and take a broom into all the corners. When your home shines, it will have a certain attraction to serious buyers who view it. A tidy home means the buyer can look past the unsightly and focus on the features you want them to see. When they leave, they will discuss the good points of your home and not the negatives you could have avoided.
Before any potential buyers see your home, it is vital you make any minor repairs required. That means fixing those things you have been putting off or are obviously in need of repair or replacement. Small things like a tap that leaks can have a buyer going down the street quickly. They believe that if you cannot repair a small leak, what else have you neglected in your home.
Bathrooms and kitchens sell homes so these rooms will require your attention. Their condition will have the most impact on your prospective buyers and will be responsible for a higher equity return when you sell. When you update or renovate, pay close attention to these rooms and get the best your budget will allow. You will not be sorry when you sell. If these areas are outdated, consider some minor upgrades in fixtures, hardware and tile. Buyers can tell when you take the inexpensive route.
If someone in your house is a smoker, do whatever it takes to keep the smoking outdoors during the home sale process. Use a commercial deodorizer or ozone mist system to do away with any smells from tobacco or pets. You may want to shampoo your carpets or repaint certain rooms to renew that clean scent once more.
Choosing your REALTOR®
The real estate agent you choose to sell your home must have a broad understanding of the real estate market in your city and more importantly a strong market awareness regarding your neighbourhood. Make sure they have an advanced knowledge of internet marketing techniques for real estate; important since most initial home searches happen online. Your REALTOR® should be prepared with a home selling strategy that is distinct for your property and include maximum exposure online and offline.
Never list with the agent that provides you with an elevated, unrealistic evaluation for your home. It likely means they lack market awareness. It is always tougher to sell an over-priced home so they may try to get you to reduce the price later - after many qualified buyers have bypassed it. Better that you choose the REALTOR® who provides the fairest home evaluation and backs it up with the hard evidence and best practices for their estimation of worth. The ultimate objective is to sell your home quickly for the highest price, Andrea Would Be Privileged To Provide A No Obligation Home Selling Consultation. Call Her Now!
Andrea Clendening, REALTOR® | Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage | Email or PH: 519-771-0886