Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Do's and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

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Whether you’re looking to move across the country or across the street, selling your home is an exciting and emotional time. There’s a lot involved in the process, including decluttering, pricing, and preparing for open houses, so before you place yours on the market, here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to consider when you’re selling your home:
  1. DO prepare your home for sale. Step one should be to make sure that your house is cosmetically in the best shape possible. Do minor repairs, paint touch-ups, and declutter before placing your home on the market so your house can appear its best in photos.
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  3. DON’T list your price too high. It’s natural that you love your house - you’ve put a lot of time and effort over the years into making it your home! However, sentimentality and your attachment to the memories made in your home can cloud your judgment when it comes to pricing. You don’t want to list your home too high, or you could risk it staying on the market for too long. Statistics show that homes that stay on the market longer typically sell for less money. Many different factors go into pricing your home correctly. One of the best ways you can set your home for sale at the correct and the most competitive price is to work with a real estate sales professional.
  4. DON’T hang around during showings or open houses. While you may be tempted to stay and watch people tour your home, it’s better to resist the urge and to make a point to stay away during showings. The owner's presence in the home can add pressure and stress to potential buyers looking at the property, and may even cause them to feel rushed and not want to return for another look. This can also lead to inaccurate feedback because the potential buyer may not want to insult the current owner with negatives.
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  6. DO hire a real estate professional. Working with a real estate professional can change your entire outlook on the home selling experience. A good real estate professional will take away the stress involved with selling your home. Your agent will market your property, negotiate potential offers, set up open houses, and answer incoming calls and questions about your home. They market and negotiate on your behalf, so don’t take this decision lightly. Make sure your agent is not only someone who you trust, but also someone who has the knowledge and tools to get your home sold quickly and for the best price.
If you’re interested in working with a real estate sales professional, reach out to us today!