Whatever your reason – moving, downsizing, upsizing, change of job, etc., selling your home can be an overwhelming process. Here are some basic steps to consider when you find it’s time to move on.
Value: If a home isn’t selling, 9 times out of 10, it’s probably price. Setting the right price FIRST is the key to a successful sale. Request a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to discover what’s going on in your neighborhood.
Preparation: Walk around your property with a keen eye and write down a list of simple improvements you might consider in making your home as attractive as possible for resale. Consider staging. Discuss your ideas with your agent.
Choose a Professional: Don’t feel duty bound to hire your cousin new to the business last year, or your neighbor’s REALTOR because you saw the sign in their yard. Do your own homework and find the agent that best fits with your personality, listens to your goals and ideas, and has a proven history of success, negotiating ability, and a professional, competent track record.
Marketing: Let’s face it – the statistics show that today’s buyers are coming from the internet, and from the smart phone. Is your agent up-to-date? Look for a solid marketing plan, media exposure, networking – successful sales in today’s marketplace take savvy and cutting edge exposure.
Availability: When your home hits the MLS, accessibility is so important. How difficult is it for buyers to see your home? If at all possible, leave your home when buyers are coming. It’s hard for them to see themselves “at home”, if you are still in “your home”.
This is just a quick outline of some of the facts to keep in mind when it comes time to sell your home. Contact me today for a CMA, or if you’d like me to come look at your property, just give me a call and we’ll set up an appointment.