The process of buying or selling a home is stressful to say the least. This stress multiplies when you start having issues selling your home or cannot seem to receive any offers even remotely close to asking price. Something as small as listing the home during a slow home buying season can leave a listing online for weeks which can make searchers think the home is less desirable. The best thing that you can do when considering to sell your home even years before is to start getting the home ready to sell. The following are tips that will help a home sell in a timely manner for a reasonable asking price.
Price It Appropriately
The toughest thing to do is to price a home that has meant so much to you over the years. Getting an appraiser to give an estimated value is important as lenders will not lend on the price of the home but rather the appraised value of the home. Take a look at the different homes in the area to see what you can expect to get by looking at comparable homes in size as well as other details like flooring, a pool, or other details that can impact price.
Do Renovations That Deliver ROI
Renovations that make a home unique can help garner great offers. Something like a wood burning pizza oven outside can be the detail that helps sell the home or lead people to bid against each other until the offer is above asking. Look into what renovations will add more value to the home than they cost to complete. Being able to put in a $3,000 then come out with $5,000 extra when the home is sold is the perfect example. Flooring usually can do this depending on what material that you pick. Carpeting is not in style so lack of new flooring will lead to lower offers as buyers might look at the home as a “fixer upper”.
Find A Proficient Realtor
The right realtor has quite a few clients and connections in the industry. The right realtor can help list your home on a database that only perspective buyers have access to. There are websites that aggregate homes for sale but this private database updates daily and has details about the homes that are not available elsewhere. The right realtor will relieve stress instead of cause it as they should only be coming to you with offers until the home is under contract. Set a price you will not go below and let your realtor know this if offers consistently come below that.
Work On Curb Appeal
Small things like curb appeal can make a great first impression on people viewing your home. Something like great landscaping might not be your specialty but hiring a company to handle this while the home is being shown can be a great help. The front door being freshly painted can add a vibrancy that otherwise would have been lost. Adding things like bushes can also allow a home to have natural light coming through but still be private. Take these things into account as many people value their privacy yet want natural light to be filling their home.
Sell your home quickly and for the right price, it will help reduce stress and allow you to get the best return on your investment!Updated Date: 27 July 2018, 21:40