Is it really a good time to sell? Do you think that the housing market will continue to rise? Maybe we should just use it as a rental property for now–what do you think? These are all questions that I hear from homeowners when they seek advice about listing their homes for sale. Placing a home on the market to sell can be just as nerve wracking as purchasing your first home. So I try to help all of my clients work through some of those nerves with a few great techniques.
Research Your Local Housing Market
I advise all my clients to research the local housing market. If you have lived in your home for a few years, you may already know the economic conditions and asking prices of homes in your neighborhood. Still, it is important to know the asking prices of all homes in your city when listing your home. You will need to know the pros and cons of each area, and the economic median of income. These factors will help you to determine a reasonable asking price. You may find local and regional housing statistics through The National Association Of Realtors by visiting REALTORS.org.
Interview Real Estate Agents Before You List Your Home
Many of my clients will ask why they should not just sell their home using the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Method. I explain that homes listed with a licensed real estate agent typically sell for more than homes that are listed using the FSBO method. Also, a licensed real estate agent can provide a detailed Comparative Market Analysis (CMA )for your property. After researching the local housing statistics, it is important to speak with an agent to determine a reasonable listing price for your home.
Don’t Forget The Curb Appeal
Remember to spruce up the curb appeal. You may want to pressure wash the outside of your home. Keep the lawn well maintained, and paint the mailbox if necessary. Make sure the home is free of clutter, and please keep your home as clean as possible during viewing hours. Check baseboards and window sills, and wipe these daily to make sure that they do not attract dust. First impressions are very crucial.
This is why it is so important to choose an agent who will work with you to help you get your home SOLD as quickly, and as smoothly as possible. As stated earlier, placing your home on the real estate market is a huge financial decision. You deserve an agent that is willing to go the extra mile for you. I would love to answer any questions, and help you through your home selling process. Just give me a call so we can list your home for sale, today.
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