Selling your home is a big financial and emotional task, which requires lots of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions to consider.
What is my home worth?
Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. Using an experienced agent that is knowledgable about the area and not just licensed is the first step to getting a true market value estimate.
How can I sell at the highest price possible?
There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include eliminating clutter, washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Larger projects, like adding bedrooms and renovating kitchens and bathrooms, typically yield more substantial increases in sales price. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture for how buyers will use their new space, can also add value. Experienced agents can help you decide what will work best for your market and situation.
How long will my home be on the market?
The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged. An experienced agent will have the tools and buyer resources to sell your home quickly.
How can an agent help?
An experienced real estate agent can help with all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. An experienced agent will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Looking for an agent who can help guide you through the selling process? Feel free to contact us! Our agents are experienced to ensure that you are getting the best possible service without the delays that working with new or inexperienced agents will bring. Not all licenced agents are equal to the tasks of Selling your home.