Is it time to put your home on the market? For whatever reason you might have, you may be wondering the best steps to take in order to get the most for your home. After all, it is your home. Here are a few steps to consider when making such a big step.
1. Hire an agent who knows the local market.
Realtors eat, sleep and breathe real estate. They know the ins and outs of the “system”. Using a local agent can ensure that you’ll have someone who not only cares about the community that they live in, but also understands the current local market. To them, it’s personal. Our agents are committed to guiding you through the process step by step as smoothly as possible.
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2. Set a timeline.
Knowing the current market conditions is crucial. Be sure to incorporate whether your area is experiencing a “buyer’s” market or a “seller’s” market. Again, using a local realtor can help you to understand this better.
Assuming this is a home that’s been lived in… you might want to do some sprucing up. Some things to consider before staging or showing your home:
3. Get a pre-sale home inspection.
A pre-home inspection is optional, but it could be a helpful up front investment. The inspection will let you know of any structural or mechanical issues that should be addressed before selling. By knowing your home in and out you can confidently present it to any interested buyers without any hidden surprises.
4. Get professional photos.
Schedule a time with your real estate agent, and/or their photographer, to capture your home at its best. High quality photos are critical to maximizing your home’s online appeal. Especially considering 97% of buyers are searching online.
5. Set a realistic price.
Your realtor will be able to present you with a Comparative Market Analysis Report. This will help you to compare your home with similar homes that have sold in your area. Factoring this in, with current market conditions, and your specific home’s qualities will help you to arrive at a reasonable price.
6. Have a marketing strategy.
Using a realtor can automatically set you up for optimal marketing opportunities. With access to multiple outlets and experienced marketing teams on hand, real estate professionals will make marketing a breeze. Be mindful of where and how you market your home. Think of target audiences and be conscious of your budget.
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