Selling your home can be a daunting task. There’s a lot that goes into selling a house. However, making the right decisions along the way will make the process easier. Below, we share critical steps and considerations to help you through this process.
Here’s what you need to know about selling a house.
Find the right real estate agent.
Real estate agents are a dime a dozen. That’s why you don’t need just any agent. You need the right agent. We at Deed 2 Deed will negotiate the best deal, and help you sell your house. As tempting as it is to have a relative or a friend help you, always stick with a vetted professional who has the experience and will sell your home for the most money in the shortest amount of time!
An experienced real estate agent will give your home a much-needed online presence by listing your property, which will expose it to potential buyers.
Investigate the housing market.
Pricing your home requires a balance between personal expectations and market conditions. How you price your home can mean the difference between an offer and weeks or even months on the market. The very first thing you should do when deciding to sell your house is to investigate the current market. This will help you curb your own expectations.
Consider the following: What are similar houses in your area going for? When researching similar houses, consider the age and condition of the home, the specific area, and amenities such as schools, restaurants and other services.
Prepare the house for sale.
Generally, the better condition your home is in, the more offers you will receive and the easier it is to justify the price. Budget-friendly fixes often have the biggest impact, so it makes sense to start there. Focus on small upgrades that will wow buyers, as not all resale repairs will pay off. Calculate the potential return on your investment if you’re tempted to spend money on repairs.
Kitchen and bathroom improvements tend to provide the best returns.
Boost curb appeal
There’s much ado about curb appeal in the real estate world, and with good reason. Your home’s exterior is the first thing a buyer sees, in-person and online. Setting up a good first impression, encourages buyers to look further and focus on the charm of your home. Generally, cleaning the exterior of the house and then adding a fresh layer of paint instantly boosts the exterior and causes an attractive external appearance. Take into consideration the front lawn and the landscaping, adding flowers make your home feel alive and inviting.