Selling your personal home can be stressful. To minimize the stress, it is critical you partner with an agent who knows how to place your home on the market for the best possible outcome.
Today buyers are using the internet for home selection. A showing is actually the second time a buyer will see your home -- the first tour is online. Professional photography is crucial.
Pricing is key.
Entering the market at the right price will attract buyers and bring the best offer in the least amount of time.
Utilize stagers to assess your home, get insight on organization and placement of furniture and accessories. Staging does not always involve additional furniture purchases.
Make it possible for a buyer to fall in love with your home. Keep your home available for showings - be flexible in accommodating requests for showings.
Searching for a home can be overwhelming. Working with an experienced agent to create a plan of action in advance can eliminate confusion.
Homes come in all shapes and sizes. What are your deal-breakers? Categorize most important features – start with Top 5 important features. Differentiate wants and needs.
Determine the importance of locale. What conveniences are important to you? Proximity to work, schools, parks, shopping and entertainment, amenities of each neighborhood are a few things to consider.
Do you know your price point? Get pre-qualified. Most sellers will not accept offers without a letter from a lender stating you are qualified to purchase a home. This also gives you a price range for purchase – you don’t want to see homes you can’t afford or settle for less.
What will be your final cost of ownership? Factor in all expenses before you buy. Determine insurance, taxes and HOA fees when considering a potential home. Home costs vary greatly across neighborhoods and county lines.